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North of $98 million out of HB237 $5.2 billion coming to Kenton, Campbell for road projects

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  In the waning hours of the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly session, House Bill 237 received final passage awarding more than $5.2 billion for road projects across the Commonwealth. More than $43 million will go to Kenton County and more …

Covington’s Housing Authority bans smoking from all buildings, including its apartments

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The Housing Authority of Covington’s Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to ban smoking from inside any of the buildings it manages, including residences.   The board adopted its Agency Plan for 2014 which included a smoke-free housing policy. That …

Bellevue’s city clerk named ‘Clerk of the Year’ by Kentucky Municipal Clerks Association

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Bellevue City Clerk Mary Scott was named the Kentucky Municipal Clerks Association “Clerk of the Year” during the organization’s spring meeting at Lake Cumberland.   Scott has been Bellevue’s city clerk and treasurer since 1991 but has been employed by …

New dean of NKU College of Education and Human Services comes from Auburn post

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Cynthia J. Reed has been named dean of the Northern Kentucky University College of Education and Human Services and will begin at NKU on July 15.   Reed currently serves as Emily R. and Gerald S. Leischuck endowed professor of …

Multi-discipline student team wins entry in
an EPA design expo with water-quality app

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  A new water-quality app developed by six Northern Kentucky University students is getting national attention at a prestigious Environmental Protection Agency student design competition this spring. NKU’s Water Quality Pro app could potentially boost the EPA’s efforts to monitor …

New dean of NKU Haile/US Bank College of Business expects to build on its strengths

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Geoffrey S. Mearns, president of Northern Kentucky University, announced today that Rebecca I. Porterfield has been named dean of the NKU Haile/US Bank College of Business. Porterfield is currently graduate associate dean of the University of North Carolina Wilmington Cameron …

Northern Kentucky’s Maginley first men’s tennis Academic All-Conference selection

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  Northern Kentucky University’s Jody Maginley was honored as a part of the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team for men’s tennis, the league office announced.   Maginley, a sophomore from St. John’s, Antigua, became NKU’s first Academic All-Conference honoree in …

State auditor: tolls truth, heroin help, airport board and need for businesspeople in politics

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By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   Kentucky State Auditor Adam Edelen returned to the Northern Kentucky region on yesterday as the featured speaker of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s monthly Eggs n Issues forum.   The first-term Democrat …

House Hunters: HGTV features Kentucky couple who trade historic home for hot sand

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Staff report   The Kentucky couple who moved last fall from cold Covington to warm Myrtle Beach will be on television tonight in the popular HGTV show House Hunters about their search for a home with as much character as …

After two decades and major renovation, The Carnegie hosts an old friend to direct Harvey

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  During his decade of producing shoestring theater in a proud but dilapidated auditorium, impresario Buz Davis could only dream of the day he might return to find that hall had received a multi-million dollar renovation, and that he was …

City, Hotel Covington developers pointed in same direction, but stalled until tax credits

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By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   “I wish I had better news. I wish we had a check for $27 million and we can start tomorrow.”   Guy van Rooyen, CEO of the Salyers Group which is developing the …

Inside look at Kentucky Governor’s Mansion at NKU with regional documentary premiere

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  Line up here … See the show … Free while the offer lasts!   Take a tour of the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion, on its 100th birthday, as the guest of the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement at Northern …

Rep. Mike Denham: General Assembly again used its last day in session to wrap things up

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Traditionally, the last day of a legislative session is set aside just to consider any vetoes the governor may make. Recently, however, the General Assembly has also used the time to wrap up a few lingering issues, and this year …

NKU Theatre bringing musical madness of Monty Python’s Spamalot to the stage

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By Jackie Demaline Special to KyForward   Northern Kentucky University Theatre is looking on the bright side of life with Monty Python’s Spamalot bringing musical madness to the Northern Kentucky University main stage from April 17-27.   Lovingly adapted and …

Covington City Commission to discuss The Hotel Covington extension, a Pike St. facade

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Plans to change part of The Hotel Covington agreement with the city and a facade grant for a building that will house a new business downtown top the Covington City Commission agenda for Tuesday night’s meeting.   Here is a …