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Blue North, Horizon Funds, Main Street Ventures join to bolster entrepreneurship in Northern Kentucky

Blue North has established the Northern Kentucky Entrepreneurship Fund with Horizon Community Funds in an effort to support the work of entrepreneurs in Northern Kentucky. “Our community is a hub for forward-thinking, resourceful entrepreneurs whose well-earned successes help vitalize Northern Kentucky,” said Nancy Grayson, President and CEO of Horizon Community Funds. “Currently, there is a...

Girl Scout of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road to distribute 100,000 cookies for local orders Saturday

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) kicked off the 2023 Cookie Season with a 54% increase in initial cookie orders. (Photo from Girlscouts.org) Local troops, staff, and volunteers from throughout Northern Kentucky will work together Saturday on the truckload delivery of over 100,000 cookies to fulfill those local orders from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Gateway Community and Technical College,...

Life Learning Center, Dress for Success Cincinnati team up to bring StyleHer program to Covington

Life Learning Center and Dress for Success Cincinnati announce their partnership which brings the Dress for Success Cincinnati StyleHER Program to the Life Learning Center facility. This program will provide services to under-employed and unemployed women in Northern Kentucky. The mission of Dress for Success (DFSC) is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support,...

Duke Energy, United Way collaborating to provide assistance targeted to NKY families — call 2-1-1

Duke Energy and United Way of Greater Cincinnati are collaborating to provide financial assistance that will directly serve Northern Kentucky families. Duke Energy is contributing $150,000 for the initiative, with United Way generously matching that amount. In all, $300,000 will be disbursed locally into the Northern Kentucky community. This will allow for direct support to 1,000 households experiencing...

KCPL Erlanger Branch to hold job fair Jan. 26; career coaching available, meet prospective employers

The Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Public Library is hosting a Job Fair. The New Year, New Career Expo will be held Thursday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Erlanger Branch located at 401 Kenton Lands Road in Erlanger. Attendees will have the chance to meet with a career coach to perfect their resume, elevator speech, and cover letter and then visit with prospective employers. The Fair will...

Villa Hills Civic Club clubhouse must be rebuilt after a fire; ‘The Fat Man’ and his committee are on the job

By Andy Furman NKyTribune reporter Everyone knew him as “The Fat Man.” And just about everyone listened to him on WEBN Radio (102.7 FM). These days, the 68-year-old Ernie Brown serves as President of the Villa Hills Civic Club – and people are still listening to him. “I was asked to serve as Chairman of the Rebuild Committee a couple of months after the fire,” Brown told the Northern Kentucky...

Cincinnati Zoo to celebrate Fiona’s sixth birthday Tuesday, special promotions planned around city

Cincinnati’s beloved hippo Fiona will celebrate her sixth birthday Tuesday, January 24. Fiona (Photo from Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden) Celebrations at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden will be low-key due to the uncertainty of January temps, but the Zoo and area businesses are marking the occasion with goodies and prizes. Fiona will receive a cake fit for a Queen and the Zoo will...

Special Olympic KY State Winter Games returns to Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg Jan. 22-24

Special Olympics Kentucky will return to Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, for the 26th consecutive year Jan. 22-24 when the facility will host the Special Olympics Kentucky State Winter Games. More than 70 Special Olympics Kentucky athletes are expected to take part, competing in alpine skiing and snowshoeing events. (Photo from Special Olympics Kentucky) The 2023 Kentucky State Winter...

Jan. 25 NKY History Hour to explore Latonia’s Around the Corner fabrics and repurposed Kentucky Theatre

Bolts of colorful cotton line the walls of a building where black and white movies were once shown more than eight decades ago. Kentucky Theatre (Photo courtesy cinematreasures.org, via BCM) The Kentucky Theatre opened in 1939 at 15 West Southern Avenue in Covington’s Latonia neighborhood. The 800-seat movie house brought such flicks to its single screen as the 1938 comedy crime caper, “There’s...

Fort Wright resident Debbie Ogden named 2022 Special Olympics Kentucky Coach of the Year

Debbie Ogden of Ft. Wright has been named 2022 Coach of the Year by Speciaas the organization’s 2022 Coach of the Year. The award is presented annually to the coach who most exemplifies the Spirit of Special Olympics. The award was presented during a Luncheon at the Special Olympics Kentucky office in Frankfort on Thursday. Ogden began her Special Olympics coaching career in 2007 and in her 16 years...

Angie Teegarden rejoins the Ion Center for Violence Prevention as new non-residential services director

The Ion Center for Violence Prevention has hired a new Non-Residential Services Director. Angie Teegarden, who has over 26 years of experience working with survivors of power-based personal violence, started as the new Non-Residential Services Director at the Ion Center on January 9. Angie Teegarden “I am so excited to return to the Ion Center and looking forward to once again being of service...

Children’s Home of NKY/CHNK Behavioral Health raising funds to expand mental health services

By Andy Furman NKyTribune reporter At one time he was a priest. These days his prayers are being answered. Rick Wurth, the Chief Executive Officer at Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky/CHNK Behavioral Health, joined the organization in October 2010. Perhaps that was God’s way of helping the youth of Northern Kentucky, as Wurth was a priest prior to joining the non-profit organization. “I first...

Point/Arc’s Apparel shop prints Thomas Burns t-shirts for fundraiser and tonight’s Cov-Cath game

The Point/Arc and its Apparel Shop is stepped up for a good cause to make the popular T-Shirts for the benefit for cancer-stricken student Thomas Burns that is part of the Covington Catholic-Highlands games tonight at 7:30 p.m. CovCath student Burns is suffering from a rare form of cancer, Ewing Sarcoma, and his fellow students came up with the idea of selling the T-shirts to raise money for his treatments....

People Working Cooperatively’s Ramp It Up program raises $93k for repairs to Tri-State veterans homes

As part of its Ramp It Up for Veterans campaign that raises money to provide critical repairs and accessibility modifications in the homes of local veterans, People Working Cooperatively (PWC) recently hosted its eighth annual Ramp It Up for Veterans telethon on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Nearly 30 veterans representing all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces volunteered to answer phones from 4...

The Footlighters, Inc. to open third show of season beginning Feb. 9 at Newport’s Stained Glass Theatre

The Footlighters, Inc. has announced the third show of its 2022-2023 season, the satirical comedy Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine by Lynn Nottage. Undine has it all—success, love, and a fabulous wardrobe. When her life begins to unravel in one hilarious reversal after another, she is forced to return to a life she had long left behind. In this satirical rags-to-riches-to-rags comedy, two-time...