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Florence Rotary Club continues tradition of honoring law enforcement officers during Police Week

By Julia Pile Special to the NKyTribune Three years ago, the Rotary Club of Florence, Kentucky started a tradition of honoring local police officers during Police Week which falls during the week of May 15. Jeremy Adams and Frank Schneider deliver lunches to Florence Police Department (provided photos). The club will be delivering boxed lunches to 189 officers in the Boone County Sheriff (including...

Northern Kentucky’s Women’s Crisis Center to provide Green Dot training to OAG employees

Attorney General Andy Beshear, his Office of Victims Advocacy and the Women’s Crisis Center have announced that employees in the Office of the Attorney General will take part in a training and policy initiative to help them prevent violence in their communities. Green Dot, a nationally recognized strategy active in 42 states, five countries and in the United States Air Force, focuses on preventing...

Cinderella’s Closet launches give-away weekend to ‘turn dresses into dreams’ for special prom-goers

Cinderella’s Closet provides formal wear for young women who could not otherwise afford to attend prom. Through donations of new and gently used formal dresses and accessories, Cinderella’s Closet is able to “Turn Dresses Into Dreams” for high school juniors and seniors referred to the organization by their school, community organization or social care agency. Even more than a dress,...

Dancing with Stars: Register now, buy votes for your favs as six couples dance for Children’s Law Center

Children’s Law Center (CLC) presents its 7th annual Dancing with the CLC Stars fundraiser and dance competition on Thursday, May 30, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Receptions Event Center, 1379 Donaldson Hwy, Erlanger. Inspired by the ABC-TV’s sensational show Dancing with the Stars, Dancing with the CLC Stars pairs six local celebrities with professional dancers from Arthur Murray Dance Center to benefit...

Behringer-Crawford Museum online auction features community painting by Cedric Michael Cox

Behringer-Crawford Museum has partnered with acclaimed local artist Cedric Cox to create a one-of-a-kind, “community art” painting to be owned by one lucky bidder. Working in Progress No.2 Cox’s Working in Progress No. 2 began as a paint-by-numbers outline which was then transformed with color by BCM patrons. The result is a vibrant, geometric depiction of the Cincinnati skyline view...

Nick Clooney to host Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame annual induction ceremony on March 31

The Cincinnati Jazz Hall of Fame (CJHOF) annual induction ceremony for its fifth class will be held on Sunday, March 31 at Mount St. Joseph University. The Induction Program and Jazz Concert will be held in the University Theatre, 5701 Delhi Pike, Cincinnati. Nick Clooney will be the host and the evening will be a recognition of the Cincinnati jazz scene and a celebration of its rich history — Jazz...

Covington to host Kentucky Main Street Conference, events include workshops, bourbon-tasting tour

For the past forty years, Kentucky Main Street has been advocating for Main Streets, both urban and rural, across the state – on April 23rd – 25th, it will be celebrating this work in Covington. “Kentucky Main Street is the oldest statewide Main Street program in the nation and we’re proud to celebrate our longevity and goals for the future with the Covington community,” says Kitty...

Northern Kentucky Education Council’s annual award celebration is April 30 at Receptions

The Northern Kentucky Education Council will hold its annual Excellence in Education celebration on  April 30.  The event honors outstanding educators, students, and community and business leaders. It will be held at Receptions in Erlanger. The reception and raffle starts at 5 p.m. and the dinner and program at 6 p.m. Purchase tickets at the website.

Northern Kentucky attorney thanks Redwood for offering a welcoming place for her daughter

By Liz Younger Liz Younger, an attorney, shares her thoughts regarding her daughter, Mae, and Redwood’s impact on their family. Mae was diagnosed with an unbalanced translocation of the ninth and 13th chromosomes which happens when a piece of one chromosome breaks off and attaches to another chromosome resulting in a little extra genetic material. Liz Younger When we met with the genetics team...

Horizon Community Funds releases first annual report — and grows assets by nearly $20 million

Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky released its first annual report, which highlights progress from the organization’s first full year of operation in 2018, including contributions and assets under management. Notably, the organization gained nearly $20 million in assets under management by the end of 2018 — in just a year and a half since its launch in August 2017. Additionally,...

ArtsWave Day brings art, music and dance to Behringer-Crawford Museum, Saturday, March 30

Stomping feet, clashing cymbals and the smell of fresh paint are not the typical sensory sounds and sights one encounters when entering Behringer-Crawford Museum. Except on ArtsWave Day. A part of ArtsWave’s Community Campaign, the day offers music, art, dance programs for all ages and a museum-wide scavenger hunt at Behringer-Crawford Museum, all free of charge. ArtsWave Day takes place, Saturday,...

Former professional wrestler’s biggest challenge was out of the ring, helping his daughter with hearing loss

Ed Augur wrestled professionally for 10 years with the Northern Wrestling Federation. Ed and Sarah Auger (provided photo) But his biggest challenge was out of the squared circle. His daughter – Sarah – was born with sensorineural heating loss. “Between the ages of three and four Sarah had severe non-verbal skills,” said the 32-year-old Augur, who is a Direct Support Person at Redwood. Sarah,...

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...