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Northern Kentucky BuzzArtist Anne Wainscott lost everything in her Covington condo to a fire.

Rising from the ashes

The local art community has planned an auction to restore fashion illustrator Anne Wainscott's Covington condo.

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STEPS to success

The Brighton Center and United Way battle long-term poverty with a holistic approach.

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Top 10 list of most interesting houses features Covington, Newport and Erlanger

Cincinnati’s rich and varied architecture often compels the use of superlatives, not unjustly as the city is home to 28 historic districts, icons like Music Hall and Union Terminal, and modern works by some of the most famous architects in the world (including Zaha Hadid and Frank Gehry).


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Infused with passion

New Riff Distilling puts a fresh spin on an old Kentucky favorite. 

Lincoln Grant Scholar House among 2017 Impact 100 award recipients

On Sept. 12, the nonprofit Impact 100 gave $101,000 to four local groups. One of those groups was the NKY Community Action Commission, which funds Covington's Lincoln Grant Scholar House for single parents pursuing college education.

Kay Geiger to receive 2017 Metropolitan Award

Metropolitan Award Dinner to be held Oct. 24 in honor of Kay Geiger, President of PNC Bank, Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky.

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Look behind the scenes at CVG, a city within a city

Take a trip through Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, in many ways a city unto itself, with more than 60 retails shops, a 460-person staff and curated public art.

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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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Get the picture: Visual art is everywhere in Covington

Arts enthusiasts will find much to write home about in Covington, from small street-front galleries and edgy design firms to the beloved Carnegie and Baker Hunt — with plenty of Frank Duveneck history to go around. It's a scene with history, and it's still growing.

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Leaders of the pack: Covington empowers residents for good

Building on a long tradition of inspiring residential leadership, Covington organizations like The Center for Great Neighborhoods are boosting support for community-led beautification efforts, learning initiatives and more.

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Pride of ownership, diverse housing stock keys to welcoming Covington influx

With the Center for Great Neighborhoods and the Catalytic Fund at the helm, Covington is preparing to manage an influx of new residents through smart historic renovation and support for programs that put homeownership within reach.

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Covington revives a commercial artery, one small business at a time

As the 12th Street/MLK corridor emerges as one of Covington's most important economic centers, thanks to renewed investment and fierce civic pride, On the Ground takes a look at the residents and leaders who hope to sustain the district's viability well into the future.

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New generation of entrepreneurs underpins Covington's bold future plans

A can-do spirit shared by residents and leaders alike is fast making Covington a regional destination for entrepreneurs. On the Ground looks at three small businesses doing big things across the city's changing business scene.

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Urban ecologists hit paydirt in Covington's evolving, partnership-driven economy

Covington neighbors, nonprofit groups and city leaders are making plans to improve their shared green spaces. Explore a host of outdoor projects making the city a model for the region and beyond.  

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Leaders, residents and businesses join forces for good health in Covington

Covington residents face a variety of unique challenges when it comes to accessing healthy food and patterns for behavior. Organizations like Skyward and The Center for Great Neighborhoods are taking a synergistic approach, engaging everyone from city leadership to local corner stores to ensure a brighter, healthier future.

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Reclaiming a birthright: Covington doubles down on history to spark smart growth

Despite being the region’s second-largest city and closer to downtown than most Cincinnati neighborhoods, Covington remains something of a mystery for many locals. The first story in our second On The Ground neighborhood series takes a closer look at the city colloquially known as “Cincinnati’s Brooklyn.”  

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