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NKy, Ohio community leaders and economic organizations weigh in to protect airline jobs

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Northern Kentucky and Ohio leaders are pushing back against unfair subsidies provided by the governments of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to their state-owned carriers, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, and Emirates Airline.   This initiative, which includes elected officials, …

It’s Official: Northern Kentucky University becomes 10th member of the Horizon League

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Northern Kentucky University’s department of athletics ushered in a new era on July 1, becoming an official member of the Horizon League. As the 10th member of the League, the Norse will play a full conference slate in all sports …

Mike Denham: 239 years later, remember Kentuckians who fought for independence

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As we ready to celebrate the Fourth of July on Saturday, it’s worth remembering the words President Kennedy spoke at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall a little more than five decades ago.   “The theory of independence is as old as man …

Boone Co. prepares for returning students; new dropout law kids in school until age 18

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Boone County Schools are ready to receive dropouts returning to school.   As of July 1, students in Kentucky can no longer dropout of school before the age of 18. For 81 years the legal dropout age in the Commonwealth …

Thomas More checks in at No. 15 in preseason Sporting News Division III football Top 25

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The Thomas More College football team is ranked No. 15 in The Sporting News Division III preseason Top 25.   The Saints finished the 2014 season 8-2 overall and 7-1 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC), winning a share of …

Transposagen one of two high-tech state small businesses named Tibbetts Award recipients

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A pair of Kentucky companies have received national recognition for exemplifying the best of the federal Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer programs.   Kentucky companies to receive the 2015 Tibbetts Award are Bexion Pharmaceuticals of Covington and Transposagen …

Norse athletics home gets a new name: It’s BB&T Arena at Northern Kentucky University

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  Northern Kentucky’s only collegiate sports and entertainment venue has a new name: BB&T Arena at Northern Kentucky University, NKU announced Monday.   “On behalf of our campus community, I am pleased to welcome BB&T to Northern Kentucky University,” said …

Subplots abound as Kentucky Speedway prepares for running of Quaker State 400

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  By Mark Hansel Special to KyForward   The Kentucky Speedway’s big weekend will feature added excitement this year with several subplots unfolding at the Sparta oval, culminating with a key NASCAR Sprint Cup points race July 11.   Kentucky …

Panning for gold is a rich-not-so-quick adventure — but sure is whole a lot of fun

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  By Gayle Pille Special to KyForward   There is gold in them there hills, folks.   Word is there’s a couple of ole’ boys in Indiana making $300 to $400 a day panning a local stream (at an undisclosed …

TMC promotes Brown to head women’s tennis program, both tennis positions expanded

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Rachel Brown has been promoted to head women’s golf coach at Thomas More while Chris Eilerman has been elevated to full-time status as head coach for men’s and women’s tennis.   Brown spent the 2014-15 academic year as Thomas More’s …

Tigers take Northern Kentucky’s Bauml in 10th round of Major League Baseball draft

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Northern Kentucky University standout Cole Bauml was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 10th round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Tuesday.   Bauml earned first-team All-Atlantic Sun Conference and Atlantic Sun All-Academic honors after a breakout senior …

Bumpy Road: Variety of transportation issues could impact Kentucky drivers in years ahead

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    By John Gregory KET   They have 27,000 miles of paved roads to maintain, constituents clamoring for a number of new transportation projects and a shrinking pool of money with which to make it all happen.   To …

Rep. Mike Denham: Kentucky is full of ‘irreplaceable’ National Historic Landmarks

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Eighty years ago, historical preservation took a major step forward when the federal government began compiling a list of those irreplaceable places that help define our country’s heritage.   More than 2,500 National Historic Landmarks have since been identified, including …

Thomas More’s Moss repeats as DIII Honda Athlete of the Year nominee for basketball

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After capturing the honor in 2014, Sydney Moss, a junior from Thomas More College, was named the 2015 DIII Honda Athlete of the Year nominee for basketball as announced by executive director Chris Voelz of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards …

Go Bananas: Hospital sonographer gets rare patient in Cincinnati Zoo’s pregnant gorilla

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The Cincinnati Zoo, with the health care experts at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, have created an unusual partnership to help monitor the pregnancy of Anju, a 14-year-old Western Lowland gorilla.   A sonographer, or someone who performs ultrasounds, from …