Northern Kentucky

A proposal to construct three new apartment buildings with around 106 new residential units on Grandview Drive in Ft. Mitchell will go before the Kenton County Planning Commission next month.

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This Cincinnati-based firm is still in its infancy but already is having a major impact on local communities looking to answer difficult community planning questions and creating a healthier public realm.

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Northern Kentucky will be host to a new bourbon-based festival this fall. Organizers say Kentucky's Edge will be like SXSW, but for bourbon. Brent Cooper, president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber, says the event is leveraging the region's existing strength.

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The relationship between Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is one of friendship, collaboration and sometimes, complicated rivalry. Soon, that rivalry could include dueling Ferris wheel attractions on both sides of the Ohio River.

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It really doesn't matter where you live in southwest Ohio or northern Kentucky or in southeastern Indiana.

If you are a registered voter, you have plenty of reasons to go out to vote.

Remembering Lost Northern Kentucky

Aug 2, 2018
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Many of Northern Kentucky's historic businesses, religious structures, homes and entertainment destinations have been lost to time.

The History Of Poverty In Our Region

Jun 11, 2018
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According to U.S. Census data and the Ohio Development Agency’s Ohio Poverty Report, in 2018, nearly 30 percent of Cincinnatians live in poverty. In Northern Kentucky counties, the poverty rate ranges from 9 to 20 percent.

Dozens of local agencies and organizations offer assistance and programs designed to lift people out of poverty, but what has caused the continuing high poverty rate in our region?   

Some familiar names in the local music scene will be honored by induction in the Northern Kentucky Music Legends Hall of Fame on June 7. 

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The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) is holding a public meeting Thursday in Florence as it considers Duke Energy's request to raise rates an average of $15 a month.

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WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson spoke with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday about Saturday's Northern Kentucky Legislative Conference at Highland High School in Fort Thomas. About 500 residents showed up; and many of them gave legislators an earful about Gov. Matt Bevin's proposed budget cuts to K-12 and higher education. They want the legislators to go back to Frankfort and write a budget that restores the Bevin cuts. 

Latonia's History And Efforts To Revitalize

Dec 11, 2017
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The Northern Kentucky neighborhood of Latonia was an independent city until 1909, when it was annexed by the city of Covington. Once known for horse racing, Latonia, like many communities in Greater Cincinnati, has seen its share of ups and downs during its 150 year history.

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A group of prominent Northern Kentucky business and civic leaders recently created the Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky, a foundation that will focus on funding key community needs and programs in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties.

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Northern Kentucky organizations are partnering in projects to spark creativity, develop community and help local residents make home repairs and grow more of their own food. The Center for Great Neighborhoods awarded a grant to the digital branch of the Kenton County Public Library to create FORGE, a maker space and mini-library. The Center, Kenton County Public Library and Wolf Tree Farms are working together to offer free tool rentals to area residents for home improvement and gardening. 

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2011-2015 American Community Survey, 18.5 percent of people in Kentucky live below the poverty level. One of the challenges to reducing poverty is for communities to provide access to affordable housing.

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Gateway Community and Technical College, founded in 2002, is Northern Kentucky's only public, accredited, comprehensive two-year institution. Last summer, Dr. Fernando Figueroa became Gateway's President and CEO, only the second in the school's history.

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A transportation research group is advocating for more spending for Kentucky's roads. TRIP says Kentuckians spend nearly $1,700 per driver on crashes, congestion-related delays and vehicle operating costs affected by road conditions. That adds up to $4 billion statewide.

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Daily stories of overdoses, deaths and efforts to reduce opioid addiction have made us all too aware of the continuing drug crisis taking place in Greater Cincinnati. 

The iconic 1960's rock musical Hair is the next production from The Footlighters in Northern Kentucky. 

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Last summer, Skyward released the myNKY plan, a five year strategic roadmap for the economic and social growth of Northern Kentucky. 

Combating The Heroin Epidemic: Northern Kentucky

Mar 14, 2016
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Heroin abuse is becoming epidemic across the country, and the Northern Kentucky area has been particularly hard hit, experiencing a dramatic increase in those addicted to the drug and overdose deaths. Local communities, law enforcement, service agencies and medical professionals are collaborating on efforts to reduce heroin use, but there are different views on how best to combat the problem.

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