THE RIVER CITY NEWS MORE COVINGTON NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE
by Michael Monks
OMNICARE LANDS TAXPAYER INCENTIVES FROM KENTUCKY
Though the large corporation is bailing on its Covington offices for Cincinnati, Omnicare's Glasgow operation received $600,000 in tax incentives from the Commonwealth of Kentucky for expansion:
Omnicare in Glasgow, $300,000 to expand its pharmacy-related distribution facility. The company estimates the expansion will cost $15.7 million. It is expected to add 42 jobs that pay an average hourly wage of $18, including benefits. The company also received approval for $300,000 in incentives under a different program.Omnicare's move from Covington to Cincinnati is expected to be complete by the end of this month.
KENTUCKY APPROVES INCENTIVES FOR LOW-COST CARRIER AT CVG
In other incentives news from the Commonwealth:
Kentucky’s Economic Development Finance Authority voted May 31 to offer up to $270,000 a year for 10 years. The project involves an $8.5 million expansion that would produce 120 new jobs in year one, then grow to 150 within three years, according to state records. The company is considering a 36,000-square-foot lease and plans to spend $1.5 million on equipment, $1.3 million on improvement, $4.5 million in rent and $1.2 million in “start up costs.”Business Courier/Dan Monk
Southern Air’s business ties to DHL are thought to be an advantage for the Northern Kentucky site, since the freight carrier has rapidly expanded at the Hebron airport.
DID YOU MISS TUESDAY MORNING'S HEADLINES?
An evangelist's criminal trial continues in Covington (but he's not worried... because "the world started to end on May 27"); A Pike Street Building is headed to the auction block; Plus, an NKY Congressional campaign ad is reenacted with Legos! Click it.
SOUTH COVINGTON ROAD TO CLOSE FOR THIRTY DAYS
From the City of Covington:
Taylor Mill Road - Southern End - KY 16 (From Sunbrite Drive to Kleete Road) - Construction continues on Taylor Mill Road (KY 16) between Sunbrite Drive and Kleete Road. Traffic patterns have been shifted to temporary alignments, use caution and watch for flaggers and construction traffic entering and leaving the roadway. The speed limit throughout the project is reduced to 30 MPH. A signed detoured is in place for the Oak Ridge Baptist Church to use Clubhouse Drive. Beginning at 7:00 AM on Monday, June 11, 2012, Senour Road (KY 2047) will be closed at its intersection with Taylor Mill Road (KY 16). The closure will last for 30 days. Traffic detours will be posted using Hands Pike (KY 1501) and 3-L Highway (KY 17).|
University of Kentucky begins to lay off employees Herald-Leader
Super PAC debate intensifies after Massie win in NKY WHAS
Two bills from Sen. Rand Paul aimed at Pakistan over imprisonment The Hill
Attorney General Jack Conway announces settlement in another Medicaid program press release
Former Ohio politician pleads guilty in a Covington courtroom Cincinnati Enquirer
Miners, environmentalists flocks to EPA hearing Herald-Leader
Youths steal eleven golf carts from UK, crash them Herald-Leader
THE GREENING OF COVINGTON
The "greening" of Covington will be the topic of the next Covington Business Council monthly luncheon:
Local experts are cautioning the need for more greenspace in the city. This presentation will focus on several key urban design elements; brand, place making, enhanced quality of place and long term economic value of downtown real estate. Concept renderings will also be shown regarding enhanced greenscapes for Covington.The luncheon is set for June 21.
Covington Business Council
MAINSTRASSE COMMUNITY GARDEN IS ALREADY IN BLOOM
Just a couple weeks after it was launched, this is what the Mainstrasse community garden looks like:
PANCAKE EATING CONTEST AT FIRST WATCH FOR LIBRARY'S 5K RACE
Covington City Commissioner Steve Frank was among the gluttonous contestants downing as many pancakes as possible this morning at First Watch. The pancake eating contest was an effort to promote the Kenton County Public Library's 5K race on Saturday which benefits children's literacy. The event featured a few other familiar Covington faces:
For details on Saturday's 5K race, click here
COVINGTON PARTNERS CELEBRATE GOOD MEETING
From the Covington Partners:
Thank you to over 40 community stakeholders who joined us today at our June Community Coalition Meeting! We heard great success stories from our collaborative teams and saw amazing progress being made to increase student achievement in Covington schools. We'll be sharing those results throughout the next few weeks.|
DESTINATION: GRADUATION PROFILE
Another soon-to-be Holmes graduate is profiled by Covington Independent Public Schools:
Nicole Lang likes working with her hands, whether it’s painting with watercolors or tinkering with a car engine. She’s left her mark figuratively and literally at Holmes High School. She used her artistic talents to work on sets for several musicals at school, including Beauty and the Beast and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.
However, she is seriously considering pursuing a higher-education certification or degree in automotive technology. She likes working on cars and trucks with her father.
“My goal is to become an accomplished automotive technician, possibly with my own business,” she said.
Read more about Nicole by clicking here.
SEE ALSO: A college degree is still worth it GOOD
FINAL DAYS TO NOMINATE FOR "FRIENDS OF COVINGTON" AWARDS
From the Friends of Covington:
Only a few days remain to nominate your friends', familys', neighbors' or your own property for FOC's Beautification Award 2012!!! DO IT TODAY!!! DEADLINE = JUNE 8, 2012
BOY BELIEVED TO BE REINCARNATION OF REGIONAL KFC MANAGER
Dateline, Louisville. LOL:
"We watched carefully to see which direction the winds would take the smoke billowing forth from the fryer exhaust fan at the Waycross, GA location," said Orman, whose council set out on a long Midwestern journey after receiving the sign. "We interviewed hundreds of boys born that Jan. 23, but only Brian possessed a preternatural knowledge of the average monthly napkin orders generally needed for the six restaurants he will soon oversee."The Onion
"Rejoice, for before us is he who is destined to give guidance and impart wisdom to all who work at KFC locations east of Macon!" Orman added.