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Conservation officers file charges in killing of Fort Mitchell deer; Union man faces multiple counts

A Boone County man is facing multiple wildlife-related and other charges following an investigation by Kentucky conservation officers into the killing of a trophy deer in Kenton County. Robert J. Koch, 58, of Union, is charged with hunting on private property without permission, illegally killing the deer and improperly reporting the harvest. Conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish...

2020 Census Quilt — representing Ky’s 120 counties — to be showcased at libraries throughout state

The Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) has announced a collaboration with the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association (KEHA) and the U.S. Census Bureau to showcase the 2020 U.S. Census Quilt. In partnership with the U.S. Census Bureau, KEHA created a unique quilt featuring a square from each of Kentucky’s 120 counties. The quilt will travel across the Commonwealth to highlight...

GRADD CCC Regional Network offering $3,000 in mini-grants for prevention of child abuse, neglect

The GRADD Community Collaboration for Children (CCC) Regional Network is currently offering a total of $3,000 in mini-grants to enhance and promote programs aimed at preventing and building awareness of child abuse and neglect. Organizations within Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union and Webster counties are eligible to apply. Projects must encompass one of the following goals: 1) focus...

Free registration open for Kentucky’s quota mentor-youth dove hunts; hunters can apply until Aug. 16

Free registration to participate in Kentucky’s quota mentor-youth dove hunts is now open. Hunters have until 4:30 p.m. (Eastern) Aug. 16 to apply for a hunt. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources offers these hunts to allow adults to provide kids with a quality dove hunting experience. Participation is limited, to avoid crowding of fields. Adult hunters can take up to two youths...

Real fairy tale: How did commoner beagle, rescued from KY kill shelter, end up in Kensington Palace?

By Hannah Carver NKyTribune reporter This is the rest of the fairy tale. The world is familiar with the story. The Duchess of Sussex, aka Meghan Markle, born in 1981 in Los Angeles, California, married Prince Harry of Great Britain in the embodiment of the classic Cinderella story. But it is Duchess’ dog, rescued from a grisly fate in a Kentucky shelter, that is truly a rags-to-riches, happily-ever-after...

Gov. Bevin requests presidential disaster declaration for 35 Kentucky counties impacted by flooding

Governor Matt Bevin has sent a letter to President Donald Trump, requesting a Presidential Disaster Declaration for 35 Kentucky counties that were impacted during a severe weather event beginning on Feb. 21. The weather pattern produced torrential rain that resulted in flooding, landslides and mudslides, along with intense thunderstorms that led to flash flooding and tornadoes. Photo courtesy of Chuck...

Northern KY attorney nominated for U.S. appeals court; Union resident Nalbandian awaits confirmation

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today A Northern Kentucky attorney has been nominated by President Donald J. Trump to serve on the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Cincinnati. Nalbandian The White House announced Tuesday the naming of John B. Nalbandian, of Union, to the federal appeals court bench. Nalbandian is a partner in the litigation practice group of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP,...

Mid-South Conference agrees to deal to bring 11 league champions to Bowling Green in '15

Mid-South Conference officials announced a multi-year agreement to bring several of its championships to Bowling Green beginning this February.   The Mid-South Conference includes nine full members and six associate members in six states, including Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. The coordinating efforts of several athletic facilities and community sponsorships helped...