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Feature Story The St. Elizabeth Cancer Center is scheduled to open in August 2020.

The new St. Elizabeth Cancer Center will offer holistic treatment and cutting-edge research

The St. Elizabeth Cancer Center, scheduled to open in the fall of 2020, is designed to do more than treat cancer. Prevention and early diagnosis will be priorities too.

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That’s a wrap: How People’s Liberty impacted the region's next generation of leadership

During their five-year tenure, the staff at the philanthropic lab learned five key lessons from the community.

Northern Kentucky Buzz Tri-State Trails organized a series of slow rides in Newport as part of its ConnectNKY program.

Making Newport safer and friendlier for bicyclists

Newport experimented with ways to make bicycling safer and more enjoyable, employing a technique called “tactical urbanism.”

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In its eighth year, LGBTQ film festival celebrates inclusion and tolerance

OutReels helps enlighten, educate, and entertain the community through stories and documentaries created by talent from around the world.

Northern Kentucky Buzz A rendering of the planned $22.5 million redevelopment of the old Covington YMCA building.

Bourbon trailhead planned as part of $22.5 million Covington redevelopment

The historic 72,000 square foot Covington YMCA building, vacant since 2015, will be transformed into a bourbon distillery experience, 10,000 square feet of office space and suites and hotel rooms.

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Living young, gay, and black: Is it still a triple threat?

More and more social service agencies, organizations, and events support LGBTQ minority youth in the region. 

Northern Kentucky Buzz The Licking River drains 3,600 square miles of Kentucky.

The World Resources Institute wants to finance projects that will protect Northern Kentucky's water

The World Resources Institute wants to support projects to protect the region’s watersheds and is making grant money available to worthy ideas.


Northern Kentucky Buzz A rebuilt Peaselburg Park was dedicated with a day of activities including face painting.

Remaking neighborhood parks one community at a time

Peaselburg Park was the second Covington park to be rebuilt in an ongoing schedule that aims to have one park under construction each year while another is being redesigned.

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Aviatra Accelerators’ programming helps women-owned businesses grow

The organization works to break down barriers for people looking to launch new careers. 

Feature Story Kenton County resident Heather Grothaus just published her thirteenth romance novel.

From teenage fan to author, she just published her thirteenth romance novel

A serendipitous visit to a local antiques and used books store provided the inspiration for her latest entry, which will be the first of a planned four-part series.

Northern Kentucky Buzz The audience voted on the pitches and a popular vote winner was selected.

One night, one pitch, $100,000 in grants

Fourteen nonprofit organizations pitched their work and their results in a competition for a pool of funds created by some of the region's leading foundations and philanthropies. 

Northern Kentucky Buzz Improving access to NKU, and its Steely Library, shown here, is a campus priority.

NKU launches a $500,000 innovation challenge open to students, faculty, and staff

The school has launched the 2020 NKU Innovation Challenge, meant to unleash creative plans to improve the success of its students.

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Carabello Coffee celebrates 10 years with a fundraiser event and expansion

Justin and Emily Carabello are one step closer to their goal of donating $100,000 a year to international organizations that help people in coffee-producing communities.

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Groundwork Ohio River Valley diversifies the region's environmental movement

The organization performs much-needed restoration work, trains kids for quality jobs, and builds an eco-friendly generation. 

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Feeding the soul: Chef Kymberly Wilbon delivers passion and love through her culinary creations

Her most famous customers are Bengals players, but she develops relationships with — and menus for — clients throughout the region. 

Northern Kentucky Buzz Sam and Thad Becker fill in one of the six colors at George Stone court.

Colorful makeovers are planned for public basketball courts across the region

The project is an effort to build pride in the public courts and encourage communities to use them.

Northern Kentucky Buzz NKU has joined a national coalition to help students complete their degree programs.

NKU partners with national coalition to help returning students complete their studies

The program works with colleges to help re-engage students who have paused their studies.


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Restoring health to health care

A free, national, online event organized by local doctors will focus on service-led, purpose driven organizations that push control and accountability to the lowest practical level, thus increasing employee and patient wellbeing.

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Transform goes beyond clothing with a welcoming space for transgender kids

Nancy Dawson, owner of BRIDEface, recently launched her newest venture to be a source of support for transitioning children.

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New Leaf Kitchen nurtures children in food insecure communities

Annie Streitmarter’s program cultivates children's minds, bodies, and souls with lesson and demonstrations on healthy eating.

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