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Covington’s ‘Living Mural’ is among the first in the country — world class art with vertical greenspace

Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have many murals and several living walls, but Covington now has the Midwest’s first outdoor Living Mural. The brainchild of Mike Amann, one of the pioneering advocates for street art in the Northern Kentucky river cities, the mural at 4th and Scott Streets is the stunning combination of world-class art with a vertical greenspace. In fact, the mural, by an international...

Rick Ludlum named superintendent of historic Linden Grove Cemetery; envisions museum of trees

By David Holthaus NKyTribune reporter Linden Grove, the historic cemetery and arboretum in the middle of Covington, has named a new superintendent. Board member Rick Ludlum has been named superintendent of the historic Linden Grove Cemetery (provided photo). After serving on its board for 12 years, Rick Ludlum will take charge of the site that has been a burial ground for 175 years, and more recently...

Public invited to free International Festival at Boone County High School on March 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Boone County Schools is hosting its 2nd Annual International Festival, an event celebrating the diverse population and community in the region. The public is invited and admission is free at Boone County High School on Saturday, March 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities include a Parade of Nation, performers, Traditional Dress, food trucks, vendors, games, dancing, music, stories, crafts, sushi rolling...

LLC, Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders partner on diversion, alternative sentencing opportunities

Senator Rand and Kelley Paul made a surprise appearance at Covington’s Life Learning Center (LLC) Thursday as it announced a partnership with Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders to offer new diversion and alternative sentencing opportunities through LLC’s Foundations for a Better Life program. To help fund this effort, LLC received a new $50,000 grant from the Coalition for Public Safety, the...

Deadline tomorrow, March 8, to sign up to participate in Horizon’s ‘Give Where You Live NKY’ program

The deadline is Friday, March 8, to sign up for the Give Where You Live NKY prorgram, a joint initiative presented by Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky and Mueller Financial, Inc. Nancy Grayson and Woody Mueller (Photo provided) Give Where You Live NKY will take place on: • Thursday, March 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. • Thursday, June 20 from 6-7 p.m. • Thursday, September 19 from 6-7...

Redwood names local radio veteran Andy Furman public relations coordinator

Andy Furman has been appointed Public Relations Coordinator at Redwood, according to an announcement by Carol Serrone, Director of Philanthropy for the Northern Kentucky non-profit special needs facility. Furman Furman is a Northern Kentucky resident who has served as a sports publicist at Hunter College (NY), St. Francis College (NY) and Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla. He served as public...

Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center announces spring art classes, limited number of scholarships available

The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, situated in the Historic Licking Riverside District of Covington, has just released their schedule of art classes and workshops for the spring 2019 term.  Gift Certificates for classes are available.  Taught by art professionals, over 95 different art classes and workshops designed for both beginning and more experienced adult artists will be offered, as...

Kenton prosecutor Sanders, Life Learning Center to announce ‘Second Chances’ partnership at reception

The Life Learning Center, will announce a partnership with Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders at a reception on March 7, at 6:30 p.m. Sanders Life Learning Center is a “life change” facility that helps at-risk and disadvantaged individuals break down barriers and reach their highest potential. The non-profit organization was founded by William P. Butler. The 12-week education and...

Steve Schwalbach honors mom in ‘Jackie’s Run,’ part of Alzheimer’s Association’s ‘Longest Day’ fundraiser

By Maridith Yahl NKyTribune reporter Many are facing the task of caring for a senior parent who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Steve Schwalbach, a nice and down to earth guy of Ft. Thomas, is one of those, and he shares his experiences to promote awareness. In 2000 his mother, Jackie Schwalbach, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. “She suffered for 15 years,” Steve said,...

Team Kenton Foundation to honor Outstanding Graduate, Lt. Jason Wietholter, at April 4 event

Team Kenton Foundation will honor Lt. Justin Wietholter, a graduate of Scott High School, as its Outstanding Graduate at its annual event April 4 at Newport Aquarium. Tickets are now on sale. Lt. Justin Wietholter Lt. Wietholter serves as a patrol supervisor and SWAT team commander for the Covington Police Department. In 2015, Wietholter was one of two Covington officers recognized as “Police...

Salato Wildlife Education Center reopened, featuring updated exhibits and new bobcat enclosure

The Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort reopened March 1.   The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources operates the Salato Wildlife Center as part of its mission to educate the public about the state’s native wildlife. The facility offers viewing opportunities for a variety of wildlife, including a bear, eagle, bobcats, deer, bison, birds of prey and more. A Kestrel (Photo...

Kentucky Arts Council extends reach of Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship, apply by March 15

The Kentucky Arts Council will extend the reach of its Folk and Traditional Arts Apprenticeship grant this year thanks to special funding from the regional arts organization South Arts. The arts council, which for 25 years has funded the opportunity for master artists to work with apprentices to pass on folk and traditional art forms, will award additional apprenticeships through an opportunity available...

Boone County Public Library adult calendar of events for March includes kickoff of travel program, concerts

The Boone County Public Library offers events at its branches and throughout the county during the month of March. A list of scheduled events for adults is included here. A separate list of events for teens and children is published separately. Series: Ready to Travel? Let’s Go! The travel program the Boone County Public Library offered last spring was such a big hit that it has put together an...

Looking for summer activities for the kids: Check out Camp Carnegie for theatre, art, education — and fun

Camp Carnegie is back for another summer of theatre, art, and education. This year, students will explore the fabulous world of fables from a new perspective. They will teach their audience a lesson as they work together to perform their brand new, 21st Century fables live on stage during Camp Carnegie 2019: Move Over, Mr. Aesop! Open to children ages 7-12, Camp Carnegie: Move Over, Mr. Aesop! offers...

Campbell County Public Library offers activities for adults, children at all branches in March

The Campbell County Public Library operates four branches. The Cold Spring Branch is located at 3920 Alexandria Pike in Cold Spring, phone 859-781-6166. The Carrico/Fort Thomas Branch is located at 1000 Highland Ave. in Fort Thomas, phone 859-572-5033. The Newport Branch is located at 901 E. Sixth St. in Newport, phone 859-572-5035. The Alexandria Branch is located at 8830 Alexandria Pike in Alexandria,...