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Oktoberfest expects more than half a million; CVG airport gives visitors a German taste

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  The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport, partnering with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, kicked off the 39th Annual Oktoberfest Zinzinnati in German style this morning from 8–10 a.m. for passengers coming through the airport on their way to the city.   …

No one showed up at first, but tiny Ludlow
got its groove on 150 years ago this month

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  By Bryan Burke Special to KyForward   What if someone planned a retirement community, bought land and everything, and no retirees showed up? That’s what happened 150 years ago in Ludlow.   For the last 15 decades, this tiny …

Thomas More defensive back Fuller selected for National Team of the Week grid honors

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  Thomas More College junior defensive back Kyle Fuller (Taylor Mill, Ky./Holy Cross) has been named to the D3football.com National Team of the Week for his performance in the 22nd-ranked Saints’ 45-16 road win at Hanover College.   Fuller, also …

AP ranks six Northern Kentucky high school football teams in top 10 of respective divisions

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The Associated Press Kentucky High School Football poll puts two Northern Kentucky schools in the top 10 in the Class 5A division – Cooper at No. 7 and Scott at No. 10.   Cooper has a season record of 3-1 …

Kentucky boasts 31 companies on Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private firms in 2014

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Kentucky has 31 companies that made the 2014 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America with Florence-based Legion Logistics the highest ranked at No. 154.   Legion Logistics has shown a 2,545 percent rate of growth in …

Deep talent stockpile at nearly every position makes Cincinnati Bengals model of the league

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  By Bryan Burke Special to KyForward   The Cincinnati Bengals stymied Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons with defensive discipline this week, especially from their cornerbacks.   The Bengal secondary not only covered well, collecting three interceptions on the …

Covington elementary social studies teacher named teacher of year by Kentucky council

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  Tiffany Gruen, a teacher at John G. Carlisle Elementary School, has been selected as the Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year for 2014-2015 by the Kentucky Council for Social Studies.   “Ms. Gruen is a shining example of …

St. Elizabeth, Thomas More College join forces to ensure athletes sports medicine

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Thomas More College has announced a partnership with St. Elizabeth Healthcare that will provide the college’s athletes with superior sports medicine, according to a TMC press release.   Over the next five years, St. Elizabeth will provide services and financial …

One-third of people with early heart attack ‘don’t make it to hospital’; know signs, risks

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By Shelly Whitehead Special to KyForward   Jerry Sigl is a likable fellow with a quick, self-effacing sense of humor. And, at 72, he was living the good life after retiring from Cincinnati Bell, parsing his time between the golf …

Rep. Mike Denham: Lawmakers go back to schools to promote better civic awareness

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Starting this week, hundreds of state legislators from across the country will begin visiting classrooms to kick off the 16th annual America’s Legislators Back to School Program.   Sponsored by the National Conference of State Legislatures, this event initially lasted …

MainStrasse’s Candy Bar launches Covington scavenger hunt for 24 Pez dispenser treats

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  Where are these 24 Pez candy dispensers?   The answer: all over Covington.   The Candy Bar, the MainStrasse Village-based sweets shop, announced this week a sugary scavenger hunt to lure the public into the store at 422 W. …

Germany’s Balluff expands its Independence headquarters a third time to create 24 jobs

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German sensor technology firm Balluff is set to spend $6 million to open a new U.S. headquarters in Independence in Northern Kentucky. The measure is expected to also create 24 new jobs.   “Balluff has found a successful home in …

Atlantic Sun Conference recognizes top
Norse scorer Laumann as Player of Week

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Northern Kentucky’s Kelsey Laumann has been named the Atlantic Sun Conference Player of the Week for women’s soccer, the league office announced.   Laumann was a major contributor for the NKU offensive attack this week as the Norse posted a …

September Honor Flight to D.C. memorials includes two CVG airport ambassadors

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An Honor Flight taking World War II and Korean War veterans to their respective memorials in Washington, D.C. took off this morning, Sept. 16, from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Two CVG Airport Ambassadors are on the flight.   Bill Miller …

Thomas More athletes earn Presidents’ Athletic Conference Player of Week nods

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Thomas More College junior football defensive back Kyle Fuller (Taylor Mill, Ohio/Holy Cross) and freshman women’s soccer forward Julia Flagge-Echols (Colerain, Ohio/Colerain) earned Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Player of the Week honors from the PAC office.   Fuller was named …