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Anderson Ferry celebrates 200 years of continuous business on the Ohio River

05/22/2017 04:38 PM

CONSTANCE – This year marks the 200th anniversary for one of Northern Kentucky’s oldest businesses, the Anderson Ferry. Founded by George Anderson on March 3, 1817, the Anderson Ferry has transported horses, carriages, families and vehicles across the Ohio River between the small Boone County hamlet of Constance and southwestern Hamilton County, Ohio. Captain Paul Anderson, who bought the ferry in 1986 from the Kottmyer family, and worked at the ferry during his teenage years, has been piloting the current 3-boat fleet... Read more 

Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties award joint bid for enhanced emergency communication system

05/18/2017 05:20 PM

COVINGTON — Police and fire personnel in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties will be beneficiaries of a new radio system once a newly enhanced emergency communications system is up and running by late next year in all three counties. The Kenton County Fiscal Court, the Boone County Fiscal Court, and the Campbell County Consolidated Dispatch Board have jointly selected Motorola Solutions to design, build and implement a new 700/800 MHz P25 trunked radio system at a cost of $19.5 million. Kenton County... Read more 

Schickel joins Boone County GOP calls for resignation of Commonwealth Attorney Linda Tally-Smith

05/17/2017 10:12 AM

UNION – The Boone County Republican Party has called for the resignation of Commonwealth’s Attorney Linda Tally-Smith, a Republican, who had an extramarital affair with the lead detective who worked the case which ultimately led to the conviction of David Dooley in the 2012 murder of Michelle Mockbee at a warehouse where they both worked in Florence. On Friday, Boone Circuit Judge J.R. Schrand awarded a new trial to Dooley, because Dooley and his legal team were entitled to know about... Read more 

Evander Holyfield's new company will promote inaugural boxing card at Freedom Hall next month

05/12/2017 06:00 PM

LOUISVILLE — Championship boxing is coming back to Louisville thanks to former four-time heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield’s new venture, and officials said Friday that they hope boxing will become a staple once again in Kentucky’s largest city. Holyfield and others announced a still unfinalized card set for June 24 at Freedom Hall, which will be headlined by an undisclosed title fight. The event will be part of the “I Am Ali” Festival, and Holyfield said his admiration for Muhammad Ali prompted... Read more 

As lotto sales dipped early in the year crafty marketing and eye on the bottom line keep projected revenue steady

05/11/2017 06:15 PM

Year-to-date lottery sales in the state dipped in February, due in part to a record-breaking $1.6 billion dollar jackpot last year. The state lottery came up $21 million short from what was budgeted for the beginning of the year, but has managed to keep budgeted revenue to the state on track. In addition to record breaking sales the year before, scratch-off ticket sales were down by almost $16 million dollars from last year, and $22 million down from where lottery officials... Read more 

Lincoln Grant Scholar House seeks to help single parents obtain post-secondary degrees

05/11/2017 03:20 PM

COVINGTON – For many financially struggling single parents the goal of creating a better life for themselves and their children through post-secondary education becomes an unobtainable dream because of the realities of high rent with current low paying jobs, and being able to juggle the time to take the number of classes to earn a degree. The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission is looking to change outcomes for some single parents and their children by providing a viable outlet for... Read more 

Interest in 2016 presidential election leads to bump in political science majors

05/10/2017 04:06 PM

LOUISVILLE – While the 2016 presidential election is one that will be remembered and talked about for decades to come, it’s also created an interest in politics among students on college campuses which has resulted in a significant increase in the number of political science majors. Dr. Lee Remington Williams, an assistant professor of political science and director of the pre-law program at Bellarmine University, has seen numbers jump from 66 majors at the start of the 2016/17 school year to... Read more 

WKU president admits that emotions running high as tenure comes to a close

05/08/2017 09:55 AM

BOWLING GREEN – Next Saturday, Western Kentucky University President Dr. Gary Ransdell will serve his last major function as he oversees commencement ceremonies for the 2017 graduating class. Ransdell, who is a 1973 grad of WKU and has served as president of the university since 1997, says emotions are running high with time running down on his 20-year tenure. “We’re going through a lot of lasts these days, last this, last that, but it’s a very special time in our lives and... Read more 

Fischer: Kentucky Derby an economic boon for city of Louisville

05/04/2017 02:31 PM

It’s called the most exciting two minutes in sports, but the Kentucky Derby also shines a light on the city of Louisville as thousands flock to Churchill Downs, and millions more see the track and the city on televisions across the globe. “This is on everyone’s global bucket, so you can feel it in the air,” Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said of the event when Spectrum News caught up with him on the backside Thursday morning. With a chill settled... Read more 

Advocates hope to raise human trafficking awareness ahead of Kentucky Derby

05/02/2017 05:37 PM

As an advocate for victims of human trafficking, Cindy McCain says she hopes to see the day when her work isn’t needed. “I’d like to put myself out of work,” McCain, wife of Arizona Sen. John McCain, told reporters Tuesday before the second annual “Hats Off” luncheon benefitting the Kristy Love Foundation. “… I’d like to be able to hopefully curb and stop the epidemic of human trafficking.” McCain, who serves on the McCain Institute’s Human Trafficking Advisory Council and the Arizona... Read more 

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