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No One Left Behind: The story of ‘Sarge’
and the efforts to give him a proper burial

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  The call to the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs came from Kentucky State Police, Post 5. A man was struck and killed crossing a road in Carroll County. He had no family that anyone knew of. People in the …

Two governors aim to trim costs on Brent Spence Bridge, say can’t be built without tolls

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  By Greg Paeth Special to KyForward   Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Ohio Gov. John Kasich unveiled Wednesday what they call a cost-saving plan that could reduce the pricetag of the Brent Spence Bridge replacement plan and push the …

CVG ‘success story’ continued in ’14 with largest passenger growth in nine years

  In 2014, the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport experienced its largest passenger growth in nine years, according to a CVG press release. Total passenger traffic through CVG in 2014 increased by 3.1 percent over 2013, while local passengers increased 5.9 …

Hilvert, Thomas More’s winningest football coach, resigns for top high school position

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  Thomas More College head football coach Jim Hilvert has resigned to take the same position at LaSalle High School, a top football program in the nation.   “Coach Hilvert is the winningest coach in Thomas More College history and …

Four candidates interviewed by state panel
to fill vacancy on Covington school board

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By Greg Paeth Special to KyForward   Former Covington Board of Education member Krista Powers and Diane Brumback, who ran for the board last November, are among four candidates who have been interviewed by a state panel that will make …

Boone County Clerk Kenny Brown arranging Valentine’s Day weddings for 20 lucky couples

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  By Judy Clabes KyForward editor   Just think of Boone County Clerk Kenny Brown as a hopeless romantic. He’s all set for a big wedding. Big. Involving 20 couples, at least, on Valentine’s Day.   Awwwww . . . …

Combatting Heroin: Better education, rehab needed to fight ‘monster in our front yard’

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  Editor’s note: Kentucky’s heroin crisis has reached what many consider epidemic proportions. And there are few places in the state where the problem is more prevalent than in Northern Kentucky, considered the epicenter of the worsening crisis. Following is …

Rep. Mike Denham: Ford was more than a statesman; laid foundation for generations

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  FRANKFORT – Late last week, Kentucky lost one of its true statesmen with the passing of former U.S. Senator Wendell Ford.   Since then, there have been numerous accolades about his many accomplishments in Washington, D.C. – from helping …

Keven Moore: Fake or not, pro wrestlers perform at own risk – and often pay the price

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  Each week KyForward’s “resident riskologist” Keven Moore shines the light on America’s riskiest behaviors – from unsafe driving practices to workplace stress to common home accidents. And in the process, he provides the information needed to help people play …

Northern Kentucky’s Janice Way named president of Leadership Kentucky

Staff Report Leadership Kentucky has named as its new president Janice Sword Way, a familiar face in leadership in Northern Kentucky for 25 years.   Most recently Way served as assistant vice president of development for St. Elizabeth Healthcare but …

Reflections on 27 years with Toyota — many happy memories, many fun stories to share

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By Helen Carroll Special to KyForward   A few months ago, I was asked to speak to a high school reunion in Georgetown. I won’t say how many years these folks were celebrating … suffice it to say I was …

Bill Straub: Being the ‘most conservative’ in a crowded field could work to Paul’s advantage

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WASHINGTON – One thing you can say about Sen. Rand Paul’s burgeoning presidential campaign – he’s not scaring anybody out of the race.   The Republican National Committee reports that the 2016 primary field has mushroomed to about 25 legitimate …

Tom Block: President’s speech less partisan, but some of his proposals have little chance

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President Obama delivered his second to last State of the Union speech and his first address to Congress since Republicans captured both the House and the Senate. He made clear at the outset that when it comes to headline issues …

Duke Energy announces contributions of $25,000 to emergency management agencies

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  Duke Energy today announced contributions of $5,000 each to Northern Kentucky Emergency Management Agencies from Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Grant and Pendleton counties.   Agency teams in these counties, all located within Duke Energy’s service territory, often work closely with …

Rick Robinson: Rob Portman supporting same-sex marriage? That’s right and RIGHT

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    Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) has released a list of party officials endorsing him in his 2016 bid for re-election to the United States Senate. Many Ohio news sources passed on reporting Portman’s early broad base of grass-roots party …