Covington

A year and a half ago Covington City Manager Larry Klein projected a $20 million deficit over five years. Now with what he calls "painful" cuts out of the way, including new labor contracts with higher health care premiums, a reorganization of city departments and a consolidation of emergency dispatch services, Covington is on track to save 20 million over five years. He will detail his new budget Tuesday morning for businesses at a meeting spearheaded by the Covington Business Council.

Sitting at the top of Devou Park in Covington, the Behringer Crawford Museum chronicles the history and culture of Northern Kentucky. In addition to a variety of permanent and special exhibits, the Museum hosts a number of special events, none more popular than their summer music series. Laurie Risch, executive director of the museum, and Mark Schalchter, volunteer coordinator of Music@BCM, join Mark Perzel to share some of the upcoming music and displays visitors will be able to enjoy during the summer.

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Kentucky is raising a glass to the newest company bringing jobs to the commonwealth. The Russian bottle decorating and packaging company is opening a manufacturing facility in Covington.

Westpack is investing nearly $4.5 million and creating 63 full-time jobs.

Kentucky Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson calls the announcement a "tremendous commitment."

The Artisans Enterprise Center

Jan 11, 2013

Covington is fast becoming another go-to destination for artist studios, gallery shows, and more importantly, an organization that provides support services to local artists. Jane Durrell welcomes Natalie Bowers and Cate Yellig from the Artisans Enterprise Center to talk about the center’s mission and upcoming activities.


As the holiday festivities continue, Mark Perzel welcomes in-studio Kim Blank, the executive director of the Mainstrasse Village Association, to talk about some of the events going on in the village, the renaissance of the area with new shops, restaurants and bars, and how spending your money with locally owned businesses is a benefit to the local economy.


The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center in Covington is host to a myriad of classes, performances, and special events, and with the holidays fast approaching, they have an exciting schedule coming up. Lee Hay welcomes in the center’s executive director, Ray Kingsbury, to talk about the center’s mission and what all is coming up in the next couple of months.

The City of Covington is preparing to officially announce a possible new development downtown.

The public relations firm handling Thursday's announcement confirms plans for a 25-million dollar boutique hotel in downtown Covington.

Channel 9 reports the hotel, pending state funding, would be located in the Covington city building. City government would move elsewhere. The structure, on the northeast corner of Madison and 7th was built in 1910 and housed the Coppin Department Store.

Cincinnati Magazine’s Associate Managing Editor Amy Brownlee has a fascinating article in the October issue about the 2009 murder of 17 year-old Travis White in Covington, and his 14 year-old girlfriend, Emily Ball, who was found guilty for arranging the murder. Mark Perzel and the writer discuss the background of this case and what may happen in early October when Ball, who is now 18, has a state-mandated resentencing hearing.

Xanadu

Aug 12, 2012

Xanadu, the wonderfully cheesy 1980’s movie musical has been adapted for the stage, and The Carnegie will present the first local production, under the direction of Alan Patrick Kenney. Jim Stump talks roller skating, muses and Gene Kelly with Carnegie Theater Director Joshua Steele.

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