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Heritage Trades academy honored

Posing with the Cincinnati Preservation Association’s award are, from left, Diane McConnell, Director of Workforce Development with the Enzweiler Building Institute; Kaitlin Bryan, the City of Covington’s Regulatory Services Manager & Historic Preservation Specialist; and Brian Miller, President of the Covington Academy of Heritage Trades/Executive Vice President of the Building In...

From spaceship house to 'handsome' TP dispenser

From left, Business Attraction Manager Susan Smith, Zoning Administrator Dan Wood, Administrative Assistant Katie O’Neill, Regulatory Services Manager & Historic Preservation Specialist Kaitlin Bryan, Business Retention & Expansion Manager Patrick Duffy, Infrastructure Development Specialist (and Covington Motor Vehicle Parking Authority Executive Director) Kyle Snyder. Annual awa...

From Lewisburg to Latonia, City helping 6 more small businesses

Herb & Thelma’s Tavern plans to restore the historic electric Wiedemann sign that used to hang on its building. $$$ for façade work, rent subsidies, historic electric sign COVINGTON, Ky. – The latest winners of small business funds from the City of Covington are an eclectic bunch – both in terms of location and use: A shop that will manufacture and sell flavored p...

A neighborly heads up: Concrete to be poured overnight next week at OneNKY Center

COVINGTON, Ky. – Neighbors of the OneNKY Center being built at Greenup Street and Roebling Way may hear trucks earlier than usual on Tuesday. But don’t worry. It’s a special circumstance – not the new normal. Officials from Paul Hemmer Co. said that Tuesday will be the first of three 3 a.m. concrete slab pours timed to beat morning rush hour traffic and to keep the ri...

Come Monday, CCR work moves from deconstruction to construction

Bray to build site’s infrastructure; Drees to follow with first homes COVINGTON, Ky. – Less than two years after an O’Rourke Wrecking excavator punched the first hole in the sprawling IRS “Flat Top” complex, the City of Covington has announced two milestones in the pending transformation of what is now a cleared field into a 23-acre mixed-used neighborhood ful...

New website, signage aim to make parking easier

Covington Motor Vehicle Parking Authority ramps up education as part of strategic approach to help drivers COVINGTON, Ky. – The search for a parking spot in Covington should soon get easier, courtesy of a new website, new directional signs, and new branding for the Covington Motor Vehicle Parking Authority. The signs – which are being mounted at key locations around Covington to ...

Historic rehab awards accepting nominations

In 2023, the City announced the Historic Preservation Excellence Awards during an outdoor “red-carpet event” with an emcee in the alley next to KungFood Chu’s AmerAsia on Madison Avenue. ‘Preservation Excellence’ honors projects, people who restored and preserved Covington’s historic buildings COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington’s Historic Preserva...

The increasing allure of the Covington riverfront’s 23 acres

Conceptual renderings of the Covington Central Riverfront site from the City’s master plan show “Block G,” where the law school and medical school would sit. Note these are NOT renderings of the future complex. Senate unveils $150M proposal to make former IRS site the new home of Chase law school, UK med school COVINGTON, Ky. – One magazine cover story labeled it...

Spring courses at Heritage Trades Academy: Interior plaster, exterior wood

Sign up now to learn valuable skills while developing career COVINGTON, Ky. – Spring courses at the Covington Academy of Heritage Trades will teach you how to restore interior plaster and rebuild exterior wood trim and porches. The Academy – which is supported by the City of Covington – is accepting applications for Spring 2024 courses designed to help residents develop car...

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 bipartisanship, but more importantly for Covington and the region was the reason for Biden’s visit. The p...
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