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 ofMusic@BCM, join Mark Perzel to share some of the upcoming music and displays visitors will be able to enjoy during the summer.
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.