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Grace period ends for new parking meter hours

Changes protect on-street spots for small businesses COVINGTON, Ky. – The month-long grace period is over: Parking meters will now be enforced 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday in Covington as part of an effort to preserve on-street parking for small businesses who need it to surv...

M&M Service’s new HQ = ‘spectacular’ transformation in Helentown

M&M Service is the Tri-state leader in petroleum equipment, service, and sales -- a specialized industry that in the company’s case includes construction, distribution, and a variety of other services related to gas stations … plus a growing presence in the future of the automobile ...

New partnership will nurture creation, growth of Black-owned businesses

Members of a new partnership in Covington pose in the space it will use in “Innovation Alley.” Crouching in front is Cheniece Wilson of the African American Chamber of Commerce (AACC). Otherwise, from left to right, are James Pullins from the AACC; Meg Stephenson of the NKU Collaborative...

Construction trailers, design RFP signal progress on IRS site

COVINGTON, Ky. – The long and complex process of transforming the vacant 23-acre IRS site into a reimagined neighborhood jumped forward this week on parallel tracks – one visible to the public and one all but behind the scenes. O’Rourke Wrecking Company moved construction traile...

O’Rourke Wrecking to demolish IRS site

City OKs contract, work to start next month COVINGTON, Ky. – Almost 55 years after it opened and 2½ years after it closed, the sprawling IRS data processing facility will soon cease to exist. The Covington Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night voted 5-0 to hire O’Rourke Wr...

The Cov goes to Frankfort

City officials use legislative reception to tout progress COVINGTON, Ky. – Networking makes the world go ‘round … and late last week, City of Covington officials were in Frankfort talking to legislators, Cabinet secretaries, statewide Constitutional officer holders, lobbyists, ...

Covington construction trades school can’t open soon enough

The Enzweiler Building Institute – which teaches essential construction trades like plumbing – is opening a Latonia campus this fall.  Industry in desperate need of skilled workers COVINGTON, Ky. – John Kennedy sells paint for a living. He’s also a matchmaker, conf...

From 20 W. Pike to France

Ross Patten (maroon shirt) listens during the Eastern Corridor cookout & conversation event last fall. Key economic development official Patten leaving the City for overseas adventure COVINGTON, Ky. – Even if you haven’t met Ross Patten personally, odds are you see evidence ...

$10MM lab could change the world

In its lab on Russell Street, researchers from Bexion Pharmaceuticals are working to revolutionize the treatment of cancer. (Photo used courtesy of Bexion) City partnering with Bexion, CTI, Gravity Diagnostics  on facility that would accelerate life sciences-biotech work COVINGTON, Ky....

… 97, 98, 99 & 100: 4 more projects get help from City for rent, façade work

Catrena Bowman-Thomas recently opened Inspired Fashion on Madison Avenue. Acclaimed Small Business Program reaches 5-year milestone COVINGTON, Ky. – Two new small businesses owned by women – a women’s boutique and a marketing consultant – and two commercial façade impro...
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