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Bulldozers, Biden, & the ‘5-billion-dollar mile’

2023-in-review: A summary of transformational events, energy in The Cov COVINGTON, Ky. – A startling sight set the tone for 2023 in The Cov mere days into the new year: President Joe Biden giving a speech on the banks of the Ohio River. The theme of the Jan. 4 speech was bipartisans...

2 development projects could bring 125 jobs

City incentives smooth way for potential county school office, new tenant for historic train station COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington leaders are partnering on two projects that could bring about 125 jobs to Covington and an estimated $1.7 million in payroll taxes in their first five years t...

Making downtown more inviting to business

City officials believe Seventh Street in particular could be more inspiring to businesses and visitors. Streetscape ‘refresh’ of Madison, Seventh blocks set to begin COVINGTON, Ky. – On any given night, hundreds of visitors to The Cov walk near the intersection of Madison Ave...

Getting the lay of the land

Developers, brokers visit 23 acres to eye 4 parcels on table COVINGTON, Ky. – Developers and brokers interested in the first four parcels of the 23-acre Covington Central Riverfront site in downtown Covington got a chance to tour the cleared site today with the City’s economic de...

Developers, broker sought for 4 pieces of IRS site

A conceptual rendering that shows the levee park and public plaza, and how the parcels and buildings are meant to create a neighborhood feel. New phase begins to reintegrate 23-acre ‘island’ with mix of office, commercial, residential and other uses COVINGTON, Ky. – The tr...

Awards … and bit of ‘Covington craziness’

Photo 1: Ron Padgett wows the crowd. (Photo by Sam Greenhill) Photo 3: The Victor J. Canfield Preservation Stewardship Award winners were Jim and Donna Salyers and Guy van Rooyen (left to right, in the white shirts). At far left is Vic Canfield, at far right is Historic Preservation Officer Kaitl...

First new industrial building in decades to pay off big in jobs, tax revenue

Photo provided by Covcor City incentive to help keep rent competitive in 146K square feet of space behind Latonia Commerce Center COVINGTON, Ky. – A $17.6 million building with 146,000 square feet of space will be constructed on land zoned for industrial use behind the Latonia Comme...

New look, new vision for Latonia center

With the help of a City incentive, Keller Logistics Group is adding a new look (bottom) to the front of the former big-box retail space in Latonia that used to house Value City and Burlington Coat Factory. (Photo provided) City incentive to help improve façade of old Value City space as new ...

Sign up for historic trades’ intro workshops for masonry, woodworking

Info session next week at the library for new Covington Academy of Heritage Trades COVINGTON, Ky. – The brand-new Covington Academy for Heritage Trades will hold introductory workshops in masonry/plaster and woodworking/windows in April as the City kicks off a workforce initiative focused o...

Info sessions this week for heritage trades program

Attendees learn how to fix historic windows at the Belvedere School for Hands-On Preservation in Hannibal, Mo., run by preservationist Bob Yapp. Yapp has been working as a consultant to help the City of Covington start its restoration trades program. (Photo used courtesy of Bob Yapp.) Introducto...
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