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Bellevue’s annual Winter Carnival & Chili Cook-Off is Saturday; check out Fairfield Avenue

Bellevue’s Annual Winter Carnival & Chili Cook-Off is Saturday, February 24, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
at Washington Ave./Fairfield Ave in Bellevue. The 3rd Annual Winter Carnival & Chili Cook-Off will be featured. Enjoy the pop-up Snow Globe. (Photo provided) Admission is free, and there will be free Kids games and prizes, a Pop-up Snow globe, Cincinnati Circus Performers, Popcorn with Police,...

Sen. John Schickel presented Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Association Tough on Crime Award

The Kentucky Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Association recognized Sen. John Schickel, R-Union, with the Tough on Crime Award during the organization’s event in Lexington. The award recognizes Schickel’s extensive record of public safety support and law enforcement career experience. “We recognized Senator Schickel with this award due to his career-long commitment to the pursuit...

MIke Tussey: A founding father and visionary legend, my boss — Connie B. Gay

The year was 1967, I was continuing my radio career with AM 1420 5,000 watt-WTCR radio of Ashland, Kentucky. WTCR in a sense was a historic station that began its legacy in 1954 as WWK0 playing nothing but “country music.” The early voices of WWKO were Mac Allen, Eddie Walters, Cousin Johnny, and Texas Jimmy Oakes. The years passed and WWKO became WTCR with the “TCR” meaning – Town and...

Experts on aging advise ‘calm down’ if you’re worried Biden and Trump are too old to be president

By Jacob Fischler States Newsroom Age should not preclude either Joe Biden or Donald Trump from serving another four years as president, a group of aging experts said last week at a webinar organized by the American Federation for Aging Research. If Biden, 81, and Trump, 77, are the candidates on Election Day, as appears likely right now, they would break their own record — set four years ago —...

Kentucky by Heart: Coach Don Lane’s story is breath of fresh air, a positive take on competitive sports

By Steve Flairty NKyTribune columnist Over three decades ago, I came to pick up my middle school stepdaughter after she participated in activities at a summer basketball camp at Transylvania University in Lexington. Arriving early, I sat in the stands within earshot of the camp director, Don Lane, as he talked to the campers before sending them home. Something Don shared that day with those young people...

Our Rich History: The Black Brigade, mistreated heroes of the Siege of Cincinnati

By Steve Preston Special to NKyTribune In honor of Black History Month, we offer this encore column that originally appeared in Our Rich History on February 18, 2019. As the City of Cincinnati mobilized to meet the forthcoming threat of Confederate invasion in late summer 1862 (see previous column), all able-bodied men were expected to help defend the city. African-American men were no exception. They...

The River: Today the refrain is ‘Don’t throw it in the river,’ but it wasn’t always that way

The riverboat captain is a storyteller, and Captain Don Sanders will be sharing the stories of his long association with the river — from discovery to a way of love and life. This a part of a long and continuing story that first appeared in 2020. Order Capt. Don Sanders The River, a hardback book with a collection of his columns, below. By Captain Don Sanders Special to NKyTribune “Throw it in...

Kentucky Living’s annual Best in Kentucky Awards nominations open until February 29

For the past decade, Kentucky Living magazine has been a beacon of celebration, highlighting the exceptional and well-loved aspects of the Bluegrass State. This year, they continue the tradition with the highly anticipated Best in Kentucky awards, showcasing the finest restaurants, destinations, and people that make Kentucky truly special. Nominations for the 2024 Best in Kentucky awards are open...

Kenton County Public Library Covington celebrates Black History Month with Read-In, Vendor Fair Sat.

In honor of Black History Month, the Kenton County Public Library’s Covington branch is hosting a Black Owned Vendor Fair and an African American Read-In on Saturday. The Read-In will be a day-long celebration of African American literature starting at 10:30 a.m. and running until 5 p.m. African-American-created books will be available all day for reading in the library and to check out. All...

Roles reversed: St. Elizabeth emergency nurse, Terry Foster, rushed to UK HealthCare after heart attack

By Hayden Gooding University of Kentucky It was a normal day for registered nurse Terry Foster when he traveled to Lexington for the Kentucky Emergency Nurses Association conference. He drove an hour from the Northern Kentucky area to settle in at a hotel the night before the conference. Foster is a clinical nurse specialist for the emergency department at St. Elizabeth Healthcare in Northern Kentucky....

Mike Tussey: Once upon a time, they were there, but now gone but not forgotten — the drive-in movies

The tsunami of drive-in movie popularity hit America in the 1950’s and 60’s with the Baby Boomer’s generation. Like anything else, there is always a great history behind anything that gains success. Here are those drive-in movie elements of operation: • At least 15 acres land • A large outdoor movie screen • A projection booth • A concession stand • A large parking area for hundreds...

Kentucky by Heart: Celebrating Uncle Howard’s 95th birthday an invigorating ‘slice-of-life’ moment

A few Saturdays ago, Suzanne and I traveled to the Grant’s Lick area, in the southern part of Campbell County, for a surprise celebration for “Uncle Howard” Johnston’s 95th birthday. Being there and seeing old friends and family members captured pleasant memories from my youth. The party occurred at the Fairlane Baptist Church, on Highway #27, a stone’s throw from where I lived from age 6...

Our Rich History: Abraham Lincoln and his connection to Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati

By Paul A. Tenkotte, PhD Special to NKyTribune In celebration of Lincoln’s birthday, we offer this encore column that originally appeared in Our Rich History on October 19, 2015 Abraham Lincoln. Lithograph by Strobridge & Company, Cincinnati. (Courtesy of The Library of Congress) “That [damned] long armed ape,” Edwin Stanton exclaimed within ear’s reach of Abraham Lincoln. It was September...

The River: Memories stir like river mud — of Patty Boy, of Camps, of long swims, of new wonders

(The riverboat captain is a storyteller, and Captain Don Sanders shares the stories of his long association with the river — from discovery to a way of love and life. This story first appeared in January, 2018. Purchased The River hardback book, a collection of Capt. Don’s columns below.) By Capt. Don Sanders
 Special to NKyTribune During the summers of our youth, my brothers Dick and Bob...

NKY Sports Hall of Fame names seven new members to be inducted February 21

The Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame will be inducting seven new members at the February meeting to be held Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. at the Gardens of Park Hills. Following is are the inductees: BECKY HOUSTON VOLLEYBALL-BASKETBALL-COACH Houston graduated from Holy Cross in 1989. She played several sports while at Holy Cross, including Cross Country, Softball, Basketball, and Volleyball. While she was...