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Graduates of Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs launch successful businesses during pandemic

Undaunted by the global pandemic, four alumni of the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) launched small businesses throughout Kentucky last year. Recognizing need and seeing opportunity, these innovators took risks and solved problems. Their businesses are building a better Kentucky economy and helping reverse a trend that’s seen the number of new companies in the U.S. drop 44% since 1978....

Notre Dame pulls out five-set thriller over Louisville Mercy to win volleyball state championship

By Chad Hensley KyForward sports reporter A 26-year drought ended on Saturday night for Notre Dame Academy, which won the state championship in volleyball during a five-set thriller against Louisville Mercy in Winchester. Anna Long hammered down 20 kills as Notre Dame outlasted Mercy by scores of 21-25, 25-19, 25-22, 22-25, 15-13 at George Rogers Clark High School. Long also added 12 digs and two blocks...

Louisville Mercy defeats Assumption in five-set thriller; Henry Clay advances to state semifinals

By Chad Hensley KyForward sports reporter A new volleyball state champion in Kentucky will be crowned on Saturday night. Louisville Mercy made sure of that Friday by eliminating three-time defending state champion Assumption in a five-set thriller at Cardinal Arena on the campus of George Rogers Clark High School. Mercy (20-2) defeated Assumption (16-3) for the second time this season in a battle of...

Assumption attempts to defend state volleyball title this weekend; Henry Clay seeks to make history

By Chad Hensley KyForward sports reporter Is this the year that a public school wins the KHSAA state volleyball championship? Or will Louisville Assumption successfully defend its state title? Those are two questions currently being asked, and on Saturday night an answer will be given when the KHSAA crowns its 42nd state champion. Assumption is the epitome of a championship-caliber program and is always...

Notre Dame Academy’s Perrino selected to be director of The Carnegie’s Budig Theatre

Maggie Perrino has been named theater director of The Carnegie’s Otto M. Budig Theatre.   Perrino, who currently works as the theatre program head at Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills, will begin her duties as theater director in early January, just in time for The Carnegie’s production of West Side Story.   Maggie Perrino has been named theater director of The Carnegie’s Otto M. Budig...

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...

Seventeen Kentucky students taking science know-how to compete in international fair

State science fair winner Monica McFadden, a senior at Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills, is one of 17 Kentucky students headed to the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. To prepare, she and the others presented their projects to Lexmark engineers. (Photo from Lexmark)   Seventeen Kentucky students will compete for up to $3 million at the annual Intel International Science and Engineering...