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Glory Days: Shields set the tone for NKU national runner-ups

August 8, 2017 by The Courier-Journal

The Courier-JournalThe book covers Shields' life before, during and after his remarkable basketball coaching career, which spanned the former St. Thomas High School, Highlands High School, and Northern Kentucky University. He had a 766-427 record at those schools and ...

Former UK, Highlands HS quarterback launches weight-loss project

August 3, 2017 by WKRC TV Cincinnati

WKRC TV CincinnatiFT. THOMAS, Ky. (WKRC) - Jared Lorenzen has always been big. “I came out of the womb at 13 pounds 3 ounces,” he said at a picnic table in Ft. Thomas' Tower Park. But he didn't know how big until he stepped on the scale a few months ago and saw he ...

Police identify Ft. Thomas teen killed by tree

August 3, 2017 by WKRC TV Cincinnati

WKRC TV CincinnatiFORT THOMAS, Ky. (WKRC) - A 15-year-old girl is dead after a tree fell onto her in Fort Thomas on Tuesday. Police have identified her as Michelle Chalk. Emergency crews were called to a home on Pebble Creek at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Kentucky teen sitting on hammock killed by falling tree

August 3, 2017 by WBKO

WBKOFORT THOMAS, Ky. (AP) -- A teenage girl in Kentucky was struck and killed by a tree that was supporting a hammock she was sitting in. Capt. Steve Lumpp of the Fort Thomas Fire Department says the 15-year-old girl was sitting with a friend on a hammock ...

Friends, teachers gather to remember teen girl killed by fallen tree

August 2, 2017 by WLWT Cincinnati

WLWT CincinnatiChalk would have been starting her freshman year at Highlands High School soon. She was an avid dancer and has performed in the Cincinnati Ballet's Nutcracker since 2013. Her drama teacher, Jason Burgess, helped classmates prepare songs to sing in ...

Tree falls on high school student who was sitting in hammock

August 2, 2017 by NBC4i.com

NBC4i.comFORT THOMAS, KY (WLWT) — A Kentucky high school is remembering a student who died in a freak accident after getting into a hammock. Friends and classmates of ... Chalk was an incoming freshman at Highlands High School. Wednesday, the school ...

Teenage girl sitting on hammock killed by falling tree

August 2, 2017 by News 5 Cleveland

News 5 ClevelandA 15-year-old Kentucky girl was killed when a tree collapsed on her and a friend Tuesday evening. Michelle Chalk, 15, died after the tree fell around 6:20 p.m. in Fort Thomas. Capt. Steve Lumpp of the Fort Thomas Fire Department said Michelle was ...

Teen killed by fallen tree was well-known dancer

August 2, 2017 by WLWT Cincinnati

WLWT CincinnatiHighlands High School is responding with open doors and open arms to the tragic death of a student. ... On Tuesday evening, Chalk was at a friend's house on Pebble Creek Circle in Fort Thomas, sitting on a hammock strung between two trees. One of the ...

Teenage girl killed by falling tree in Fort Thomas

August 2, 2017 by WCPO

WCPOMichelle was a resident of Fort Thomas and scheduled to start as a freshman at Highlands High School in just a couple weeks, according to the police department. Grief counselors will be available at the school Wednesday or at 859-781-5900 if parents ...

Fort Thomas teen killed by falling tree while sitting on hammock

August 2, 2017 by WXIX

She would have been a freshman at Highlands High School when classes begin later this month. Grief counselors are on hand at the school all day Thursday, and a vigil is being planned. The teen was on a hammock in the backyard of the house with another ...

People in top Fort Thomas school jobs change

July 17, 2017 by Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati.comFort Thomas' only high school is ranked third-best in Kentucky by U.S. News & World Report. Highlands Principal Brian Robinson is leaving to work as executive director of Advanced Placement program at the nonprofit The College Board. Former Fort ...

Fort Thomas plaza salutes veterans, founding fathers

June 23, 2017 by Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati.comThe other two recipients are Korean War recipient Lt. Col. Don Carlos Faith Jr. who graduated from Highlands High School and Spanish-American War recipient Corp. Thomas Doherty. Fort Thomas' new Charters of Freedom Plaza will be unveiled at 1 p.m ...

Fort Thomas grad empowers girls in wake of nasty politics

May 31, 2017 by Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati.comFORT THOMAS – A teen frustrated with women being objectified during the last presidential political season reacted by creating an after-school program to empower girls to dream big. Highlands High School 2017 graduate Nico Thom started the website and ...

Chamber hires former Fort Thomas schools superintendent

May 24, 2017 by Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati.comFORT THOMAS – Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has hired away a superintendent from one of Kentucky's top public school districts to represent business interests. Gene Kirchner will begin work as senior vice president and chief operating officer ...

Highlands' Jeff Walz to coach USA basketball U-23 team

April 20, 2017 by Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati.comJeff Walz, the women's basketball coach at Louisville who grew up in Fort Thomas and attended Highlands High School and Northern Kentucky University, will coach the USA Basketball Women's U-23 National Team this August in the inaugural 2017 U-23 ...

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