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Covington sets aside $54,000 in new Neighborhood Grant Program funding; application deadline Feb. 14

Projects funded through the City’s Neighborhood Grant Program have included signs, banners, picnic tables, benches, dog waste stations, flower pots, and landscaping. (Photo collage from City of Covington) Since the City of Covington created its Neighborhood Grant Program in 2018, groups have used it to fund small projects all around the city: A tree planting in Austinburg, Dog waste stations, Little...

Send personalized Santa letter to your true believers and support local nonprofits too; now, that’s a gift

Every year, hundreds of thousands of children write letters to Santa. But how many times does he write back? This year, your child can receive a personalized letter from the jolly old elf himself — and you can support a local nonprofit at the same time. Three Northern Kentucky organizations, Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, Behringer-Crawford Museum, and Brighton Center are partnering with...

Campbell Co. Public Library inviting area residents to participate in new holiday Cards for Seniors program

The holidays can be a tough time for seniors. Simple gestures, like a heartfelt card, can brighten their day. That’s the premise of the new program Cards for Seniors, an initiative fronted by Campbell County Public Library to get handmade greeting cards into the hands of local seniors. Patrons may use provided supplies located in the children’s section of each branch to make festive cards and...

Duke Energy launches Share the Light Fund to aid customers in need of financial assistance

Duke Energy has introduced the Share the Light Fund – a new, integrated program designed to provide increased financial assistance for customers struggling to pay their energy bills. An evolution of the WinterCare (Kentucky) and HeatShare (Ohio) programs, the Share the Light Fund expands opportunities for giving to increase financial assistance for customers who need it most. And like the HeatShare...

It’s ‘Giving Tuesday,’ a day of global celebration of generosity; give to the nonprofit of your choice

Today is ‘Giving Tuesday,’ a date celebrated around the world as a reminder to do something good. Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to come together through generosity in all its forms by sharing acts of kindness and giving their voice, time, money, goods, and advocacy to support communities and causes they believe in. This is the 10th year of the annual global...

Kenton County Library plans full slate of holiday-themed events throughout the month of December

The Kenton County Public Library celebrates the holidays with lights, a visit from Santa, a holiday market and more. Holiday Market William E Durr Friday, Dec. 3, 5-9 p.m. Join us while we start the season with our after-hours Holiday Market. Enjoy live music and delicious hot cocoa while you browse the library for one-of-a-kind gifts from dozens of vendors. Holiday Celebration with Daffodil Alpaca Covington Sunday,...

Kenton County extension agents part of leadership program expanding service to urban schools

Whether it is talking about home gardens, healthy snacks, or the science of cooking, agents with the Kenton County Cooperative Extension Office have a lot to offer students. The problem? The image of the cooperative extension service is one of helping rural communities with farming and livestock issues. Daniel Allen and agents across Kentucky are part of a leadership program trying to expand the image...

Sen. Chris McDaniel and AT&T to present $10,000 donation to DCCH Center for Children & Families

Senator Chris McDaniel and AT&T will present a $10,000 donation to the DCCH Center for Children & Families on Tuesday, November 30, at 2:30 p.m. at the DCCH Welcome Center. The DCCH Center heals childhood trauma and brings families together. Senator McDaniel and his wife, Renee, have been supporters of DCCH Center’s mission for a number of years and are very familiar with the good work...

Kentucky State Police raising funds for Trooper Teddy Bear outreach program; give before midnight

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today You have until midnight tonight to help the Kentucky State Police raise funds for the Trooper Teddy Bear program, a program designed to develop trust between law enforcement and children. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Trooper Teddy outreach program, which allows troopers to provide teddy bears to children who have been in traumatic situations, such as...

Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation awards grant to 1n5 to support its work with youth and mental health

Local non-profit, 1N5, was awarded a $10,000 grant by The Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation to further its mission of promoting optimal mental health through education, awareness, and stigma reduction. Grant funds will go specifically to the Building Resiliency in Youth program, a hands-on, in-school approach that provides mental health screening, analysis, and a customized and comprehensive plan to improve...

Pregnancy center offers client experience to ministry leaders ‘you can’t get by just sharing the stories’

Terri Lynn Johnston, a registered nurse who performs limited ultrasounds for New Hope, demonstrates how she walks a client through an ultrasound. (Photo by Tessa Redmond, Kentucky Today) By Tessa Redmond Kentucky Today New Hope Pregnancy Center, a multi-site pregnancy support ministry in Northern Kentucky, provided a walk-through experience for local women’s ministry leaders to see firsthand what...

‘Tis the season to shop at Behringer-Crawford Museum’s Winter Wonderland Bazaar

Add some local distinction to your gift-giving this holiday season at Behringer-Crawford Museum’s “Winter Wonderland Bazaar,” Saturday, December 4, 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Northern Kentucky vendors will be selling a variety of handmade, “one-of-a-kind” gifts made by local artisans including, vintage items, ornaments, greeting cards, jewelry, crocheted accessories, fine soaps...

Point/Arc’s JOY celebration returns for 50th anniversary with long list of successes to be proud of

By Andy Furman The Point/Arc The Point/Arc’s JOY-50 celebration with nearly 500 sponsors, family, board members and friends of the nonprofit, held after missing last year due to the pandemic, was a big success. “It was awesome,” said Judi Gerding, Founder and President of The Point/Arc, “especially since we didn’t celebrate JOY a year ago because of the pandemic.” The Covington-based...

NKU on-campus food pantry, FUEL NKU, to host 4th annual Friendsgiving Celebration on Monday

Northern Kentucky University’s on-campus food pantry, FUEL NKU, will host its fourth annual Friendsgiving Celebration, inviting NKU students, faculty and staff for a community Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 22 from 6-8 p.m.in the James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union. Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m. Since 2013, FUEL NKU has provided food and essentials to students in a compassionate, confidential...

Purple People Bridge fully reopened to public as Winter Nights River Lights holiday light display is on

Just in time for the holiday season, The Purple People Bridge fully reopened to the public Friday evening with a ribbon-cutting by local officials and the flipping of the switch for the Winter Nights River Lights holiday light display. “We are thrilled to not only reopen the bridge today, but also kick off the annual Winter Nights River Lights holiday display,” said Newport Southbank Bridge...