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Alleged MeetNKy co-conspirator in court; former finance director thought money went to boyfriend

By Mark Hansel KyForward managing editor A man charged as being complicit in the $4 million meetNKY/Northern Kentucky Convention and Visitors Bureau embezzlement case appeared in Kenton County District Court for a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Keith Tasher (seated in pink jumpsuit) appeared for a preliminary hearing in Kenton County District Court Tuesday. Tasher is charged as a co-conspirator in the...

Tim Bray: Northern Kentucky has emerged as statewide, regional tourism juggernaut

The summer vacation season has arrived and tourism in Northern Kentucky has never been hotter. A slew of vibrant attractions, a booming bourbon scene, the construction of new hotels, robust demand for the Northern Kentucky Convention Center and the continued growth of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport have firmly placed tourism as a major driver of employment, investment and visitor...