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Covington City Manager David Johnston resigned his position, a move that was accepted by the city commission Tuesday night.

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The IRS building hasn't even been demolished and already Covington is getting calls from regional and national developers who want to be involved in the plans for retail, residential and office space. As Covington hires environmental, demolition and engineering companies for the new development, WVXU got a tour of the now-vacant IRS building.

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Covington could see 100 jobs created after Protective Life sets up shop in the RiverCenter.

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Feral cats — whether you love them or hate them, someone in your neighborhood is bound to feed them. In the city of Covington, officials passed a new ordinance Tuesday that's meant to find a middle ground between feral cat lovers and haters.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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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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

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

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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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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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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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Editor's note: Cincinnati movie expert Margaret McGurk screened Robert Redford's The Old Man & The Gun for me last month while I was recovering from knee replacement surgery. McGurk, the former Enquirer movie critic, has also reported on films for WCPO-TV, WXIX-TV and WKRQ-FM.

Here's her report on how Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky look as locations in the film from Dallas to St. Louis:

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The week of July 23 is Trash Amnesty Week in Covington, where residents can throw away bulk trash items without using the special green stickers normally required. 

2018 is the 100th anniversary of the first publication of a Seckatary Hawkins kid's story, written by Covington native Robert Franc Schulkers

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It's nothing like the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. Fewer than a dozen goats are headed back to Goebel Park from their winter home in Carroll County, Kentucky. But Covington is making a party out of it Sunday from 2-6 p.m.

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"Haunt," a Halloween-themed horror film, is shooting in Covington, part of its five-week production schedule in Northern Kentucky, Film Cincinnati has announced.

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Covington plans to take greater steps in protecting the monarch butterfly and improving water quality in Northern Kentucky. These are the designated topics for Covington Neighborhood Collaborative's annual summit this Saturday.

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