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Brent Cooper looks at future challenges as a he takes over as head of NKY Chamber

09/29/2017 12:53 PM

COVINGTON – Brent Cooper previously served twice as interim president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, but last month, Cooper was named the sixth president and CEO of the chamber. Cooper, 47, who founded Covington-based C-Forward Information Technologies 18 years ago and turned it into one of the leading IT companies in the region, is looking forward to leading the regions business community. Cooper says he first consulted with a number of business associates about taking the job because he... Read more 

County Connections: John James Audubon State Park features world class collection related to the famous artist

09/27/2017 02:00 PM

HENDERSON – Henderson County is home to John James Audubon State Park, established in 1938 and one of the oldest parks in the system. While the park is named after the famous painter of birds, park director Mark Kellen says that there’s a whole lot more to the park than just art history. “We have over a 1,300 acre park, we have some cabins with wood-burning fireplaces in them, we have camping, you have golf, we have a recreation lake where... Read more 

County Connections: Police department and NAACP look to open doors of communication in Henderson

09/27/2017 11:19 AM

HENDERSON – Henderson Police Chief Chip Stauffer and Deborah Jackson Hoda, president of the Henderson NAACP, facilitated a forum on Monday, September 18 to talk about concerns and questions local residents have about community policing. Hoda felt that the meeting was worthwhile and an effort to keep both sides in communication with one another, and avoid the conflicts that have been seen around the country. One of Hoda’s biggest concerns is the fact that youths have so little to do... Read more 

County Connections: Henderson County survives coal job losses with diverse economy

09/27/2017 09:12 AM

HENDERSON – Henderson County Judge-Executive Bruce Schneider traveled a long road to the area from his native southern California. Schneider attended the University of Evansville before settling in Henderson some 30 year ago and hasn’t looked back. “Came across the river for my first job and loved it so much that I’ve stayed 30 years; met a local girl and married her, and we’d wouldn’t want to live anywhere else,” Schneider said. Henderson County, located on the Ohio River across from Evansville,... Read more 

Kentucky nurses heading to Florida to assist with hurricane relief

09/13/2017 01:15 PM

EDGEWOOD – A group of four Northern Kentucky Health Department nurses will join nurses from the Louisville and Franklin County health departments and the Kentucky Department of Public Health in traveling to Florida on Thursday, to assist victims of Hurricane Irma. The team of 10 Kentucky nurses will travel first to Tallahassee where they will be assigned to work in a special needs shelter in the Orlando area. The deployment is expected to last two weeks. The request for the nurses’... Read more 

Boone County superintendent has grave concerns about costs for K-12 education shifting from state to local level

09/12/2017 04:06 PM

FLORENCE – In what very well be a trend in many areas of the commonwealth, property owners in Boone County will be seeing an increase in their tax rate to fund their ever growing school district. Last week, the school board voted unanimously to increase property taxes which are expected to bring in $3 million additional dollars to the district which will bring the overall total of property tax revenue in the district to $81 million. State funding for the district is... Read more 

Completion of revitalized visitor center allows guests at Big Bone Lick to better understand parks history

09/08/2017 12:56 PM

UNION – Visitors to Big Bone Lick State Historic Site will have a better understanding of the significance and history of the location now that a 4-year $210,000 revitalization of the visitor’s center is now complete. Big Bone Lick has been designated the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology. Huge ice mammals such as the American Mastodon and Harlan’s Ground Sloth once traveled there from miles around to lick the mineral rich, soft and marshy soil near the sulphur springs causing... Read more 

American and Kentucky Beverage Associations fighting childhood obesity with better drink choices

09/07/2017 03:27 PM

NEWPORT – Childhood obesity is a growing problem in Kentucky and the nation, and the American Beverage Association, whose members include Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, and other non-alcoholic drink manufacturers are spearheading multiple initiatives that help reduce the beverage calories from sugar in kid’s diets. Susan Neely, president and CEO of the American Beverage Association, who was in Newport on Thursday for the annual meeting of the Kentucky Beverage Association, says that her industry is working extensively at reducing the... Read more 

Confronting food scarcity: Policy and government's role in addressing the full picture

09/07/2017 01:00 PM

Editor’s Note: This is part three in a three part series on confronting food scarcity. Part one can be viewed here, and part two can be viewed here. There are a wide range of organizations throughout Kentucky focused on eliminating food insecurity. To maximize their impact, nonprofits form partnerships, creating a community infrastructure that helps connect people with resources. But their resources can only stretch so far. As a result, support from government agencies is crucial to help widen their reach... Read more 

Dreamland author Sam Quinones talks with Kentucky doctors about opiate epidemic and their role

09/05/2017 02:40 PM

LOUISVILLE — Kentucky has been hit hard by the opiate epidemic, a scourge which has caused large upticks in the number of overdoses across the nation. Journalist and author Sam Quinones knows about the opiate crisis well, he penned a book on the subject entitled Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic. The book has been lauded by many, including Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Kentucky. Recently Quinones was brought back to the commonwealth by the Kentucky Medical Association for their fall conference,... Read more 

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