Covington

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Being a successful writer is a lifelong dream for many. But writing is a  business, one that can be extremely complicated, frustrating and difficult to navigate. Writers have to be entrepreneurs in order to get published and sell their work.

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Life Learning Center in Covington provides an integrated series of learning and care programs to help at-risk individuals in Greater Cincinnati escape poverty and reach their full potential.

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Covington has been busy expanding its business base by using incentives and local amenities to attract companies from both inside and outside the region. One example is pharmaceutical and biotechnology company CTI, which recently relocated its headquarters from Blue Ash to Covington.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell addressed the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati Chambers of Commerce Thursday afternoon in Covington. The Senate Majority Leader is touring the state during the congressional recess. 

He was interrupted twice during his remarks by two people wanting, as they said, "to be heard." Both people were escorted out of the ticketed luncheon.

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Much to the delight of baseball fans, pitchers and catchers started reporting for spring training this weekend, which means Opening Day is just around the corner.

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Downtown Covington plays a supporting role in NBC's new "Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love" Wednesday (9 p.m., Channel 5).

Covington portrays Sevierville, Tenn., in 1955, according to a story on the Covington News website. 

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The race for who will become the next mayor of Covington seems to be focused on two very different perceptions of the city and whether or not it is moving in the right direction.

The 3rd Annual DevouGrass Music & Arts Festival, benefiting the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky, returns on Saturday, October 1 to Covington’s Devou Park

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Known for its panoramic view of downtown Cincinnati, the Metropolitan Club is a renowned private business club that has brought together diverse members throughout the years. 

Seven venues in Covington will host the newly revived World Music Fest, a celebration of world cultures though music, dance, art and food, happening June 11.

One thing is certain - Covington residents will elect at least two new city commissioners this year. 

Incumbents Steve Frank and Chuck Eilerman are not running for re-election.

That has drawn a crowd of 10 Covington commission candidates who will be on the ballot in Tuesday's Kentucky primary.

Four candidates - including the incumbent  - are vying in Tuesday's primary election to become the mayor of Covington, a city, which, with about 41,000 residents, is by far the largest of Northern Kentucky's cities.

The top two finishers in Tuesday's primary will face off in the November election for a two-year term as mayor.  The mayor with four elected city commissioners set the city's agenda and direction.

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A Covington mural featuring a Phoenix did what it was supposed to do and is now coming down.

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Activities such as art walks for the visually impaired, porch caroling and community park parties make a neighborhood more vibrant. These projects and more have been made possible by Nano Grants, small grants of $250 given out by The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington. They are available to residents, students and workers for creative ideas that bring people together.

The Carnegie in Covington has a full winter calendar of art exhibits and theater presentations, so to preview all that’s happening, Jim Stump welcomes Exhibitions Director Matt Distel and Theatre Director Maggie Perrino.

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