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Turfway Park hosting annual day-long Derby Party; reserved seating remains available

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The greatest two minutes in sports will last all day at Turfway Park, when the Northern Kentucky racetrack hosts its annual Kentucky Derby party on Saturday, May 2.   “Nobody knows how to throw a party like Turfway,” said General …

Heads Up: Team of inventive youngsters may have solution to football concussion problem

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  By Mark Hansel Special to KyForward   A group of Mann Elementary students from Union in Northern Kentucky might help provide a solution to an issue that is threatening one of America’s most popular sports.   The students, five …

Don Then: Satirical Pretty Ugly gives blunt, laugh-out-loud look at life of a pageant mom

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Satires are fun books to read because they poke sticks at our sacred cows, at the way we live our lives, at the single-mindedness of our nature. Let’s face it, at one moment or another we have all considered ourselves …

Volunteer NKy offers residents, organizations chance to engage in service opportunities

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A new innovation platform on how we view and engage in volunteerism has arrived in NKy — and it’s gaining momentum in the region’s nonprofit and social services circles. It has and costs no money, so it doesn’t fundraise. It …

Rep. Mike Denham: With Hollywood ties, Kentucky deserves leading role in TV, movies

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Kentucky may be a couple thousand miles away from Hollywood, but that hasn’t diminished our connections to the entertainment industry. Some of today’s most famous actors – George Clooney, Jennifer Lawrence and Johnny Depp included – were born here.   …

Health dept. honors efforts to prepare for ebola, reduce exposure to secondhand smoke

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The Northern Kentucky Health Department will honor the contributions of community partners to address both new and existing public health threats with the 2015 Award of Excellence in Public Health, presenting awards to Brent Cooper for his work to promote …

Six high-tech companies share in $1M award designed to help turn research into reality

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Developing better cancer drugs, preventing mosquito-borne diseases and improving food safety … those are just some of the innovative projects Kentucky companies are developing.   “These Kentucky companies are developing products and technologies that will greatly enhance life as we …

McConnell, drug czar Botticelli join forces
to discuss heroin addiction – and its impacts

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By Mark Hansel Special to KyForward   U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Michael Botticelli, the nation’s drug czar, came together yesterday to discuss the nationwide impact of heroin and prescription opiate addiction.   Appearing at the Government Forum at …

Behringer-Crawford Museum announces upcoming Music@BCM lineup, themes

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Music@BCM is back April 16 through August 13. Break out the folding chairs (optional) and bring your family and friends (mandatory) for 12 evenings of pure delight, with warm breezes, cold drinks, food … and… music from a variety of …

Turkey Foot Middle School in Edgewood to premiere adaptation of Our Best Tomorrow

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Dixie Heights High School freshman Lauren Hudson, along with her father, attorney and author Robert Hudson, have adapted the story from their bestselling, award-winning book, Our Best Tomorrow, into a script for the stage.   The play, also titled Our …

Rep. Mike Denham: Bills not addressed this year in General Assembly will return in Jan.

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FRANKFORT – If it’s true that it takes years of preparation to be an overnight success, the same can also be said of many laws approved during a legislative session.   This year is a prime example, with several high-profile …

Diabetes Coalition’s supermarket tour focuses on nutrition education for those with diabetes

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Diabetes educators from the Northern Kentucky Diabetes Coalition will be participating in supermarket tours to provide real-time nutrition information to those with or at risk for diabetes. The tours are scheduled for:   · Cold Spring: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. …

Thomas More’s Moss completes sweep of Division III Player of Year basketball honors

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Thomas More College junior guard/forward Sydney Moss (St. Albans, W.Va./Boone County (Ky.) completed the sweep of NCAA Division III Player of the Year honors Monday when she was named the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Player of the Year at …

Covington native, former Alabama assistant John Brannen named head coach at NKU

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  John Brannen, a native of Covington, has been named head coach of the Northern Kentucky men’s basketball program, director of athletics Ken Bothof said Monday.   NKU will hold a press conference on Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the …

Buffalos and Bourbon exhibit celebrating Covington’s past opens April 24 at BCM

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From the time when herds of roaming buffalo carved out the route of Dixie Highway to the bourbon-fueled heyday of the 1920s, Covington has had a dynamic and colorful history.   A collaboration between Behringer-Crawford Museum and the Masters of …