U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie Visits Florence Rotary

October 25, 2016

FLORENCE – U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky) believes elimination of omnibus funding bills would help break the frequent budget gridlocks in Congress. To meet the September 30 deadline for funding the government, lawmakers in recent years have lumped proposed appropriations from 12 subcommittees into a single bill. Congress also has passed continuing resolutions that keep […]

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Everything But The House Visits Florence Rotary

October 17, 2016

FLORENCE – How can you attract half a million potential buyers to your estate auction? Move it online … everything except the house, that is. That’s the premise behind a Cincinnati-based business named (you guessed it!) Everything But The House (EBTH) that has turned traditional estate sales into a virtual auction with the reach and […]

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Mayor Whalen Updates Rotarians

October 3, 2016

FLORENCE – The city of Florence continues to see small and large investments in commercial and residential development, according to Mayor Diane Whalen. Florence has grown into the eighth largest city in Kentucky in recent years with a current population of 32,000 residents. More than 100,000 people a day come to the city to work, […]

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Judge Moore Updates Rotarians

September 27, 2016

FLORENCE – Corporate growth isn’t the most important indicator of the health of Boone County to Judge-Executive Gary Moore. It’s the quality of the growth that matters to him. “We want to ensure the growth is adding to the quality of life in the community, not just putting more pressure on roads and infrastructure,” he said. […]

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Dinsmore History Visits Rotarians

September 7, 2016

FLORENCE – When people ask Barbara Bardes what period of history the Dinsmore Homestead in Burlington depicts, she says “150 years.” Visitors to the home, built in 1842, will find an accumulation of personal possessions, household goods and letters accumulated by the Dinsmore family over the century and a half the single family owned the […]

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NKU Coach Whitaker Charts Course for Women’s Division I Tournament

August 30, 2016

FLORENCE – Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball coach Camryn Whitaker believes a berth in the NCAA Division I postseason tournament is within reach in the Norse’s first year of eligibility. “We’ve set our goals high, and I have high expectations,” Whitaker said. “They’re not unrealistic goals. We’re not rebuilding. We have what it takes to […]

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Jeannine Kreinbrink Brings Civil War History to Rotarians

August 16, 2016

FLORENCE – If you happen upon a long trench or a U-shaped mound atop a hillside in Northern Kentucky, you may have stumbled upon hallowed historical ground, according to Jeannine Kreinbrink. The Union army built an eight-mile arc of defensive fortifications across Northern Kentucky in September 1862 to block Confederate troops marching toward Cincinnati. The […]

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Interact Students Share Dominican Republic Experience

August 8, 2016

FLORENCE – Last year, the video produced by the Interact Club of Boone County to document a trip to the Dominican Republic highlighted the students’ activities. This year, their video focused on the people they helped … and their smiles. “This trip was just as amazing as the first time,” said Alex King, who returned […]

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District Governor Key Visits Florence

July 25, 2016

FLORENCE – District Governor Keith Key urged Florence Rotarians not to lose sight of the power of humanitarian service amid the chaos occurring worldwide. “We are seeing political change sweeping the world,” he said. “We are seeing economic change sweeping the world. We have wiped out the middle class by eliminating the manufacturing industry and […]

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Kent Whitworth Introduces ExploreKYHistory App

July 12, 2016

FLORENCE – Kent Whitworth calls it “history on a stick.” Technology geeks call it a specialized software program for a mobile device. Common folks may call it a history book, a summary of historical markers or a customized tour guide with map. It is ExploreKYHistory, a smartphone app Whitworth introduced to Florence Rotarians at a […]

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Quinlivan Explains Streetcar Project to Rotarians

June 28, 2016

FLORENCE – The Cincinnati streetcar project may have cost Laure Quinlivan her seat on city council, but she remains an unabashed champion of the light rail line. The 3.6-mile streetcar loop, scheduled to open September 9, will connect Smale Riverfront Park, The Banks, Great American Ballpark, Findlay Market and the Over-the-Rhine entertainment district. “Two-thirds of […]

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July 7th at the Ball Park!

June 28, 2016
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