Covington

Ann Thompson / WVXU

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.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

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.

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