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Covington firefighters’ union president tells
of woes from old trucks to too-short ladders


  By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   “We’re not hearing good things.”   Jimmy Adams, president of Local 38, Covington’s firefighter union, is concerned about some statements being made on the campaign trail as more than a dozen candidates …

Former Dayton Schools’ superintendent gets 24 months in federal prison for embezzlement


  By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   Former Dayton Independent Schools superintendent Gary Rye will spend two years in a federal prison for embezzling money from the school district.   “I think it’s important in cases like this to …

State officials meet in Covington about more disadvantaged businesses’ help with highways


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is seeking public input on proposed goals for increasing Disadvantaged Business Enterprise involvement in highway projects and one of the four meetings will be in Covington. The KTC Covington meeting will be Wednesday, May 14, from …

KSO Flood Wall Jazz Quintet to benefit Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center with concert


  The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra’s Flood Wall Jazz Quintet will perform a community concert to benefit Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center on Friday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the restored Jack Moreland Auditorium in Holmes High School in …

Former Northern Ky. Chamber CEO taking experience, talents to Greater Spokane Inc.


Steve Stevens, former president and CEO of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, made it official this week that he has taken a position in the state of Washington as the new president and CEO of Greater Spokane Inc.   …

Bicentennial committee kicking off COV200 in May with Devou Park family celebration


  The Covington Bicentennial Committee is presenting the official kickoff of the COV200 celebration on Thursday, May 22, from 6-8:30 p.m. at Drees Pavilion in Devou Park.   “We’re so excited to finally kick off the celebrations for COV200,” said …

Northern Kentucky men’s golf team ninth
in Atlantic Sun Conference Championship


  The Northern Kentucky University men’s golf team posted a ninth-place finish at the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship Tuesday at the Legends Course of the Chateau Elan Golf Club in Braselton, Ga.   NKU turned in rounds of 312-307-310 for …

Rep. Mike Denham: This is the time to let me know your thoughts during interim session


When the General Assembly left the Capitol late last month for its traditional veto recess – the roughly two-week period a governor has to approve or reject legislation – it was already becoming clear that the regular session’s final two …

Not in job description, but Newport Aquarium employee saves two lives on the same day


  By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   A man was accompanying his daughter as they were guided through the Newport Aquarium by a sales representative, scouting a possible location for a wedding celebration.   Then, on that January day, …

Keven Moore on Insurance: If a company is freshmen-laden, training, coaching is a must


  The University of Kentucky Men’s basketball team came up just a little short of winning the 2014 NCAA Men’s National championship a couple of weeks back. Their run through the NCAA brackets was simply amazing and legendary, especially considering …

One of Covington’s code enforcement officers resigns after feels personal safety threatened


  By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   Wayne Berry was hired as one of the original part-time code enforcement officers after the City of Covington reorganized that department in 2012. He resigned his position last week.   “He had …

Newport’s New Riff Distillery set to open
in early May and be ‘a world-class building’


  By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   “I promised you a world-class building and we’re delivering on that.”   New Riff Distillery owner Ken Lewis announced to the Newport City Commission on Monday that his new operation would open …

Three judge executives in Northern Kentucky discuss ways to treat heroin addicts regionally


  The Judges-Executive in Campbell, Kenton and Boone Counties are exploring options of a regional approach to treating heroin addicts in the jail system.   Campbell Co. is already moving forward on including a treatment facility near its expanded jail …

Awesome Collective to team up with Holmes High School for community links to students


  The Awesome Collective of Covington will join students at Holmes High School in Covington for community building and engagement on Wednesday, April 25, from 5-7 p.m. at the Holmes High Fieldhouse at 2500 Madison Ave.   “The goal is …

Local Boys: With injuries, illnesses plaguing him, Hank Gastright never got a real chance


By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   Editor’s note: Cincinnati Reds’ fans are just that – fanatics about their ball club, and especially about those players who hail from the Greater Cincinnati area. A handful of those players are actually …