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Beshear outlines Kentucky’s Phase 1 reopening beginning May 11

Beshear outlines Kentucky’s Phase 1 reopening beginning May 11

Billy Keeney, News Editor

April 29, 2020

Kentucky will begin its Phase 1 reopening starting May 11, according to a press conference from Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear. May 11 Phase 1 reopenings will include construction, manufacturing, vehicle/vessel dealerships, professional services with 50 percent of employees, horse racing without fans, pet b...

Ohio to open businesses starting May 1

Ohio businesses can start opening up as early as May 1.

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

April 28, 2020

Ohio and Kentucky have amended their stay-at-home directives, both state governors announced in separate statements yesterday.  Ohio will begin opening some non-essential businesses on Friday, as part of Governor Mike DeWine’s plan throughout the next few weeks. Kentucky citizens will be highly e...

Update: Ohio, Kentucky primaries scheduled for June

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Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 16, 2020

Update: Dr. Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Department of Health, has ignored the court's decision to go through with tomorrow's primary and has issued a director's order closing all polling stations tomorrow.   Governor Mike DeWine tweeted that this was due to risk COVID-19 had on voters and poll workers. A Franklin County, Ohio judge blocked Governor M...

Kentucky, Ohio restaurants ordered to close

Illustration of the coronavirus.

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

March 16, 2020

Restaurants have closed dine-in services in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana to prevent further spreading of coronavirus, according to state governors in separate statements. Bars and nightclubs are also either fully or partially closed for prevention. Drive-thru and delivery options will be unaffected by this chang...

NKU announces that classes will move online amid coronavirus concerns

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Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 11, 2020

Due to the nationwide outbreak of coronavirus, known officially as COVID-19, NKU announced that spring break will be extended through Saturday, March 21, and a majority of instruction will transition to online, according to a campus-wide email from President Ashish Vaidya. Beginning March 23, NKU will shift to alternative instruction, moving face-to-fa...

Amid pension crisis, Beshear offers hope

Amid pension crisis, Beshear offers hope

Billy Keeney, News Editor

January 29, 2020

After Kentucky educators marched on Frankfort on April 2, 2018 in the wake of the final approval of Senate Bill 151 (SB 151), the controversial proposal was later overturned by the Kentucky Supreme Court for being unconstitutional.   It wasn’t the beginning—nor end—of the fight for public pe...

The original ‘Sin City’: exploring Newport’s past of mobs, crimes and more

Newport Syndicate, formally known as Glenn Schmidt Playtorium, was a mob hangout.

Rachel Smith, Reporter

October 25, 2019

1955 Frank Sinatra gambled in the back room of the casinos on York Street. Dean Martin entertained guests at infamous mafia member Frank “Screw” Andrews’ house parties. And criminal racketeer Melvin Clark collapsed with a bullet lodged in his throat on Central Avenue. This was Newport—desirab...

‘Step back in history’: Southgate School promotes education, understanding

Southgate Street School, located at 215 E Southgate St, Newport, KY, 41076

Rachel Smith, Reporter

September 13, 2019

When James Harris was eight years old, he would stand on a Newport street and gawk at the local school closest to his home. Harris said it was so unlike the school he had to walk several blocks to attend because this one had an enormous playground—one with shiny swings, seesaws and slides.  It cap...

Governor Bevin signs House Bill 1 into law

Governor Matt Bevin speaks at the Health Innovation Center dedication Oct. 17, 2018.

Billy Keeney, News Editor

July 28, 2019

Governor Matt Bevin joined state legislators and stakeholder groups in Frankfort, Kentucky Wednesday, July 24, to officially sign House Bill 1 into law—which was passed by the General Assembly in special session earlier that day. “We are grateful for the diligent work of fiscally responsible House and S...

Habitat for Humanity taking on Collegiate Challenge

Student from last years trip working on site

Casey Crowe, Contributor

February 22, 2019

Several NKU students are using their spring break as a way to make a difference in the lives of others. Students from the Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter will be travelling to Hardin County, Kentucky the week of March 10-15. “It’s work; it’s not like a spring break where you lay on the beach....

Election 2018: What you need to know

Election 2018: What you need to know

Sam Rosenstiel, Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2018

Election Day is tomorrow. Are you prepared to vote?

How NKU fights its shrinking enrollment

There are 1,250 less students enrolled at NKU now than in 2011. For every 13 that enrolled then, only 12 enroll now.

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

October 24, 2018

Continued decline in enrollment could lead to further shortfalls, which means less spending on everything. This year’s shortfall occurred because NKU estimated the enrollment decline on historic data— but is there a precedent?

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