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Villa Hills Police Department’s K9 Onexx to get a protective vest thanks to Vested Interest in K9s

Villa Hills Police Department’s K9 Onexx will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Onexx’s vest is sponsored by Jeff and Lisa Byal of Louisville and will be embroidered with the sentiment “Born to Love-Trained to Serve-Loyal Always.” Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks. Vested Interest...

Florence Christian Church raffling off Pappy Van Winkle whiskeys to expand Shower Ministry facilities

Harold walks more than 60 miles a week from the barn where he sleeps to the Mission in downtown Florence to get his daily meal. Some days he stops by Florence Christian Church to get a shower, a snack, a drink of water and a friendly welcome. He collects discarded aluminum to recycle or picks up other odd jobs before he walks back to his “home.” In the hot summer or the cold winter, the opportunity...

Carnegie Theatre season opens with Green Day’s ‘American Idiot,’ playing weekends August 10-25

Are you an American Idiot? Or the Jesus of Suburbia? Do you just want to wake up when September ends? Then get your tickets to see Green Day’s AMERICAN IDIOT, weekends, August 10-25 at The Carnegie. The Carnegie’s 2019-20 theatre season kicks off with this two-time Tony Award-winning musical, based on the Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album of the same name. Photo courtesy of Mikki Schaffner The...

Northern Kentucky Young Professionals present Next Generation Leader Awards to under-40 winners

Northern Kentucky Young Professionals (NKYP) announced the winners of its Next Generation Leader Awards (NGLAs) this week in front of a crowd of a sold-out crowd at the Newport Aquarium.    The NGLAs salute and applaud young professionals under the age of 40 for significant professional accomplishments, demonstrated leadership, and community impact. This year, the NGLAs celebrate ten years of highlighting...

Campbell County Public Library seeks board member to fill unexpired term through September, 2021

The Campbell County Public Library has an opening on its Board of Trustees to fill the unexpired term of Carla Landon, who announced her intention to resign in July for personal reasons. Landon served two years of her four-year term, which expires Sept. 30, 2021 Cathy Howard, president of the library’s board, said, “Carla was an asset to the board, serving on several subcommittees and caring a...

Fish and Wildlife Commission awards special permits to nonprofits to raise funds for wildlife projects

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission has awarded special commission permits for the 2019-20 seasons to qualifying nonprofit wildlife conservation organizations. Recipients must use these special permits to raise funds for projects that enhance fish and wildlife, habitats, education efforts, or related recreation in Kentucky. By state regulation, the commission may award a maximum of 10 special...

Master Provisions celebrates 25 Years of giving back in NKY — and around the globe 

This year marks the 25th anniversary for Master Provisions, a nonprofit focused on food, clothing, and care of aspiring young people locally and around the world. A celebration event hosted at the organization’s headquarters highlighted the work Master Provisions has done in the past and looked to the future.   In 1994, Master Provisions started when a group saw a need for clothing in the Ukraine....

Bluebirds to take flight for Behringer Crawford Musem’s Music@BCM series August 1

The Bluebirds will land in the Behringer-Crawford Museum amphitheater on August 1 for another dynamic Music@BCM performance. Founded by guitarist/producer Marcos Sastre nearly three decades ago, The Bluebirds are an old-school band which performs an eclectic mix of R&B, pop, funk, soul, jazz and blues.  The group also includes Charlie Fletcher on keyboard, Bam Powell on drums and  Bob Nysonger...

Special Olympics Kentucky planning the NKY Fire Truck Pull; event will be Sept. 28 at Wayfair

Special Olympic Kentucky will hold a kickoff meeting for the Northern Kentucky Fire Truck Pull on Tuesday, July 23, a Chuy’s on Houston Rd. in Florence. The event is a fundraiser for Special Olympics Kentucky. Photos from last year’s competition. The Fire Truck Pull features teams from local companies and organizations competing in three divisions to see who can pull a 65,000-pound fire truck...

Bam Powell Brings the “Cincinnati Sound” to Behringer-Crawford Museum’s Music@BCM

Singer-drummer Rick “Bam” Powell has been swinging sticks, singing songs and writing music for nearly a half-century. Rick “Bam” Powell His preferred style is “Cincinnati Sound,” a bluesy kind of rock ‘n’ soul which has been with him since high school. “I can’t escape it,” he says.  “It is part of my heritage.” Over the...

The Center for Great Neighborhoods wants community feedback, take the Place Matters Survey

Does Covington have enough affordable housing? How safe do you feel in your neighborhood? What types of businesses do you want to see move in around you? Can you count on your neighbors? The Center for Great Neighborhoods, located at 321 M.L. King Jr. Blvd., is conducting its biennial Place Matters Survey (file photo). If you live or work in Covington, or own a business here, The Center for Great Neighborhoods...

Cinci Burger Week starts Monday, $5 burgers at 80+ area restaurants, benefits Childhood Food Solutions

Cincinnati Burger Week presented by Braxton Brewing and The Ohio Beef Council is back. Starting Monday, July 15 through Sunday July 21, some of the most mouthwatering burger hot spots in the region will be serving up $5 specialty burgers. Several participating restaurants will also be serving up Braxton and Jack Daniel’s specials to add even more flavor to the week. More than 80 locations are participating...

Campbell County annual Backroads Farm Tour is Saturday, July 20 — see where your food comes from

Campbell County Backroads Farm Tour is Saturday, July 20th – 9-3 p.m., a rain/shine event offered by the Campbell County Conservation District This is a family-friendly event. See the county as you never have before on this self-guided driving tour of agricultural operations located around Campbell County. Guests can explore vineyards, equestrian centers, beef cattle operations, horticultural operations,...

Dinsmore Homestead’s Civil War Days this weekend, features storytelling, demonstrations and more

Come visit the Dinsmore Homestead Saturday and Sunday, July 13th & 14th for Civil War Days. On Saturday there will be reenactors from the 6th Ohio Volunteers to demonstrate camp life, drilling, and firing practice, Civil War surgeons, and hearth cooking. Tom Schiffer, from the Boone County Historical Society, will talk on the Confederate invasion of Northern Kentucky on Sunday at 1:30. Sunday...

‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’ free summer concert at Devou, presented by KSO, on Saturday

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 25th summer at Devou Park’s 80-year-old amphitheatre this Summer, opening at 7:30 p.m. July 13 with “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” The KSO’s Boogie Band (studio orchestra) was assembled 20 years ago to pump energy and fun into its annual fundraiser. Some fun? Nostalgia is a powerful sentiment, and thanks to the efforts of arranger Terry LaBolt,...