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Journalist Jamie Lucke, States Newsroom partner for new statewide nonprofit The Kentucky Lantern

The Kentucky Lantern, an independent, nonprofit news service, will launch November 30, bringing Kentuckians a new source of nonpartisan information about policy and politics. The Lantern is part of the nonprofit States Newsroom, a network of free digital news operations in more than 30 states working to fill gaps in state government coverage caused by newspaper layoffs. The Lantern’s editor-in-chief...

Local artist Doc Galahan creates interactive street-art project on Covington’s Pike Street Art Wall

Cincinnati-based artist Doc Galahan has announced a new interactive street art exhibit to be installed on Covington’s Pike Street Art Wall located at 216 W. Pike St. Galahan’s ‘Beyond the Veil’ experience consists of a triptych of three key characters in a larger narrative art experience which tells the story of an alternate, Victorian-Era Cincinnati known as Queensgate. Utilizing...

Rick Pender hosts Behringer-Crawford’s NKY History Hour on Nov. 30 — the Oldest Northern Kentucky

Late in the 18th century, people in America began to head west in search of new frontiers and new lives. Many found their way down the Ohio River to Cincinnati, Ohio and Northern Kentucky creating many of the region’s oldests, firsts, and finests, including the bones of Ice Age mastodons, the longest suspension bridge in the world and the oldest continuously operating ferry service. Join local...

Horizon’s Mary Ann Noll fund makes first award, supports Covington Community Montessori students

The Mary Ann Noll Endowed Scholarship Fund at Horizon Community Funds has awarded its first scholarship for a student to attend the Community Montessori School in Covington. “The generosity of contributors to the fund and the dedication of the student’s family have made this possible,” said Ana Noll Summe, Directress at Covington Community Montessori. Community Montessori serves children...

Illusionist Ron Diamond brings holiday magic done right ‘Before Your Very Eyes’ to NKY December 10

Prepare to be amazed by the marvelous wonders of expert hypnotherapist and master magician Ron Diamond this holiday season. Diamond brings the “ultimate show of his dreams” to his hometown of Northern Kentucky on Dec. 10, from 6-8 p.m. to support the Behringer-Crawford Museum. Performing for standing-room-only audiences at fairs and festivals across the United States, Diamond uses his...

BAWAC inc. celebrated Thanksgiving early with their clients — staff prepared and served the meals

By Andy Furman NKyTribune reporter They’re never late. Never. In fact, most of the time they’re early. And perhaps that’s why BAWAC, Inc. – Boone Adult Work Activity Center – celebrated Thanksgiving with their clients earlier this week. Early Thanksgiving The Hebron Baptist Church was the setting – and their staff provided and served the meals for close to 300 BAWAC, Inc. clients. “We...

WellCare donates over $1 million to VOA to expand KY Freedom House programs, including in NKY

WellCare of Kentucky announced its donation of $1,005,463 to Volunteers of America Mid-States (VOA) to support the expansion of their Freedom House, the only program of its kind in Kentucky that provides residential treatment for pregnant and parenting women overcoming substance use disorder. WellCare’s support will help VOA double the capacity of the current Freedom House location in Manchester....

Girl Scouts add three new board members, ramp up for NKY Leadership campus campaign

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) has appointed three new board members to its Board of Directors, led by Board President, Karen Greenwell. Liz Wurtenberger, Julie Hostrander and Jess Bell, Teen Board Member, will begin serving the organization in 2023. The three women will work to raise awareness and funding for the “Challenge A Girl to Change Our World” campaign, to create a...

Newport’s East Row Victorian Christmas Tour & Tea returning first weekend in December

The Annual East Row Victorian Christmas Tour & Tea is returning on the first weekend in December in the East Row Historic District of Newport. Once again, residents will be opening their spectacular historic homes to the public, just in time for the Christmas season. The Tour includes 8 distinct homes scattered around the Historic District, each with a unique character sure to delight visitors. After...

Florence Rotary Club, Gateway C&TC to establish endowment honoring John and Connie Salyers

The Rotary Club of Florence will be celebrating the establishment of the John & Connie Salyers Hand Up Grant Endowment at a special ceremony to be held at Gateway Community & Technical College on Monday at 11:45 a.m. Connie and John Salyers The John & Connie Salyers Hand Up Grant was created in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Florence and Gateway Community & Technical college...

First of two St. Vincent de Paul coat distribution days set for Saturday in Covington and Newport

St. Vincent de Paul Northern Kentucky is hosting the first two coat distributions this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Newport Intermediate School in Newport, and Life Learning Center in Covington. All coats to be distributed have been donated by generous donors in the community. For the second year in a row, VonLehman CPA & Advisory Firm has joined the coat drive effort as a corporate sponsor....

Purple People Bridge to kick off holiday season with lighting ceremony, sign unveiling November 18

Northern Kentuckians are invited to join Newport Mayor Tom Guidugli, Jr. and local officials to light the Purple People Bridge for the first time this Holiday season. The annual Winter Nights & River Lights event will kick off Friday at 6 p.m. at the Newport approach of the bridge. Thousands of white and purple LED lights will bring the Purple People Bridge to life this winter. Projection displays...

Advocates to mark Thursday’s Great American Smokeout by calling on KY lawmakers to act

Cancer patients and survivors are marking the American Cancer Society’s 47th annual Great American Smokeout Thursday by calling on elected officials to protect the health of all Kentucky residents by investing $10 million in fact-based tobacco prevention and cessation programs. “Nearly 70% of people who currently smoke cigarettes want to quit, and the Great American Smokeout® is about...

Welcome House asks for ‘snack packs’ items to be distributed for National Hunger and Homeless Week

Through November 17, Welcome House, Inc. will be collecting snack items to create snack packs for those experiencing homelessness in our region in honor of National Hunger and Homeless Week. Welcome House’s mission is to provide a continuum of services that takes everyone we serve from housing uncertainty to housing stability. Every year, Welcome House participates in various activities during this...