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Kentucky Symphony Orchestra Annual Rare Bourbon Raffle May 8 raises funds for summer concerts

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra holds its Annual Rare Bourbon Raffle on May 8 to raise money to help fund concerts in Devou and Tower Parks this Summer (July-Sept). Great neighbor and long-time supporter — The Party Source — has donated a 6-Bottle Set (2020 release) of Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon, as well as 40 hard to find bourbons for the KSO’s annual fundrasier. For 25 years the KSO held a gala...

Erlanger and Elsmere Historical Societies as historic Erlanger Depot is undergoing extensive rennovations

The Erlanger Historical Society is merging with the Elsmere Historical Society. Due to the revitalization of the 1877 Depot on Crescent Ave in Erlanger, ​owned by the City of Erlanger, the Erlanger Mayor and City Council decided they will no longer need the gift-giving arm of the Erlanger Historical Society Volunteers. For the past 30 years the Society has been part of the Depot Museum. The Historical...

Child abuse is a big problem in Kentucky — here are five ways businesses can help prevent it

Child abuse in Kentucky is a big problem. It impacts not just the child and family but the broader community. • Kentucky had the highest rate of child victims of abuse in 2019 in the US, for the 3rd year in a row. • Kentucky is double the national rate of child victims of abuse under age 1 and the third highest rate in the nation • The most prevalent risk factors for victims are substance abuse...

NKY History Hour features Boone County Timekeeper Thomas Zane Roberts with Judge Anthony Frohlich

Known as a “rural genius” from Boone County, Thomas Zane Roberts was a farmer, inventor, astronomer and man of many extraordinary talents. His invention of the solar clock, still on display at Heritage Bank in Burlington, remains somewhat a mystery, having never been opened. Nearly eight feet tall, the clock consists of a planetarium with an abbreviated model of the earth’s solar system,...

Apartment Association provides outreach assistance to families displaced by Florence fire

The 35 families displaced by the early Wednesday morning fire at a Florence apartment complex will receive assistance in the form of $50 Walmart gift cards from The Apartment Association Outreach, Inc. (AAO) organization. AAO also worked with representatives from Home Depot for an additional donation of $30 in gift cards.    “When families and individuals require emergency help and assistance,...

Kids Voting NKY to hold open house on May 5; helps young people develop the voting habit

Kids Voting Northern Kentucky will hold an open house on Wednesday, May 5, 6-4 p.m. to help inform the community about the nonprofit and the work that is being done. Kids Voting is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization that teaches young people about the importance of voting and helps them develop the habit of voting. On Election Days, future voters go to the polls with adults and cast their votes...

Party on the Purple returns to the Purple People Bridge on Wednesdays beginning May 5

For the fourth year, the “Party on the Purple” series is returning to the Purple People Bridge this spring and summer with the first bridge party scheduled for Wednesday, May 5, at 6 p.m. with a Cinco De Mayo theme. Presented by ColdIron Events and the Purple People Bridge the free weekly summer party series — which includes live music, food trucks, beer, wine, and spirits — will run every...

Mayor Reinersman, Father Robbins, Sendelbach family help dedicate Point/Arc’s 15th residential home

Chris Reinersman, Mayor of Independence, helped dedicate the Sendelbach Home on Sunday. Reinersman, along with Father Tom Robbins – a member of the Holy Cross High School faculty – and The Point/Arc officials cut the ribbon on the home, the 15th Point/Arc residential home. Larry Sendelbach, Mayor Chris Reinersman, Kay Sendelbach and Michelle Sendelbach. The home is owned and operated by The Point/Arc,...

A Rat Pack Reboot: Kentucky Symphony Orchestra closes season with tribute to Sinatra, Martin, Davis

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra will close its 2020-21 season with a tribute to three iconic crooner/entertainers of the 1950s-80s — Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr. As one of the very few orchestra’s nationwide to perform a complete in-person season, the KSO made use of unconventional (warehouse) and outdoor venues to adhere to safety protocols since July
 2020. For its 29th...

BCM presents NKY History Hour: Old Latonia, America’s Most Beautiful Race Course

One of the top sites for horse racing in the country, Latonia Race Track welcomed more that 100,000 cheering fans from 1883-1939 with legendary race horses in Northern Kentucky. Cam Miller, director and producer of the 2016 documentary Old Latonia: America’s Most Beautiful Race Course, will discuss the glory days of the Latonia Derby and how financial difficulties ultimately led to its closing,...

Campbell County Sheriff, Newport Police, partners offer Farmers to Families free food boxes on April 28

The Campbell County Sheriff’s Office and the Newport Police Department are joining other organizations to host a free drive-thru grocery distribution Wednesday, April 28th, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Newport High School.   Meat, produce and dairy products provided by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program will be provided to anyone who attends...

DCCH Center for Children and Families ‘Swing into Spring’ virtual fundraiser runs through Sunday

DCCH Center for Children and Families is raising funds for survivors of child abuse with its “Swing Into Spring” Virtual Auction and Event. DCCH is a nonprofit in Fort Mitchell that serves children and families in crisis. Their Residential Treatment program provides critical, trauma-informed care for survivors of child abuse and neglect. Children arrive at DCCH broken, afraid, and in need of healing...

Master Provisions receives grant and food from Tyson Foods to help provide hunger relief in NKY

Master Provisions has received a $2,500 grant from Tyson Foods for continuing hunger relief in the NKY community. Master Provisions recently became a Community Pantry Partner after being recommended by the Tyson Foods plant located in Claryville. The Tyson Foods Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team selected Master Provisions due to their work in being a “food pantry to food pantries.” Since...

HealthPoint, Cincinnati Eye Institute partner to offer new vision clinic in Covington, starting May 10

HealthPoint Family Care and the Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI) Foundation are partnering to establish a new vision clinic located at HealthPoint’s 1401 Madison Avenue office in Covington. Appointments will be available starting May 10 from 9 a.m.– 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, as well as some Saturday appointments. To schedule an appointment, patients should call 859-655-6100. “We are...

Grants funding improvements to Dayton’s Sargeant Park, volunteers hard at work; trails being built

Volunteers are at work over the weekend to clean up and improve the City of Dayton’s Sargeant Park, a 20-acre park on Covert Run Pike in recognition of Earth Day, April 20. The City of Dayton and its Park Board put out a call for volunteers who are clearing and chipping dead honeysuckle and debris, mulching new trails in the park with the chipped materials. They are removing chain link fencing,...