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Software firm, café in line for help

The Roost is scheduled to open near Ritte’s Corner in Latonia.  Rent subsidies on Commission’s ‘consent’ agenda tonight  COVINGTON, Ky. - A City incentive program that has helped 51 small businesses with first-year rent or façade improvements since the beginn...

New life for historic 'Pickle Factory’

 The long-vacant former Pickle Factory building in the alleys behind Madison Avenue shows off its new windows. Mostly hidden from view, long-vacant building on agenda for City help  COVINGTON, Ky. - At various times during its 150+ years of “life,” the somewhat hidden three-sto...

City celebrates anti-blight program ‘graduates’

Cutting the ribbon today were, from left, Rebecca Weber, senior sales executive at Huff Realty; Jeanne Schroer, president and CEO of The Catalytic Fund; Mayor Joe Meyer; Williams Sanderson, president of Urban Community Developers; Covington Neighborhood Services Director Ken Smith; Steve Tanner, of ...

#RecoverCovington flying proudly

Covington Public Works technician 3 Brad Chetwood installed a banner across the Sixth Street median - aka George Steinford Park - this week that touts the City’s #RecoverCovington initiative.   The initiative - praised by Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear last week during his daily 5 p.m. update...

A dining area takes shape

Covington Public Works grounds worker Corey Lohstroh (driving the Bobcat), carefully places a concrete-filled water barrier on Pike Street as Parks and Facilities supervisor Brad Schwenke guides him. Covington restaurants expand outdoor seating with City's help COVINGTON, Ky. -- Restaurants in Covin...

Guerrilla stenciling: ReCov takes over

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Members of Covington creative design firm BLDG Refuge moved out into the city starting Friday as part of a guerrilla stenciling campaign to promote the #RecoverCovington initiative.   The campaign - whose details can be seen at this link, https://bit.ly/2yoOOIE -- in...

‘Covington Contractors’ list growing

A design from Renaissance Covington’s Small Business Saturday event last year, another “Shop Local” initiative. Businesses urged to sign up for Shop Local initiative  COVINGTON, Ky. - Almost 30 Covington businesses - ranging from an electrician to a design firm to a locksmith ...

Emergency $$$$ on table for small businesses

Covington is home to many unique small businesses, like these on the Pike Street corridor. City’s rent-mortgage assistance program still available  COVINGTON, Ky. - An emergency fund set aside by the City of Covington to help small businesses pay rent and mortgages during the pandemi...

Expanded outdoor dining kicks off ReCov

1st focus of #RecoverCovington effort: Helping restaurants survive while honoring COVID-19 safety guidelines   COVINGTON, Ky. - Restaurants can apply to set up additional outdoor seating on a temporary basis beginning Friday under new rules developed at City Hall to help establishments sur...

Development code meetings Wednesday

COVINGTON, Ky. - Join your neighbors and City staff for events on Wednesday to see how your feedback at the beginning of the Neighborhood Development Code effort shaped the final draft. Here's some stats: 18 months of work (to date). Roughly $250,000 invested. Over 20 public pres...
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