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‘More than a building’

From about 1900 until 1970, a joint City-County building sat at Third and Market (Now “Court”) streets. BeSpoke report: Future City Hall needs to be a 'hub' COVINGTON, Ky. - When the City of Covington one day builds a permanent home to end its 50-year “nomadic existence,” City Hall should:  Be in a visible, accessible, central, and prominent site that is “b...

A bildungsroman, Riff Raff & the freshest art

COVINGTON, Ky. - We’ve featured eclectic weekends before in this narrative events calendar, but this might be the most eclectic of them all.   This weekend in #LoveTheCov: An art auction that’s been going on for over a quarter of a century. Two neighborhoods shut down for craft drafts and music.   Divine Right’s creator, Gurney Norman, reading and signing ... while Rock...

Fee for parking at RiverHaus begins Sept. 19

Beginning Sept. 19, it’ll cost for the general public to park in the privately owned RiverHaus garage, which is nearing completion. Special, “free” deal lasted eight months longer than expected   COVINGTON, Ky. - A special, temporary agreement that allowed free parking on evenings and weekends at the RiverHaus construction site in MainStrasse Village lasted eight months long...

7th St. blocked for John R. Green utility work

Workers with Atkins & Stang Inc. today filled in a trench built to house utilities underground along an alley leading to the John R. Green Lofts construction site. Disruption should last a few days  COVINGTON, Ky. - Seventh Street between Bakewell and Main streets will be closed to through traffic for a few days beginning Thursday as site preparation for the John R. Green Lofts project ac...

Covington freezes property tax rates again

But officials say state pension mandates bode ill for future   COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington’s property tax rates for calendar year 2019 will remain the same for the third year in a row.   The Covington City Commission tonight approved rates of 0.327 for real estate and 0.349 for personal property - the same as the rates for calendar years 2017 and 2018.   The rate translate...

Round 2 for neighborhood improvement grants

An award through the City of Covington Neighborhood Grant Program helped organizers host the Eastside Music & Soul Food Festival on Aug. 31. (Photo courtesy of Chuck Eilerman.) Information meeting Thursday to explain tweaks to process COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington is kicking off the second round of its Neighborhood Grant Program with an information meeting Thursday to explain minor tw...

‘This has become an epidemic’

Assistant Fire Chief Chip Terry served in Covington for almost three decades. (Photo used with permission from Katie Woodring Photography.) Registration open for PTS seminar Friday honoring late chief  COVINGTON, Ky. - The family of late Assistant Covington Fire Chief Chip Terry didn’t know what to expect a year ago when they organized the City’s first-ever seminar on post-trauma...

Covington’s grass-roots economic growth

With help from a City of Covington rent subsidy, Olla restaurant will open at 302 M.L. King Jr. Blvd./12th St. 10 small projects in line for City's help  COVINGTON, Ky. - A new gourmet burrito restaurant. Two salons. An expanded shop for women's clothing, paper goods, and gifts. And eight new apartments in a space that once echoed with the sound of leather gloves pounding on heavy bags.  ...

Wanted: Firefighter/paramedics

Covington firefighters responded to a fire on Riverside Drive last year. (Photo used courtesy of Katie Woodring Photography) City has 7 openings; must have at least 2 years’ experience  COVINGTON, Ky. - The Covington Fire Department is looking to hire seven firefighter/paramedics, but there’s a catch: You must have at least two years’ experience in a professional fire depart...

Oktober traditions & Aretha's music

COVINGTON, Ky. - Our headline for this week’s narrative events calendar was going to be “Riverfront yoga & hilltop prayer” just because we liked the juxtaposition of geo features for those two events, but this is September and Oktoberfest, man, and we’d be guilty of burying the lead.   The lead - spelled “lede” in the journalism industry, btw ...
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