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Restoration trades school coming soon

The deteriorating building at 1515 Madison, the former site of the notorious Colonial Inn, will become a working classroom for people learning restoration trades. City turns Colonial Inn into hands-on classroom; Building Industry Association to run workshop-based academy COVINGTON, Ky. &n...

KZF to lead team designing infrastructure on 23-acre former IRS site

O’Rourke Wrecking continues to demolish the 17-acre former IRS “Flat Top” located less than a block south of the Ohio River. COVINGTON, Ky. – KZF Design Inc. will lead the team of architects, engineers, urban planners, and consultants whose drawings will lay the foundation...

Making it clear, for all to see ...

COVINGTON, Ky. -- (We're The Cov, and we're proud of it.) The people at the City who help attract new jobs and investment to Covington, support entrepreneurs, help existing businesses overcome challenges, and market Covington’s unique features and edgy personality showed up at the I...

Breaking it down

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Excavators are like a Swiss Army knife or Leatherman – with the right set of attachments, you can pretty much handle any job. Which is another way of saying that O’Rourke Wrecking has ALL the tools, and it’s employing a variety of them as its crews continue to ...

Eastern Corridor efforts win national praise

Officials from the City of Covington and The Center for Great Neighborhoods, who are partnering on the Eastern Corridor Initiative, pose with the award from the American Planning Association. The picture was taken at Covington Yard during the recent awards ceremony at which the City unveiled its new...

7 recipients of small business assistance epitomize ‘all character, no chains’ brand

The Empanada’s Box, a South American-themed restaurant, will be moving to 212 W. Pike St. from Cincinnati in June. COVINGTON, Ky. – A specialty South American restaurant, a cigar lounge, a specialized chiropractic care business, a destination bourbon bar, a legacy auto repair center, ...

State pledges $45.5MM in future tax revenue to IRS project

O’Rourke Wrecking continues to demolish the 17-acre former IRS “Flat Top” located just west of Madison Avenue. City gets OK to create TIF District to pay for infrastructure costs COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington can use up to $45.5 million in future state tax reve...

Feds award $1.8MM for IRS site

O’Rourke Wrecking continues to demolish the IRS site. This view is taken from RiverCenter Boulevard, looking south. Grant to help pay for design of roads, sidewalks, utilities COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington has secured another piece of funding for the redevelopment of the 2...

Heritage trades employers invited to Tuesday discussion

Labor analysis, training model for new academy on table as City moves to skill up workforce COVINGTON, Ky. – Learning the “lost skills” related to repairing, restoring, and maintaining historic buildings is a viable career choice that will earn workers a living wage and mak...

KEEPIN’ IT REAL in THE COV: Amy Kummler

PHOTO CAPTIONS: Amy Kummler surrounded by an entourage at Mardi Gras in MainStrasse Village. Kummler, center, was joined by Stephanie Adams in accepting the award from Covington Mayor Joe Meyer. At Up Over, ‘proprietress extraordinaire’ creates place where all feel welcome (e...
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