Covington

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The city of Covington has owned the old IRS site for about a month now and is moving toward demolition and redevelopment.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Emersion Design, hired by Covington to rejuvenate Innovation Way, says it should become both a "place and a path." And it appears big changes are in the works with a new NKU partnership, a federally funded small business coach, and hundreds of thousands of dollars for aesthetic improvements.

John Kiesewetter / WVXU

You can listen to my interview with author Richard Haw here.  

I thought I knew a lot about the Roebling Suspension Bridge. Maybe you do, too.

I knew that construction was suspended during the Civil War…. It was the first bridge linking the North with the South when it opened in 1867… And it became the prototype for Roebling's Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.

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The former Value City and Burlington store locations in the Latonia Plaza II will be renovated to house two rapidly growing and related firms.

Gravity Diagnostics

Gravity Diagnostics, a Covington lab located in the SIDIS building, got the go-ahead from the U.S. government to process COVID-19 tests a couple of weeks ago. The company says it will be able to do 15,000-20,000 per week if necessary.

Ann Thompson

Following a grant for $137,000, the Covington City Commission will soon award a contract to put its property records online.

Covington Proposes Stricter Homeless Shelter Guidelines

Jan 28, 2020
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The city of Covington is proposing stricter guidelines for homeless shelters to operate on.

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More than a thousand people are experiencing homelessness in Northern Kentucky.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Covington hopes to help at least 70 homeowners or renters eliminate lead-based paint. The city has won $1.66 million in federal funds to rid old homes of the hazard that is making children sick, or has the potential to do so.

Coming To The Carnegie's Stage In 2019-20

Aug 9, 2019
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The Carnegie in Covington starts their 2019-20 theatre season this August, and the year will feature shows that range from punk rock tales to biblical stories. Theatre Director Maggie Perrino is with Rick Pender to discuss how she prepares for a season, the shows coming to the stage this year, and The Carnegie's impact on the community.

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Tom Uhlman / AP

The city of Covington wants to hear residents' opinions on the future of the Internal Revenue Service facility.

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Michael Monks / River City News

An effort to adopt a business improvement district (BID) in downtown Covington failed a few years ago, never receiving a vote at City Hall. But the Covington Business Council is trying again, this time with new boundaries and a new brand.

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Michael Monks / River City News

The public is invited to weigh in on the exploration of a possible new Covington City Hall.

Brian O'Donnell has information about the May 11 Duveneck Memorial Art Show, celebrating its 50th anniversary, happening in Covington's George Rogers Clark Park

Ambriehl Crutchfield / WVXU

The City of Covington is hosting several meetings this week in hopes of using community stakeholders' opinions to revamp the zoning ordinance. 

WVXU

A conference focusing on reviving historic districts is coming to Covington this week.

Covington Aims To Beautify Communities With New Grant Program

Apr 19, 2019
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Gregory Bull / AP

Covington officials are announcing a Neighborhood Grant Program in hopes of encouraging residents to help beautify the city.

Irish tenor and member of Celtic Thunder, Emmet Cahill, is returning to the Cincinnati area for a solo concert on Wednesday, April 24. 

A show featuring big band music and swing dancing is coming to the stage of The Carnegie in Covington starting March 30. 

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Michael Monks / River City News

Northern Kentucky's largest city is in the midst of a noticeable renaissance. Downtown Covington is now home to dozens of new restaurants, small businesses, bars and residential projects. It's a far departure from the downward trend the city experienced starting in the 1970s when it was noted by the federal government as one of the nation’s most distressed.

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