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NorthKey Community Care gets Substance Abuse and Mental Health Adm. grant to expand services

NorthKey Community Care has been named a recipient of the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grant, also known as the CCBHC grant, by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA). “NorthKey is honored to have received this grant that provides us with the funding to initiate programs and expand upon services we already provide in order to offer additional services...

Finders Keepers — Join the search for a piece of art you can keep, June 22-24; ramping up to ‘Art Attack’

To promote the upcoming Art Attack Speed Painting Competition, which will live-stream on June 25, the Public Arts Network of Northern Kentucky has partnered with local artists to give away their art. Each day from June 22-June 24 at 9 a.m., noon and 5 p.m., organizers will place a piece of art in a recognizable location in the cities of Ludlow, Covington, Newport, Bellevue or Dayton. A photo with...

ArtsWave awards first set of grants for regional African American arts from new pool of funds

ArtsWave, the engine for the arts in the Cincinnati region, announced the first set of recipients of a new African American arts grants program, totaling $255,000. These grants, plus $287,000 already invested since September to organizations that are led by or predominantly serving African Americans, together represent $542,000 in support of African American arts initiatives in this fiscal year. The...

Art Attack Speed-Painting competition will be live-streamed; 8 painters, 3 rounds — bid on art

In support of the Public Arts Network of Northern Kentucky’s NKY ArtQuest initiative, eight local painters will compete for two top prizes in a fast-paced speed painting competition at 7 p.m. on June 25. The event will be live-streamed from Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center at www.NKYArtAttack.com and simultaneously broadcast on TBNK, Kenton County’s public access TV channel. Viewers determine...

Endow Kentucky tax credit available July 1 and funds are limited; you can help strengthen services in NKY

One million dollars will be available for nonprofit supporters in Kentucky on July 1. Donors making a gift to an endowed fund are eligible for the incentive, and Horizon Community Funds offers a variety of funds for donors to consider for contribution.   The Endow Kentucky Tax Credit offers a unique opportunity to receive a state tax credit toward the donor’s Kentucky Income Tax (individual, corporate,...

Behringer-Crawford offering space-themed Chippie activities via Zoom for preschoolers

Presented by Behringer-Crawford Museum, Chippie’s Sensational Science Labs blast off into cyberspace LIVE on Zoom at 1 p.m., Friday, June 19 with an hour of interactive, space-themed activities for preschoolers and their parents. Parents can register here to obtain the Zoom link, as well as a list of the supplies needed for the activities, so their families can participate right along with BCM...

Freedom Center joins with museums coast-to-coast to launch BLKFREEDOM.org this Friday

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will join five other leading Black museums and historical institutions to launch BLKFREEDOM.org, a digital commemoration of Juneteenth, this Friday (June 19). Juneteenth is the day the Emancipation Proclamation was officially enforced, ending enslavement in Texas and effectively the entire United States. BLKFREEDOM.org will air an original video presentation...

John Clancy joins Life Learning Center as director of strategic partnerships, brings 25 years of leadership

Life Learning Center, Inc., a local leader in helping people transform their lives through life skills education and employment, announced John Clancy as its new Director of Strategic Partnerships effective June 15. “To help “at risk” folks’ transition to contributing members of our community, will be exciting! Just because someone makes a mistake or goes down a wrong path or comes...

Griffin Elite donates two new Sprinter vans to Children’s Home of NKY to transport clients

The clients at Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky/CHNK Behavioral Health have new wheels thanks to a generous gift of two new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans courtesy of Bob and Carol Griffin, their family members, and Griffin Elite Sports and Wellness. CHNK, which provides a wide continuum of behavioral healthcare and addiction treatment services to youth and families, will use the new vehicles...

United Way, Cinci Bell, partners create NKY Digital Equity Initiative to help local school districts

More than 1,000 Northern Kentucky families will receive access to low-cost Internet service in time for the 2020-21 school year under an initiative launched by United Way of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bell and other local partners. The “NKY Digital Equity Initiative for Students” program is focused on increasing digital equity through pilot programs in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky that...

AAA warns motorists against falling back into dangerous driving habits as economies reopen

After three months of staying at home, AAA warns motorists against falling back into dangerous driving habits. As economies reopen and more drivers get back on the road, new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows why motorists may not be as focused on good driving behavior when they get behind the wheel. The latest AAA Traffic Safety Culture Index finds drivers who have been in at...

Pew Charitable Trusts: A roundup of surveys on what Americans say about race and law enforcement

By Drew Desilver, Michael Lipka and Dala Fahmy Pew Charitable Trusts Days of protests across the United States in the wake of George Floyd’s death in the custody of Minneapolis police have brought new attention to questions about police officers’ attitudes toward black Americans, protesters and others. The public’s views of the police, in turn, are also in the spotlight. Here’s a roundup...

Friends of Covington accepting nominations for annual Beautification Awards — open until June 30

The Friends of Covington, which has “Loved the Cov” far longer than that phrase has been around, is now accepting nominations for its annual Beautification Awards, which honor the efforts of residents and business owners to make Covington even more attractive. The Friends of Covington relies on residents to share their favorite properties by nominating either their own property or a neighbor’s....

As a result of COVID-19, Redwood offers new teletherapy service for clients in Northern Kentucky

It’s never too late to try something new. And that’s exactly what Peggy Farmer – Redwood’s Director of Therapeutic Intervention – is doing at the Northern Kentucky nonprofit special needs facility. “We started looking into teletherapy in mid-March when COVID-19 forced Redwood to suspend operations for their clients,” said Farmer, who celebrates 25 years serving Redwood this month. “We...

Zoo Babies celebration continues with late arrival at Cincinnati Zoo; colobus monkey doing great

A tiny guereza colobus monkey arrived early last week, just in time for the tail end of Zoo Babies month at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Mom, 6-year-old Anza, and baby, sex not yet determined, are doing great and bonding with the rest of the group. “The baby is strong and nursed right away,” said Cincinnati Zoo’s curator of primates Ron Evans. “Pop, Tiberius, is very gentle and...