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Despite key losses on offense, Scott County looks to challenge Frederick Douglass for district title

(KyForward is previewing the upcoming prep football season for many programs in Central Kentucky. The season is scheduled to begin Sept. 11.) By Chad Hensley Special to KyForward When looking up the word consistency in the Kentucky high school football dictionary, one program that will always be listed is Scott County. Each season, the Cardinals of head coach Jim McKee are tabbed as a serious challenger...

Lloyd WMA’s rifle tube range temporarily closed on weekdays, but available for public use on weekend

The rifle tube range at Curtis Gates Lloyd Wildlife Management Area in Grant County is temporarily closed on weekdays because of ongoing work to a nearby stream. Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Environmental Restoration is reinforcing a stream channel at the outlet of a former pond basin. Part of the parking area at the tube range is being used to store rock for the project. An access lane...

NKY Health Department launches hepatitis A prevention plan in wake of state’s declared outbreak

The Northern Kentucky Health Department (NKY Health) has initiated efforts to prevent the statewide spread of Hepatitis A from expanding to the region. Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by a virus. Dr. Saddler When infected, the liver becomes inflamed or damaged and does not work properly. Although rare, death can occur from this infection. The Kentucky Department for Public...

While millions visit the Ark, Grant County is sinking fast, trying to avoid bankruptcy, offering no amenities

By Alan Greenblatt Governing.com It’s possible that Grant County has touched bottom. The county, which lies midway between Cincinnati and Lexington, almost ran out of money this spring, which would have prompted a state takeover. In March, county officials approved a 2 percent payroll tax on local workers. This will bring in more than $3 million in the coming year, enough to avoid bankruptcy. But...

As opening date for Ark looms, AiG excited about project, disappointed about portrayal of incentives

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor The July 7 opening date for the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky is less than a week away and developers are eager to finally unveil the attraction to the public.

Oldham County is the healthiest in Kentucky, according to new County Health Rankings

Oldham County ranks healthiest in Kentucky, according to the fifth annual County Health Rankings released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.   “This report demonstrates public health successes and highlights opportunities for improvement in counties across the commonwealth,” said Kentucky Public Health Commissioner Dr. Stephanie...