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Northern Kentucky NACCP president says nation needs to look back and learn the lessons taught by Dr. Martin Luther King

01/15/2018 04:14 PM

NEWPORT – Fifty years after his death, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was remembered on Monday in Northern Kentucky at the 14th Annual Dr. Marin Luther King Jr. Community Luncheon hosted by the Northern Kentucky Branch of the NAACP in Newport. The day featured singing and music, reflections on the life of the civil rights leader, as well as a look at how Americans today can apply the teachings of Dr. King to make a better country. NAACP Northern Kentucky Branch President... Read more 

Northern Kentucky sees a significant increase in HIV cases in 2017

01/09/2018 12:47 PM

EDGEWOOD – The Northern Kentucky region has seen a spike in HIV infection among individuals who inject drugs, and officials in the health department are trying to do more to combat the problem. Representatives of the Northern Kentucky Health Department and the Kentucky Department for Public Health announced on Tuesday that they have initiated a cluster investigation of HIV infections among people who inject drugs in northern Kentucky. HIV case monitoring showed that the total number of cases has increased with... Read more 

Two Kentucky cities listed among WalletHub's Best Places to Celebrate Christmas

12/23/2017 11:45 AM

Wallet Hub has released its list of Best Places to Celebrate Christmas and two Kentucky cities appear on the list. The cities of Louisville and Lexington were ranked 31st and 64th, respectively, among the country’s 100 most populated cities. The WalletHub study compared the cities across five categories, including traditions and fun, observance, generosity, shopping and costs. Chicago is ranked as the best city overall to celebrate Christmas and Hialeah, Fla. is ranked 100th. Read the full results here . Source: WalletHub Read more 

County Connection: Anderson County vineyard sees increased patronage by offering a variety of wines

12/17/2017 10:41 AM

LAWRENCEBURG – Lovers Leap Vineyards and Winery is one of several in Anderson County and has seen its number of visitors increase in the last six years since it fell under new ownership. Lovers Leap President Brian Sivinski says the he’s been busy developing a number of different wines which is a key to being successful in the business. “I think that we’re at seventeen or so wines,” Sivinski said. “We also have a separate lineup, a reserve list of wines that... Read more 

County Connection: Four Roses resurrects brand in U.S. market from Anderson County

12/16/2017 10:24 AM

LAWRENCEBURG – Anderson County is home to 2 bourbon distilleries which are featured on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Wild Turkey and Four Roses. Four Roses, which was founded in 1888, moved to the Anderson County distillery building, which was constructed in 1910, in the late 1940’s. Even though Four Roses was the top selling Bourbon in the U.S. in the 30s, 40s and 50s, Seagram, which purchased he brand in 1943, made the decision to discontinue the sale of Kentucky Straight Bourbon... Read more 

County Connection: Healing Field honors all Kentucky military veterans who lost their lives as a result of terrorism

12/13/2017 05:22 PM

LAWRENCEBURG – One of the most unique memorials in the country is dedicated to military personnel who lost their lives as a result of terrorism is the Healing Field, located on the grounds of the Anderson American Legion Post 34 in Lawrenceburg. The memorial, which features a total of 119 flags and names, represents all Kentucky veterans who lost their lives as a result of terrorism. Pam Brough, president of the Anderson American Legion Post 34 Auxiliary, said the initial idea was... Read more 

County Connection: Proximity to Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville a key asset for Anderson County

12/13/2017 05:21 PM

LAWRENCEBURG – Anderson County is in a location where, despite it’s primarily rural setting, residents can reach Frankfort, Lexington and Louisville in less than an hour. Anderson County was established in 1827 from land given by Franklin, Mercer, and Washington counties. The county named for Richard Clough Anderson, Jr., a Kentucky legislator and U.S. Congressman. The county seat of Lawrenceburg is located 13 miles from Frankfort, 30 miles from Lexington and 50 miles from Louisville. Obrey Gritton, who has served a judge-executive since... Read more 

Hour of Code strengthens future Kentucky workforce

12/07/2017 04:07 PM

Anderson, Bowling Green Independent and Clay County High Schools were each announced on Thursday as recipients of a $3,000 Computer Science Education Incentive Award from Advance Kentucky and Charter Communications. State Senate President Robert Stivers returned to his hometown in Manchester to present the award. Stivers says it’s important to teach students about coding and other forms of technology, so they are prepared to compete in the global workforce.  Read more 

County Connections: 1997 catastrophic Licking River flood still remembered by Falmouth and Pendleton County residents

11/29/2017 08:33 PM

FALMOUTH – On March 1, 1997, one of the biggest natural disasters to ever strike Pendleton County happened as the forks of the Licking River gushed out of their banks covering 70 percent of the town of Falmouth, and 30 percent of the town of Butler in the northern end of the county. Approximately 110 housing units in were destroyed in the two towns. Falmouth had 105 businesses flooded and 37 of those did not reopen. All government buildings in... Read more 

County Connections: The Falmouth Outlook still providing Pendleton County residents with local news and information for 110 years

11/29/2017 04:29 PM

FALMOUTH – For years many rural small town newspapers were the go-to source for essential information pertaining to their cities and counties. The newspapers covered everything from birth announcements, school news, marriage announcements, local government and business news, as well as obituaries. Now in this digital age, hundreds of small town papers have shut down their presses forever, with many of them forgotten in time. Falmouth and Pendleton County still have their local newspaper which continues to be the number one source for... Read more 

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