Legislators meet with residents at 2017 Forum

A standing-room only crowd filled Northern Kentucky University's Griffin Hall Digitorium on Saturday, Feb. 11, for the 2017 Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus Forum. Caucus Chair Sen. Wil Schroder, 24th District, was joined by Caucus Vice-Chair Rep. Diane St. Onge, 63rd District, as well as Rep. Joseph Fischer, 68th District; Rep. Mark Hart, 78th District; Rep. Adam Koenig, 69th District;  Sen. Chris McDaniel, 23rd District; Rep. Kimberly Moser. 64th District; Rep. Phillip Pratt, 62nd District; Rep. Sal Santoro, 60th District; Sen. John Schickel, 11th District; Rep. Arnold Simpson, 65th District; Sen. Damon Thayer, 17th District; and Rep. Addia Wuschner, 66th District. 



NKY Legislative Caucus Chair Wil Schroder began proceedings at the Legislative Forum at NKU's Griffith Hall Digitorium.


Richard Boehne, Chair of NKU's Board of Regents, discussed funding changes for the university.



Residents from throughout Northern Kentucky filled the state-of-the-art digitorium for the event. 


Senators Damon Thayer and Sal Santoro chatted before the event began. 


Nicole Uts and Connie Crubb asked about charter schools.


Kentucky Motorcycle Association's Keith Roberts discussed legislative priorities.


Heroin, property taxes, mental health treatment, LGBT issues, transportation, higher education funding and other topics were discussed during the forum. 


Sen. John Schickel discusses mental health advocacy. 


NKY Chamber President Trey Grayson applauded legislators' "laser-like focus" during the first weeks of the General Assembly.


Legislators continued to interact with residents after the forum ended. 


Sen. Wil Schroder continued a conversation outside the digitorium.

City of Union seeks City Administrative Officer

The City of Union Kentucky is seeking qualified applicants for the City Administrator position. 


Candidate should have:

  • Any combination of experience in Public/Business Administration or equivalent to graduation with a Bachelor's degree. Master's degree preferred. 
  • Five years of experience in local government preferred
  • Five years supervisory experience of at least two subordinates preferred. 
  • Experience in effective intergovernmental relations, personal community engagement, planning, zoning, leading cohesive change, being adept at understanding and applying technological solutions to problems, and have an ability to wear multiple hats. 

Responsibilities: Supervise all City Staff, work with all City Committees, Coordinate Special Projects, Five Year Fiscal Management/Planning, Liaison to City Commission, Oversee Contractors and attend meetings and functions. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Position open until filled. 

Interested candidates please submit a cover letter, resume, three references and a salary history to

Union Selection Committee
1843 Mt. Zion Road
Union, KY 41091

or email with subject line CAO Search to City Clerk Kathy Porter (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by March 6, 2017.

Help Veterans start on a new career path

­­ Applications are open for employers to take part in the Kentucky  Career Center’s  11th Annual Veteran’s Job Fair, which will be held from 12 noon - 4 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at Newport on the Levee, 1 Levee Way, Newport, Kentucky.

The event is sponsored by Northern Kentucky Tri-Economic Development Corporation, known as NKY Tri-Ed, which works to enhance the business climate and foster a spirit of regional cooperation among the Northern Kentucky counties of Boone, Campbell and Kenton.

The job fair will take place on the mezzanine level of the Levee, and will be open only to veterans and their families from noon to 1 p.m.  and open to the public from 1-4 p.m.

The event will include the region’s top employers covering industries such as Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, Information Technology, Installation/Maintenance/Repair, Transportation/Logistics, and Government Services, as well as our local Community Partners and services.

If you are interested in attending as an employer or service provider, please register at focustalent.ky.gov and email event coordinators for application details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Winter Senior Games combines activities, fun and cheesecake

Approximately 150 of Northern Kentucky's seniors attended the 2017 Winter Senior Games on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Fort Thomas Armory. Stay tuned for the Spring Senior Games in May! 


Senior Games Chairman Paul Ankenbauer started the event by showing seniors the locations of the day's activities. 


Tim Williams of Cold Spring tried shuffleboard during his first Senior Games.


One room held three putt-putt games as well as the Snowman Toss.


James Marshall hit more than 20 baskets during pop-a-shot.


NKADD employees Kelly Bond and De Neary made sure the whole day rocked!


Bill Abbey of Elsmere tries his hand at the Snowman Toss.


Della Middendorf of Warsaw, Ky., took a shot at billiards.



Judy Keith of Erlanger had fun with Freeze-bee.


Participants received swag bags withthe NKY Senior Games logo.


Otto Terrell of Warsaw, Ky., played some putt-putt.


Cornhole was another indoor game seniors enjoyed.


Seniors from throughout the eight counties of Northern Kentucky participated in the Winter Senior Games.


Chuck Willams of ClearCaptions spread the word about his free service that helps those with hearing loss use the phone.



Otto Terrell also took a shot at basketball. 


The Armory's game room included two billiards games, pop-a-shot and skittles.


Mary Ellen Dickman of Fort Thomas enjoyed the putt-putt games.



Steve Trauger, a long-time Senior Games volunteer and former employee of Kenton County Parks and Recreation was honored as a Kentucky Recreation Hall of Famer.


Event winners received gold-foil-covered-chocolate coins.

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But everyone got cheesecake for dessert from Fort Thomas Barrington Independent Assisted Living. 

Date set for NKY 2017 Legislative Forum




BY:    Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus
          Senator Wil Schroder, Chair

The public is invited to join Northern Kentucky House and Senate members on Saturday, February 11, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. – Noon, for the 2017 Northern Kentucky Legislative Forum at Northern Kentucky University, Griffin Hall Digitorium, Highland Heights, KY. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. Parking is available in the Kenton Garage.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide a forum for constituents to offer input on issues during the 2017 Legislative Session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

Every effort is made to accommodate those wishing to address the Caucus. The morning's format for those wishing to speak will require signing in on a first-come, first-served basis, with the amount of time allotted for each speaker determined by the number of sign-ups. To assure there is ample time to hear input on the different issues, multiple individuals addressing the same topic may be asked to select a spokesperson for the entire group.

The members of the Northern Kentucky Caucus are:

Senator Wil Schroder, 24th District, Chair

Representative Diane St. Onge, 63rd District, Vice-Chair

Senator Julian Carroll, 7th District                  Representative Phillip Pratt, 62nd District

Senator John Schickel, 11th District                 Representative Kim Moser, 64th District

Senator Damon Thayer, 17th District              Representative Arnold Simpson, 65th District

Senator Paul Hornback, 20th District              Representative Addia Wuchner, 66th District

Senator Chris McDaniel, 23rd District             Representative Dennis Keene, 67th District

Representative Rick Rand, 47th District          Representative Joseph Fischer, 68th District

Representative Sal Santoro, 60th District         Representative Adam Koenig, 69th District

Representative Brian Linder, 61st District       Representative Mark Hart, 78th District

If you have any questions about the meeting or arrangements, or would like to request special accommodations for accessing the meeting, please contact Lisa Cooper, 859.283.1885, lisa.cooper@nkadd.org.

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