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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 big: Increased business activity, jobs, and local investment in an area it calls “the Eastern C...

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 being turned over to Radius Construction.  In a specially called meeting this afternoon, the...

‘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 … a dramatic transformation of its riverfront … purchase of 23 acres near the heart of downto...

‘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 – ceremonially cut the ribbon on their newest creation just two doors down on Pike Street from their old one. &...

Small businesses: Apply for $$$ by Friday

Among the 84 small businesses and projects helped by the Small Business Program: The Bottle Shop, a boutique retail wine and sundries shop that opened just a few days ago on Pike Street. City offering help renovating exteriors, paying startups’ rent  COVINGTON, Ky. – Friday is the deadline to apply for the latest round of City funding offered through two popular incentive programs...

Mysteries of zoning, revealed

Online search tool gives land-use info for specific addresses   COVINGTON, Ky. – Imagine one of these scenarios: You want to erect a fence around your yard, but you don’t know how close to the boundary line you’re supposed to put it, how high it can be, and what it can be made of. You see a “for sale” sign in the window of a corner commercial building su...

Need a job? Fidelity can help

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and Kevin Canafax of Fidelity Investments announced the 600 new jobs in Covington this morning. (Photo provided by the Office of the Governor) Financial services company to add 600 people in The Cov  COVINGTON, Ky. – If you need a job, Fidelity Investments has almost 600 of them to fill – and for most of those, you don’t need an advanced degree in ...

Wine, ‘wearable art,’ toys, & Latonia cafe

A skirt that holds 100 champagne glasses is an example of the “wearable art” (for companies that want to elevate event experiences) provided by East to Vest Productions. (Photo provided) Latest City incentives support 8 small businesses  COVINGTON, Ky. – City leaders are fond of saying that small businesses are the “heart and soul” of Covington’s economy a...

New life on the corner

Tom Fountain, left, was driving down Greenup when a ribbon of smoke and the aroma from Bean Haus Bakery & Café’s curbside smoker caught his eye. Anthony Jackson takes his order. City hopes just-opened Bean Haus Bakery & Café  begins ‘energization’ of neighborhood  COVINGTON, Ky. – It was the thin ribbon of smoke twirling upward toward a clear morn...

BCM, the Blue Sox & The B-Line

A “picture” of the pitcher himself, inside the bar-restaurant. (Photo used courtesy of Smoke Justis.)   News events recall urban sports bar’s eccentric namesake  (EDITOR’S NOTE: What links an interesting bit of trivia to Wednesday night’s Behringer-Crawford Museum’s “History Hour” to Covington’s newest stop on the coveted The B-Line ...
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