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Feds award $1.8MM for IRS site

O’Rourke Wrecking continues to demolish the IRS site. This view is taken from RiverCenter Boulevard, looking south. Grant to help pay for design of roads, sidewalks, utilities COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington has secured another piece of funding for the redevelopment of the 23-acre site downtown that once housed a sprawling IRS data-processing facility. The $1.8 million ...

Heritage trades employers invited to Tuesday discussion

Labor analysis, training model for new academy on table as City moves to skill up workforce COVINGTON, Ky. – Learning the “lost skills” related to repairing, restoring, and maintaining historic buildings is a viable career choice that will earn workers a living wage and make them highly sought-after by a wide array of potential employers. That’s the clear takeawa...

KEEPIN’ IT REAL in THE COV: Amy Kummler

PHOTO CAPTIONS: Amy Kummler surrounded by an entourage at Mardi Gras in MainStrasse Village. Kummler, center, was joined by Stephanie Adams in accepting the award from Covington Mayor Joe Meyer. At Up Over, ‘proprietress extraordinaire’ creates place where all feel welcome (especially ‘hosers’) (EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fifth of 5 articles n...

KEEPIN’ IT REAL in THE COV: Anchor Grill

CAPTIONS: Photo 4: Accepting the Authenti-CITY Award on Monday from Mayor Joe Meyer at Covington Yard was Carolyn Chapman, center, who took over when her Mom passed away in 1996, and Michelle Robinson, who works the grill. Photo 5: Addie Crutchleo works the grill ...  In fickle world gone mad, reliable diner has been there for us since WWII (EDITOR’S NOTE: This is ...

‘Unapologetically Covington’

CAPTIONS: Photo 1: The City of Covington's Sarah Allan wheels Stacy Vest of East to Vest Productions into Covington Yard.  Photo 2: Vest and her costume proved a popular photo op. (Photo by Sara Drabik.) Photos 3-5: (Photo CC Durham Studio) Photo 6: Durham Brand & Co. poses with its work. (Photo CC Durham Studio) New economic development brand, marketing messa...

KEEPIN’ IT REAL in THE COV: Hierophany & Hedge

Photo captions: Coil from Hierophany & Hedge, at 19 W. Pike St. Hours are updated daily. Augur and Coil in their shop, and then receiving the the Authenti-CITY Award on Monday from Mayor Joe Meyer at Covington Yard. (That's Augur holding the certificate.) Magic shop a veritable portal to the Old World (EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third of 5 articles nam...

KEEPIN’ IT REAL in THE COV: Lost Art Press

Photo captions: Publisher Chris Schwarz and editor Megan Fitzpatrick at Lost Art Press. ...  “Fitz” poses with some of the Covington publisher’s titles behind her. Handles of the self-designed Crucible lump hammers can be seen at left. ... Schwarz accepts the Authenti-CITY Award on Monday from Mayor Joe Meyer at Covington Yard. Wood shavings fly at book publish...

10,000-square-foot ‘wet’ lab already a year in the making

Photographs were provided by CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services and taken by Tine Hoffman of TM Photography. The researcher in the mask is a Gravity Diagnostics employee in Gravity's lab. Life sciences experts from as far away as N.C.’s Research Triangle helping with vision that won $15MM in state support COVINGTON, Ky. – To those watching from afar, a $15 million ...

KEEPIN’ IT REAL in THE COV: Riverside Korean

PHOTO CAPTIONS: Riverside Korean's exterior sign, food, interior decor and Chef Bruce Kim. (All but the sign photo provided by Riverside Korean.) Authentic restaurant a full-on Asian experience (EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of 5 articles naming the winners of the 2022 Authenti-CITY awards given by the City of Covington at a ceremony Monday to mark National Econom...

And so it begins ...

With a 'nudge' and a crash, demolition of IRS facility under way COVINGTON, Ky. – The first hole knocked into the side of the sprawling IRS “Flat Top” building in Covington on Monday came via a “nudge” more than a “punch” or “slash.” Observers said it was almost gentle that way that O'Rourke Wrecking Co. construction site supe...
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