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The River City News is the only daily newspaper exclusively devoted to covering the Northern Kentucky region. Founded in 2011, RCN offers up-to-the-minute breaking and in-depth news from the river cities of Covington, Newport, Bellevue, Dayton, Ludlow, and Bromley and many other cities outside of the urban core as well as comprehensive coverage of government meetings, sports, criminal activity, business developments, preservation issues, events, and more.

Read by over a hundred thousand people each month, RCN is your home for More Northern Kentucky News Than Any Other Source.

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Office: 621 Madison Ave. Covington, KY 41011

Phone: 859-261-1202


Michael Monks, editor & publisher

Michael Monks founded The River City News in 2011 and built it into an influential daily publication, a must-read for government insiders, civic leaders, business interests, and community enthusiasts in Northern Kentucky. Michael is a sought-after host and moderator for important local forums and discussions, and is the Talent Champion of the 2015 Dancing With the Children's Law Center Stars competition. His live broadcasts on Facebook are watched by thousands and his podcast was honored as Best Professional Audio Production at the 2016 Blue Chip Media Awards. Michael holds a master's degree in communication and has worked in the Cincinnati media market since 2003. He lives in his beloved downtown Covington (where he grew up), is a regular performer on local theatre stages, volunteers as a lunch buddy for Covington Independent Public Schools, and serves on the Northern Kentucky University Friends of Steely Library Board and the Northern Kentucky Streetcar Committee. 


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