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Second Honor Flight of the year going to DC today with veterans 65+ to honor their service to country

Ahead of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, Tri-State veterans and their guardians will takeoff from CVG Airport today for the second Honor Flight of the year. Honor Flight offers veterans the opportunity to see their memorials and participate in ceremonies that honor their service to their country. File photo The veterans will leave early morning from CVG on an American Airlines chartered flight and...

New Guided Arts Walks go the ‘extra mile,’ season of tours in NKY includes fun (and yummy) extras

This summer, you could stroll along the streets of Covington and Newport, sipping coffee or enjoying a cup of gelato while learning more about the cities’ incredible murals and statues. Around the Corner mural Jill Morenz, the director of the NKY Public Arts Network will be leading the tours. “We have world-class public art in Northern Kentucky, and I love sharing it,” she said. The guided tours...

Point/Arc to celebrate its amazing 50-years, starting with birthday party June 6, events for 4 more months

By Andy Furman The Point/Arc It’s been 50 years. And the party will last five months. The Point/Arc will celebrate its 50th birthday, Monday, June 6 – and Paul Gerwe promises the party will be one to remember. “We’ll be celebrating the Point’s anniversary five months,” said Gerwe, a Board Vice-Chair for the Point, and serving as Chairperson for the 50th Anniversary Committee. Paul Gerwe “A...

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra closes 30th Anniversary season Sat. with Return to Studio 54

“Aw sooky, sooky.” The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra closes its 30th Anniversary season with a Return to Studio 54 and the era of Disco. The event center at the Newport Car Barn is the venue for the region’s first symphonic dance/concert — tonight at 7:30 p.m. Disco of the mid to late 1970s was certainly a time of inclusion as people of all walks of life (race, ethnicity, preference) flooded...

River Sweep: Volunteers invited to scour riverbanks for trash on Saturday — be prepared to get muddy

Volunteers are invited to clean trash from the banks of the Ohio River on Saturday as part of the Covington “leg” of national River Sweep activities held every year. Expect muddy shoes and clothes, sore muscles, a sense of accomplishment – and interesting surprises. The most common pieces of debris will be anything that floats: Styrofoam, smokeless tobacco cans, cigar filters, soccer balls, buckets,...

Center for Great Neighborhoods, City get Our Town $100,000 NEA grant for ‘reimagining’ old hospital

The Center for Great Neighborhoods (CGN) and the City of Covington are the recipients of a $100,000 Our Town grant from the National Endowment of the Arts for our Eastern Arts and Creative Enterprise (ACE) Project. Old St. Elizabeth Hospital-North This is one of 51 grants nationwide that the NEA has approved in this category to support projects that integrate arts, culture, and design activities into...

Local pediatrician Dr. Robert Tagher to run 100 miles to raise money for abused children and NKYCAC

Dr. Robert Tagher of Pediatrics of Florence will run 100 miles through the Florida Keys to benefit Northern Kentucky children who have been abused and neglected. Tagher is competing in Keys 100 ultramarathon, a 100-mile-long race from Key Largo to Key West, on May 21 and 22. He’s collecting sponsorships to benefit the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center (NKYCAC). Dr. Robert Tagher NKYCAC...

Behringer-Crawford kicks off Music@BCM concert series with Ramona Blaine & The Company June 9

There’s a high-voltage dance party coming to Behringer-Crawford Museum as it blasts off to a summer season full of jam sessions, country collaborations, jazz ensembles and more. The award-winning Ramona Blaine steps up to the Music@BCM mic on Thursday, June 9 as The Company commences the 2022 season with their signature dance party sound. Ramona Blaine (Photo from BCM) With their eclectic mix...

NKY Forum offers ‘Post-Primary Checkup’ on Wed. at Kenton County Public Library-Erlanger

Click image to register. The Northern Kentucky Forum is offering A Post-Primary Checkup just 24 hours after the Kentucky primary votes are counted and reported. The Forum is a nonpartisan collaboration of NKU’s Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement and the three public library districts of Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties. It will take place at the Erlanger branch of the Kenton County...

James Plunkett ‘poster person’ for Point/Arc mission, credits it with helping him become self-sufficient

By Andy Furman Point/Arc What a bummer. James Plunkett missed his Christmas party. “I was in third-grade at Glenn O Swing Elementary School in Covington,” he remembered. “I had my first seizure.” James Plunkett is an epileptic, and he remembers that day some 51-years-ago. “I cried; I really wanted to go to that school party.” It wasn’t his first seizure – and it probably won’t be...

Kentucky Special Olympics celebrates ten years of Touchstone Energy sponsorship of Summer Games

There will be a lot to celebrate when the Special Olympics Kentucky State Summer Games open at Eastern Kentucky University this year on Friday, June 3. In addition to the accomplishments of the more than 1,000 athletes competing in the Games, Special Olympics Kentucky will be celebrating ten years with Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives as the Platinum Sponsor of the State Summer Games. When...

Community Action Commission: A free Fatherhood Program to help dads ‘have positive impact’

Parents and families are facing new challenges, even following the pandemic, but one thing has not changed: the importance of dad being instrumental in their children’s lives. A new fatherhood class funded by the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission (NKCAC) hopes to help fathers and those fulfilling a father role grow closer to their children, learn how to be a better partner, and take steps...

First Financial Bank collects more than 20,000 books during Financial Literacy Month in April

First Financial Bank, its associates and clients collected more than 20,000 books in April to celebrate Financial Literacy Month, including over 230 books in Northern Kentucky. Books were collected in all of First Financial’s over 40 locations in the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati area and at every one of its financial centers throughout Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois. First Financial...

Thomas More University joins academy initiative striving for equitable student success

In January 2022, Thomas More University joined in a pilot initiative introduced by the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education (Gardner Institute) and the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB). The initiative, called the Governing Board Equity in Student Success Project, is an effort to significantly and equitably improve retention, graduation,...

Annual Duveneck Memorial Art Show set for May 14 at George Rogers Clark Park in Covington

The 51st Annual Duveneck Memorial Art Show will be held on Saturday, May 14 from Noon to 5 p.m. at George Rogers Clark Park on Riverside Drive in Covington. This year’s juried art show will feature the original works of over 50 regional artists from Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. Judging will cover the four categories: painting, sculpture/3-D, graphics/photography, and fine crafts. Over...