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Jamie Vaught: At 91, Bell County native Homer Rice looks back at career as football coach, administrator

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part column about Kentuckian Dr. Homer Rice who had an illustrious career in football coaching and athletic administration. He also recruited Greg Page of Middlesboro who became the first black football player to sign with UK. If you follow sports, you probably have read or heard about former UK assistant football coach Dr. Homer Rice even though the...

Screenwriter Charles Pogue to deliver Playwrights Lecture at Lexington playwrights conference Sept. 6

Charles Edward Pogue a native of Fort Thomas, a graduate of Highlands High School and the University of Kentucky will give the Kentucky Playwrights Lecture at a playwrights and screenwriters conference sponsored by the Kentucky Playwrights Workshop at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington September 6-8. Charles Pogue Pogue once worked as a screenwriter in Hollywood where he wrote...

Top 20 high schools in Kentucky, according to U.S. News report; Dupont Manual in Louisville is tops

U.S. News & World Report this week released its list of 2017 Best High Schools. These rankings evaluated data on more than 22,000 public high schools to identify which ones were best at preparing students for college and careers, and awarded gold, silver, and bronze medals to more than 6,000. The data is also broken down by state. Dupont Manual High in Jefferson County ranked first, North Oldham...

High schoolers from across region get chance to observe a live surgery at Christ Hospital

Hundreds of high school students from across Greater Cincinnati, including a number from Northern Kentucky, will have a unique opportunity on Tuesday, Oct. 28. They will observe a live surgery at The Christ Hospital, take a tour and lunch at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences.   The 16th Annual Live Surgery Experience, presented by the nursing college, is intended to give students...

‘You don’t know how important this is to us’: WW II Purple Heart finally returned to family

The Purple Heart presentation ceremony included, from left, Barb Bowling, retired KSP Det. C.J. Jaskowiak, Gary Bowling, Post 6 Intelligence Analyst Mindi Thompson, Post 6 Commander Capt. Anthony Taulbee, Tpr. Davd Jones, Post 6 public affairs officer, and Highlands High School student Bethany West. (Photo provided)   The Kentucky Purple Heart Trail doesn’t run through Grant County, but Kentucky...

Montgomery Co. High wins fourth straight mock trial championship; Highlands is second

This is the fourth straight year Montgomery County has won the Kentucky High School Mock Trial championship and the 13th time overall. (Photo provided) Montgomery County High School won its fourth straight Kentucky High School Mock Trial championship at Eastern Kentucky University on March 14-16. Montgomery County defeated Highlands High School of Fort Thomas in the championship round. Montgomery...