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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.

Boone County High School News From Around The Web

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 ...

Florence Rotary teams up with Boone high schools to tackle food insecurity; take donations to games  User-generated content

The Rotary Club of Florence, Kentucky which serves all of Boone County is teaming up with the four high schools of Boone County to tackle food insecurity at the ...

Boone County High School to host Building Industry Association of NKY Home and Remodeling Showcase  User-generated content

The Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky kicks off the home improvement season with the Home & Remodeling Showcase at Boone County High ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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

Suicide-prevention panel explained what signs to look for.

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.

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.

Boone County honors deceased captain Abbey Zimmer

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

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 ...

Kentucky PSC public meeting in Boone County tonight on proposed Duke Energy rate increase  User-generated content

*Note: This is a reprint of an earlier story. The Kentucky Public *Service* Commission (PSC) will hold a public meeting in Boone County tonight to provide ...

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.

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 ...

Boone County Public Library August calendar of event for kids, teens includes storytime in the park  User-generated content

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

Sen. John Schickel: Remembering true meaning of Memorial Day; celebrate with respect, gratitude  User-generated content

Across Boone County, we await the arrival of Memorial Day weekend. As family and friends gather, it is imperative to remember those who gave the ultimate ...

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.

Boone band earns honors despite outdated auditorium

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Another student arrested for threats against local school

At least three students in Greater Cincinnati have been charged in connection with threats made toward schools or students this week.

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 ...

Boone graduation dates announced

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

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 ...

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.

GLORY DAYS: Alexander the Great reflects on 1994 season

Glory Days: Ex-Boone County star, others reflect on 20th anniversary of standout year.

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 ...

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.

College scholarship winners honored by Rotary

Florence Rotary Club has presented $1000 college scholarships to six Boone County seniors.

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.

Beshear Calls for Duke Energy Rate Reduction Ahead of Public Hearing in Florence  The River City News

The Kentucky Public *Service* Commission (PSC) will hold a public meeting to provide information and receive public comments on an increase to electric rates ...

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 ...

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 ...

The untold story behind the Delta Queen painting on display at the Boone County Main Library  User-generated content

By Jennifer Cheek Special to the NKyTribune. Boone County Public Library is home to a Delta Queen picture, painted by Mark Mains, that holds a great story.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Dates are scheduled for Boone County, City of Florence Christmas tree pickup and dropoff  User-generated content

Boone County and the City of Florence will offer the traditional Christmas tree pickup and drop off services again this year. Times and dates are listed below.

Former Boone judge-exec Bruce Ferguson dies

UNION – Remembered as renaissance man, a gentleman farmer, a Northern Kentucky institution and a visionary for Boone County, Bruce Ferguson has died at ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

Celebrating education

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

Boone County Public Library events and activities for adults in March include US Slave Song Project  User-generated content

The Boone County Public Library offers events at its branches and throughout the county during the month of March. Some events are one time only while others ...

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 ...

State Test Results Another Mixed Bag in River Cities, NKY Schools  The River City News

Glenn O. Swing Elementary continues to be a major story in local education. For the third consecutive year, the Covington school is classified as ...

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 ...

Boone: AWARE's mental health first aid elevates the conversation about adolescent mental illness  User-generated content

By Vicki Prichard NKyTribune reporter. If the average citizen, trained and informed through community first aid or CPR courses, can save lives, imagine what a ...

$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.

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 ...

Sunshine, respect for fallen heroes, bring out big crowd for Florence Memorial Day Parade, program  User-generated content

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor. The sun was out for the annual Florence Memorial Day Parade and members of the community lined the entire ...

Half marathon a success, date set for 2015

1100 ran in NKY's inaugural half marathon, raising $27000 to send World War II, Korean War veterans on Honor Flights.

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 ...

List: Memorial Day events  WXIX

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

'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 ...

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.

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.

'Sexy substitute' gets no jail time  WorldNetDaily

Editor's note: The March edition of Whistleblower magazine pulls the covers off the shocking number of cases of lust-filled teachers, especially women, who have ...

A Long Time Coming  Cincinnati CityBeat

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

US Top 500 Outdoor Returnees: Girls 300m Hurdles  MileSplit

Check out the nation\'s top 500 outdoor girls returnees in the 300 meter hurdles.

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