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THE SUNDAY EDITION
COVINGTON, KY * 11 DECEMBER 2011
CITY HALL'S DOWNTOWN COVINGTON BLOCK EMPTIES WITH GREEK CLOSURE
Greek to Me has closed its doors inside Madison Avenue's Wedding Mall. This is a particularly depressing development because the restaurant was located on the same block as City Hall, the same block that lost Rima's Diner (still empty) and Eros Salon (moved to Pike Street). It is also bad news for City Hall's direct neighbor, the Wedding Mall, which is nearly empty now and because the block is dominated by the vacant, but beautiful, Mutual Building. To see the urgency of Covington's need for small business development, City Hall officials need only walk out their front door. Full story with photos of the endangered block at the link.
OCCUPY: NORTHERN KENTUCKY
The nationwide movement against shady bankers and corporate greed finally arrives in Covington (though a very active chapter has operated in Cincinnati for months now). At least one Covington City Commissioner has vowed via Facebook to be present at the event, though with a contrary point of view, promising to a hold a sign that reads: PROUD TO BE IN THE 1%. Occupy Northern Kentucky takes place at 2:00PM at Goebel Park in Mainstrasse.
WHEN TRAFFIC IS A GOOD THING
The ceaseless work on Interstate 75 has resulted in a weekend detour through Mainstrasse Village for months. Saturday, hundreds (and maybe thousands) of drivers cruised down Main Street because of the detour and not only witnessed one of the best urban experiences in Greater Cincinnati, but also witnessed the neighborhood becoming even better. One block alone is chock full of positive changes as buildings are being renovated and painted. Click the link for the full story and photos.
GENERAL LEONARD WAILES COVINGTON
Through a generous donation from Covington's most benevolent caretakers, Oakley & Eva Farris, our City now has a beautiful statue to honor its namesake: Brigadier General Leonard Wailes Covington. He was mortally wounded in the Battle of Crysler's Farm by Canadian and British forces during the War of 1812. Though he was merely 45-years old at the time of his death, his triumphant military record earned him the distinction of being the namesake of Covington, Kentucky, Covington, Louisiana, Covington, Georgia, Covington, Ohio, Covington, Pennsylvania, Covington, Tennessee, Fort Covington, New York, Covington County, Alabama, and Covington County, Mississippi. But, we have his statue! And you can see it outside the new addition at Covington Latin School where it was unveiled last Wednesday.
the week that was...
NEW COVINGTON LATIN EXPANSION IS BOOST FOR CITY'S EASTSIDE
Covington Latin School's original dedication on December 7, 1941 was interrupted by the attack on Pearl Harbor. That day, the Bishop sent everyone home to pray. The building got the dedication it deserved last week when Latin School celebrated the dedication of its new $9 million addition. Photos and comments at the link.
DAYTIME CURFEW APPROVED FOR MINORS
Following months of debate, the Covington City Commission unanimously passed a daytime curfew for minors. Photos and comments at the link.
BUT THAT WASN'T ALL THE COMMISSION DID LAST WEEK
The curfew vote was part of a three-and-a-half hour meeting that included honors for the Holy Cross Indians state football championship and a stark warning from Finance Director Bob "Buzzkill" Due: By 2017, Covington cumulative debt could swell to more than $19 million. Those nuggets and more with photos and comments at the link.
NORTHERN KENTUCKY TO COMEPETE AT HIGHEST LEVEL OF COLLEGE SPORTS
NKU announced this week that it was accepted into the NCAA Division I athletic conference, The Atlantic Sun. This is not only historic news for the school, but it is also great news for our region: these athletes wear the name "Northern Kentucky" on their jerseys. A new level of spectators across the country will bear witness to that.
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