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Bill Straub: Ever-growing GOP presidential field doesn’t seem to have impact on Paul


WASHINGTON – Characterizing the 2016 Republican presidential primary as an ungainly mess, albeit at this early stage, is probably being too charitable, but the ongoing mayhem of a new hopeful entering the race every other day doesn’t seem to be …

Three community organizations to come together to host Independence Day Parade


COV200, the Center for Great Neighborhoods, and the Friends of Peaselburg Neighborhood Association invite residents, businesses, sports teams, civic and neighborhood associations to celebrate Covington’s Bicentennial by participating in a special rendition of the traditional Fourth of July parade. For …

Impact NKY selected by U.S. Chamber to
join learning network to close skills gap


Impact NKY, a foundation of the NKY Chamber of Commerce, was selected as one of seven regional partners to participate in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Talent Pipeline Management initiative to close the skills gap in America. Launched in …

Rep. Mike Denham: We must never forget the sacrifices made by veterans and fallen heroes


This coming weekend, our nation will pause to remember and pay tribute to those who died defending our country.   That list now has more than 1.2 million names, about half of which were added during the four years of …

U.S. News’ ‘Best High Schools’ released, with Fort Thomas Highlands atop state rankings


In U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 “Best High Schools” rankings, Highlands High School in Fort Thomas was named the top public high school in Kentucky.   Louisville’s duPont Manual High School was ranked No. 2, followed by Beechwood High …

Rep. Mike Denham: Thank you to all who brought closure to the Maxey Flats project


Nearly 40 years after it closed, the final phase of the Maxey Flats clean-up project is underway, giving our region a sense of closure it truly deserves.   Over the years there have been many people who have played a …

Morehead assistant, former Boone County star Craig Mullins loses battle with cancer


By Terry Boehmker Special to KyForward   Craig Mullins, a former Boone County High School football player who became a nationally recognized coach, lost his battle with cancer on Monday morning. He was 45 years old.   Mullins was diagnosed …

Northern Kentucky University announces it’s leaving A-Sun Conference for Horizon League


  Northern Kentucky University President Geoffrey S. Mearns announced Monday that the Norse will become members of the Horizon League, effective July 1, 2015.   The Norse will become the 10th member of the league, joining Cleveland State University, University …

NKU to honor Brandi Fisher with posthumous master of social work


Brandi Fisher summed up the pursuit of her Northern Kentucky University master of social work in three words: motivation, determination and aspiration.   She had spent 11 years working as a social worker, but wanted to do more. Earning an …

New manager, appearances by Bench, Foster highlight new season for Florence Freedom


  By Mark Hansel Special to KyForward   The Florence Freedom kicks off its season Thursday May 14, with a new manager and a host of promotions.   The Freedom play their first game of the season against the Joliet …

Rep. Mike Denham: Several laws in this year’s session address college- and career-readiness


When it comes to grading Kentucky’s public elementary and secondary schools, what ultimately counts most is whether our graduating students are truly ready for college and a career.   Over the last several years, one of the state’s newest agencies …

Saints’ record-setting running back Hayden
to get a look from the Baltimore Ravens


  Former Thomas More College running back Domonique Hayden (Lexington, Ky./Lexington Christian Academy) has earned a try-out by National Football League’s (NFL) Baltimore Ravens.   Hayden has been invited for a try-out during the Ravens’ Rookie Camp this month in …

Rick Robinson’s newest political thriller is
a top seller at Amazon in its first weekend


KyForward writer Rick Robinson released his latest novel – The Advance Man – over the weekend where it was on Amazon’s top seller list in the genre of political thrillers.   Publisher Page (an imprint of Headline Books), publisher of …

Mike Farrell wins ‘Triple Crown’ of advising awards at collegiate, state and national levels


  Mike Farrell has been awarded both the Kentucky award for Region Three Outstanding Advising Award in a Faculty Role and a national Outstanding Advising Award for Faculty Academic Advising from the National Academic Advising Association.   Farrell, an associate …

Riding into Learning: Bicycle clubs show students that STEM has real-world uses


By Brenna R. Kelly Special to KyForward   Seventh-grader Jayshaun Washington thinks he hates math.   But Doug Dicken, a financial manager at GE Global Operations, is determined to prove him wrong.   “Dude, math is awesome,” he tells Jayshaun, …