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Facing Cleveland State in a game NKU couldn’t afford to lose, Norse gifted once again by Marques Warrick

By Dan Weber NKyTribune sports reporter NKU’s Norsemen have no choice right now” they’re in “final four” mode. No, not that Final Four. But one of their own as the Norse started their final four-game regular season run Thursday night at Truist Arena. A “final four” run to get themselves into the Horizon League’s final four top regular season finishers. And thus have a leg up – in...

[Im]perfect Classroom: Social studies teacher Becky Watkins builds relationships key to teaching success

In an effort to better capture and celebrate the wealth of knowledge and expertise of teachers across the state, NKY’s Kevin Dailey, Kentucky’s Teacher of the Year, set out to interview and observe educators from every corner of Kentucky. The process was simple: find teachers who create classrooms where kids want to be, get to know them and bear witness to what makes them special, then...

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,...

U.S. Census of Agriculture shows growth for KY Ag products; almost half of acreage involved in farming

With 69,425 farms dotting Kentucky’s landscape and more than 12.4 million of the state’s 25 million acres dedicated to some form of farming, it’s evident Kentucky’s roots are still very much agricultural. These numbers were just some of the statistics that came out of the recently released 2022 Census of Agriculture. “It’s no surprise agriculture is still very much a part of what makes...

Florence council hears city administrative officer proposals for new positions, raises for mayor/council

By Patricia A. Scheyer NKyTribune reporter Florence City Administrative Officer Joshua Hunt announced that he has a proposal for replacing his old position of Director of Business and Community Development. “In light of Florence’s growth and the expansion of services we offer, I propose restructuring the Director of Business and Community Development position into two separate roles: Director...

Promoting a healthy heart and the right amount of exercise during Heart Month this February

By Dr. Marc Paranzino University of Kentucky February is Heart Month, a time to focus on our cardiovascular well-being and creating a healthy lifestyle. It’s also important to recognize the warning signs of heart disease and understand the exercise paradox. Regular exercise has many benefits for your body but doing too much can sometimes lead to negative health outcomes. The American Heart Association...

Covington-based CTI Clinical Trials and Consulting granted prestigious accreditation for safety testing

CTI Clinical Trials and Consulting, a full-service global research provider, located in Covington’s RiverCenter, has announced that its North American laboratory facility has been granted the prestigious College of American Pathologists (CAP) Accreditation for Safety Testing. CTI — based in RiverCenter (Photo provided) This recognition is awarded to laboratories that demonstrate adherence...

Horizon Community funds names three to Council of Trustees: Mickey Fritz, Lauren Huizenga, Jim Eubel

The Council of Trustees that governs Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has named three new council members: Mickey Fritz, Lauren Huizenga, and Jim Uebel. Mickey Fritz (Photo provided) “The three remarkable individuals are great additions to our Council of Trustees,” said Nancy Grayson, Horizon Community Funds President and CEO. “We look forward to the new insight they will bring...

Prep Sports Report: Local divers win boys, girls state high school championships by slim margins

Ryle senior Landon Isler performs one of the dives on the 1-meter springboard during the state championship meet. (Photo by Bob Jackson) By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter In the final round of a three-year rivalry, Ryle senior Landon Isler outscored Covington Catholic senior Jacob Larkin to win the gold medal in boys 1-meter springboard diving at the state championship meet on Thursday...

City briefs: Elsmere hosts ‘students government,’ Florence retirement, hire; Boone Mental Health event

By Patricia A. Scheyer NKyTribune reporter City of Elsmere Elsmere council welcomes students. (Photo by Patricia Scheyer/NKyTribune) The city of Elsmere held its annual students in government meeting last week, in which several students from Lloyd High School, Tichenor Middle School and St Henry school took over the jobs of Mayor Marty Lenhof, six members of council, the CAO, city clerk and 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...

Braxton Brewing Co announces a personalized private barrel program in Fort Mitchell

Braxton Brewing Co., a local brewery with national recognition, has announced a personalized private barrel program in Fort Mitchell. Braxton Barrel House will offer a unique experience for patrons by giving them the opportunity to create custom private barrel picks of Barrel-Aged beers. With over 300 barrels aging in the facility, the Braxton Private Barrel Program offers a celebration of Kentucky’s...

Boost your ‘happy hormones — nine simple ways to boost your mental health

By Amy McKeever National Geographic There’s no shortage of hacks for boosting your mental health. Some are tried and true: Exercise regularly and get plenty of sleep. Other approaches are not yet well understood, like taking magnesium supplements or plunging your body into frigid water. And then there are the methods that aren’t entirely legal (for now), like microdosing psychedelics. But over...

Kentucky Derby shines spotlight on Commonwealth’s proud equine and agriculture traditions

On the first Saturday in May, all eyes around the world will be on Kentucky for the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby – the longest continually held sporting event in the country. While the Kentucky Derby, set for May 4 this year, is known for thoroughbreds, mint juleps, and fashion, those fastest two minutes in sports mean more to Kentucky and Kentucky agriculture than just a day of pageantry. “The...