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5 Covington projects saluted as model historic rehabs

Rehab of the Lincoln Grant Scholar House turned a blighted building into a catalyst. COVINGTON, Ky. - To see how committed rehabbers can turn historic buildings into exciting modern uses, check out Covington’s winners in the annual River Cities Excellence in Preservation Awards program.  Five projects were among those honored Thursday evening at a ceremony in Newport for work compl...

Day 5: Covington’s ‘emerging hot spots’

City pursuing opportunities for development outside downtown In honor of National Economic Development Week, May 7-12, Covington is calling attention to its aggressive efforts to work with its business community and other partners to generate jobs, attract investment and create a vibrant commercial and tourist economy. Today’s article focuses on “emerging hot spots” - areas ...

Day 4: Not just home runs

When finished, the Whitney Building at 11 E. 5th St. will house a commercial venture on the ground floor and apartments on the upper floors. With City’s help, small-scale development driving Covington surge   In honor of National Economic Development Week, May 7-12, Covington is calling attention to its aggressive efforts to work with its business community and other partners to gen...

Covington names Business Excellence winners

KW Mechanical Inc. won the City of Covington’s “Spirit of Progress” award. From left, Mayor Joe Meyer, and, from KW, Marvin Wischer, Karen Wischer, Brian Wischer and Jim Eggemeier.   COVINGTON, Ky. - A record crowd gathered Wednesday night to hear the City of Covington name the winners of its 2018 Business Excellence Awards.  The competition was stiff: This year also sa...

Day 3: #lovetheCov takes over

CAPTION: The fifth annual 199C this spring celebrated the Reds' Opening Day with an art exhibit and block party on Pike Street. Things to do, see make Covington ‘experience’ authentic In honor of National Economic Development Week, May 7-12, Covington is calling attention to its aggressive efforts to work with its business community and other partners to generate jobs, attract investm...

Day 2: ‘People want to move to the urban core’

It once housed a strip club, but now the Bradford Building on Scott Blvd. is becoming condos. Influx of condos, apartments expand Covington housing options In honor of National Economic Development Week, May 7-12, Covington is calling attention to its aggressive efforts to work with its business community and other partners to generate jobs, attract investment and create a vibrant commercial an...

Day 1: 'This isn't your father's Covington'

An artist's rendering of the completed Duveneck Square project Energy at Pike and Madison contagious In honor of National Economic Development Week, May 7-12, Covington is calling attention to its aggressive efforts to work with its business community and other partners to generate jobs, attract investment and create a vibrant commercial and tourist economy. Today’s article focuses on the ar...

Historic Preservation Month celebrates Covington’s unique building stock

The building at 611 Madison Ave. that houses Octave bar and music venue was built as a bank in the 1860s. Its castle-like façade was reportedly imported from Germany. COVINGTON, Ky. - Considering she works in historic preservation, it’s not surprising that Emily Ahouse deals with myths.  Unfortunately, those myths sometimes give people a distorted sense of the purpose, logis...

Covington agreement clears way for emergency radio tower

COVINGTON, Ky. - A digital radio tower that enables police, fire and other first responders to communicate during emergencies in the northern part of Kenton County will be built in a wooded area on the edge of Devou Park, replacing the nearby tower that was damaged by a storm and torn down last August.   The Covington City Commission voted 5-0 tonight to execute an agreement giving ...

Covington announces finalists for Business Excellence Awards

COVINGTON, Ky. - A record number of nominations has been whittled to 38 finalists in the 2018 Covington Business Excellence Recognition Program.   Today, the City of Covington announced the names of the finalists, which include 32 unique businesses competing in eight categories. (Some businesses are finalists in more than one category.)   All told, 137 nominations representing 87 un...
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