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March 28, 2017     
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Nominations are being sought for the 2017 Holmes Hall of Distinction.  The hall honors distinguished graduates and friends of Covington schools in recognition of their achievements and contributions to society. The hall was founded to recognize the history of Holmes High School and its continuing impact on the community. This year, a new honor for [...]...»

By Steve Flairty NKyTribune columnist The Methodist Church leadership called them "traveling" clergy. They traveled on horseback, usually with a simple handbag and of course, a well-used Bible. They often navigated rough terrain, both hilly and over creeks and valleys with thick undergrowth, as well as less challenging landscapes as they moved from area to [...]...»


The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), part of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), recently hosted more than 125 public health professionals, hospital representatives, advocates, academic advisors, and state officials. The strategy session was scheduled to begin working collaboratively on Kentucky's next State Health Improvement Plan. "The fact that so many of [...]...»

By Keith Taylor Special to NKyTribune MEMPHIS - Kentucky saved its best for last despite coming up short against North Carolina in the South Region finals. The Wildcats won 14 of their last 15 games and finished with a 32-6 record, marking the fourth time John Calipari's tenure Kentucky has won 30 or more games [...] ...»


Horses won't be the only four-legged runners hoping to enter the winner's circle on Turfway Park's closing day, Saturday, April 1. Wiener dogs and other small breeds will compete that day in the Northern Kentucky track's fifth annual Polytrack Puppy Party. All proceeds benefit the Boone County Animal Shelter. Speaking on behalf of the shelter, [...]...»

NKyTribune staff It took a jury just three hours to convict Lara Paige Conley of killing her mother, Carlene Conley, by stabbing her to death at a home they shared in Independence. Police say Conley was covered in her mother's blood when they responded to a 911 call at the residence. Conley claimed trick or [...]...»

Staff Report The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission will hold a ribbon-cutting on its Lincoln Grant Scholar House on April 5 from 3-5 p.m. There is already a waiting list for residents, proving the need for a facility of its kind. The Lt. Governor has been invited to speak. Tours of the facility will be [...]...»

The City of Covington Department of Public Improvements (DPI) will begin their seasonal street sweeping schedule starting on April 3. DPI has divided the City into twelve sections which will be swept over a two month period between April and May. To find out when your street will be swept, first identify which section you [...]...»

Coming off a strong 2016, Kentucky real estate continued its momentum in 2017 as January saw home sales break the 3,000-unit mark, a new high for the month. The 9 percent gain (3,047 in 2017 versus 2,637 in 2016) follows the national trend where housing increased at its fastest pace in almost a decade. The [...]...»

Northern Kentucky University's Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics (CINSAM) announced the expansion of its Next Generation STEM Classroom Project through a $340,000 grant from Toyota USA Foundation.   The project, which provides preschool through 7th grade teachers in Northern Kentucky with high quality classroom-embedded professional development in teaching science, technology, engineering and math [...]...»

All across America, but especially right here in my home of Eastern Kentucky, the prescription drug scourge is devastating our families and communities. In a time when so many want to get ahead, they are instead falling down the road of addiction. Much contributes to the epidemic we are facing, and a lack of economic [...]...»

This is the first of a two-part series on Cincinnati artist and religious painter, Charles C. Svendsen. By Stephen Enzweiler Special to NKyTribune It has been more than a century since the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area was known as "America's Paris." At one time, this area was home to one of the most prolific [...]...»

Winners of the State MATHCOUNTS Competition, a national math coaching program, held at the Knicely Center of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green are:  Lohith Tummala of Winburn Middle School coached by Paula Minar - 1st place  Dylan Li of Winburn Middle School coached by Paula Minar - 2nd place  Justin Xu [...]...»

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