Covington

Organizers of Cov200 say they are hosting the "bash of the century."

Beginning Friday night you can be entertained by the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra at a ragtime party, toast the town at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, and see showings of an original documentary.

Party planners say "over the course of three days, COV200 will host four events, each celebrating the pride, progress and future growth of Covington."

  The City of Covington is celebrating its 200th birthday this year. As part of that celebration the first formal history of the city is being released.

  The Carnegie in Covington is the largest and only multidisciplinary arts venue in Northern Kentucky, with The Carnegie Galleries, the Eva G. Farris Education Center and the Otto M. Budig Theatre housed together in a beautiful and historic building.

Lee Hay has a conversation with Xavier University alum John Lucas who has just published The Bravest of Them All -The Legend of Stan Bowman, an historical story about the Covington, Kentucky 1960’s era race car driver.

The Good People Festival is a one day festival that highlights gratitude, music, and community. The fest is a collaboration between Rachel DesRochers of Grateful Grahams, Ian Mathieu of local band Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle and Amy Tuttle from Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center.

The Good People Festival is Sunday, October 12 from Noon to 6pm at Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center.  The event is free and features arts & crafts, as well as local food, and fun kids activities.

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Nearly one year after Covington discovered its former finance director Bob Due had stolen almost $800,000 over more than a decade, the city finance department has dramatically tightened its financial reporting procedures. It is in the process of installing new software and is reorganizing the financial operations of every city department.

New Finance Director Lisa Goetz (a former auditor and comptroller) now requires:

The Carnegie in Covington recently announced its 2014-14 theater season which begins in August with a production of Sweeney Todd. The Carnegie’s Joshua Steele joins Jim Stump to preview each of the season’s productions.

  Of the 15 companies that have been helped by UpTech, the Northern Kentucky business accelerator, over the last two years, 13 are still in operation. That is a great track record when you consider that half of all new-business startups fail. UpTech, which focuses on informatics and new ways to process, store, retrieve and use data, recently named the semi-finalists in its third class of entrepreneurs.

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UPDATE: Former Covington Finance Director Bob Due  changed his plea to guilty in Kenton County Circuit Court Thursday after pleading not guilty in December. He will be sentenced April 17th.

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February 13th:

An audit from the Commonwealth of Kentucky shows Covington is missing even more money than first thought after allegations the city's former finance director embezzled it. Read the report here.

Introducing Shrewdness of Apes gallery in Covington

Feb 7, 2014

Covington is home to a new, unique art gallery called Shrewdness of Apes. Co-director Hilary Nauman is in the studio with Jane Durrell to talk about their goal to exhibit and sell contemporary works with a focus on local and regional artists, and how this unusual name came about.

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The nearly three-decade old Waterfront Restaurant broke free from its moorings and hit the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge Thursday morning.

Kenton County Police initially closed the bridge until they could determine if there was any damage. They have since reopened it.

Cate Yellig, the Art Director for the City of Covington, joins Jane Durrell to discuss her city’s commitment to art and artists, and the renaming and activities of the city’s gallery, Covington Arts.

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Quite simply, if you are looking for great Asian cuisine in a fun and funky atmosphere, you must try KungFood Amerasia on Madison Road in Covington, KY.

Where else can you find such dishes as 'Fly Rice,' 'Nunchuck Chicken' and 'Pork “Get in Mah Belly”?' 

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