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Notre Dame Academy offers academic scholarships totaling $40,500 to 21 incoming freshmen

Notre Dame Academy has offered academic scholarships totaling $40,500 to 21 incoming freshmen based on their outstanding performance on NDA’s High-School Placement Test (HSPT), which they took in December 2021. Due to the generosity of the Sisters of Notre Dame and other benefactors, Notre Dame Academy awards several academic scholarships to the top HSPT performers each year. The scholarship totals...

January 12 NKY History Hour to offer look into past of area homes, provide tips on doing your own research

(Photo from BCM) If your walls could talk, what stories would they share? What secrets may lie behind a few coats of chipped paint? Older homes seem to have a certain mystique to them that fascinates new homeowners searching for a hidden history behind its previous inhabitants. Jeannine Kreinbrink Join archaeologist Jeannine Kreinbrink as she “digs” into the undiscovered history behind...

Cincinnati Zoo, ‘Greenest Zoo in America,’ aims for net-zero waste by 2025, undertaking waste audit

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s net-zero waste manager, Mallory Geresy, doesn’t mind getting dirty or smelly if it gets the Zoo closer to its goal to be net-zero waste by 2025. NetZero Waste Manager Mallory Green performs waste audit. Recently, she spent the day working with Hamilton County R3Source to collect, sort, and categorize the Zoo’s trash. “We performed a waste audit in order...

The Point/Arc’s longest resident, Marc Egbers, is a special projects manager with special needs

Marc Egbers is special, in many ways. At 53 years of age, he’s been a resident at The Point/Arc the longest – 19 years. But his real claim to fame – he’s been a full-time Special Projects Manager for Batoray the past 10 years. Batoray was founded in 1987 by David (Skip) Egbers – Marc’s dad, and sons Steve and Joe – as a wholesale distribution branch of Ludlow Hardware Company. Marc Egbers...

Horizon Community Funds partners with Brighton Center to create nonprofit fund to further its mission

Horizon Community Funds announced the creation of a nonprofit fund in partnership with Brighton Center. This exciting partnership will provide supporters a new opportunity to make a gift furthering the mission of Brighton Center. “Brighton Center serves a wide-range of needs in Northern Kentucky, all aimed at helping individuals and families better their situation and reach self-sufficiency” said...

NKY Children’s Advocacy Center receives R.C. Durr Foundation grant for IT infrastructure, cyber security

Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center (NKYCAC) has received a grant from the R.C. Durr Foundation to upgrade the center’s computer and IT infrastructure and cyber security. “Because of the confidentiality of our clients, and the delicate nature of our work, it is vital that we have the most current and secure computer systems in place,” said Executive Director of NKYCAC, Vickie Henderson. ...

NKY Counties come together to raise donations for Western Kentucky tornado victims, communities

The Fiscal Courts of Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties are collaborating on a regional effort to organize, solicit and sustain the outpouring of Northern Kentucky donations for the people and communities damaged in the Dec. 11 Western Kentucky tornadoes. The three-county effort – spearheaded by Judges-executive Gary Moore (Boone), Steve Pendery (Campbell) and Kris Knochelmann (Kenton) and...

Habitat for Humanity in Virginia builds first-in-nation 3D-printed home; fast build, less cost, easier upkeep

Staff report Habitat for Humanity has sold its first 3D-printed home. It took just 12 hours to print and is estimated to have saved 15 percent per square foot in building costs. It’s an effort that could be adopted by Habitat for Humanity organizations in communities across America — saving time and materials costs to make the homes even more affordable. Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and...

Kentucky Humanities chooses Bobbie Ann Mason’s Dear Ann as the 2022 Kentucky Reads selection

Kentucky Humanities has announced the 2022 Kentucky Reads selection is Dear Ann by Bobbie Ann Mason. Mason’s groundbreaking Shiloh and Other Stories won the Pen/Hemingway Award and was short-listed for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Faulkner Award. She has won two Southern Book awards and numerous other prizes, including the O. Henry and the Pushcart. Any...

Girl Scouts of KY’s Wilderness Road kicks off ’22 cookie season; new sales opportunities, new cookie

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) launches the 2022 Cookie Season with innovative sales methods and the brand-new, Adventurefuls™, a brownie-inspired cookie with caramel-flavored crème and a hint of sea salt. Customers can support Kentucky’s Girl Scouts by purchasing their favorite cookies, like Thin Mints®, Caramel deLites®, and the new Adventurefuls™, through...

Taft Museum of Art pausing non-essential, on-site operations January 3-13 due to COVID spread

In response to heightened concerns around the spread of COVID-19, and to ensure the health and safety of staff, volunteers, and visitors, the Taft Museum of Art will pause non-essential, on-site museum operations January 3–13, 2022. Effective January 3, all in-person tours, events, and public programs scheduled at the Taft Museum of Art through January 13 will be rescheduled or held virtually to...

St. Vincent de Paul of NKY establishes new fund in partnership with Horizon Community Funds

St. Vincent de Paul of Northern Kentucky has launched a new fund in partnership with Horizon Community Funds. This fund will help St. Vincent de Paul continue and expand its impact in Northern Kentucky. “St. Vincent de Paul has an international reputation for its service to those in need,” stated Horizon Community Funds President, Nancy Grayson. “We are proud to be a part of furthering their...

Chamber, Carnegie team up for performance of Sound of Music to benefit youth leadership program

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) has partnered with The Carnegie for a special dress rehearsal performance of its latest production to benefit the NKY Chamber’s Regional Youth Leadership (RYL) Program. Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue, The Carnegie (1028 Scott Street, Covington) will host a performance of the timeless classic THE SOUND OF MUSIC at...

Kentucky Youth Advocates says ‘kids count’ and need advocates to be their voices in Frankfort

Kentucky Youth Advocates reminds the state’s citizens that the Kentucky General Assembly reconvenes in Frankfort on Tuesday, January 4th. Here are 7 ways advocates can prepare for the kick off of the 2022 legislative session: 1. Sign up to receive the latest updates on Children’s Advocacy Week coming up on January 18-21 2. Register to attend the Children’s Advocacy Week Virtual Prep...