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Boone County man taken into custody following six-hour standoff with SWAT team overnight Saturday

NKyTribune staff The Boone County Sheriff’s Office SWAT and Negotiation teams arrested a local man following a six hour standoff that lasted into the early morning hours Sunday. Gibson A release from the Sheriff’s office indicated Derek Gibson, 44, of Plum Tree Lane was arrested for failing to appear in court on several charges stemming from a January arrest. Deputies were dispatched to the Plum...

Are we numbing to the pain at the Pump? AAA forecasts summer gas price Average to drop to $2.70

When it comes to filling-up at the pump, Americans are changing their perception of what they consider “too expensive.” AAA’s 2019 Gas Price Survey found that 50 percent of consumers think paying $3/gallon is too high – an increase of 30-cents from last year when half of consumers reported $2.70 as too expensive. 2019’s price point is also 50 cents more than in 2016, when half of consumers...

Bevin’s office seeks applications for appointments to boards of KCTCS individual colleges; apply online

Gov. Matt Bevin’s Office of Boards and Commissions is currently accepting applications for appointments to the Boards of Directors for individual colleges within the Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS). Applications for the following member colleges will be accepted: Ashland Community & Technical College, Big Sandy Community & Technical College, Bluegrass Community...

Tacitus, War of Will headline Saturday’s Belmont Stakes to conclude unusual Triple Crown season

By Liane Crossley Special to KyForward Tactitus, third in the Kentucky Derby, is the 9-5 morning line favorite among 10 three-year-olds entered for Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. Preakness Stakes winner War of Will is second choice at 2-1. Previewing the race requires a brief recap of arguably the most talked first two legs of the Triple Crown since the Kentucky Derby and Preakness were inaugurated nearly...

Turfway Park suffers damage from Wednesday’s storms, closed for simulcast until at least June 9

NKyTribune staff The storms that moved through the area Wednesday night produced high winds that caused significant damage to Turfway Park in Florence. As a result, Turfway Park officials announced to day that it expects to be closed for simulcast wagering until at least June 9. The National Weather Service indicates winds were recorded at more than 70 miles per hour at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky...

Precautionary shelter in place lifted after pool chemical accident at Goebel Pool in Covington

*UPDATE: The shelter-in-place advisory has been lifted, and emergency vehicles have left the scene, Covington Fire officials say. Residents living in about a one-block area around Goebel Pool are under a shelter-in-place advisory after pool chemicals inadvertently got mixed, Covington Fire officials said early this afternoon. Goebel Pool is cordoned off after a small chlorine gas release (provided...

Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission votes today in Covington on rolling back pollution rules

By Nadia Ramalagan Public News Service The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission is slated to vote on loosening water-pollution regulations at its meeting today in Covington. The proposed changes would give states the ability to opt out of pollution-control standards for the Ohio River, which supplies drinking water to 5 million people. The Ohio River is 981 miles long and supplies drinking...

University of Kentucky Opera’s Callie Day to appear on season 14 of NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’

University of Kentucky Opera Theatre doctoral candidate Callie Day will share her talents with the country on season 14 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”  Day’s audition will appear as part of one of the first six episodes airing each Tuesday through July 9. Callie Day The reality competition program presented in a variety show format is open to acts of all ages, pitting...

Burlington massage parlor busted following weeks-long investigation, owner charged with prostitution

NKyTribune staff A Boone County massage parlor owner was arrested Wednesday and charged with prostitution, a Class B Misdemeanor. Yu Hong In a statement, the Boone County Sheriff’s office reports  Yu Hong, of Union, was arrested following an investigation of Yo Yo Massage in Burlington. The report indicates the investigation lasted several weeks. The Boone County Sheriff’s office released the...

Judge follows jury’s recommendation, sentences convicted child molester to life in prison

Kenton Circuit Judge Patricia Summe imposed the maximum possible sentence upon Jeremy C. Breeden of Life in Prison after he was convicted in a jury trial. Breeden On April 25, a Kenton County Jury deliberated slightly more than an hour before finding Breeden, 41, guilty of 1st Degree Sodomy and two counts of 1st Degree Sexual Abuse, all against a child under the age of 12. The same jury then took only...

Inaugural Ohio River Recreation Trail Paddling and Cycling Adventure spotlights new tourism effort

Staff report An inaugural Ohio River Recreational Trail Paddling and Cycling Adventure started off Friday in Portsmouth, Ohio and will end June 9 in Louisville. The group will be in NKY today, staying overnight at the Thomas More Biology Station in California. Yesterday, it made a stop at the Rosemary Clooney House in Augusta and on Wednesday it will be in Gilday Riverside Park in Cincinnati to start...

Flags at half staff to honor victims of Virginia Beach shooting, 12 victims dead; gunman shot by police

In accordance with the proclamation by President Donald J. Trump, and with respect for victims of Friday’s tragedy in Virginia Beach, Virginia, both American and state flags at public office buildings are lowered to half-staff until sunset on June 4 to honor the victims and their families. On Friday afternoon, after notifying his superiors that he intended to quit, DeWayne Craddock, an engineer...

Neighborhood Foundations, City of Newport observe 50-year anniversary of Grand Tower Apartments

Neighborhood Foundations, which provides affordable housing opportunities in Newport and Campbell County, celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Grand Towers Apartments along with residents of the building on Friday. Residents of Grand Towers Apartments celebrate the 50th anniversary Friday. The City of Newport proclaimed June 1, Grand Towers Golden Anniversary Day (provided photo). The Newport Municipal...

New survey shows Kentucky’s child care centers received leg up from $42 million in additional funding

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service Kentucky’s child care centers are able to offer support to more working families since the state received $42 million in additional funding last year, according to a survey by the advocacy group Kentucky Youth Advocates. More than 120 child care providers in 43 counties said they used the funds to increase access to child care for foster parents, and to boost...

BLINK, with support of GCF, to bathe the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge in color, light and sound

In celebration of one of the greatest of all Greater Cincinnati icons, BLINK, with generous support from Greater Cincinnati Foundation, will transform the John A. Roebling Bridge into a monumental piece of art, October 10-13, 2019.   Working closely with the Roebling Bridge Historical Society, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and officials in Cincinnati and Covington, BLINK will use light, color...