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May 17, 2017 by Jane Ranson Sullivan (Register to contact)


Classmate Death

September 18, 2011 by Deana Smith Fullam (Register to contact)

It saddens me greatly to inform the BCHS Class of 1988 that we have lost yet another wonderful classmate. Last night Shelly Mallicoat took her own life. She leaves behind her parents, husband, daughter Alexis who is 16 and sister Sherry. Please pray for her family.

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Shaun Alexander returns to Boone County High School to reach young people  WKRC TV Cincinnati

BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (WKRC) - A former pro football star returned to his alma mater in hopes of reaching young people. Shaun Alexander made an ...

Boone County student charged, accused of posting 'threatening' messages on Snapchat  WCPO

FLORENCE, Ky. — Sheriff's deputies charged a Boone County High School student with disorderly conduct for posting inappropriate and threatening messages ...

Boone County HS drops Mr. Rebel logo, mascot  WCPO

FLORENCE, Ky. – Boone County High School says it is phasing out its Mr. Rebel logo and will no longer use the Mr. Rebel mascot, but not because of the recent ...

Friends remember Kenny Brown as principled politically and lover of jazz and Cajun food

Republican Kenny Brown is being remembered for not being afraid of a political flight. Boone County's elected clerk since 2010 died suddenly March 8 at his ...

Boone County Clerk Kenny Brown, who brought a customer-service focus to the office, has died  User-generated content

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor. Boone County Clerk Kenny Brown has died. Brown (file photo). Brown was found dead in his home Friday ...

New 'Rebels' logo replaces Confederate mascot at Boone Co. High School

FLORENCE – The Mr. Rebel image, part of Boone County High School for 60 years, is getting phased out. Mr. Rebel is a Confederate general who stands tall in ...

Boone County Schools presenting second Youth Mental Health Summit March 29-30  User-generated content

Boone County Schools is presenting the second Youth Mental Health Summit on March 29-30 at Florence Baptist Church. The two-day event is Friday, March 29 ...

Boone County Public Library April calendar for kids, teens, includes Easter party, Playhouse in the Park  User-generated content

The Boone County Public Library offers events at its branches and throughout the county during the month of April. A list of scheduled events for teens and ...

Student artists compete to create more modern, consistent logo for Boone County HS  WCPO Cincinnati

Students at Boone County High School are creating a new logo, which will give the school a more consistent look and feel.

Good, Bad, Ugly: How NKY Schools Fared on ACT, State Tests  The River City News

The Kentucky Department of Education on Wednesday released its 2017-18 student assessment results, identifying the lowest-performing schools and those ...

Conner coach, teacher Shawn Garnett loses battle with cancer: 'A lot of sad hearts here.'

Conner High School coach and teacher Shawn Garnett died from cancer Sept. 6.

Boone County Schools to hold preschool screenings for 3-year-olds at Rush Center February 1  User-generated content

Boone County Schools will hold preschool screenings for 3-year-olds at Ralph Rush Professional Development Center on February 1st. The screenings are ...

Boone County schools show wave of support in wake of student-athlete's death  WLWT Cincinnati

There is grief and a deep sense of personal loss throughout the Boone County School District as the week begins. Sixteen year-old Abbey Zimmer, captain of ...

After student's death last year, NKY school brings in suicide-prevention panel  WLWT Cincinnati

Suicide-prevention panel explained what signs to look for.

Florence mayor to grads: 'There's more to the world than Instagram, Snapchat'

"Try putting your phones down every once in a while, talk to people. Look at their faces. Watch what is happening around you," Diane E. Whalen says.

Boone County honors deceased captain Abbey Zimmer

Boone County started a scholarship fund for Abbey Zimmer, Class of 2018, who died March 31.

Steve Oliverio, Northern Kentucky teacher and coach dies; former member of the Reds organization  User-generated content

Steve J. Oliverio, 57, of Florence, died surrounded by his loving family on Friday, January 4, 2019, at his residence. Oliverio. Oliverio graduated from Oak Hills ...

Police searching for "suicidal person" near Boone County High School  WKRC TV Cincinnati

Boone County High School and several surrounding schools are on lockdown on Friday afternoon.

5 Boone County students charged with making school threats  WCPO

BURLINGTON, Ky. -- Boone County authorities have charged five students since Feb. 12 in connection to threats they said the youths made against their schools ...

Boone band earns honors despite outdated auditorium

Boone band earns highest ratings for 25 years, but they can't perform in the auditorium.

How Northern Kentucky High Schools Rank in Latest U.S. News List  The River City News

U.S. News & World Report is out with its latest rankings of American high schools and in Kentucky, two of the top ten are found in Northern Kentucky.

305 NKY Students Earn Scholarship Money for 4.0 GPA, ACT Score  The River City News

More than 300 recent Northern Kentucky high school graduates have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance ...

Boone graduation dates announced

The high schools of Boone County will host graduations between May 29-31.

Boone Co. grad: Rebel pride hard to take

There are people of color still living in the oppressive environment I was in 10 years ago at Boone County High School.

Man accused of killing in the name of Hitler put my hometown in the news  The Charlotte Observer

I was going home to see my family and old friends from school days. Something I do every summer.

Candidates: Waugaman, Villa Hills; Crabtree, Kenton schools; Pile, Boone schools; Meyer, Erlanger  User-generated content

Gary Waugaman, Villa Hills Council. My name is Gary Waugaman, and I am running for Villa Hills Council. My wife Mary Kay, two children, and I have lived in ...

The Primary: Charlie Kenner, Boone Commission, Dist. 2; Keith McMain, District Court Judge 54th Dist.  User-generated content

The NKyTribune is offering an opportunity for those in contested NKY races in the primary election to make their case — and themselves — better known to ...

Parades, flags and speeches mark Memorial Day events

Memorial Day plans from across Greater Cincinnati included in communities listing.

Ryle ranks 10th of best Ky. schools

Boone County Schools rank high on a list of best schools from U.S. News & World Report.

Sunny skies bring out guests of all ages for annual Florence Memorial Day Parade and Program  User-generated content

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor. Monday's sunny skies and warm weather brought the young and the young-at-heart to Florence for the City's ...

Primary: Louis Kelly, Commonwealth Attny., Boone, Gallatin; Teresa Cunningham, Boone County Attny.  User-generated content

The NKyTribune is offering an opportunity for those in contested NKY races in the primary election to make their case — and themselves — better known to ...

2019 National High School Cheerleading And Dance Team Championships Honor Top Teams From Across The Country  PRNewswire

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2019 National High School Cheerleading Championship and National Dance Team Championship took ...

Florence, Newport among Northern Kentucky cities with Memorial Day parades, observances  User-generated content

The City of Florence will hold its annual Memorial Day Parade & Program on Monday, May 29, 2017. Join the City as it honors the men and women of the Armed ...

Duke Energy wants 15.7% rate increase in NKY. Here's why.

Duke Energy wants to raise electric bills in Northern Kentucky. Here's why and when you can comment.

EKU student Rachel Knoebel of Florence lobbied in DC for single-gender organizations, students' rights  User-generated content

An Eastern Kentucky University senior was one of two Alpha Omicron Pi representatives to lobby in Washington, D.C., recently on behalf of the Fraternal ...

NKY schools get behind voluntary drug test clubs

Public and private schools advocating voluntary student drug testing clubs so colleges and employers can see applicants are drug free.

Kentucky high school phases out 'Mr. Rebel' mascot  WHAS (subscription)

FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky high school is phasing out its mascot of six decades, a Confederate general called Mr. Rebel. The Kentucky Enquirer reports ...

Boone County Coroner Doug Stith resigns; Deputy Coroner Rittinger appointed to fill remainder of term  User-generated content

Boone County Coroner Douglas M. Stith has resigned the office effective immediately. Stith. He was elected Coroner of Boone County in 1998 after serving 15 ...

Sign here: Student seeks support for ASL class

Boone County Schools don't offer one of the most common American languages.

Bowman takes aim at Boone basketball job

FLORENCE - While it's a fact that's hard to verify, Ryan Bowman may be the only person who has completed the Grand Slam of high schools in the Boone ...

Beloved educator George Toadvine remembered for leadership, commitment to education, as man of faith  User-generated content

By Vicki Prichard NKy Tribune reporter. Florence Mayor Diane Whalen doesn't remember a time when she didn't know George Toadvine. The former school ...

NKY: Memorial Day celebrations

Memorial Day is a day for remembrance of those how died in *service* to our country. According to, Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, was ...

Kentucky election filings: Republicans irked after NKY state rep Addia Wuchner picked her own successor in last-minute 'backroom' deal

Perhaps the biggest news on filing day wasn't who filed, but who withdrew.

Special needs students get on-the-job training

One of Darla LaClair's greatest worries was what life after high school would be like for her 20-year-old son, Andrew. Because he has autism, Andrew is ...

Boone County boys' soccer team setting example of cultural acceptance  User-generated content

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter. There's something special going on with the Boone County High School boys' soccer program that's not ...

Heroin, development among Florence candidate concerns

FLORENCE – The heroin epidemic and economic development are among the top issues the city is facing, according to this election year's council candidates.

These NKY High School Students are Sen. Jeff Green Scholars  The River City News

Nearly 300 Northern Kentucky students have been named Senator Jeff Green Scholars by the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

Former assistant Steele named Boone County head football coach; volleyball, boys soccer posts filled  User-generated content

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter. The new head football coach at Boone County High School is Marty Steele, a former player and long-time ...

New partnership will give Boone County students a head start on their future, build pipeline for new talent  User-generated content

By Vicki Prichard NKyTribune Reporter. A new partnership forged by NaviGo College and Prep Services, the Northern Kentucky Industrial Park, Boone County ...

Heroin, traffic on minds of Florence candidates

FLORENCE – Traffic and the heroin epidemic were on the minds of many candidates for Florence City Council when they were asked about what issues the city ...

Northern Kentucky high school football coaching legend Owen Hauck passes away  User-generated content

By Terry Boehmker N.Ky Tribune sports reporter. Marty Steele wasn't surprised by the number of former players who visited longtime high school football coach ...

Vacationers' house severely damaged by lightning

Mom and daughter's New York trip cut short by apparently weather-related fire Thursday morning.

Boone County High School grad serves Navy aboard Naval Air Station as survival equipmentman  User-generated content

A 2012 Boone County High School graduate and Florence native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville, the largest base in the ...

Boone County Public Library May events for kids and teens include Madcap Puppets, visit from Rosie Red  User-generated content

The Boone County Public Library offers events at its branches and throughout the county during the month of May. Scheduled events for teens and children are ...

$150K grant helps Faith Community Pharmacy continue to provide free prescriptions to those in need  WCPO

Faith Community Pharmacy in Florence just received its largest single grant ever, but as much as that will help, the nonprofit still faces challenges.

Memorial Day events planned in N. Ky.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday established to remember men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. It was once known as Decoration ...

Around the links in Northern Kentucky: Lucas to play at Tony Blom Metropolitan Amateur Championship  User-generated content

By Marc Hardin NKyTribune contributor. Course familiarity and a fortuitous schedule break has lured veteran Northern Kentucky golfer Lance Lucas back to the ...

Union, Ky., Kroger Marketplace opens this week

Union's new Kroger Marketplace was debated and fought for years. The new store is slated to open Thursday morning.

Duke's NKY rate hike proposal: Will corporate tax cuts mean residents get spared?

Will the corporate tax cut halt Duke's NKY rate hike bid? See what happened to Kentucky Power.

NKY Education Council shines light on excellence with awards to top educators, students and others  User-generated content

The Northern Kentucky Education Council presented its annual celebration of excellence in education event to honor teachers, students, businesses and ...

Eighth-grader with autism steps onto the court  WCPO Cincinnati

FLORENCE, Ky. -- Thursday night was Mitch Shelley's chance to shine. Shelley, an eighth-grader with autism, attended every practice of the Ockerman Middle ...

Celebrating education

Excellence in education lauded at celebration by N.Ky. chamber and education council.

List: Memorial Day events  WXIX

Communities and organizations across the Tri-State will commemorate Memorial Day Monday with parades and ceremonies.

Several Local Schools to Compete at National Cheerleading Competition  The River City News

The Northern Kentucky Cheer & Dance Coaches Association, Inc. (NKCCA) held their annual competition on Saturday, January 30 at BB&T Arena on the ...

St. Henry volleyball team excited to be hosting the first All 'A' Classic state tournament in N.Ky.  User-generated content

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter. After taking teams to the All “A” Classic state volleyball tournament in Louisville four of the last five years, St.

Shawn Carroll, director of New Perceptions, inducted into Florence Rotary Club Heritage Hall of Fame  User-generated content

By J. Patrick Moynahan Special to the NKyTribune. Shawn Carroll has been named to the Florence Rotary Club Heritage Hall of Fame. Carroll, executive ...

Doughnut shop now taking orders on Mt. Zion Road

FLORENCE – From *fresh* doughnuts and coffee to chilled frappes and breakfast sandwiches, Pink in a Blanket has something for everyone. The doughnut shop ...

Florence Karate group pays tribute to late legend Richard 'Iron Dragon' Bustillo, honoring their 'Ohana'  User-generated content

By Evan Merrill NKyTribune reporter. Students and family have paid tribute to the late Richard “The Iron Dragon” Bustillo, a close friend and mentor of Michael ...

Database: Search 2014-15 Kentucky School Test Scores  89.3 WFPL

On Thursday, the Kentucky Department of Education released the 2014-15 Unbridled Learning test results for schools and school districts. In the database ...

Longtime Dayton Coach, Boone & NKU Star to Be Inducted Into Larosa's Hall of Fame  The River City News

The LaRosa's High School Sports Hall of Fame has announced its next class of inductees, and two from Northern Kentucky are on the list. Barry Binkley led the ...

Florence Gives Preliminary OK to New Chicken Restaurant, Residential Development  The River City News

Florence City Council listened to a first reading on the approval of a change in the approved concept development plan for a 33.81 acre site on the west side of ...

Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

Photos: Florence, Erlanger, & Park Hills Memorial Day Parades  The River City News

It was a beautiful day for a parade on Monday and cities across Northern Kentucky put on good shows in honor of Memorial Day.

At these martial arts studios, you won't win a trophy, but you'll win some valuable skills  WCPO Cincinnati

While most martial arts studios work with students who want to compete and win trophies, at least two local studios focus more on instilling strength, confidence ...

Education group awards scholarships

N. Ky. Education Association honors teachers and support personnel.

37 Days ‘Til Kickoff: Shaun Alexander  Roll 'Bama Roll

The first in a 20-year string of unstoppable running backs, and the Heisman finalist that should have been.

Memorial Day parades and services in Greater Cincinnati  WLWT Cincinnati

Several Memorial Day services and parades are being held in the Tri-State Monday. Check out the list below.

Sydney Moss Benched as Thomas More Reviews NCAA Compliance Question  The River City News

Thomas More is taking its star Sydney Moss out of the women's basketball team line-up while the college checks out a compliance question from the National ...

'Fire-and-Brimstone preacher' sues Mountain Brook schools after her children rebuffed for admission

She claims that her three children were denied registration to Mountain Brook schools as homeless students and the family was dragged from school system ...

Ohio River boat collision leaves one dead, four injured  FOX19

A Florence teen has died and four others are injured, two critically, following a boat crash early Saturday morning on the Ohio River near I-471.

Twin teachers busted over lewd act  WorldNetDaily

Twin sisters – both teachers – have been arrested in Southern California in connection with alleged lewd acts with an underage female student. Franca and ...

A Long Time Coming  Cincinnati CityBeat

Local skateboarder Alex Davis gets pro sponsorship from Ohio-based Habitat Skateboards.

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