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Toyota’s Legacy: Erlanger laboratory to be The Ignite Institute, world-class STEAM education center

Creating an enduring gift to fuel the economic engine of the Tri-State, Toyota announced that it is donating its Quality and Production Engineering Laboratory on its campus in Erlanger to develop a STEAM-focused education center to serve the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region. The vision, a collaborative endeavor involving state and local leaders, is world-class STEAM education that inspires...

Leaders from Amazon, Brown-Forman high speakers at fourth annual Leadership Louisville Center Summit

For the fourth year, the Leadership Louisville Center’s Leadership Summit on March 9, 2017 will attract hundreds from the Louisville region for a day of learning, discovery and connection around the theme Leading for the Future. PNC Bank is the presenting sponsor for the Summit, which will be from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, 501 W. Main St., Louisville,...

McConnell, drug czar Botticelli join forces
to discuss heroin addiction – and its impacts

By Mark Hansel Special to KyForward   U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Michael Botticelli, the nation’s drug czar, came together yesterday to discuss the nationwide impact of heroin and prescription opiate addiction.   Appearing at the Government Forum at the Metropolitan Club in Covington in Northern Kentucky, McConnell and Botticelli spoke of the need for a bipartisan effort...

Commentary: It's up to you, millennials, to restore order, sanity to political system

By Trey Grayson and Dan Glickman Special to KyForward   Forty-six million young people are eligible to vote, while only 39 million seniors are eligible to vote. Yet, campaigns always seem to care more about what the senior citizens say.   Why?   Because they vote.   Of those eligible to vote in 2012, only 45 percent of citizens aged 18-29 voted, the “millennial” generation,...

Four finalists for Transylvania president – including Trey Grayson – to visit campus

Staff report   The four finalists for the position of Transylvania University president will visit campus between Jan. 26 and Feb. 4, according to a memo from Chairman of the Board William T. Young Jr. posted on Transy’s website.   The finalists are: Trey Grayson, director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University and former Kentucky secretary of state; Seamus Carey, dean of...

Grayson family building extensive legacy
of service, leadership and good citizenship

Trey, Susan and Mer Grayson (Photo by Judy Clabes)   By Judy Clabes and Roger Auge Special to KyForward   The Grayson family has been part of the fabric of Northern Kentucky for as long as anybody alive today can remember. The family legacy revolves around community involvement, support of all kinds of good works, leadership in countless organizations – and being all-around good neighbors...

Commentary: We need young people in the game to help U.S. address serious challenges

‘All Together Now: Collaboration and Innovation for Youth Engagement’ contains specific recommendations on how to increase civic understanding and involvement. (Photo from Harvard University Institute of Politics)   By Trey Grayson Special to KyForward   I recently joined several of my colleagues on the bipartisan Commission on Youth Voting and Civic Knowledge in releasing a...

Covington Business Council honors Gateway’s Hughes, hears ‘favorite son’ Trey Grayson

By Judy Clabes KyForward Editor   The Covington Business Council presented its prestigious Founders Award to Ed Hughes, president of Gateway Community College, for his visionary leadership on a plan for an expansive urban campus in Covington.   Ed Hughes. (Photo by Judy Clabes) The award was presented at the CBC’s annual fundraising dinner at the Metropolitan Club Thursday night.   “So...

Trey Grayson: We must not let partisan bickering be downfall of immigration reform

Despite living in a 50-50 nation, the majority of Americans agree on one major issue – the need for meaningful immigration reform. We have an outdated, rigid system in dire need of reform. It is refreshing to see this issue once again in the spotlight with congressional leaders from both parties. We have an opportunity now to reform the system in a way that works for both the U.S. economy and the...