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Few cities balance progress and preservation like Covington, celebrating its bicentennial in 2015.

The shining 22-story Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge is a symbol of its own rapid growth as Northern Kentucky’s largest city. Art and music thrive in a revitalized historic core. A forthcoming riverfront complex promises to complement the city’s long-cherished MainStrasse Village. And 700-acre Devou Park, with its breathtaking views of downtown, overlooks it all.
 
Amidst such exciting change, preserved treasures — from the dazzling Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption to the quirky Behringer-Crawford Museum — reflect on Covington’s storied past. Turn-of-the century mansions and row houses mark the convergence of the Licking and Ohio Rivers, a critical link in the ambitious Licking River Greenway and Trails project.
 

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Land of second chances: Covington puts lifelong education within reach

In this final regular installment of On the Ground: Covington, Soapbox continues exploring the intersection of poverty and education, shining a light on initiatives like the Lincoln Grant Scholar House and the Life Learning Center that support education and skills training for adult learners.

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Great ideas surface at Soapbox's "Sink or Swim" speaker series

On July 27, Soapbox readers and Covington leaders gathered at the NKY Innovation Network for a light-hearted debate about what it takes to make it in Covington's fast-evolving entrepreneurial climate.

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Minding the gap: Poverty meets a fierce enemy in Covington's public education system

Poverty is a multi-faceted and widespread challenge to learning in Covington's public schools. But far from lamenting, leaders are tackling the problem head-on, with strategic programming and a passion for student success.

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40-year growth spurt: Covington business then and now

The past four decades have brought many changes to Covington's economic landscape. Fiercely committed residents like Rev. William H. Mertes and former mayor Chuck Scheper have been there providing support and community organization through it all.

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The 'third place': Covington's changing pub scene reflects citywide growth

Whether it’s Covington’s brewery heritage or the quaint appeal of Mainstrasse Village, the city has long been synonymous with pub culture. Now, as Covington grows by leaps and bounds, its bar scene is keeping pace with business, food, retail and other attractants.
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