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Riverfront Commons taking shape

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Steady activity along the Ohio River is starting to create the shape for the $6.54 million Phase II of Riverfront Commons.   This picture provided by contractor Prus Construction shows the excavation of what will become a 1,350-seat amphitheater facing the river and Cincinnati...

Gateway, Covington: Job training critical

Collaborative efforts aim to build more highly skilled workforce   COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington Mayor Joe Meyer and Gateway Community & Technical College President Dr. Fernando Figueroa came together today to stress the importance of creating a more highly skilled workforce in Covington. &l...

City buying YMCA building, Gateway bookstore

The City of Covington is buying the buildings at 614 Madison Ave. (center) and 19 E. Pike St. (the former YMCA building that wraps around the smaller building with frontage on both Pike and Madison). The City in turn plans to sell the property to a developer for a project whose details will likely b...

Small businesses: Apply for $$$ by Friday

One of the startups awarded a rent subsidy during the last round of Small Business Program awards was Gumdrop, right, a soon-to-open extension of Handzy Shop + Studio on Pike Street. Gumdrop will sell baby/kid clothing, books, toys, games, and gifts. City offering help renovating exteriors, payin...

From AUC to TUMU to DTR

The goal of a Neighborhood Development Code is to take into account and seek to preserve the “look” and “feel” of the surrounding area when making decisions on zoning and development. Public invited to weigh in on draft of new zoning approach  COVINGTON, Ky. - The Covin...

New zoning administrator ‘a perfect fit’

Covington’s new zoning administrator, Dalton Belcher, is helping to transform the City’s approach to zoning.   Religious, legal studies provided unique training for Paintsville native   COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington’s new zoning administrator once wrote a 15-page...

An era’s end: ‘Flat Top’ shuts down after 52 years

The Kentucky Post photographed the massive site near Fourth Street being cleared for the IRS center in the mid-1960s. Notice how the size of the site dwarfs the bulldozer. (Photo courtesy of the Kenton County Public Library) 1,100 miles away, architect who designed IRS center laments closure  ...

Fee for parking at RiverHaus begins Sept. 19

Beginning Sept. 19, it’ll cost for the general public to park in the privately owned RiverHaus garage, which is nearing completion. Special, “free” deal lasted eight months longer than expected   COVINGTON, Ky. - A special, temporary agreement that allowed free parking on even...

7th St. blocked for John R. Green utility work

Workers with Atkins & Stang Inc. today filled in a trench built to house utilities underground along an alley leading to the John R. Green Lofts construction site. Disruption should last a few days  COVINGTON, Ky. - Seventh Street between Bakewell and Main streets will be closed to through ...

Covington’s grass-roots economic growth

With help from a City of Covington rent subsidy, Olla restaurant will open at 302 M.L. King Jr. Blvd./12th St. 10 small projects in line for City's help  COVINGTON, Ky. - A new gourmet burrito restaurant. Two salons. An expanded shop for women's clothing, paper goods, and gifts. And eight new a...
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