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Savvy assistance for City’s businesses

Small-business “coach” Lisa Brann works out of an office on Pike Street to help businesses in Covington and elsewhere. ‘Coach’ doles out help as needed from Pike St. office COVINGTON, Ky. – When businesses and entrepreneurs in Covington need assistance – whe...

2 years later, ‘RIPPLE’ felt in Lewisburg

New sidewalks and updated storefronts are among the changes made to the bend of Pike Street near Montague Street as part of the City’s first The RIPPLE Effect proposal that started at Herb & Thelma’s Tavern. Partnership spurs street improvements, new business (Part 2 of 2: The ...

City hires project manager for IRS site

The inside of the sprawling former IRS facility. J.S. Held to oversee complex preparation of 23 acres for private development COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington is hiring a global multi-disciplinary consulting firm to oversee the complex and time-intensive work of preparing the 23-acre former IR...

A more inviting ‘front door’

Friday event seeks ideas on Clay Wade Bailey gateway COVINGTON, Ky. – Every welcoming home maintains an inviting entry point … an attractive “front door,” so to speak, that beckons visitors to cross its threshold. “Welcoming” cities are not any different. ...

City lends hand to 4 more small businesses

Exterior improvements at 106 E. Fourth St. will include new signage and a mural for Garden Grove Organics. Façade $$$ recipients: horticulture, counseling, pediatrics  & med spa   COVINGTON, Ky. –  It’s good business to put a good “face” on your...

Eastern Corridor 'conversation,' Part II

The turnout and the engagement were lively at the first “Cookouts and Conversations” economic development “activation event” in Austinburg last week, so much so that a second all-day event occurs Friday.  Friday event adds free photos, movie to economic activation eff...

Cookouts and conversations

Thursday event part of effort to ‘activate’ eastern half of city   COVINGTON, Ky. – The City’s economic development team is packing up and moving its operations to Austinburg Neighborhood Park on Thursday for a cookout and conversations it hopes lead to something b...

Radius to create Public Works’ new home

The floorplan at 1730 Russell St. is currently very open. (Photo from Hub+Weber Architects) Russell St. rehab also paves way for Rumpke HQ COVINGTON, Ky. – The job of turning vacant warehouse-like space on Russell Street into the new home for Covington’s Public Works Department is ...

‘City Government of the Year’

Covington honored for ‘transformational’ work amid worldwide crisis   COVINGTON, Ky. – The national narrative for local governments last year was defined by retreat and retraction, but the City of Covington forged forward with a $3 million public Wi-Fi project &hellip...

‘Small but mighty’ wine shop opens its doors

City helps The Bottle Shop by Ripple cut ribbon   COVINGTON, Ky. – Ripple Wine Bar now has a sister business, one that sells specialty wine by the bottle instead of the glass.   This afternoon, City officials helped the owners of both – Kathleen and Matt Haws – ceremonia...
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