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The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky

The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky

Paul A. Tenkotte
James C. Claypool
Copyright Date: 2009
Pages: 1072
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    The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky
    Book Description:

    The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentuckyis the authoritative reference on the people, places, history, and rich heritage of the Northern Kentucky region. The encyclopedia defines an overlooked region of more than 450,000 residents and celebrates its contributions to agriculture, art, architecture, commerce, education, entertainment, literature, medicine, military, science, and sports. Often referred to as one of the points of the "Golden Triangle" because of its proximity to Lexington and Louisville, Northern Kentucky is made up of eleven counties along the Ohio River: Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Mason, Owen, Pendleton, and Robertson.

    With more than 2,000 entries, 170 images, and 13 maps, this encyclopedia will help readers appreciate the region's unique history and culture, as well as the role of Northern Kentucky in the larger history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the nation.

    • Describes the "Golden Triangle" of Kentucky, an economically prosperous area with high employment, investment, and job-creation rates

    • Contains entries on institutions of higher learning, including Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More College, and three community and technical colleges

    • Details the historic cities of Covington, Newport, Bellevue, Dayton, and Ludlow and their renaissance along the shore of the Ohio River

    • Illustrates the importance of the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport as well as major corporations such as Ashland, Fidelity Investments, Omnicare, Toyota North America, and United States Playing Card

    eISBN: 978-0-8131-5996-6
    Subjects: Sociology

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-x)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. xi-xii)
  3. Foreword
    (pp. xiii-xiv)
    Judith G. Clabes

    The past 25 years have served as a bridge from one century to another. During this time, Northern Kentucky has truly come into its own. Now there is another sign of its maturity and cohesiveness–a regional encyclopedia.

    I am a lifelong Kentuckian who was fortunate enough to have been given the assignment of a lifetime. In the early 1980s I came to Northern Kentucky as editor of its principal newspaper, theKentucky Post. Old-timers were still calling it thePost and Times-Star, a sure sign of affection and regard. With this plum assignment, I had a front-row seat for...

  4. Acknowledgments
    (pp. xv-xvi)
  5. Introduction
    (pp. xvii-xx)

    Northern Kentucky is well represented by “Gateway” slogans and names—“Covington: Gateway to the South,” “Maysville: Gateway to the Southland,” “Williamstown: Gateway to the Bluegrass,” Kentucky Gateway Museum, and Gateway Community and Technical College, to name but a sampling.¹ The popularity of the gateway terminology reflects Northern Kentucky’s border status, lying across the Ohio River from the states of Ohio and Indiana. The 11 counties of Northern Kentucky—Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Mason, Owen, Pendleton, and Robertson—share a common history, bound together by links of transportation, commerce, and social patterns. The Ohio River, roads, and railroads...

  6. Guide for Readers
    (pp. xxi-xxii)
  7. The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky

  8. Select Bibliography
    (pp. 987-990)
  9. Illustration Credits
    (pp. 991-992)
  10. Index
    (pp. 993-1047)