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Deal will bring 50 jobs, $5.5MM in investment

Under the pending deal, Icon Marketing Communications of Fort Mitchell would buy and move into the building owned, recently renovated and occupied by ROAD iD, while … ROAD iD move makes way for Icon Marketing Communications   (EDITOR'S NOTE: As discussed during tonight's meeting, Libby's Southern Comfort restaurant -- currently housed in the ROAD iD building, will remain with the re...

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 in the shadow of the mural-decorated floodwall and RiverCenter office towers.   In addition, P...

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. “With so many of our local residents underemployed, Gateway is committed to providing the educat...

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 be announced by the end of the year. Landmark  properties to be sold to developer for pending p...

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, paying startups’ rent   COVINGTON, Ky. - Friday is the deadline for small businesses in any pa...

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 Covington public is being invited to take a look at the draft first section of an 18-month effort to crea...

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 school paper examining a single Bible verse, worked for a video productions company that filmed leg...

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  COVINGTON, Ky. - More than 52 years after it opened, the federal government’s massive tax...

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 evenings and weekends at the RiverHaus construction site in MainStrasse Village lasted eight months long...

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 traffic for a few days beginning Thursday as site preparation for the John R. Green Lofts project ac...
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