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Covington neighborhood sign project shows good neighbors build good signs, not fences

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  Covington’s Monte Casino neighborhood’s new sign, dedicated Sunday, July 27, demonstrates how some things really do “take a village.”   Neighborhood representative Jennifer Kroger Ward said, “We are very proud of all of the work we have put in.” …

Northern Kentucky ‘snapshot’ gives insight into citizens’ views on important health issues

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  In Fall 2013, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky and Interact for Health (formerly The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati) sponsored the Kentucky Health Issues Poll, a telephone survey to find out what Kentuckians think about various health issues …

KSO Boogie Band brings 50 years of hot Latin and crossover pop to Devou Park bandshell

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  Get your Latin on with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s Boogie Band on Saturday, Aug. 2, at Devou Park Amphitheatre in Covington at 7:30 p.m. Oye Como Va brings 50 years of hot Latin and crossover pop to the popular …

Video wall with MicroTiles in Digitorium one of two ‘wow’ systems to get national attention

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A story on video walls published by NewBay Media in New York this summer listed Northern Kentucky University’s “super-flexible video wall” inside the George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitorium as one of two “astounding” projection screens existing currently on university campuses. …

Jobless rates fell in 117 counties in June 2014; Boone’s 5.5% lowest, Jackson’s 16.5% highest

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Unemployment rates fell in 117 of Kentucky’s 120 counties between June 2013 and June 2014, while three county rates went up, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet. …

House Bill 445 signed in Covington to allow Kentucky startup investors to get tax credits

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Angel investors now have another reason to invest in Kentucky’s small and startup companies – tax credits.   Gov. Steve Beshear joined state lawmakers, community leaders and angel investors Wednesday to ceremonially sign House Bill 445. The legislation expands the …

Restored Shinkle home site of August fund-raising soirée for Children’s Home of N. Ky.

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  The Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky will host an Aug. 10 soirée at the historic home of its founder, Amos Shinkle, a prominent businessman in 19th-century Covington.   The Amos Shinkle House on Garrard Street, now owned by Children’s …

Weekly battles of NKU Dagorhir club both sport and game, with a lot of fun in between

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  By Nancy Curtis Special to KyForward   Epic sword battles are not exactly common on college campuses.   But on the Griffin Hall lawn at Northern Kentucky University, a group of young women and men gather together weekly to …

NKU students, no matter their major, find summer internships invaluable experience

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By Ryan Clark Special to KyForward   Lee Epling always wondered what it was like to manage IT security in an active office environment. Epling, a 21-year-old computer information technology major from Catlettsburg, had become a star as captain of …

Former NKU pitcher Jarrett Casey promoted to Triple-A, will play for the Charlotte Knights

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  Former Northern Kentucky University standout pitcher Jarrett Casey has been promoted to the Charlotte Knights, the organization announced on Monday.   Casey, a lefty from Indianapolis, Indiana, began the season with the Single-A Winston-Salem Dash and played in just …

Second Time Around: Worth $20 admission, the Newseum perhaps best day trek in D.C.

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  Northern Kentucky author, attorney and KyForward columnist Rick Robinson is back in Washington, D.C. where he spent years on the staff of then-Congressman Jim Bunning.   As a busy staffer on “the Hill,” it’s easy to miss the beauty …

Kentucky groups, individuals honored
for ‘unselfishly serving and filling needs’

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Fourteen groups and individuals from across the state were honored for their volunteer and service contributions at the Governor’s Awards for Volunteerism and Service.   The Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service, a division within Cabinet for Health and …

Two stints in juvenile detention was enough; Snyder now recognized for work with youth

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  During his teenage years, Nathaniel Snyder was sentenced to juvenile detention. After two stints in the system, however, he changed course – even, at age 15, joining a volunteer fire department and working weekends at Kroger.   “I realized …

Northern Kentucky University eligible for
A-Sun championships in 2014-15 season

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  Championship athletics are back at Northern Kentucky University.   The Atlantic Sun Conference announced today that NKU will be eligible for all conference postseason championships for which its teams qualify starting with the upcoming 2014-15 season.   Northern Kentucky …

Rep. Mike Denham: Unlike Washington, the states must balance budgets at fiscal year end

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When it comes to budgets, there is one big difference between the federal government and the states: The states balance theirs at the end of the fiscal year.   It can be a difficult task, especially when the economy is …