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Local Boys: Barton knew catching behind Johnny Bench meant little playing time

By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   Editor’s note: Cincinnati Reds’ fans are just that – fanatics about their ball club, and especially about those players who hail from the Greater Cincinnati area. A handful of those players are actually from Northern Kentucky, an eight-county region just over the Ohio River from the team’s home base. This is the second in a series...

Local Boys: Handful of Northern Kentuckians have worn the Reds’ uniform, like Dan Neville

By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   Editor’s note: Cincinnati Reds’ fans are just that – fanatics about their ball club, and especially about those players who hail from the Greater Cincinnati area. A handful of those players are actually from Northern Kentucky, an eight-county region just over the Ohio River from the team’s home base. This is the first in a series...

Local Boys: Handful of Northern Kentuckians have worn the Reds' uniform, like Dan Neville

By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   Editor’s note: Cincinnati Reds’ fans are just that – fanatics about their ball club, and especially about those players who hail from the Greater Cincinnati area. A handful of those players are actually from Northern Kentucky, an eight-county region just over the Ohio River from the team’s home base. This is the first in a series...

Massive police operation in Covington nets multiple arrests for suspected heroin dealing

Covington police arrested 10 of 60 suspected heroin dealers in yesterday’s operation. (Photo from RCN)   The River City News   Covington Police launched a massive operation on Thursday afternoon, March 27, in pursuit of 60 suspected drug traffickers mostly dealing in heroin.   In conjunction with the Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office, Kentucky Probation and Parole,...

Ghost Stories: Even with hauntings, the story in Covington’s Carneal House isn’t as it seems

By Michael Monks Special to KyForward   When Covington’s population shrank dramatically in the 1960s and 1970s, some steadfast residents stayed firmly in place.   Or, so some believe.   Known throughout the region for its enviable collection of restored antebellum mansions and Victorian structures, Covington might seem like the perfect place to call home for a poltergeist or two.   Or...