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Ion Center to collect donations during Saturday’s 16th Shop & Share event at area Kroger stores

The Ion Center for Violence Prevention in Covington will participate in the 16th-annual Shop & Share on Saturday, February 10. From 9 a.m.-3 p.m., shoppers at Northern Kentucky and Buffalo Trace Kroger locations will be greeted by an Ion Center volunteer and handed a wish list as they head into the store. Customers are asked to choose one or more of the simple grocery items from the list, purchase...

Ludlow Historic Society to sponsor storytelling night focused on city’s bar history Feb. 13 at Buffalo Bar

When the Cincinnati Southern Railway built a railroad route to Chattanooga in the 1870s to open new markets to the South, Ludlow became the major railyard for operations and repairs, thanks to land given over by the Ludlow family. Many German and Irish immigrants were drawn to the city with new jobs awaiting them. They brought their bar and tavern culture with them, and these establishments proliferated...

Kentucky State Police offering discounted Trooper Teddy Bears for $20 in advance of Valentine’s day

By Tom Letek Kentucky Today You can help spread the love this Valentine’s Day with a Kentucky State Police (KSP) Trooper Teddy Bear, with every purchase supporting a child in need, and a sale that is currently in progress. The KSP is offering the public an exclusive opportunity to help support the agency’s outreach program, as now through Feb. 14, you can purchase the heartwarming bears at a special...

World Affairs Council of Cincinnati launches fund partnership with Horizon Community Funds

The World Affairs Council of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky has launched a fund with Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky. Global Summer Camp with Rojina Rai, Global Guide Fellow, presenting to kids about Nepal. (Photo provided) “Thanks to the work of the World Affairs Council, our region is exposed to a multitude of cultures, experiences, and ideas, strengthening Northern Kentucky’s...

Western & Southern presents record-breaking check for $127K to Salvation Army for its service in region

The Salvation Army received a check from Western & Southern Financial Group’s charitable foundation for $126,414.58. The record-breaking check includes $63,207.29 from visitor donations received during the 2023 holiday season at the Crib of the Nativity display at Eden Park’s Krohn Conservatory and an equal match from Western & Southern Financial Fund. This year’s donation, which tops...

Interact for Health to hold reception Feb.15 in Verona as part of Rural Investment Strategy initiative

As part of their recently launched Rural Investment Strategy, Interact for Health is hosting a series of networking events that will provide opportunities for community members to meet with Interact for Health staff and to learn more about the Rural Investment Strategy and The Rural Changemaker Grant opportunities. Interact for Health plans to invest a total of $1M in rural communities throughout...

Hello Dolly!, a musical blockbuster about a meddling matchmaker, starts its run at The Carnegie tomorrow

The Carnegie’s Hello, Dolly! blockbuster Broadway hit bursting with romance, humor, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history opens tomorrow and runs through February 18 Boisterous and charming from start to finish, the musical follows the exploits of meddling matchmaker Dolly Levi over the course of one unforgettable day. The crowd-pleasing musical includes one favorite after...

Foundation for Healthy Kentucky President and CEO Ben Chandler appointed to Council on Foundations

Ben Chandler, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky president and CEO, has been appointed to the Council on Foundations’ 2024 Board of Directors. Ben Chandler The Council on Foundations is a nonprofit organization that supports over 850 member organizations in the United States and around the world to build trust in philanthropy, expand pathways to giving, engage broader perspectives, and co-create solutions...

Kentucky communities address Adverse Childhood Experiences to prevent substance-use disorders

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service Communities across the Commonwealth want to minimize traumatic experiences for the state’s youngest residents – as a way to help stem the drug epidemic, and prevent future generations from struggling with substance-use disorders. According to Kentucky Youth Advocates, a nonprofit advocate for children and families, at least one in five Kentucky kids...

Baker Hunt to offer new classes for spring session beginning March 25; register online starting Feb. 9

Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center has announced new classes for the upcoming spring session, including wet felting, decorative egg painting, introduction to fine art markers, and more. (Photo from Baker Hunt) In addition, new themes in the center’s teaching kitchen also include hibachi at home, a Star Trek-inspired dinner, and new sushi classes. Students can still expect to find traditional...

Point/Arc apparel shop furnished all kinds of gifts for the employees of River Metals Recycling

By Andy Furman Point/Arc River Metal Recycling shops locally. And for a good reason. “Every organization, regardless of size or products they sell needs apparel from time to time,” said Phil Thompson, who is the Commercial Manager for River Metals Recycling in Newport. “We all have apparel needs.” River Metals Recycling fills those apparel needs at The Point/Arc. “We have 488 teammates across...

NKU Athletics Director Christina Roybal to speak during Rotary Club of Florence Monday meeting

Staff report Northern Kentucky University’s Director of Athletics and Vice President Christina Roybal will provide the Rotary Club of Florence an update on what’s going on with Northern Kentucky University Athletics during its meeting Monday, January 29. Roybal will speak regarding student athletes and their success, along with the excitement surrounding the new sports programs at NKU. ...

Behringer-Crawford’s Feb. 6 NKY History Hour to explore 125-year history of Coney Island

A source of joy and entertainment with its colossal recirculating pool, iconic attractions and historic stages, Coney Island was a major entertainment destination for more than 125 years. Legendary musicians like Louis Armstrong once graced the stage at Moonlight Gardens, and the park was once known as “America`s Finest Amusement Park.” The park announced in December it would be closing...

NKY Children’s Advocacy Center’s Vickie Henderson retiring; Lauren Mason named new executive director

After over three decades of dedicated service, Vickie Henderson, the executive director of the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center (NKYCAC), has announced her retirement. She will be succeeded by Lauran Mason, who has been with the organization for over ten years. Henderson’s unwavering commitment to providing effective and compassionate services to child victims of abuse has left...

Life Learning Center to host Gabi Deaton’s Black Balloon Project Art Exhibit on overdose losses

In collaboration with Gabi Deaton, founder of The Black Balloon Project, Inc., Life Learning Center will host The Black Balloon Project Art Exhibit on Saturday, March 2. This event will be held from noon-3 p.m. with remarks by photographer Gabi Deaton at 1:30 p.m. Following Deaton’s comments there will be remarks by Tami Bobblitt, who lost her son Chase to a fentanyl overdose in 2021, and a remembrance...