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Theatre director of The Carnegie suddenly resigns over the weekend, no reason given

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By Jackie Demaline Special to KyForward   As managing director of theatre at The Carnegie for the last seven years, Joshua Steele turned the Covington arts center’s theater series into one of the most respected in the Cincinnati region, garnering …

Hemmer extends its long family association with BAWAC to new production expansion

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Paul Hemmer Company has announced that it will soon launch construction of a 10,000-square-foot expansion for BAWAC Inc. in the Northern Kentucky Industrial Park in Florence.   BAWAC is a production facility located at 7970 Kentucky Dr. that provides employment, …

Three Thomas More soccer players earn Presidents’ Athletic Conference accolades

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  Thomas More junior women’s soccer forward Olivia Huber (Woodlawn, Ky./Newport Central Catholic), senior women’s soccer defender Emily Sanker (Alexandria, Ky./Bishop Brossart) and senior men’s soccer defender Jack Little (Versailles, Ky./Woodford County) earned weekly honors from the Presidents’ Athletic Conference …

Sommerkamps awarded 2014 Devou Cup for their generosity of time, expertise and money

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  The Northern Kentucky Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation will present the 2014 Devou Cup to Frank and Patricia Sommerkamp. The award will be presented at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner on Sept. 18.   The …

Piner Farm in Boone County now part of Big Bone Lick State Park as newest historic site

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  By Feoshia Davis KyForward correspondent   Leslie Piner spent most of her childhood on the family farm in Boone County. She filled her afternoons on the more than 200-acre farm getting dirty while tending to tobacco and hay, chickens …

Second Time Around: Just like Congress, my camera went on recess, but here’s extra shots

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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 of …

Covington’s Grateful Grahams thankful to be nominated for Martha Stewart 2014 award

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This company has only been in Covington for a year and a half and already has had a big impact.   Grateful Grahams, the brainchild of baker Rachel DesRochers, started with a small kitchen on Pike Street but expanded so …

Keven Moore on Insurance: ‘Fire challenge’
is extremely dangerous and downright stupid

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Many of us growing up in the 1970s tried to emulate those that we watched on TV, including Evel Knievel doing his death-defying motorcycle jumps. We would hop on our Big Wheels and bicycles and jump off homemade ramps – …

Spirit of Kentucky Award goes to Kentucky Connected public-private partners along I-71

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The 2014 Spirit of Kentucky Award was presented to Kentucky Connected, a public-private regional partnership consisting of counties located between the Greater Cincinnati and Louisville metro areas, along the I-71 corridor. The award was presented as part of the 39th …

Playground to Park: Latonia Elementary play area expands to full-service community park

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  The Center for Great Neighborhoods in Covington cut the ribbon Friday on a new Latonia Cardinals Community Park built in an expansion of the Latonia Elementary School playground.   The massive community effort to expand the play area into …

Dayton schools take 4 percent tax increase this year, expect to do the same next year

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By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   Millions of dollars in real estate is being developed on Dayton, Kentucky’s riverfront, a sign of huge tax revenues ahead. But how far ahead?   Too far for the school district not to …

Follow The Pink Panther to Devou for KSO’s old-fashioned ‘pops concert’ retrospective

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  If the words “symphony” and “revolution” were ever to be used in the same sentence, chances are it would be in telling the tale of how Arthur Fiedler and musicians from Boston created a revolutionary concept we know as …

Cincinnati Opera brings Covington cemetery back to life with comic Penzance production

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By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   Linden Grove Cemetery in Covington will be full of life when the Cincinnati Opera comes to town.   The iconic cultural institution will put on a production of Pirates of Penzance, the famed …

Weckman twins raise funds … again … from sundae pitch for Covington’s Goebel Park

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  By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   Well, they’ve done it again.   Adam and Rowan Weckman, twin 11-year-olds, dazzled another crowd and walked away with money. The brothers are the poster children for the Make Goebel Great effort, …

Covington Arts moves to Pike Street, Braxton Brewery taking its place at AEC on Seventh

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Covington Arts has found a new home.   The city’s arts administrator will move from the former Artisan Enterprise Center on Seventh Street to 2 West Pike St.   The Artisan Enterprise Center is slated to become home to Braxton …