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Zembrodt Education Center at The Point/Arc about to celebrate first birthday serving those with disabilities

The Zembrodt Education Center at The Point/Arc celebrates its first birthday, Thursday, March 11. Just 365 days ago the Zembrodt Education Center (ZEC) was created to give people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) opportunities to reach their highest potential educationally, residentially, socially and vocationally. “An extension of the Point/Arc, ZEC strives to increase growth...

BCM’s NKY History Hour: William Goebel was NKY’s only 20th Century governor — for just 3 days

Growing up in Covington, the son of German immigrants, young William J. Goebel developed a thriving law practice and a reputation as a tough political fighter in his hometown and in the Kentucky state capitol in Frankfort. As a candidate for governor in 1899, he lost the hotly-contested popular vote, but was later declared the winner after he was shot in front of the Capitol. Sworn in on his deathbed,...

Kentucky Kids Count County Data Book gives insight into how lives of children and families can be improved

By Josie Shriver NKyTribune reporter The Kentucky Kids Count County Data Book, in its 30th year, provides the numbers behind the status of children and families in the Commonwealth, thanks to the Kentucky Youth Advocates and the Kentucky State Data Center. KYA believes that “what gets measured gets changed,” and improving the status of children is their objective. The Kids Count data measures...

Behringer-Crawford Museum opens exhibit of artist, author, adventurer Harland Hubbard’s artwork

Several never-before exhibited paintings by Harlan Hubbard are among the artwork and memorabilia displayed in Behringer-Crawford Museum’s latest salute to the famed Northern Kentucky artist, author and shanty boater. The new paintings are a portion of a recent bequest from the estate of Mia Cunningham, a close friend of Hubbard and his wife, Anna. Cunningham was the author of the biography, Anna...

Once a nanny always a nanny: Jan Gilliam takes care of people managing Point/Arc’s company in Latonia

By Andy Furman The Point/Arc Jan Gilliam cares for her staff at The Point/Arc Apparel – Embroidery and Screen Print Company as if she were their nanny. Maybe that’s because Gilliam – a Ft. Wright native – served as a nanny most of her adult life. “I started as a nanny for a family in Ft. Mitchell, while I was attending Notre Dame Academy,” says the now General Manager of The Point/Arc’s...

Junk King adds eco-friendly service to Covington, offers more opportuties for charitable initiative

Junk King, the nation’s leading junk removal company focing on customer service and an eco-friendly approach, has opened a new location in Covington at 609 Union St. For Jack Brendamour, an entrepreneur dedicated to sustainability and giving back, this is his fourth Junk King location. Others are in Louisville, Dayton and Cincinnati. The expansion into Northern Kentucky will help reduce the company’s...

Red Cross encouraging Kentuckians to join in to help those in need during Red Cross Month in March

One year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, people have stepped up to address the emotional needs of families reeling from the coronavirus and 2020’s record-breaking disasters. Throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana, and across the country, trained American Red Cross disaster mental health and spiritual care volunteers have had more than 53,000 conversations to provide...

Girl Scouts of Wilderness Road will benefit from Walmart’s Round Up program in March

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) will be the beneficiary of Walmart’s Round Up Program throughout the month of March at Walmart retail stores, at Walmart.com or through the Walmart app. Customers can round-up their transaction total to the nearest dollar to benefit GSKWR. 100% of the round-up dollars through March 31, 2021 will support local Kentucky Girl Scout efforts. “Walmart’s...

Students exercise with home workouts, try healthy recipes, thanks to USA Olympic athlete Lavetta Tevis

Lavetta Tevis, a USA Olympic athlete who brought weightlifting to afterschool programs in Covington schools, is focused on keeping kids moving and giving them healthy snack options, even though Covington students have been stuck at home for months. She is providing two workout videos and two nutritional recipes a week, all of which can be accessed HERE through the 21st Century CLC Virtual Program. Lavetta...

Brighton Center offers free volunteer income tax assistance on Saturdays through Aprll 10

Brighton Center will be offering “FREE Volunteer Income Tax Assistance” Saturdays only through April 10th 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 601 Washington Avenue in Newport. Individuals and families receive the tools needed to gain financial control of their future. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) service is a partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, and...

KET’s Social Studies Shorts and virtual Capitol tours offer new civic resources for students

In a typical year, hundreds of Kentucky students make the trek to Frankfort to visit the Kentucky State Capitol and learn about the state government. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Capitol has been closed to in-person tours since March 2020. Now, however, students can take a virtual tour of the Capitol — and learn about social studies and civics topics — thanks to a pair of new video resources...

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra returns to Verst warehouse in Hebron for Czech It Out on March 6

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra returns to an industrial warehouse for Czech It Out — an all Antonin Dvorak program — featuring local cellist prodigy, Miriam K. Smith. Even in a pandemic, the beauty of music, with its transcendent consoling and uplifting qualities, generates the power to bring our community together. The program will be Saturday, March 6, at Verst Group Logistics large warehouse...

NKY Funders’ Grants Partners take new approach in 2021; 15 nonprofits to ignite fundraising potential

Horizon Community Funds, The R. C. Durr Foundation, The Butler Foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and The Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation have come together again to provide support for nonprofits serving Northern Kentucky. The following nonprofits have been selected to participate in the 2021 cohort of Jumpstart, which is an immersive, yearlong program to strengthen fundraising capacity within...

Senior Services and Meals on Wheels Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky combine operations

Two nonprofits that serve older adults in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have merged to form one of the largest local community-based organizations that provides direct services to seniors. The merger of Cincinnati Area Senior Services and Meals on Wheels Southwest Ohio and Northern KY will serve more than 10,000 seniors annually with about 150 employees and 800 volunteers. The number of...

Bircus Brewing, Master Provisions team up for fundraiser this afternoon — doors open at 4 p.m.

Bircus Brewing Co., Circus Mojo and Master Provisions are teaming up to raise funds and awareness for local outreach this afternoon with a live and socially distant circus performance and workshop for attendees. The event was postponed from last week.   Tickets are ten dollars for adults and five dollars for children and include the show, workshop, live music and  authentic jambalaya for the adults. The...