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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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Several Cities Around Ky. To Celebrate National Kick Butts Day  LEX18 Lexington KY News

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Wednesday is National Kick Butts Day! A day aimed at encouraging adult smokers to quit and preventing kids from starting.

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 ...

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 ...

Dennis Wayne Vice  Ohio County Monitor

OWENSBORO, Ky. — Dennis Wayne Vice peacefully left this world March 3, 2019, at Wellington Parc, in Owensboro. He was born Nov. 23, 1945, to the late ...

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 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 ...

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 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 ...

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.

Gray, Conner middle school students charged after threats

Students at six different Boone County Schools have been charged with allegedly threatening school shootings in a little over a week.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

Suicide-prevention panel explained what signs to look for.

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Boone band earns honors despite outdated auditorium

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

Parades, flags and speeches mark Memorial Day events

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

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.

Boone graduation dates announced

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

Northern Kentucky high school softball coaches select Player of the Year in three divisions  User-generated content

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter. Ryle senior shortstop Maclai Branson, one of the leading hitters in Kentucky high school softball, was voted ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

College scholarship winners honored by Rotary

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

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 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 ...

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 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 ...

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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

Sign here: Student seeks support for ASL class

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

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 ...

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 ...

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, 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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Vacationers' house severely damaged by lightning

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

$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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Celebrating education

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

List: Memorial Day events  WXIX

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

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 ...

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.

Covington Latin tennis player wins marathon match to capture school's first 9th Region boys singles title  User-generated content

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter. It took him more than two hours to do it, but Covington Latin tennis player Toshi Watanabe won his school's first ...

Girls' district basketball playoffs: Conner, Highlands, Campbell County take home championship trophies  User-generated content

Thanks to St. Elizabeth Healthcare Sports Medicine for sponsoring our girls' high school basketball coverage once again this season. See all of our girls' ...

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 ...

Prep Sports Notebook: Campbell County wrestling coach receives national award  User-generated content

By Terry Boehmker NKy Tribune sports reporter. The first two times the National High School Athletic Coaches Association selected Mike Bankemper as a finalist ...

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.

'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.

'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 ...

Conner girls' basketball team ends holidays on a high note by winning title game in own tournament  User-generated content

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter. After winning five of six games in holiday tournaments over the last two weeks, Conner girls' basketball coach ...

A Long Time Coming  Cincinnati CityBeat

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

Too fat to fight? Generals say too many young adults unfit to serve, blame school junk food  User-generated content

A new report from the Department of Defense found that 73 percent of young adults in Kentucky aren't qualified to serve in the military, mostly because they are ...

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