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Week in Review: May 27 - June 2

At The River City News you get More Covington News Than Any Other Source. Here's a look back at the week that was and all the headlines from your city:

SUNDAY

PHOTOS: A COUPLE COVINGTON BUILDINGS GET FACELIFTS

Photos: A couple of Covington buildings in highly trafficked areas got facelifts. See the before & after: Click Here

DISTRICT 78, CLOTHING & VINTAGE FURNITURE SHOP, OPENS ON PIKE STREET

A new clothing & vintage furniture shop is open on Pike Street. "Covington just had a feeling that it was up and coming. They seem serious about making Covington pop." Click Here

SATURDAY

COVINGTON COMPANY HONORED BY US SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

A Covington company is honored by the United States Small Business Administration. Click Here

FOLLOWING CANCER DIAGNOSIS, KENTUCKY COUPLE WINS $1 MILLION LOTTO PRIZE

Six months after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer a Kentucky woman and her husband win $1 million in the lottery. Click Here

FRIDAY

ST. ELIZABETH MOVING 300 JOBS OUT OF COVINGTON

300 jobs will be leaving the city as St. Elizabeth moves the positions to Erlanger. Click Here

COVINGTON COMMISSION TO HOST WORKSHOP FOR SELVES ON HOW GOVERNMENT WORKS

Exclusive: After a verbal altercation between officials at Covington City Hall, a special seminar has been scheduled for the mayor, city commissioners, and administrators on how the government is expected to operate. but at least one city commissioner says she won't attend. Click Here

CAT WITH JAR STUCK TO HEAD RESCUED IN COVINGTON

A cat in Covington with a jar stuck on its head for several days was rescued by some dedicated volunteers. STORY: Click Here

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THURSDAY

COVINGTON POLICE ON HUNT FOR 42 SUSPECTED DRUG DEALERS, CATCH 21

Covington Police went on the hunt for more than forty suspected drug dealers around the city on Thursday. Story & Photos: Click Here

BUS DRIVER FACES DISCIPLINARY ACTION AFTER CHILD LEFT ON BOARD

A 4-year old child was left on a bus yesterday and now the driver and monitor face disciplinary action. Click Here

FIRE AT HOME ON DECOURSEY AVENUE

Photos: Fire damages Latonia home. Click Here

COVINGTON PROPERTIES HONORED BY PRESERVATION GROUP

Which Covington buildings are being honored tonight at the River Cities Excellence in Preservation Awards? See the list from Bellevue, Covington, Ludlow, and Newport here: Click Here

SPECIAL CEREMONY FOR HOLMES GRAD HEADED TO BOOT CAMP

A Holmes senior won't make graduation because he is off to the Army's boot camp -- but he got a special ceremony this week. STORY: Click Here

SUMMER READING CLUB SERIES KICKS OFF AT KENTON CO. LIBRARY BRANCHES

Get your kids to the library this weekend! The Summer Reading Club kicks off -- and there's plenty of fun planned at each Kenton Co. branch. Details: Click Here

COV CATH WILL ADD WRESTLING TO ATHLETICS PROGRAM

Covington Catholic High School will add wrestling to its athletics program next year. Click Here

WEDNESDAY

VERBAL CONFRONTATION ERUPTS AT CITY HALL BETWEEN COMMISSIONERS, ADMINISTRATORS

A verbal altercation erupts inside City Hall when a city commissioner is told not to attend a staff meeting. Now the mayor is calling for help from an outside agency to get the commission working together effectively. STORY: Click Here

PROPOSED CITY BUDGET TO BE PRESENTED TO BUSINESSES, NEIGHBORHOODS

The proposed city budget that is aims to rebuild sidewalks and lays out a bold plan for the future will be presented to businesses and neighbors next week. STORY: Click Here

AFTER 30 YEARS OF DREAMING, COVINGTON COUPLE OPENS COFFEEHOUSE

A dream that started thirty years ago is finally a reality for this couple who opened their coffee shop's doors for the first time this week. Click Here

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COVINGTON NATIVE FINDS CHILDHOOD ESSAY IN BIBLE BOUGHT IN CALIFORNIA

A Covington native, now 75 and living in California, purchased a used Bible near her west coast home and inside found an essay she wrote as a child back here in Kentucky. Great story: Click Here

KENTON CO. REJECTS SD1 RATE INCREASE, LOOKS TO FUND 911 DISPATCH

Kenton County unanimously rejects rate increase proposed by Sanitation District. Meanwhile, funding the consolidated dispatch center through electric bills is back on the table. Click Here

WOMAN KILLED IN FT. MITCHELL SHOOTING

A woman was shot and killed inside her Ft. Mitchell apartment around midnight and now police are hunting for the suspect(s). Click Here

FUNERAL FOR SLAIN KENTUCKY OFFICER

Funeral is today for the Kentucky police officer shot and killed while on duty over the weekend. Click Here

TUESDAY

MAN FACING 10 YEARS IN PRISON SKIPS OUT ON SENTENCING

Have you seen this man? He skipped on sentencing Tuesday and is wanted. Details at the link: Click Here

MEMORIALS PLACED OUTSIDE COVINGTON BAR FOR BARTENDER WHO DIED LAST WEEK

Memorial outside Mainstrasse Village bar pays tribute to bartender who died late last week at the age of 49. Click Here

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SIX DIE ON KENTUCKY ROADWAYS OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Six people died on Kentucky roadways over the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend. None was wearing a seat belt or helmet. Click Here

MAIN BITE OPENS ON MAIN STREET IN COVINGTON

Now open! Mainstrasse Village's newest restaurant, Main Bite opened Tuesday. Check out RCN's story from earlier this month and then go check them out! Click Here

COVINGTON STUDENTS GET FREE BOOKS FROM KENTUCKY FIRST LADY JANE BESHEAR

The wife of Kentucky's governor visited John G. Carlisle today to give out 500 free books. Out of all the schools in the state, Jane Beshear chose this one for the gift. STORY: Click Here

MONDAY

ERLANGER COMPANY TO CREATE 26 JOBS, INVEST $1.7 MILLION

Erlanger company to create 26 jobs, invest $1.7 million. STORY: Click Here

COVINGTON CHURCH DEDICATES STAINED GLASS WINDOWS AFTER RESTORATION

“It is our gift to the people of Covington to be able to enjoy the beauty of these amazing windows.” Click Here

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WHAT'S COVINGTON SELLING ON CRAIGSLIST?

What's Covington selling on Craigslist? A free place to dump your dirt, repair manuals for appliances from the '70s, & more. Click Here

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Photo: Covington Police Chief Spike Jones during Thursday's round-up of suspected drug dealers/RCN