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Kenton Co. Plan4Health Coalition receives grant funding to combat chronic disease


The Kenton County Plan4Health Coalition has received a $135,000 grant from the American Planning Association through its Plan4Health program to combat two determinants of chronic disease—lack of physical activity and lack of access to nutritious foods.   Plan4Health is a …

Carnegie closes 2014-15 Theatre Series with Steve Martin’s The Underpants April 10-26


The Carnegie concludes its 2014-15 theatre series with comedian Steve Martin’s adaptation of Carl Sternheim’s flirtatious play, The Underpants, playing weekends April 10 – 26.   Starring Erin Ward and Randy Lee Bailey, The Underpants tells the story of an …

COV200 Greenline Bus tours give people whole new look at Covington’s quirky side


Covington is alive and COV200 is showing it off with COV200’s upcoming Greenline passport tours. Slated for March 28 and again April 19, the community is invited to join COV200 on vintage TANK Greenline buses for special tours of unique, …

Thomas More women sweep past George Fox to capture D-III National Championship


  The top-ranked Thomas More College women’s basketball program defeated third-ranked George Fox University 83-63 in the title game of the 2015 NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship Saturday evening, giving the Saints their first national championship in any program. …

Rep. Mike Denham: Bill to decrease state’s drug problems has support from all sides


  When it comes to illegal drug use, few states have been hit as hard as Kentucky over the last 15 years. We have lost thousands of loved ones during that time to a rising tide of meth, synthetic drugs, …

NKy educators gather for region’s celebration of excellence in education set for March 26


On Thursday, March 26, the Northern Kentucky Education Council and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce invite the community to attend the 2015 Excellence in Education Celebration: Winning Together. Hosted at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, this annual event recognizes …

Tournées Festival of New French Films
returns to NKU’s Griffin Hall this spring


Five films representing the diversity and scope of contemporary French cinema join a timeless classic as the Tournées Festival of New French Films on Campus returns to Northern Kentucky University this spring, providing area movie fans with another slate of …

Senator McConnell, National Drug Control Policy Director Botticelli discuss heroin issue


The Northern Kentucky Chamber will host United States Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli for Government Forum: The Federal Response to the Heroin Epidemic. The Government Forum will take place at the Metropolitan Club …

After year-long renovation, Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky ready to open doors


  Spring arrives in more ways than one March 20, especially for Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky. After a year-long, all-encompassing renovation of the historic administration building on CHNK’s Devou Park campus, the home is ready to throw open its …

State Nature Preserves Commission bestows Volunteer Steward Award to Boone Co. couple


  The Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission presented its Volunteer Steward Award to Bob and Ruth Matheny of Boone County during the March commission meeting at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office in Frankfort.   The annual award recognizes a …

Annual Reforest Northern Kentucky set
for March 28 in Covington’s Devou Park


  The annual volunteer Reforest Northern Kentucky event will take place March 28 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at Rotary Grove in Covington’s Devou Park.   Reforest Northern Kentucky is organized by the Northern Kentucky Urban and Community Forestry …

Rare otters, lizards highlight Newport Aquarium’s new Canyon Falls exhibit


    The new Canyon Falls exhibit at Newport Aquarium is set to open to the public 10 a.m. Saturday, March 14.   Canyon Falls, which will occupy the area that formerly housed the Turtle Canyon exhibit, will be the …

Brothers at Braxton Brewing use ‘first social network’ to inspire community, entrepreneurs


By Andy Foltz Special to KyForward   Jake and Evan Rouse are full of passion, and not just about beer.   The brothers, who are CEO and Head Brewer of Braxton Brewing Company, won’t just be serving high-quality beers when …

No fairy godmother? Cinderella’s Closet can help with gently used formal wear for prom


Cinderella’s Closet of Northern Kentucky is collecting new and gently used formal wear for its 2015 giveaway weekend.   Cinderella’s Closet is currently in need of new or gently used prom dresses and bridesmaid’s dresses, high heel formal shoes, and …

Rep. Mike Denham: Bill to protect victims
in Kentucky seems close to becoming law


While another round of record snow and cold kept the House and Senate from being able to meet for two days last week, both chambers nonetheless finished work on several notable bills and are poised to pass even more in …