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Let’s have the courage to practice tolerance and let go of hostility that often divides us

By Chris Cole Special to KyForward It’s interesting to me that there isn’t a specific chapter of the Boy Scouts Handbook dedicated to courage. Bravery is a theme that runs throughout the book, mind you, and is even one of a dozen Scout Laws. “A Scout is brave,” the law reads. “He has the courage to face danger in spite of fear, and to stand up for the right against the coaxings of friends...

Thanks to Dolly and an amazing collaboration of Campbell Public Library and schools, kids get books

By Judy Clabes NKyTribune editor Imagine this – a most perfect collaboration across multiple districts in Campbell County that pays off in the most amazing ways. It makes for a great story if it were put into a book, but the best part is, it’s real – a fairy tale come to life, as a collaborative of five school districts and the Campbell County Public Library sends 2800 new books every month...

Col Owens writes memoir about his life, Bending the Arc Toward Justice, and his passion for social justice

By Judy Clabes Special to KyForward Col Owens could write a book called “All I learned in Sunday school, I put to work for the rest of my life.” Instead, Owens wrote a book, a memoir, and he called it, Bending the Arc Toward Justice. Make no mistake about it, though, Owens has pursued a life of purpose and passion seeking social justice for those who couldn’t find it for themselves. And...

As COVID-induced mental health issues emerge, this expert says ‘send your brain on a summer vacation’

By Maridith Yahl Special to KyForward It’s summer and that usually means lots of fun. But, the quarantine from COVID-19 has caused fear, anxiety, and loneliness. It can seem overwhelming as if there is no hope, but Dr. Annette Nunez says it is possible to achieve a positive summer mindset and improve our mental health. She suggests sending your brain on a summer vacation. Dr. Nunez, a licensed psychotherapist,...

Jan Hillard: Making sense of COVID-19 — the two faces of public opinion which vary dramatically

There are two faces of public opinion surrounding COVID-19. One face represents the roughly 75% of the public who support science, believe that COVID 19 requires widespread caution, and trusts the government’s response. This is the face of science and reason. The other face represents 25% of the public who does not believe the scientific facts about COVID 19 and are suspicious of government’s...

Kentucky by Heart: Humility of Northern Kentucky’s 2019 Newsmakers evidence of state’s giving spirit

By Steve Flairty KyForward Columnist “It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you do not care who gets the credit.” — Harry S. Truman On many occasions, being a columnist and author affords me the opportunity to meet or be around inspiring people doing good things in their communities. I’ve written about a whole slew of them, and it’s my hope that those accounts will invigorate others...

Twenty lucky winners will be going to the QUAKER STATE 400 NASCAR race at Kentucky Speedway

Twenty lucky winners will receive two tickets each to the QUAKER STATE 400 NASCAR race to be held at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday July 14th at 7:30 p.m. The NKyTribune and KyForward teamed up with the Speedway to offer the free tickets. Tickets go into the mail Monday to the following winners: Timothy French Lexington David Crabtree Elsmere Ryan Griffeth Wilmore Nancy Day Union Matthew Martin Taylor...

KyForward founders Judy and Gene Clabes to receive Behringer-Crawford Two-Headed Calf Award

KyForward founder and publisher Judy Clabes, along with her husband and Northern Kentucky Tribune senior editor Gene, are among the winners of the 2018 Two-Headed Calf Awards presented by Northern Kentucky’s Behringer-Crawford Museum. The awards, which honor Northern Kentuckians for significant accomplishments in the areas of history, education and community service, are named for the museum’s...

NKyTribune files objection to NKU’s motion to gag individuals, seal records on Jane Doe lawsuit

The Northern Kentucky Tribune has filed a “motion to intervene” in the Jane Doe vs. Northern Kentucky University lawsuit, objecting to the university’s motion to “gag” and “seal” records in the case. The Tribune’s attorney, Kathie E. Grisham, filed the motion with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District on Monday. NKyTribune is a sister website to KyForward. Jane Doe,...