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  1. Highlands Middle School student dies suddenly, vigil planned for Feb. 24  WKRC TV Cincinnati
  2. Fort Thomas 8th-grader dies suddenly over the weekend, school district says  WLWT Cincinnati
  3. Fort Thomas Highlands Middle School student died suddenly Saturday WCPO staff 12:53 PM, Feb 24  WCPO
  4. Northern Kentucky Girl Dies Suddenly Following Cheerleading Competition  LEX18 Lexington KY News
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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.

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...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Ben Sisson signs with Wesleyan  14 News WFIE Evansville

Ben Sisson has signed to play basketball at Kentucky Wesleyan College according to Head Men's Basketball Coach Drew Cooper.

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 ...

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 ...

“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 ...

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.

Former Highlands football coach charged with sex crimes

A former football coach has been charged with sex crimes that allegedly occurred during his time at another Kentucky high school football program.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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.

Fort Thomas' Highlands ranks best in Kentucky schools

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

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.

Teenage girl killed by falling tree in Fort Thomas  WCPO

FORT THOMAS, Ky. -- Fifteen-year-old Michelle Chalk was struck and killed by a falling tree at about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday on Pebble Creek Circle, according to the ...

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: ...

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.

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Chamber hires former Fort Thomas schools superintendent

Fort Thomas Independent School District Superintendent Gene Kirchner has accepted job at Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

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.

Students' art picked for Gold Key and art show

Highlands High School in Fort Thomas has five Scholastic art award winners in show.

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.

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

You have read 1 of 5 articles. Log In or Subscribe. One of Kentucky's top 20 high schools is located in Franklin County, according to a national magazine. In U.S. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Students walk out of school to protest gun violence  WXIX

High schoolers nationwide are organizing walkout protests of gun violence.

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.

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Teen sitting on hammock killed by falling tree  NewsChannel 5 Cleveland -

Fire Capt. Steve Lumpp said 15-year-old Michelle Chalk was sitting on a hammock between two trees when one of them collapsed on top of her.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Fort Thomas saves Moyer Elementary front in rebuild

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Highlands names new football coach  WXIX

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Fort Thomas attracts nine council candidates

FORT THOMAS - Residents will have their choice of first-time and experienced City Council candidates in the Nov. 8 general election. All six current council ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Tree falls on high school student who was sitting in hammock

A Kentucky high school is remembering a student who died in a freak accident after hopping into a hammock.

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.

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.

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 ...

Lickert to take over Newport Central Catholic football program

Steve Lickert to become new NCC head football coach.

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.

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 ...

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.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Local schools win Blue Ribbon status

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

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 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.

Welcome to Bluebird Brew Cafe at Highlands, student-run business for learning and great coffee  User-generated content

Special to NKyTribune. Highlands High School has its own coffee shop, the Bluebird Brew Cafe. It's a student run business where students can develop lifelong ...

Jamie Vaught: University of Louisville's Jeff Walz adds to impressive resume with third Final Four  User-generated content

If you look at Jeff Walz's coaching resume, it is a very impressive one already. And the youthful-looking U of L women's basketball coach is only 46 years old.

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.

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.

(12)Louisville Central defeats (137) Henry County [Sports]

Coming into New Castle, Kentucky on a brisk night last Friday, the Louisville Central Yellow Jackets high school football team, ranked number twelve in the state ...

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 ...

beau hoge

Three-star recruit by and 247Sports; Led Highlands High School to 13-2 record, No. 6 ranking in state and 2014 Kentucky Class 4A state ...

Chamber's Regional Youth Leadership class of 2018 building leadership skills, community involvement  User-generated content

Special to NKyTribune. The Regional Youth Leadership program through the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce provides high school juniors who ...

Giants' QB Jared Lorenzen waiting for chance to start - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Jared Lorenzen, one of the most prolific passers in the history of the SEC, today might start a game for the first time since his finale at Kentucky on Nov. 29, 2003.

The Bridge church buying vacant Alexandria Thriftway

ALEXANRIA – The largest vacant commercial space in the city, the former Alexandria Thriftway grocery store, is about to be filled after 10 years empty.

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 ...

BYU football: Backup QB Beau Hoge eager for his moment against winless Wagner  Salt Lake Tribune

This is an archived article that was published on in 2015, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research ...

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