Rotarian’s Welcome Irish Heritage Center

June 28, 2017

FLORENCE – Maureen Kennedy and Kent Covey are “awakening the Irish” in Greater Cincinnati. They founded the Irish Heritage Center (IHC) of Greater Cincinnati eight years ago. They are transforming a late 19th century school building on the east side of the Queen City into a museum, theater, library, tea room, pub and music and […]

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Superintendent Poe Talks Boone County Schools

June 23, 2017

FLORENCE – Service learning sounded like a superb world class education strategy to Superintendent Randy Poe until sixth-graders at Camp Ernest Middle School proposed a beehive pollination project. When Poe endorsed the project, they told him “we have to build them and place them on the roof,” he recalled. “I’m sitting there thinking … OK, […]

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Lincoln Grant Scholar House

May 31, 2017

FLORENCE – The results are in for the first semester for Lincoln Grant Scholar House students, and the grades are good … very good. Lincoln Grant Scholar House, which opened in Covington earlier this year, provides affordable housing and family services for 45 single parents enrolled in post-secondary education. “The exciting thing is the high […]

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Travel Tools for the Tech Savvy Commuter

May 24, 2017

FLORENCE – Didn’t expect the highway construction delay on southbound Interstate 75 over the weekend? Should have checked the Weekly Road Report for District 6 on the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet website at http://transportation.ky.gov/district-6. Didn’t anticipate that accident that backed up Mt. Zion Road (KY 536)? Could have accessed the WAZE app you can download from […]

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Host Families Needed – Youth Exchange

May 23, 2017

Update from James Glass via Jack McAllister District 6740 has 4 Youth Exchange Students scheduled for our district this this coming 2017 – 2018 school year. We are urgently looking for host families. If you or someone you know may be interested in hosting a student (remember, they do not have to be Rotarians), then […]

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ClayShoot

May 10, 2017

Sign up here for the Florence Rotary Clayshoot!               Contact Adam Howard with any questions.

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Three Ring – 4-H and Utopia Fair is Coming to Town

May 9, 2017

No need to lament the closing of the Ringling Brothers circus this month. The Boone County 4-H and Utopia Fair is coming Aug. 7-12 with a daily three-ring spectacle of its own. “We’ve got a horse show every night, a motor sports event every night and a carnival every night,” said Sandra Cupps, a member […]

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Aviatra Accelerators Visits Rotary

April 18, 2017

Florence, Ky. – What’s in a name? The change in name from Bad Girl Ventures to Aviatra Accelerators personifies a new growth strategy for the seven-year-old women’s business accelerator in Northern Kentucky. The name change signals an expanded emphasis on attracting new clients, opening new markets and “encapsulating who we are,” said Angela Ozar, the […]

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Willis Music Comes to Rotary

April 5, 2017

Florence, Ky. – Need to rent a musical instrument because your child wants to try out for the high school band? Willis Music will rent you the instrument at reasonable cost, repair it and replace it if lost. What about sheet music and lessons? Willis publishes a huge music catalog and arranges lessons at three […]

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Rotarians Meet the Boone County Distilling Company

March 13, 2017

Florence, Ky. – The inclination for the Boone County Distilling Company came from a casual conversation between friends over adult beverages. The inspiration came from a bit of “forgotten history.” After Josh Quinn and Jack Wells sipped on the idea of making their own brand of bourbon, they googled “Boone County bourbon,” as Quinn tells […]

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CVG and Amazon Drive Boone Economic Growth

March 10, 2017

Florence, Ky. – Northern Kentucky University’s top economic analyst expects Amazon’s $1.49 billion expansion of its e-commerce operations in Boone County to impact industry growth, air cargo operations and salaries for workers positively. “Greater Cincinnati is one of the top ten e-commerce hubs in the United States,” said Janet Harrah, senior director of the NKU […]

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Dream Comes True at Richwood on the River B&B

March 6, 2017

Florence, Ky. – Colleen Sutton’s love story reads like a business plan. In fact, it was a savvy business plan that made her lifetime dream come true for the wedding planner turned owner of Richwood on the River B&B in Milton. “This is a love story of a mother and wife who really loves her […]

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