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House Bill 445 signed in Covington to allow Kentucky startup investors to get tax credits


Angel investors now have another reason to invest in Kentucky’s small and startup companies – tax credits.   Gov. Steve Beshear joined state lawmakers, community leaders and angel investors Wednesday to ceremonially sign House Bill 445. The legislation expands the …

Restored Shinkle home site of August fund-raising soirée for Children’s Home of N. Ky.


  The Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky will host an Aug. 10 soirée at the historic home of its founder, Amos Shinkle, a prominent businessman in 19th-century Covington.   The Amos Shinkle House on Garrard Street, now owned by Children’s …

Weekly battles of NKU Dagorhir club both sport and game, with a lot of fun in between


  By Nancy Curtis Special to KyForward   Epic sword battles are not exactly common on college campuses.   But on the Griffin Hall lawn at Northern Kentucky University, a group of young women and men gather together weekly to …

NKU students, no matter their major, find summer internships invaluable experience


By Ryan Clark Special to KyForward   Lee Epling always wondered what it was like to manage IT security in an active office environment. Epling, a 21-year-old computer information technology major from Catlettsburg, had become a star as captain of …

Former NKU pitcher Jarrett Casey promoted to Triple-A, will play for the Charlotte Knights


  Former Northern Kentucky University standout pitcher Jarrett Casey has been promoted to the Charlotte Knights, the organization announced on Monday.   Casey, a lefty from Indianapolis, Indiana, began the season with the Single-A Winston-Salem Dash and played in just …

Second Time Around: Worth $20 admission, the Newseum perhaps best day trek in D.C.


  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 …

Kentucky groups, individuals honored
for ‘unselfishly serving and filling needs’


Fourteen groups and individuals from across the state were honored for their volunteer and service contributions at the Governor’s Awards for Volunteerism and Service.   The Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service, a division within Cabinet for Health and …

Two stints in juvenile detention was enough; Snyder now recognized for work with youth


  During his teenage years, Nathaniel Snyder was sentenced to juvenile detention. After two stints in the system, however, he changed course – even, at age 15, joining a volunteer fire department and working weekends at Kroger.   “I realized …

Northern Kentucky University eligible for
A-Sun championships in 2014-15 season


  Championship athletics are back at Northern Kentucky University.   The Atlantic Sun Conference announced today that NKU will be eligible for all conference postseason championships for which its teams qualify starting with the upcoming 2014-15 season.   Northern Kentucky …

Rep. Mike Denham: Unlike Washington, the states must balance budgets at fiscal year end


When it comes to budgets, there is one big difference between the federal government and the states: The states balance theirs at the end of the fiscal year.   It can be a difficult task, especially when the economy is …

C-Forward president tapped to chair annual United Way fund-raising campaign in region


Fort Thomas resident Brent Cooper, C-Forward president, will chair the 2014 United Way of Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky annual campaign.   “Having served in a number of community organizations over the years, I’ve seen firsthand the positive impact United Way has …

Keven Moore on Insurance: Read the fine print when using personal car for business


As a trained risk-ologist and someone who worked his way through college delivering pizzas, imagine my surprise when my insurance agent told me that my own pizza-delivering son would not be covered if he was involved in an accident while …

Bank of Kentucky’s third annual golf outing to benefit BAWAC nonprofit for vocational rehab


The Bank of Kentucky announced today that its Third Annual Charity Golf Outing benefitting BAWAC is being held on Friday, July 25, at Twin Oaks Golf and Plantation Club in Latonia beginning at 9 a.m.   BAWAC is a Northern …

Southbank’s Art Outpost at base of World Peace Bell in Newport to feature local artists


Southbank Partners and the World Peace Bell will host the Third Annual Kentucky Art Outpost on July 25-27 at the World Peace Bell Park in Newport.   This annual event showcases regional artists and features shopping and entertainment for the …

Nurse steps in to manage family tool business
and help downtown Covington rebirth happen


  By Jerod Theobald Special to KyForward   Arden Steffen was born in a tool crib – literally. She’s the third generation to manage Steffen’s Tool Crib in downtown Covington, having taken over as vice president two years ago when …