Northern Kentucky

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A new Northern Kentucky walking and biking trail is expected to ramp up economic development.

Governor Steve Beshear stood on the largely deserted Covington Landing when handing over a $4 million federal check Wednesday that will help pay for Riverfront Commons, an 11 mile walking and biking trail from Ludlow to Dayton and beyond.

  Last week, Vision 2015, the organization charged with developing and managing Northern Kentucky’s strategic plan, unveiled the myNKY plan, the region's blueprint for the next five years. Vision 2015 also announced a new name for the organization: Skyward

Here to discuss the myNKY plan and Skyward is William Scheyer, president of Skyward, formerly known as Vision 2015.

The Northern Kentucky river cities of Ludlow, Covington, Newport, Bellevue, and Dayton are experiencing an urban revival with new residents and businesses moving into the city cores.

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A Northern Kentucky revitalization agency is just the third in Greater Cincinnati to earn a federal financing certification.

Development Services Manager Tara Ford says the Catalytic Fund is now a Community Development Financing Institution (CDFI).

 An audit from the Kentucky Immunization Project found most of the children seen at the four health centers of the Northern Kentucky Health Department had received all of the recommended vaccinations. 

95 percent of the children coming through the centers had received all of the recommended immunizations.  District Health Director Dr. Lynne Saddler says most of the remaining five percent received their shots from other providers. 

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Ohio and Kentucky will share the costs of building a new bridge between Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.  The Brent Spence Bridge has been deemed functionally obsolete, carrying more traffic than intended. 

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An Italian company that makes power transmissions for mobile and self-propelled machines, operating near the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport since 2007, has finished an expansion and will hire 42 people.

Thursday Bonfiglioli USA, the company's North American headquarters, celebrated the opening of its first U.S. production line including planetary gearboxes for mobile machinery, used to support the construction, mining, agricultural and forestry industries.

Bonfiglioli USA is a subsidiary of Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A., is based in Bologna, Italy.

  Later this month, Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park is presenting the world premiere of Safe House, by playwright Keith Josef Adkins.

Kentucky Housing Corporation

  Scholar House is a housing and education initiative in Kentucky that enables the head-of-household to reach self-sufficiency based on a comprehensive, two-generation approach. The housing and education components are operated as one unit, with housing dependent on a client’'s successful participation in the education component. This model program for breaking the cycle of poverty, already making a difference in five other communities in the state, will soon be available for eligible single parents in Northern Kentucky.

Toyota plans to relocate nearly 1600 jobs from its Erlanger, KY facility. The car company says it is building a new headquarters in Plano, Texas.

Beginning this summer, approximately 1,000 jobs at Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. (TEMA) in Erlanger will be relocated in small batches to Texas. The majority, however, won't move until the new headquarters are built, which could be in late 2016 or early 2017.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Northern Kentucky's Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (TRI-ED) now has strong numbers to back claims that it continues to attract local, national, and international companies to Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties.

The numbers

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  Almost a decade ago, Vision 2015 was created as a strategic plan and a call to action to identify, prioritize and achieve the goals of the Northern Kentucky Region. Vision 2015 President William L.

Kentucky's economy recovering, but slowly

Dec 26, 2013

A new report on state economic conditions says that Kentucky is still on the road to recovery from the  recession.  

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce president Dave Adkisson said a new report released by the chamber examining data in jobs, wages and housing market growth shows the state has been slowly climbing out of the 2008 recession.


Tackling the skyrocketing problem of heroin is still on the front burner for Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and area lawmakers.

A study released in November said drug overdose deaths have quadrupled in Kentucky since 1999 and now the number is higher than all other states except for West Virginia and New Mexico. Northern Kentucky is seeing more emergency room visits from overdoses and more people dying from overdoses.