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THE SUNDAY EDITION
COVINGTON, KY * 13 NOVEMBER 2011
COVINGTON HIGHWAYS AND STREETS
SCORE BETTER THAN OTHERS IN
The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana (OKI) Regional Council of Governments released the results of analysis of the most congested roadways in Greater Cincinnati, including highways and city streets. The analysis found that Cincinnati is the 45th most congested city in America with the average local driver spending twenty-one hours a year in traffic at a cost (delay & fuel) of $486 million. In The Sunday Edition, The River City News takes a closer look at the findings of travel time and congestion in Covington.
No surprise to learn that the morning drive is a long one on the Cut-In-The-Hill. It should take a driver 35 seconds to get from 12th Street exit to the 5th Street exit on I-75 at the peak conditions, but instead takes 1 minute, 27 seconds. The target speed is 58MPH, but the usual speed is just 24MPH.
A morning drive from Main & Pike Streets to eastbound Route 8 is 123% longer than it is supposed to be. Reversing the route still brings a delay of 107%. In the evening, it's worse, at 200% delay.
Other significant morning delays include drive-times from Taylor Mill Road to Latonia Avenue (60% longer).
Covington routes fare pretty well in comparison to the suburbs. In fact, Covington's main part of I-75 is not even in the top 15 most congested freeway trips in Greater Cincinnati and not one non-freeway route makes the list of most congested (though many in the NKY suburbs do). The strip of road that gets the most attention is Main & Pike Streets, but mainly because of its role as US 42 & US 127 in other parts of the county.
READ THE WHOLE STUDY HERE: OKI
THIS HOLIDAY SEASON: SHOP LOCAL,
AND ONLY LOCAL!
12 COVINGTON BUSINESSES PARTICIPATE IN
CINCINNATI "UNCHAINED" EVENT
"Every dollar you spend at a locally-owned business generates approximately three times more economic activity than a dollar spent at the typical “big-box.” By choosing to shop locally-owned for just one day, we can help support the local entrepreneurs in our own neighborhoods who help make Cincinnati unique." -BuyCincy's Unchained Cincinnati website.
On Saturday, November 19, local independent retailers all across the Cincinnati area will band together and offer one-day special promotions to gain your business. Take advantage of this offer all over town and learn that there is never any reason to shop at community-killing big box retailers. SHOP LOCAL AND ALWAYS LOCAL!
The Covington businesses participating include: Cock & Bull, The Enchanted Florist, Wertheim's, Groove Coffee House, Dee Felice, The Candy Bar, The Magic Shop, Zola Pub & Grill, Ottoman Imports, Cosmos Grille Pub, Lime, and MKs Totebags & Monogramming. Merchants in Newport and Bellevue are also participating. See the full list at Buy Cincy.
SEE ALSO: Free coupons for local businesses at Local Great Deals.
THE WEEK THAT WAS...
TOP STORIES OF THE WEEK FROM THE RIVER CITY NEWS:
A big push was made last week to promote what the new plan is to revive Downtown Covington. The River City News covered each meeting:
The River City News got the inside scoop on an exciting new restaurant coming to Mainstrasse: Goodfellas Pizzeria. These guys run two joints in Lexington and they are so popular that the pizza was recently voted that city's best! Cannot wait for this to open!
Check out the story: Lexington's Goodfellas Pizza to Open in Mainstrasse
The River City News provided up-to-the-minute numbers Tuesday night from Kenton County. It was the first Election Night for this news site and what an exciting one. Though the Democrats practically swept the state, that party remains unpopular in Kenton County where the GOP squashed the Dem candidates.
DID YOU CATCH THE RC NEWS: SATURDAY MAGAZINE?
Because the news never stops, The River City News never stops, even on weekends. Here's what you missed from Saturday: A grocery store shake-up in Midtown Covington;
The Duke Energy payment center moves in with wig/cigarette store (seriously);
Bill Butler, Corporex blame Bank of America for Covington's loss of Nielsen Company;
And did Lexus RiverCenter hire the creepy voiced National Weather Service guys for their online videos?
Now catch up and read Saturday Magazine!
the united states of america totally ripped off new marketing initiative in covington
Well, maybe that's an overstatement, but still. DiscoverCovington was launched a couple months ago as a way to promote the goings-on here in the city. Lo and behold! Just this week we learn that there is a... DiscoverAmerica? Holy moly:
The campaign, set to launch next year, is the brainchild of the Corporation for Travel Promotion (CTP), a private-public partnership formed to encourage tourism, with a marketing budget of $200 million. The corporation calls the push "the first-ever coordinated global marketing effort dedicated to welcoming international travelers to the United States."DiscoverCovington is a project of the Merlot Group, co-owned by Covington City Commissioner Shawn Masters.
HERE'S TO A GREAT WEEK FOR YOU AND YOURS...
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