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Military Times ranks NKU among best for veterans

The Military Times reports Northern Kentucky University is among the top universities in the nation for military veterans. The publication’s eighth annual “Best for Vets: Colleges 2017” list ranks NKU 47th among 175 four-year institutions for the services and support it provides to military veterans and their families.

The Military Times ranking process includes a detailed survey of services and programs, financial incentives and campus life. Institutions are evaluated in several categories, with campus culture and academic programs weighted most heavily.
 
The ranking includes data from the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments, as well as three Education Department sources: the IPEDS Data Center, College Scorecard data and the Cohort Default Rate Database.
 
This is the fourth year NKU has been included in the rankings; it's the only college or university in Greater Cincinnati to make the list.
 
NKU serves more than 500 veterans, active family members, National Guardsmen, Reservists, and ROTC students. The Veterans Resource Station, established in 2013, provides assistance with applications, financial aid, VA education benefits, advising, registration, career services and more.
 
 
 

Cincinnati is home to unique food and drink not found elsewhere


Cincinnati is known for goetta, Skyline Chili and of course, beer, but those aren't the only things putting the city on the map. Chefs like Todd Kelly and restaurateurs like Jeff Ruby strive to provide diners with something different and tasty each time they visit.

Whether it's a five-star dining experience you seek or an ice cold pint, you're sure to find it in Cincinnati.

Read the full USA Today story here.

Ex-Gov. Beshear takes on current Gov. Bevin over Kentucky health care


Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, who's barely two months out of office, has launched a campaign to try to stop his successor, Gov. Matt Bevin, from dismantling the health care initiatives he enacted.

"Gov. Bevin is working to take health care away from people who needed it desperately and for so long didn't have it," the Louisville Courier Journal quotes Beshear saying at a Feb. 12 news conference in Louisville. "I'm not going to let that opportunity be taken away from them without a fight."

Beshear has formed the organization Save Kentucky Healthcare to promote the changes he enacted to implement the Affordable Care Act, adding health coverage for more than 500,000 Kentuckians.

Read the full Louisville Courier Journal story here.
 

NKY's Judge David Bunning "has guts," Washington Post reports


The Washington Post is among the national media covering the drama in a federal courthouse in Ashland, Ky., where Judge David Bunning jailed Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis for her refusal to issue marriage licenses in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.

Bunning is a Ft. Thomas resident, graduate of Newport Central Catholic High School and son of former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning. This case has thrust him into the national media glare.

"After hearing both sides inside a federal courtroom in Ashland, Ky., the 49-year-old judge made his decision: The devout Catholic and son of former U.S. senator and Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning became the first U.S. judge to issue a jail sentence to enforce the Supreme Court's ruling that made gay marriage legal across the country," The Post explains in a profile story published this morning.

"Bunning's decision Thursday came at a pivotal juncture in the gay marriage debate that has divided the country along starkly partisan lines. But notably, it has been the decisions of a Republican judge appointed by a Republican president, George W. Bush, in a conservative state that have halted the latest effort to use religious freedom objections to the ruling."

Read the full Washington Post story here.
 

MLB.com highlights Cincinnati's attractions for All Star Game visitors


Now come the national media stories highlighting Cincinnati's restaurants, bars, arts & culture, museums and general urban renaissance to provide All Star Game visitors with a well-rounded picture of what to expect during their time here. Leading off is Major League Baseball itself, going for a home run overview of Cincinnati attractions along with Skyline, Graeter's and Montgomery Inn ribs.

"Seemingly in a renaissance for progress and development, it feels like the perfect summer for Cincinnati to be hosting the All-Star Game presented by T-Mobile," the MLB.com article opens. "A lot has changed since 1988, when the city last hosted the Midsummer Classic. Cincinnati was known then (and now) for being a baseball town with its own unique style of chili. Today, it has a chance to be recognized for much more."

Read the full MLB.com article here.
 

Beer and baseball traditions make Cincinnati a "fun Midwest destination"


The New York Daily News has a new travel piece focusing on Cincinnati's beer brewing and baseball traditions, mixed with first-person impressions of riverfront development on both sides of the Ohio, downtown hotel and restaurant options and the renaissance in Over-the-Rhine.

"To a degree Cincinnati can't help but channel its past," J.P. Hoornstra writes. "The centralized downtown neighborhood known as Over-the-Rhine claims to be the largest urban historic district in the country, densely packed with 19th-century brick buildings built in the Italianate style. The neighborhood shows its age but is also increasingly livable, walkable and shop-able.

"Shopping in historic buildings is fun, but not always the substance of a vacation. What sets Cincinnati apart is how it's rallied around its baseball, beer and old buildings, creating a unique urban Midwest destination."

Read the full New York Daily News story here.
 

Craft beer & community development on WVXU


Soapbox Managing Editor John Fox was joined by Michael Albarella from Nine Giant Brewing and Doug Newberry from Wiedemann Brewing March 5 on WVXU's "Cincinnati Edition" program to discuss the upcoming forum on Cincinnati's embrace of craft beer as community development. Nine Giant is building a brewery and taproom in Pleasant Ridge, while Wiedemann is doing likewise in Newport; both plan to be open by fall 2015.

Albarella and Newberry will be panelists, along with Bryant Goulding of Rhinegeist, 5:00-7:00 p.m. March 11 at UC's Niehoff Urban Studio, bringing beer samples as well. The event is free and open to anyone 21 and older.

Read about the March 11 forum and RSVP here.

Listen to the WVXU interview here.

Local brewers medal at Great American Beer Festival

Locally based Listermann/Triple Digit Brewing Company and Ei8ht Ball Brewing breweries both took home bronze medals on Saturday at the Great American Beer Festival. Read more.

10 ways to (safely) get close to sharks

Sleep under the shark tank at the Newport Aquarium. See more.


Kentucky restaurant utilizes interesting alternative to tipping

There's a Kentucky restaurant that has completely abolished tipping, and contrary to what you might expect, it actually looks like it might be great for their servers. Read more.

Newport Aquarium named a top 10 US aquarium

Newport Aquarium was ranked the No. 9 U.S. aquarium in an article written by US City Traveler’s founder Taylor Goldblatt, whose work has been featured by National Geographic, The New York Times, Lonely Planet, The Washington Post and Travel Channel.

An ode to Cincinnati's wild neighbor

Men's Journal recently featured the drink Cin Sin City, which is one of the most popular drinks at beautiful Igby's in downtown Cincinnati. Get the recipe and find out how mixologist Brian Van Flandern came up with the name for the drink.

Scuba Santa among 8 most badass Santas in the world

Buzzfeed has named the Newport Aquarium's Scuba Santa one of the most badass santas in the world. Read more.

From bands to building brands: Becoming Powerhouse Factories

HOW magazine, one of the graphic-design industry's leading publications, recently featured Newport, Ky.-based Powerhouse Factories. The article discusses Powerhouse's deep roots in gig poster design and shares how the cutting-edge firm stays grounded and consistently creative. Read more.
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