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County Connections: Punkyville offers Pendleton County visitors a trip back in time

11/29/2017 02:28 PM

FALMOUTH – Back in 2003, Charles “Punky” Beckett began collecting antiques, nostalgic pieces, old vehicles, anything that caught his eye. That quest resulted in the creation of one of the state’s most unique roadside attractions 2 miles outside of Falmouth on U.S. 27, Punkyville. Punkyville, which Beckett named after himself, is a collection of essentially storage sheds which houses thousands of collectables in buildings with facades resembling a garage, post office, filling station, general store, hotel, and a doctor’s office among others... Read more 

County Connections: Kincaid Lake State Park a gem for residents of Pendleton County and surrounding areas

11/29/2017 01:43 PM

FALMOUTH – Kincaid Lake State Park first opened to the public in 1963 and has been providing recreational opportunities for area residents ever since. The artificial lake was created in 1961 by impounding Kincaid Creek, which is a branch of the Licking River. The pool and recreation area is open Memorial Day until mid-August, the marina opens at the end of April where the park offers visitors pontoon boats, motor boats, paddle boats, row boats along with some bait and... Read more 

Kentucky lobbyist spots Trump, Tiger Woods starting golf game in Florida

11/24/2017 12:16 PM

President Donald Trump along with PGA golfers Tiger Woods, Brad Faxon and Dustin Johnson headed out to play golf this morning at one of Trump’s courses in Florida, where Kentucky lobbyist Bob Babbage witnessed the group warming up. Babbage who is on vacation near the Jupiter, Florida course tweeted on Friday that he came across the well-known golfers and the president after a long morning walk. Trump tweeted on Friday morning that he would be speaking with the president or... Read more 

Economists say slow population growth in Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area has led to fewer jobs in region

11/14/2017 02:19 PM

ERLANGER – The regional economic development outlook for the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area continues to be good, despite that fact that the population growth hasn’t kept pace with the national average in strong economic areas of the country. Janet Harrah, Senior Director with the Center for Economic Analysis and Development at Northern Kentucky University told members of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce at their monthly Eggs N Issues breakfast on Tuesday that many jobs are created essentially to serve the local... Read more 

Northern Kentucky students get opportunity to meet and talk face-to-face with area veterans

11/08/2017 08:08 PM

FORT MITCHELL – Students at Beechwood School in Fort Mitchell received visits from over 25 veterans on Wednesday as part of the nationwide Take a Veteran to School initiative, an outreach program connecting veterans from all walks of life with students and schools nationwide. Wednesday’s event, which was organized by Spectrum in cooperation with The History Channel, also offers participating schools curriculum-based educational materials at www.veterans.com as well as short videos and additional resources, all provided free of charge. Beechwood teacher Dawn... Read more 

University of Louisville announces hiring of former UNC exec as CFO, pending Board of Trustees approval

11/03/2017 10:23 AM

The University of Louisville announced on Friday that former University of North Carolina System executive Jonathan Pruitt has been named as the university’s new Chief Financial Officer. Pruitt recently served as senior vice president for finance and budget and chief financial officer at the University of North Carolina System. His new role with UofL will officially begin January 16, pending approval from the Board of Trustees. “The University of Louisville is a remarkable institution, and I am honored, humbled, and excited to... Read more 

County Connections: Marion County hopes to have distillery visitors explore the rest of the county

10/25/2017 10:30 AM

LEBANON – Every year, thousands of tourists embark on the tiny Marion County town of Loretto to tour the Maker’s Mark Distillery. County officials are hopeful that when visitors tour the facility, they decide to spend more time and money exploring the many other things to see in the central Kentucky County. Marion County was established in 1834 and named after Francis Marion, a military officer in the American Revolutionary War. The county is within an hour’s drive of Louisville, Lexington and Frankfort... Read more 

County Connections: Maker's Mark continuing to produce wax dipped bottles for over a half century

10/25/2017 10:08 AM

LORETTO – The Maker’s Mark Distillery continues to welcome visitors to their Marion County facility where folks can get a behind-the-scenes at the production process. The distillery was established in 1953 on the site of an old 1800’s grist mill. On October 1, 1953, T. William “Bill” Samuels Sr., purchased the “Burks’ Distillery” in Loretto, Kentucky, for $35,000. Bourbon production began in 1954, and the first run was bottled in 1958 under the brand’s distinctive dipped red wax seal. Director of Visitor... Read more 

Three Kentucky universities listed among WalletHub's 2018 Best Colleges and Universities

10/23/2017 02:36 PM

WalletHub has released its rankings for 2018’s Best Colleges and Universities, and three schools in Kentucky crack the Top-500. The schools include Spalding University (225th), University of Louisville (345th) and Brescia University in Owensboro (349th). The WalletHub study compared 973 colleges and universities across seven categories, including student selectivity, cost and financing, faculty resources, campus safety, campus experience, educational outcomes and career outcomes. The University of Pikeville was ranked among the lowest in two categories. The study found the university to have the... Read more 

Work underway to replace aging bridge in Mercer County

10/23/2017 10:37 AM

MERCER COUNTY – Work is finally getting underway for a new bridge over Herrington Lake in Mercer County. The new bridge will replace a nearly 100 year old steel bridge that has out lived most expectations. The Kennedy Mill Bridge at Herrington Lake is just one example of the crumbling infrastructure in the commonwealth. The American Society of Civil Engineers has given Kentucky a D- for spending for needed repairs. Reporter Richard Essex has the story.  Read more 

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