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July 20, 2024

South of the Ohio River News

South of the Ohio River News

…South of the Ohio River News…

Northern Kentucky is full of news this month! Buckle up and head south to the bluegrass state for some delicious cookies, some baseball and zip an RC track, too. 


South of the Ohio River News

Photo Credit: Idlewild RC Race Facebook page

New RC track

On your marks, get set, go! Burlington, Kentucky now has its very own radio-controlled car race track. Thanks to organizer Kevin Spanier, his son, and some helpful volunteer hands, families can take their RC cars to the tracks for a spin, and there are also organized races. This dirt RC track is sure to get miniature motors roaring; check out the “Idlewild RC Raceway” Facebook page for more information on rules and event dates. This new attraction is located near the BMX track at England Idlewild Park. Put “5550 Idlewild Road, Burlington, Ky” into your GPS and check it out for yourself! 

Now Open: Crumbl Cookie

Newport, Kentucky just got a whole lot sweeter! A brand new Crumbl Cookie storefront opened up at 1313 Monmouth Street. Famous for their delectable, decorated cookies, Crumbl serves up a variety of six gourmet flavor offerings each week. Fans of Crumbl can browse online and order in-store pickup, stop by the storefront to check out the goods in person or even have cookies shipped straight to their doorstep. Check out the weekly cookie menu at or give the new Newport Crumbl location a call at (859) 228-7967.


South of the Ohio River News

Photo Credit: Soup’s Swing Shop Baseball & Softball Development on Facebook

Soups Swing Shop Opens

Those in the NKY youth baseball circuit will know of Mike Campbell aka Coach Soup’s highly successful hitting lessons. Coach Soup is taking his expertise from the basement to the big leagues by opening up a brand-new 4,500 square foot baseball and softball training center in Alexandria, Ky! Soup’s Swing Shop will feature six cages, lessons, and clinics. Families looking to invest in their players progress can sign up for the August 2024 Player Development program which offers 12 total hours of practice time at hitting, throwing, glovework, and baserunning. Find out more by visiting Soup’s Swing Shop on Facebook, or give Coach Soup aka Mike Campbell a call at (859) 240-7252.

About the Author

Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).