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NKU’s Hamblin earns first-team All-Conference, Freshman of Year honors

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  A pair of Northern Kentucky University women’s soccer players have been honored by the Atlantic Sun Conference for their performance during the 2014 season, the league office announced.   Macy Hamblin was voted the Atlantic Sun Freshman of the …

Northern Kentucky Health Department to start same-day scheduling except for WIC

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Starting Monday, Nov. 3, most services at the Northern Kentucky Health Department’s county health centers will be provided using a same-day scheduling system. Clients needing services other than the WIC or Women, Infants and Children program can call for an …

78th Charity Ball for Children’s Home goes ‘Hollywood’ to support residential treatment

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It will be a night filled with glitz and glamour as the 78th Annual Charity Ball for the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky goes Hollywood on Saturday, Nov. 15.   The event is hosted by the Junior Board of CHNK …

Northern Kentucky’s Rutowski earns spot on Academic All-Atlantic Sun Conference team

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  Northern Kentucky University’s Sami Rutowski earned a spot on the Academic All-Atlantic Sun Conference team for her performance on the field and in the classroom this season, the league office announced.   Rutowski, a sophomore midfielder from Mason, Ohio, …

Standing room only at Dayton School Board meeting as ‘student(s) of the month’ honored

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  There was standing room only at the recent Dayton School Board meeting as parents and relatives of Dayton Public Schools students came to see their children recognized as “student(s) of the month.”   Assistant Principal Heather Dragan of Dayton …

Covington police, community partners make Shotgun Row safer and win national award

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A multipronged approach in Covington to improving conditions and public safety in the Shotgun Row neighborhood has garnered national attention and an award that includes a $20,000 grant. Covington’s award was one of 11 chosen from more than 560 applicants …

Bitter debate over Kenton Co. Airport Board turns fiscal court meeting into ‘sad’ event

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By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   Things got ugly quickly and stayed that way at a meeting of the Kenton County Fiscal Court Oct. 28.   As promised, Judge-Executive Steve Arlinghaus presented a resolution he crafted urging the county …

Heroin crisis gets ‘collective response’ as
N. Ky. task force moves to address issue

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Staff report   The worsening heroin crisis in Northern Kentucky is a complicated issue, but there is a “simple action” that could make a difference in how the problem is addressed: Talk about it.   So says Charlotte Wethington of …

With sale of Coppins Building final, Salyers Group moves forward on Hotel Covington

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By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   The crown jewel of the Covington Comeback is moving forward, finally, after months of delays. CEO of the Salyers Group Guy van Rooyen is on the record saying The Hotel Covington “is moving …

Kellam captures rain-shortened Braun tourney, gives NKU its first D-I golf win

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  Sarah Kellam won the Charles Braun Jr. Intercollegiate, marking the first collegiate victory for the Northern Kentucky women’s golf team as an NCAA Division I program.   Kellam topped the leaderboard following the first day of action on Monday …

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Deer herd expanding significantly in state’s urban/suburban areas

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  A generation ago there were very few white-tailed deer in Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region.   Today, deer populations in some counties in the region are higher than management objectives, despite a gradual lengthening of hunting seasons and liberalizations of bag …

Boone County’s expanded eBay fulfillment center opens with 300 new employees

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Boone County’s new and expanded eBay Enterprise fulfillment center opened Oct. 28 with 300 new employees and more than $50 million in investment.   The company expanded the facility on Transport Drive in Walton to 630,000 square feet to help …

Bad weather didn’t keep away 144 golfers from IHW Divot Up for Breast Cancer event

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  I Have Wings, a Northern Kentucky-based breast cancer foundation, reports a successful Divot Up for Breast Cancer golf outing at the Twin Oaks Golf and Plantation Club. Weather couldn’t keep 144 golfers away from the links.   The event …

Atlantic Sun Conference selects NKU middle hitter Ruble for Player of Week recognition

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Northern Kentucky University middle hitter Jenna Ruble was selected as the Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week for volleyball, the conference office announced.   Ruble, a senior from Lancaster, Ohio, picked up a career-high 21 kills while attacking at …

Four Thomas More student-athletes earn honors from Presidents’ Athletic Conference

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Four Thomas More College student-athletes were honored by the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Monday with weekly honors.   Sophomore football defensive lineman Dustin Mitchell (Burlington, Ky./Cooper) was named the PAC Football Special Teams Player of the Week He anchored the …