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Lauren and Rob Hudson: Positive messages for America’s youth — about importance of integrity

Columns for families based on the book “It Can Be Done” @studentsleadusa A person with integrity has strong moral principles and core values to help to guide their life. Independence means thinking for oneself without craving validation from others. Integrity and independence can go hand in hand, leading to an exceptional life. Integrity and independence help us to steer clear of...

Healthy Headlines: Learn CPR, it helped Karen Carr save husband Jeff’s life; he choose healthier lifestyle

St. Elizabeth Healthcare It should have been a quiet evening at home watching TV. “There was no warning, no nothing,” Karen Carr recalls of the December evening her husband’s heart stopped beating. Jeff Carr, a tall, lean construction worker at age 52, felt uncomfortable on the couch and decided to go upstairs to lie down. Karen, who followed him, describes, “He lay down and that was it. He...

LSI Industries to created more than 20 new jobs in Kenton County half-million-dollar expansion

LSI Industries, a partner in developing superior image solutions through world-class lighting, graphics, and technology capabilities, is expanding its Kentucky manufacturing facility. Chris Reinersman, Mayor of Independence, announced the half-million-dollar expansion, which will lead to the creation of 22 new jobs in the community. “We are thrilled that LSI is choosing to expand its operations...

Drunk driver found guilty of murder in October accident deaths of Independence family of five

By Mark Hansel Northern Kentucky Tribune It took a jury in Kenton County less than four hours to come back with a verdict of guilty on five counts of murder in the Daniel Greis trial Friday. Daniel Greis remained stoic as the jury foreman read the verdict of guilty to five counts of wanton murder Friday. He broke down, however, when his wife took the stand and described how much his grandchildren would...

Kentucky by Heart: Kentuckians share their thoughts on what makes their college that ‘special’ school

Note: Following is the second of a two-part article about individuals sharing comments about their “special college” in Kentucky. When the topic of special colleges in Kentucky is brought up, Erika Mahlbacher offers her Danville alma mater, Centre College, as a shining example. Erika Mahlbacher She loved the enthusiasm of her teachers. “My dreaded history class requirement turned out to be one...

National nonprofit Helping a Hero awards home to Independence, Kentucky Wounded Warrior

By Mark Hansel Special to KyForward A crowd of hundreds, which included Congressmen from two states and a U.S. Senator, lined a small street in Independence to welcome a Wounded Warrior and his family into a new handicap accessible home. Country music singer Lee Greenwood points to those in attendance and the crowd reacts at the dedication of a new home for Staff Sgt. Paul Brondhaver and his family...

Blue Grass Metals announces $4 million, 50,000 square foot expansion to Boone County headquarters

Blue Grass Metals Inc., a supplier of wire forms to the automotive industry, has announced expansion of its operation in Boone County with the creation of 15 jobs via a more than $4 million investment. Blue Grass Metals has been in operation for over 25 years, initially serving the pneumatic tool industry and supplying the automotive industry since 1998. The construction of an adjacent 50,000-square-foot...