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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.

Feature Story Lee Ransdell trail bikes several times a week at Devou Park.

Spending time — and money — in Devou Park

Tens of thousands of visits are made to Devou Park’s backcountry trails by bikers, hikers, and runners, and all that exercise adds up to a big economic impact.

Northern Kentucky Buzz Small murals were painted on floodgate equipment along the trail.

Marking a milestone in an urban trail system, the Licking River Greenway and Trails project

The Greenway is part of a long-range plan to create a hub for urban outdoor recreation that involves everything from canoeing to hiking and biking.

Northern Kentucky Buzz Last year, volunteer Dawn Rhodes made the winning pitch for the Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky.

Finalists chosen in pitch competition for funders' grants

The NKY Funders' Grants competition brings philanthropists together in common causes.

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Creative Placemaking Summit comes to the region

The three-day event will focus on supporting neighborhoods with art and culture to create thriving, sustainable communities. 

Northern Kentucky Buzz Covington's Eastside neighborhood received a grant to help it put on its Music and Soul Food Festival.

Neighborhood grants fund community wish list projects

Covington has set aside $30,000 for a second round of funding that will help fund community projects without going through the traditional budgetary process.

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He's not just clowning around: Paul Miller makes circus a serious business

The Ringling Bros.-trained performer takes community development and outreach seriously. 

Feature Story Molly Berrens and Matthew Grote of Covington-based Spotted Yeti Media created motion graphics for the Freedom Center.

Blink comes to Northern Kentucky in splashes of light and color

Covington will be one of the most densely packed zones for the art, light and culture event Blink.

Northern Kentucky Buzz Beyond the Curb's spring tour was held in Covington's Mainstrasse neighborhood.

Venture Beyond the Curb in the river city of Ludlow

A tour for fans of urban living, architecture and history buffs, interior design devotees and anyone interested in learning about one of the region's charming small towns.

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What Love Does: Grace + Grit Spa offers healing treatments for cancer warriors

Crystal Grace and Sha-Kim Smith believe that self care is health care.

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