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Façade work to start on ‘YMCA building’

The top photo shows the “radiator grille” that once covered 614 Madison Ave. The bottom photo shows the two buildings – 641 Madison and 19 E. Pike St., which wraps around it on two sides – as they looked last fall. The middle photo is a conceptual rendering from WorK Architec...

Prep work on IRS site intensifies

City seeks firms for demolition, environmental hazards removal   COVINGTON, Ky. – Three underground fuel tanks. A 3,000-gallon underground concrete “vault.” A sprawling one-story brick facility whose “footprint” stretches across most of 17 acres. Asbestos. Lots of ...

Small businesses: Apply for $$$ by Jan. 29

Covington’s Small Business Program has been used over the last few years to help entrepreneurs and small businesses like The Roost in Latonia. City offering help renovating exteriors, paying startups’ rent COVINGTON, Ky. – Small businesses in Covington have until Friday, Jan. 29,...

Emergency Business Assistance Program ends with funds exhausted

But other City, federal help available   COVINGTON, Ky. – One of the City of Covington’s grant programs set up to help businesses survive financially during the pandemic has come to end with the last funds allocated.   The $625,000 Emergency Business Assistance Program was fun...

City opens arms to Protective Life

Protective Life Corp. will be taking up 67,000 square feet of space in the RiverCenter l office tower, left, on the Covington riverfront. Major relocation reflects Covington’s changing economy  COVINGTON, Ky. – There was a time – more than a century and a half long, in fact &n...

Federal $$$ available for small businesses

To apply or learn more, contact KSBDC ‘coaches’ in Covington COVINGTON, Ky. –Small businesses in Covington affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to reach out to business “coaches” located in the City and inquire about two federal financial assistance programs...

13 businesses get $478K in survival help

Up Over bar in MainStrasse Village is among the emergency grant recipients.  Covington, Kenton Co. partner to give pandemic-related grants  COVINGTON, Ky. – Thirteen Covington businesses will receive grants ranging from $11,200 to $50,000 to help them survive the pandemic, courtesy o...

City to help 5 more small businesses

The Annex by Greenline Salon operates at 130 W. Sixth St., adjacent to its original location. Program awards $$ for rent, façade work; new round to begin  COVINGTON, Ky. – A City incentive program that has helped 55 small businesses in Covington with first-year rent or façad...

Funding tool for IRS site work leaps first hurdle

TIF district designation in works would use future state tax revenue to repay City’s debt   COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington received preliminary approval today to study the possible use of future state tax revenues to pay for new roads, sidewalks and other improvements to the...

‘Life’s a P!tch’ showcases entrepreneurs

Nov. 17 event lets the public pick favorite, award prize  from MORTAR Covington academy   COVINGTON, Ky. – Think “Shark Tank,” sans the gimmicks and over-the-top TV tension.   “Life’s a P!tch,” the inaugural “pitch night” from MORTAR Cov...
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