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Life Learning Center looks to guide "at risk" individuals

01/26/2017 09:20 AM

COVINGTON – Three years ago, northern Kentucky native Kerstina Caggiano was struggling with alcohol and drug addiction and was looking to find a way out of her predicament. Caggiano, found help in the Life Learning Center, a non-profit organization founded in 2006, which delivers a holistic, integrated continuum of learning and care to help ‘at-risk’ individuals to reach their highest potential through a 12-week series of classes and one-on-one counseling from a “life coach.” “It’s compassion that you’re met with, instead of... Read more 

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray focuses on the economy in state of the city address

01/24/2017 04:32 PM

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is moving forward after an election night loss to Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul, and focusing on the economy in his city. Delivering the state of the city address on Tuesday, Gray started his speech acknowledging the tension and concerns of the presidential election, and reassuring people that Lexington is moving in the right direction. “There are people from all points of view asking honest and legitimate questions about the direction of our country.” Gray continued, “I’m here... Read more 

NKU President Geoffrey Mearns leaving to become president at Ball State

01/24/2017 03:47 PM

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS – Northern Kentucky University President Geoffrey Mearns will be leaving Kentucky to become the new president at Ball State University. On Tuesday, Mearns was officially named the new president of the Hoosier school. Mearns, whose contract expires on July 31, arrived at NKU in August 2012, and expressed his appreciation to the NKU community in a released statement. “For nearly five years, it has been my privilege and honor to serve as the president of Northern Kentucky University,” Mearns said. ... Read more 

University of Louisville board names Dr. Greg Postel as interim president during Saturday meeting

01/21/2017 03:25 PM

LOUISVILLE — The University of Louisville board of trustees named Dr. Greg Postel interim president of the institution during a special meeting Saturday. Postel, the executive vice president for health affairs who has worked at U of L for nearly 23 years after coming to the school from Mayo Clinic, will begin Jan. 30. Current interim President Neville Pinto will assume the presidency at the University of Cincinnati in February. Speaking to reporters after the meeting adjourned, Postel said his appointment is... Read more 

Former state Rep. Alecia Webb Edgington to help "at risk" individuals get back on their feet

01/17/2017 06:05 PM

COVINGTON – Former state representative and U.S. Department of State official Alecia Webb-Edgington is back in northern Kentucky as president of the Life Learning Center in Covington, a public charity that serves the northern Kentucky region by providing a holistic, integrated continuum of learning and care to help “at risk” individuals achieve their highest potential. Webb-Edgington, had a 15-year career with the Kentucky State Police where she retired as a Major and Chief Information Officer in the Technical Services Division.... Read more 

Former congressional candidate says Democrats need to understand days of the coal industry being a true force in the state are over

01/15/2017 03:32 PM

WILLIAMSTOWN – According to Williamstown attorney and former 4th district Democratic Congressional candidate Bill Adkins, it’s time for Democrats to tell the truth when it comes to the future of coal in the state. Adkins, a Letcher County native, says for too long Democrats in the state have cried about the loss of coal jobs because of tough federal regulations, but the reality is that the coal industry, as many Kentuckians remember it, is pretty well gone. “Every boon was shorter, and... Read more 

Political resolutions for 2017: What some Kentucky politicos may hope to accomplish in the year ahead

12/31/2016 07:30 PM

People make New Year’s resolutions every Jan. 1, and politicians are no different. As you start 2017 with your goals in mind, here are some possible New Year’s resolutions for Kentucky’s political class as they head into Tuesday’s 30-day legislative session and gear up for the next rounds of elections. Gov. Matt Bevin: Maintain good relationships with Senate President Robert Stivers and House Speaker-elect Jeff Hoover With Republicans in complete control of the executive and legislative branches of state government, expect a lot... Read more 

Taking a look back at some of the top Kentucky political stories of 2016

12/30/2016 02:20 PM

Politics in Kentucky are rarely boring, and 2016 continued to prove that. From a surprising Republican supermajority in the state’s House of Representatives on Election Day to the indictment and eventual imprisonment of a Democratic cabinet-level official to the state’s first GOP presidential caucus, here’s a look at some of the top Kentucky political happenings from 2016: Republicans take control of state’s House of Representatives for the first time since 1921 Kentucky GOP politicos were optimistic of their chances to wrest the speaker’s... Read more 

Newport school administrators, teachers, and students give less fortunate "The Christmas Experience"

12/24/2016 10:15 AM

NEWPORT – The Newport Independent School District tried to spread some Christmas cheer to it’s less fortunate families by hosting a Christmas Experience event at Newport High School. The event, sponsored by The Newport High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America, gives students from Newport’s most impoverished families an opportunity to have a happy holiday experience including receiving a new toy, clothing, book, and a visit with Santa Claus, among other things. Newport High School business teacher Jennifer Michael says... Read more 

Acting UofL President Neville Pinto named next president of University of Cincinnati

12/17/2016 03:20 PM

The University of Cincinnati has selected acting University of Louisville President Neville Pinto as the school’s next president beginning in February, UC announced Saturday. The university’s board voted to make Pinto the school’s 30th president during a special meeting. Pinto spent 26 years at UC before joining Louisville in 2011, serving as a faculty member and department head in chemical engineering, assistant dean for graduate studies at the College of Engineering and Applied Science, and vice provost and dean of The... Read more 

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