Northern Kentucky

  World’s longest yard sale through Kentucky and Ohio this weekend

Roebling Bridge will be closed for at least a week, officials say

  New COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites open in Northern Kentucky

Kentucky State Police raise over $16K for Special Olympics

  NKU students to begin returning to campus

‘Daddy Lover’ convicted of trying to lure NKY child online for sex

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  Gov. Andy Beshear extends mask mandate for 30 days

Don’t wear masks, PPE you didn’t order, KY Homeland Security says

  Purple People Bridge art show features ‘fusion’ photography from local students

  NKY candy shop in danger of closing, owners make plea for support

  New COVID-19 testing protocols for Kentucky long-term care facilities

Kroger among stores to receive onions being recalled because possible Salmonella

Nearly 2K Covington families with school children to receive free computers

The City says families must have at least one child in Covington school between preschool and 12th grade who do not have a working computer at home.

Amazon looking to fill 1,250 positions in NKY

The positions are for its customer fulfillment centers and delivery facilities,

Dollar General distribution center bringing 250 jobs to NKY

Dollar General announced a $65 million investment in a 630,000 square foot facility that will bring 250 jobs in Walton.

  Search continues for Kentucky woman missing nearly 7 months

KSP say they have received several leads but none have led to the discovery of the woman's location.

  New mask program for kids starting as Gov. Beshear says COVID-19 cases increasing among children

  Kenton County parks put outdoor twist on BINGO

  Free NKY testing location announced to replace Kroger sites

  ‘Facial coverings, masks are working,’ Gov. Beshear says

  Caught on Camera: NKY man throws dog off front porch of home

Diocese Of Covington releases names of clergy accused of sexual abuse of a minor

  Thursday’s case report continues ’leveling’ trend; could Kentucky’s COVID-19 surge be ending?

The governor reported 659 newly confirmed cases Thursday.

Public health officials revise Kentucky’s Healthy at School plan, say contract tracing to be in ‘full force’ by start of school

A system of about 1,100 contact tracers statewide is expected to be in full force by the time the fall semester starts.

  Covington bans overnight parking around George Rogers Clark Park

The restriction will be in place until October 31 unless rescinded.

  Positivity rate up, fatality rate down, but Kentucky ‘not out of the woods’

Wednesday's case report was a mixed bag, showing the state is "holding even" against the virus.

  Man accused in Paige Johnson’s disappearance out of jail on bond

Jacob Bumpass was indicted by a grand jury for abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence.

Diocese of Covington announces Catholic schools will delay start of school year

The delayed start of the school year will adjust the calendar for each school.

  Paige Johnson’s family thankful after suspect arrested: ‘She’s not out there alone anymore’

Johnson’s family plans to have a memorial event when Johnson’s remains are returned to them.

  Man indicted in connection with Paige Johnson’s death, disappearance

The sheriff's office will be holding a press conference shortly to discuss these charges.

  Kentucky’s mask mandate likely to be extended past 30 days

The statewide mask mandate currently expires August 10.

Start of football season delayed as KHSAA sets plan for fall sports

The decisions made during a special meeting by video teleconference by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s Board of Control affect football, cross country, field hockey, soccer and volleyball.

‘It’s going to be devastating:' NKY bar owners face new shutdown due to pandemic

Bar owner Mark Ramler says the shut down order follows other bars not doing their part to comply with the statewide mask mandate. Now they're all closed down again.

  Restaurants to reduce capacity, bars to close statewide, Beshear announces

The governor says these steps will help slow the COVID-19 spread in the state.

Man identified by police after body recovered from Ohio River

Dive teams from Hamilton and Boone counties used sonar in the search, which ended with the tragic discovery about 7:30 p.m.

  Sonar equipment being used to help find man in Ohio River

Dive teams are now using sonar equipment as the search continues, an official says.

  Former Cov-Cath basketball player accused of rape expected in court Monday

A former Covington Catholic basketball player, who has been accused of rape and sodomy, is expected back in court this week.

  New devices help Covington Fire Department respond to cardiac arrests

Called LUCAS devices, they provide CPR-equivalent aid to a patient.

  School start dates could be pushed back if virus continues to worsen in Kentucky

The state's positivity rate is above 5 percent for the first time in months.

Sandmann announces $250M lawsuit settled with Washington Post

The settlement amount was not immediately available

Several local Justice stores to close after parent company files bankruptcy

This is the latest major retailer to file for bankruptcy amid the coronavirus pandemic

SB I-71 partially reopens after semi crash

No injuries were reported

  Mother, teacher raising money to buy beloved shooting victim headstone

“Sometimes you get up there and see the dirt... I know that he’s here, but if you see that stone, it means more.”

  Beshear: ‘I would not ask a teacher’ to go back to school right now

The governor said next week's data is going to drive a lot of decisions on where the state goes from here.

  Backpacks filled with school supplies to be given away to NKY students

To receive a backpack, families need to register by July 30.

Arrest warrant issued for Louisville man who rammed into NKY police cruiser

David Hammond fled police after an incident in Kenton County Tuesday night. He remains at large.

  COVID-19 average positivity rate nears 5% in KY, Gov. Beshear announces

It's not the additional testing that is increasing the state's positivity rate, Gov. Beshear explained.

Man sentenced for child abuse after toddler brought to hospital with multiple fractures

In 2019, a 15-month-old boy was brought to the hospital with multiple fractures by his mother, according to the criminal complaint.

  Kentucky State Police looking for woman who vanished in January

Linda Johns disappeared on Jan. 9 near New Liberty in Owen County, Ky.

  Kentucky reports another case jump, but fatality rate remains low (for now)

The state's death rate is below 3 percent.

  New Kentucky travel advisory targets 9 states after unprecedented case report

Going to one of these states is like going to a "nuclear waste zone," Kentucky's Health Commissioner said.

Police identify two people killed in motorcycle, semi crash in Wilder

Police say the semi was getting ready to turn left when the motorcycle collided with the side of the trailer.

Dayton, Ky. police chief to retire

Police Chief David Halfhill said his decision comes after 'enormous thought and reflection'

Former Bengals LB Rey Maualuga arrested Saturday in NKY

Maualuga spent eight seasons in Cincinnati, racking up 584 combined tackles during his time as a Bengal.

2 people dead after motorcycle, semi crash on AA Highway, police say

Crews had to close this area of AA Highway for more than three hours while crews were at the scene.

Ky. reports highest number of new COVID-19 cases in a single day

Governor Andy Beshear announced on Sunday the state reported the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in a single day.

  Ky. couple on house arrest after not signing positive COVID-19 self-isolation order

A Hardin County couple is now on house arrest after one of them tested positive for COVID-19 and decided not to sign documents agreeing to self-quarantine.

  Work on Newport floodwall mural honoring historic African American school continues

The school was the only one in Campbell County that operated from the post-Civil War era until 1955 when Brown v. Board of Education was decided and Newport desegregated their schools.

583 new COVID-19 cases in Ky., second-highest number of cases in a single day

Governor Andy Beshear announced the number of new cases reported on Saturday is the second-highest number now reported in a single day.

  Woman identified in deadly Elsmere shooting, suspect arrested

The shooting happened at the intersection of Garvey Avenue and Cross Street shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday

  Covington adding outdoor seating to help restaurants survive COVID-19 pandemic

Seven restaurants and bars in the Roebling Point and Duveneck Square business district will have additional temporary outdoor seating, thanks to the city.

Jerry Lundergan, father of Alison Lundergan Grimes, sentenced in federal court

Lundergan was found guilty on all counts in a federal trial over illegal contributions relating to his daughter’s failed political campaign.

  Hearing in Boone Co. could have statewide implications for businesses

A hearing is set in Boone County while Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear appeals COVID-19 rulings on businesses.

Police looking for suspect after armed robbery at Check ‘N Go

Police say the suspect was able to get away with an unknown amount of money.

Police search for suspects in Wilder chase that resulted in officer-involved crash

The license plate on the fleeing vehicle was reported stolen, but officers were able to obtain footage of the driver and passenger

  Beverly Hills Supper Club plan moves forward — but not without debate

The development will feature apartments, homes and a memorial honoring the victims of the 1977 fire.

2-year-old drowns in Northern Kentucky, police say

The drowning occurred in Taylor Mill, according to police.

  Gov. Andy Beshear reports second-highest daily increase in new COVID-19 cases

Some of the new cases were among kids under five-years-old.

  Police: Former NKY teacher exchanged ‘disturbing’ messages with underage girl

Seydrick Walker was employed by the Erlanger Elsmere School District until May 2020.

Ky. appeals court rejects Beshear’s fast-track bid to reverse restraining orders

The governor used an 'extraordinary' approach to reverse the rulings, and the appellate court didn't buy it.

  Gov. Beshear addresses importance of masks to keeping businesses open

In order to prevent Kentucky businesses from reclosing the governor said people need to wear a facial covering whether they like it or not.

  Unemployment claim help available this week for Kentuckians

No appointment is required on Wednesday for those dealing with unemployment claims issues.

Custer captures first ever NASCAR Cup Series win at Kentucky Speedway

Rookie driver wins first NASCAR Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway

Gov. Beshear: ‘What we need everybody to do is wear that mask’, 277 new cases in Ky.

The governor’s office released a Sunday update on COVID-19, asking that as cases become more serious, Kentuckians need to continue wearing masks.

  NKY bar owner issues statement after video shows defiance of mask order

The bar owner said he fears the mask order will hurt the bar’s already suffering sales because of the pandemic.

Power restored to majority of Tri-State after storms roll through

While the Covedale area saw the majority of power outages, other places without power included Dehli Hills, Lookout Heights and Park Hills in Kentucky.

Gov. Beshear: ‘We are no longer in a plateau’, 453 new COVID-19 cases in Ky.

In Saturday’s update from the governor’s office, Kentucky announced its second-highest day of new COVID-19 cases in the state.

  Ky. mask mandate could face legal challenge as governor, AG spar on pandemic measures

The mandate is legally in effect, but a judge could soon decide if it'll stay that way.

  Beshear says return to ‘old normal’ possible if Kentuckians follow mask mandate

“I actually believe if we can follow the mask mandate, we can do a lot of the things we are not doing right now."

Free COVID-19 drive-through testing site in Kenton County

Testing will take place at Summit View Academy starting Tuesday, July 14