Northern Kentucky is fertile ground for storytelling.

It has the successful businesses, the newsmakers and the truly interesting people that make it a perfect place to launch writers and photographers with the simple challenge: Tell the tales.

When we asked Channel 5 news anchor Sheree Paolello why she and her husband choose to raise their children in Northern Kentucky, she not only welcomed us to her home but she shared a list of “Paolello’s Picks” — from the best place to jog to her favorite date night restaurant.

When we asked Toyota’s Helen Carroll about her job as community relations chief for the automaker, she invited us to meet the young student she mentors every week on reading skills. There were high-fives all around when the 6-year-old successfully read a nursery rhyme.

And, every time we talk to a small business owner or CEO, we learn more about the talent and hard work that make these communities thrive.

We bring you this second issue of NKY Magazine energized by your comments, encouragement and story ideas.

We’re pleased to bring you a magazine celebrating the people and communities of Northern Kentucky along with a healthy dose of local content you can’t find anywhere else.

So, read on and let us know what you think.

Eric Harmon, Publisher and President,
(513) 297-6205 or
Dianne Gebhardt-French, Editor,
(513) 297-6209 or

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CORRECTION: In a story about Chas. Seligman Distributing in the March issue, the Charles & Ruth Seligman Family Foundation was incorrectly identified. Also, Kristin
Tracy works part time in the sales and marketing department, which is run by Sales and Marketing Director Greg Thomas.