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Police call threat against Highlands High student ‘isolated,’ no threat to the school  WXIX

FORT THOMAS, KY (FOX19) - Fort Thomas police say a threat made against a Highlands High School student is an 'isolated incident' and that there is no further ...

Here are the top ranked high schools in Kentucky for 2019  WKYT

U.S. News and World Report has released its best high schools in Kentucky rankings for 2019.

Strep infection caused teen cheerleader’s sudden death, autopsy shows  New York Daily News

Two months after a beloved 13-year-old Kentucky girl mysteriously died following a cheerleading competition, an autopsy report revealed her cause of death ...

Fort Thomas 8th-grader dies suddenly over the weekend, school district says  WLWT Cincinnati

A Northern Kentucky school district is mourning after the sudden loss of an eighth-grade student on Saturday.

Ice storm knocks out Internet during Highlands High’s Spirit Week ‘Throwback Thursday’  WXIX

Thursday's ice storm knocked out power at Highlands High School and the middle school in Fort Thomas. Some parents, as you might imagine, were wondering ...

Kentucky town in shock after cheerleader, 13, dies before competition  Springfield News Sun

A Kentucky community is in shock, mourning the death of a 13-year-old student who died just before a...

Public visitation held Friday for NKY cheerleader who died suddenly  WXIX

Services for the public are being held Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home.

“Which School Did You Go To?” The Covington Catholic Incident Hits Close to Home

When people in New York or Boston ask that question, they want to know where you went for college. When people from Cincinnati ask it, they're asking where ...

Father recalls tragic death of beloved N. Kentucky cheerleader: 'How can this be?'  WIBW

On Tuesday, Dan Schalk picked out his daughter's burial plot, worked on her funeral arrangements, and selected an outfit to bury her in. These are all things no ...

Vigil held after Kentucky eighth grader unexpectedly died Saturday  WKYT

The superintendent of a Kentucky school district announced Sunday the death of an eighth-grader over the weekend.

Highlands' Barth named LaRosa's Athlete of the Week  WKRC TV Cincinnati

A four-year varsity basketball starter, Highlands' Zoie Barth has scored 2,000+ points in her stellar high school career, reaching the landmark number in a game ...

Student brought loaded handgun to Highlands High School, police say  WCPO Cincinnati

FORT THOMAS, Ky. - Students and faculty at Highlands High School will notice increased security Tuesday after the juvenile student who brought a loaded ...

High school football: CovCath holds off Highlands in crucial football showdown, 21-14

Covington Catholic and Highlands put up stakes for a potential playoff rematch after a tense Class 5A showdown Friday night.

Meet the Teenager Who Started an After-School Mentorship Program for Girls

When Nico Thom was a 15-year-old student at Highlands High School, in Fort Thomas in northern Kentucky — a place where, she says, “the mindset, whether ...

Hundreds pay respects to 13-year-old NKY cheerleader who always wore a smile  WLWT Cincinnati

Hundreds waited their turn in line Friday evening in Fort Thomas to pay their respects to a 13-year-old cheerleader who died suddenly last weekend.

Former high school football coach charged with sex crimes against children  USA TODAY High School Sports

A man who once served as the head coach at Highlands High School (Fort Thomas, Ky.) has been charged with sex crimes against children, according to court ...

Kentucky cheerleader complained of hamstring pain, weakness before death, dad says  Fox News

The father of a Kentucky cheerleader who died last Saturday while at a competition with her team said his daughter complained of hamstring pain, and ...

Highlands High School students get jump start on high-skills jobs through FAME training  User-generated content

By Mark Collier Fort Thomas Schools. Students at Highlands High School have an opportunity to gain high-demand skills and a college degree, tuition free, ...

Got a high school kid that loves theater? They need to know about this

Jason Burgess was frustrated. He'd attended a summer theater production of a well-known musical staged by a local high school. He had high expectations for ...

Fort Thomas Independent Schools compares itself internationally; group of students take OECD test  User-generated content

By Zak Ober Living Media/Fort Thomas Schools. As the recent Kentucky Department of Education findings show, students in the Fort Thomas Independent ...

Fort Thomas' Highlands ranks best in Kentucky schools

Highlands High School in Fort Thomas has been ranked as Kentucky's top public high school.

Your NKY team of the week: Highlands girls basketball has winning tradition

Cincinnati Enquirer readers voted Highlands High School girls basketball as the Northern Kentucky Team of the Week, based on votes tallied Jan. 11.

Meet Ignite Institute: Northern Kentucky's revolutionary new high-tech high school  User-generated content

Special to NKyTribune. First of a series. Picture this: The year is 2027. A group of local college grads recently won $40 million in second-round venture funding ...

NKY girl pulled on stage to play with Green Day  WCPO

An 11-year-old from Northern Kentucky became a rock star this weekend -- sort of.

Highlands High School's Theatre Department presents The Drowsy Chaperone; shows this week  User-generated content

Students from Highlands High School's Theatre Department will perform The Drowsy Chaperone, winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best ...

Teen killed by fallen tree was well-known dancer  WLWT Cincinnati

Highlands High School is responding with open doors and open arms to the tragic death of a student. Friends and classmates of Michelle Chalk, 15, have been ...

Here are the best and worst Kentucky schools  Lexington Herald-Leader

New test scores revealed the top- and bottom-performing schools in Kentucky. The statewide achievement exams and the ACT test were given in the spring and ...

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 ...

Silver Grove ice cream stand raises funds for Highlands student Lilliana Schalck  WKRC TV Cincinnati

SILVER GROVE, Ky. (WKRC) - Getting an ice cream cone means more than just a sweet treat today. On Saturday, Dozens of people started lining up to buy blue ...

Eighth-ranked St. X beats Highlands, 10-6 for its eighth state title  Courier Journal

Saturday was the third time in four games in Lexington the Tigers fell behind, and, just like the previous two, St. Xavier erased its deficit.

Here are the Kentucky high school football rankings heading into week four  Lexington Herald-Leader

The top teams in the six Kentucky Associated Press high school football polls, with first-place votes, records, total points and previous rankings: ...

New efforts could bring remains of missing Vietnam pilot home to Fort Thomas  FOX19

FORT THOMAS, KY (FOX19) - Fifty years after an Air Force pilot was shot down in Vietnam, he is still MIA, or missing in action. But now, the military man's ...

Jamie Vaught: At 91, Bell County native Homer Rice looks back at career as football coach, administrator  User-generated content

Editor's Note: This is the first of a two-part column about Kentuckian Dr. Homer Rice who had an illustrious career in football coaching and athletic administration.

'Death Valley' at Highlands High School gets new life with opening of new training center  User-generated content

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter. Former football players at Highlands High School remember plodding down a steep hill on the south end of ...

Fort Thomas teen killed by falling tree while sitting on hammock  WXIX

A 14-year-old teenager is dead after a tree fell on her in Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, police say.

Two friends, cancer-survivors and golfers, have fun with Highlands teammates, aiming for championship  User-generated content

By Marc Hardin NKyTribune contributor. On an otherwise normal summer day in 2007, Luke Muller became sick with what his parents at first thought was a chest ...

Highlands Bluebirds baseball team out to avenge last season's state baseball tournament loss  WCPO Cincinnati

FORT THOMAS, Ky. -- The regular season is all about getting to this point in the year for Jeremy Baioni and his Highlands High School baseball program.

Part II: Focus on changing roles of middle school counselors; it's National School Counseling Week  User-generated content

Second in series on counseling in Fort Thomas Independent Schools. Over the summer we asked school counselors questions about their role in helping ...

Educators, businesses, partners to be honored at NKEC annual Excellence in Education celebration  User-generated content

By Peggy Casey Special to NKyTribune. The Northern Kentucky region has a long history of supporting education and celebrating the vital role that educators, ...

Father of teen killed in freak accident: 'We are living every parent's worst nightmare'  WXIX

For the first time since Michelle Chalk's Aug. 1 death, the teen's parents are speaking out about their little girl and the tragic incident that took her life.

Northern Kentucky football programs look for history in regional finals

It's no surprise to see Northern Kentucky's blueblood football programs still playing in the third round of the KHSAA playoffs. But some other blue-clad programs, ...

Part III: Focus on changing roles of high school counselors during National School Counseling Week  User-generated content

Special to NKyTribune. Over the summer we asked school counselors in the Fort Thomas Independent School System questions about their role in helping ...

Candidates: Mattone in Park Hills; Lisa Kelly, write-in Ft. Thomas council; McKee, Boone constable  User-generated content

On Election Day 2014, over 500 residents opted to “write-in” a candidate for mayor as their choice for positive, inclusive change. On November 6th, I humbly ask ...

Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky high school football scores: Week 8

Live scores and highlights of Friday night football action around the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area.

Part 1: Focus on changing roles of elementary school counselors during National School Counseling Week  User-generated content

Education today is many things. Most parents and educators agree that it's a process that involves the whole child. Academics are key, of course, but so is ...

Hundred years of Highlands football celebrated Sept. 20

FT. THOMAS – Dale Mueller remembers moving to Fort Thomas as a child. Homer Rice was the Bluebirds head football coach, and Mueller and his family ...

Where are they now? Catching up with former UK, Highlands football star Jared Lorenzen  WCPO Cincinnati

Former Highlands and University of Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen won a Super Bowl ring with the New York Giants in 2008, then left football for good in ...

National Education Leaders Gather Ideas for Fort Thomas Schools  The River City News

Fort Thomas Independent Schools's mission states that the district will provide learning experiences that "foster creativity, curiosity and innovation, while ...

Three JCPS high schools ranked among Kentucky's best by U.S. News & World Report  WDRB

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Three high schools in Jefferson County Public Schools are among the best in Kentucky, according to a U.S. News & World Report ...

FHS ranked 19th best high school in Kentucky - The State Journal

One of Kentucky's top 20 high schools is located in Franklin County, according to a national magazine. In U.S. News and World Report's Best High Schools ...

Five members of Highlands baseball team in Ky. investigated for disgusting hazing allegations  USA TODAY High School Sports

At least five members of the baseball team at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, Kent. are being investigated for a disgusting hazing prank in which they ...

Fort Thomas is a city of parks ‘by design’

Fort Thomas has 17 city parks offering spots for sports, nature trail hikes or spots to sit.

Mike Murphy devoted most of his life to coaching Northern Kentucky high school football players  User-generated content

By Terry Boehmker NKyTribune sports reporter. Mike Murphy, an outstanding high school athlete and football coach in Northern Kentucky, passed away last ...

Highlands bowlers strike big with conference titles

FORT THOMAS - The postseason is in sight for the Highlands bowling program. Like most years, the Bluebirds have been a dominant team in the regular ...

Village Players Now Owns Its Theatre, Continues with "How to Eat Like a Child"  The River City News

The Village Players of Fort Thomas now own their 102-seat building at 8 North Fort Thomas Avenue.

Covington Catholic (8-0) stays No. 1 in football Litkenhous Ratings  Courier Journal

The Colonels are followed by Frederick Douglass, Mayfield, Highlands and Christian Academy.

Highlands' 2011 valedictorian killed in car crash

Randy Runyan was killed in an auto accident just days after returning home from Wake Forest University for the summer.

All-clear given to Highlands HS after bomb threat  FOX19

Police gave the all-clear to Highlands High School Wednesday morning after administrators received a voicemail reporting a bomb threat.

Previews: Who should win high school football playoff games Friday and Saturday?

A look at all 41 playoff games taking place around the Cincinnati-area this weekend.

Andrea Connors, former Ky. high school teacher, going to jail for sex with student  CBS News

(CBS) CAMPBELL COUNTY, Ky. - Former Fort Thomas teacher Andrea Connors was sentenced to spend 90 days in jail Wednesday, on charges of having a sex ...

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.

Orioles select pitchers in third, fourth rounds; Towson junior Richard Palacios goes to Indians in third  Baltimore Sun

While it can be easy to evaluate draft prospects based on radar-gun readings and other superficial numbers, the Orioles clearly looked beyond them Tuesday.

Fort Thomas saves Moyer Elementary front in rebuild

Fort Thomas Independent Schools save front of Moyer Elementary in renovation plan.

Fort Thomas teachers and parents speak up about technology in survey, differ on priorities  User-generated content

Parents and teachers agree on the importance of technology skills but have different priorities when it comes to teaching digital citizenship, according to a recent ...

Badin set to induct its 25th Athletic Hall of Fame class Saturday  Hamilton Journal News

Badin High School's Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its 25th class Saturday night at the Pfi...

Highlands names new football coach  WXIX

Highlands High School on Wednesday named Brian Weinrich as its new head football coach.

Rolling Thunder a Fort Thomas family’s tradition

FORT THOMAS - Kate Hempleman is continuing her brother Eric's tradition of gathering hundreds of motorcycle riders together for Rolling Thunder, a POW/MIA ...

Prospect Watch: Some of Week 8's top high school football performances

Prospect Watch: The Cincinnati Enquirer looks at some of the area's better individual high school football performances from Week 8.

Don Owen: Lesson learned from Highlands football history; patience is virtue, supercedes overreaction  User-generated content

At most high schools, a 51-point loss on the football field will result in the typical groans and bellyaching from the diehard fans. It's only normal. Such a setback ...

Fort Thomas Mayor Eric Haas suffers heart attack, condition is stable, scheduled for surgery Friday  User-generated content

NKyTribune staff. Fort Thomas Mayor Eric Haas is expected to have bypass surgery Friday, after suffering a heart attack Sunday morning, while at his lake house ...

Here are the Louisville and Kentucky players taken in the MLB draft  Courier Journal

Courier Journal will keep you updated with the Kentucky and Southern Indiana baseball players taken in the MLB draft. Check back for updates.

Former Prom King Sentenced for Highlands Bomb Threat  The River City News

Tyler Swope, the 20-year-old Highlands alum and former Prom King charged with terroristic threatening and false reporting in connection with a bomb threat ...

SHEP founder seeks inclusion, finds inspiration in family  NKU The Northerner Online

Missy Jones, founder of the Supported Higher Education Project, recently celebrated the program's tenth year. Belle Leininger, Contributor. January 8, 2018.

After some big-time stops, Patrick Towles feels at home in a small Kentucky town  Lexington Herald Leader

Patrick Towles, who played at Highlands High School, was a quarterback at the University of Kentucky and Boston College.

Kentucky school teacher admits to sexual relationship with student  New York Daily News

A former high school teacher in Kentucky admitted Tuesday to engaging in sexual trysts with a student last year, according to reports.

St. Elizabeth launches Game of The Month program for Northern Kentucky high school sports  User-generated content

St. Elizabeth Healthcare has partnered with In-Game Sports to launch its new Game of The Month program for Northern Kentucky high school sports on Monday.

Body found along Ohio River across from Beckjord Power Station  WCPO Cincinnati

A body found Tuesday morning along the Ohio River appears to be a man missing since last week.

Spices, sauces, herbs, rubs: Northern Kentucky's one-of-a-kind Colonel De brings the flavor  WCPO

"The Colonel," De Stewart, brings flavor galore to his new gourmet herbs and spices warehouse and production facility in Fort Thomas. He also takes pride in ...

Orioles introduce top pick Grayson Rodriguez as 'potential top-of-the-rotation starter'  Baltimore Sun

Orioles scouting director Gary Rajsich introduced top pick Grayson Rodriguez on Tuesday as a pitcher who "checks all the boxes as a potential ...

The 10 Safest Cities in Kentucky

Here's the list of the safest cities throughout the state of Kentucky. Click to read more about where each town stacks up against the other cities in the Bluegrass ...

Northern Kentucky high school football previews  USA TODAY High School Sports

Here's a look at all of our features previewing the upcoming high school football season on the NKY side in Greater Cincinnati.

Two Northern Kentucky students score coveted scholarships to University of Louisville  WCPO Cincinnati

Two local high school graduates recently were among only 10 in the state this year to receive full-ride Grawemeyer scholarships.

Lickert to take over Newport Central Catholic football program

Steve Lickert to become new NCC head football coach.

Colerain heading into final stretch atop DI football

Colerain stays as the only top-ranked team in Greater Cincinnati in the Ohio Prep Sportswriter's Poll.

UK's Towles lends help to U of L coach's nephew  The Courier-Journal

The sports rivalry between the universities of Louisville and Kentucky is as fierce as it gets, but Cardinals and Wildcats alike are lifting the spirits of young Brady ...

North Oldham ranked ninth-best in the country by Newsweek  WDRB

Newsweek recently released its top 500 high schools in America, and a Kenuckiana school is near the top.

Shields teaches basketball, life lessons

Kenney Shields has taught countless people how to be winning basketball players. He built a coaching career of four decades by also teaching life lessons, ...

US News Best High Schools in Kentucky: Five Northern Kentucky high schools rank in top 20  User-generated content

U.S. News & World Report this week released its list of 2017 Best High Schools. These rankings evaluated data on more than 22,000 public high schools to ...

Local schools win Blue Ribbon status

Two Northern Kentucky elementary school and one Ohio school have won recognition as national Blue Ribbon schools.

KY FAME, manufacturers make progress developing workforce; open house at Hahn Automation tonight  User-generated content

By Mark Hansel NKyTribune managing editor. The efforts of KY FAME and Northern Kentucky's advanced manufacturing companies to develop a qualified ...

Ky. judge at center of gay marriage debate

The judge from Fort Thomas will decide whether Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis should be held in contempt of court for her refusal to issue a same-sex ...

Catching up on Notre Dame grad Jac Collinsworth's rising star  Notre Dame Insider

He dishes on his brother Austin, friend DeShone Kizer and his own future.

Ft. Thomas native killed in Afghanistan  FOX19

A civilian contractor from Fort Thomas, Ky. was one of 15 people killed in an explosion that occurred Thursday in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The legend of Worm and Willie: NBA player Cauley-Stein and his best buddy enjoy a grand adventure  WCPO Cincinnati

For NBA player and UK legend Willie Cauley-Stein and his best friend Conor Crowley, life is an incredible adventure.

Patrick Towles Has Arrived at BC For One Final Ride - The Heights  The Heights

Transfer quarterback Patrick Towles left his home state of Kentucky in order to solidify his legacy in a brand-new setting—Boston College.

Ft. Thomas Teen Takes to Stage with Story About Teenager Antics  The River City News

Among the things Highlands High School senior Ellie Conniff learned about herself this year? “I took a directing class and discovered I have a knack for comedy.

16 selected for 2017-18 Cherry Presidential Scholarship  WKU News

WKU has selected 16 students as recipients of the 2017-18 Cherry Presidential Scholarship, the school's most prestigious academic award. The scholarship is ...

UC legend Guidugli: 'Great to get back home'

Most football coaches do not work in a stadium where their jersey number hangs in the Ring of Honor, but Gino Guidugli is not most football coaches.

Gatton Academy selects 100 students for Class of 2018  WKU News

The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky has selected 100 Kentucky sophomores for the Class of 2018. “Our admissions process was as ...

7 Picked for Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame  The River City News

Seven athletes will be inducted into the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame this month. Robb Smith. Smith, a graduate of Scott High School, started his sports ...

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