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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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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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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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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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Soapbox's "Sink or Swim" invites entrepreneurs to test the water in Covington

On July 27, entrepreneurial-focused residents and leaders will gather at the NKY Innovation Network headquarters for a gameshow-style conversation about what it takes for businesses to survive in Covington's growing ecosystem. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
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On The Ground: Post-Kroger, Walnut Hills believes 'We can get something better'

Kroger’s closing last month represents a turning point for the Walnut Hills community, with organizers and residents working together to ensure food security and manage encroaching gentrification in this diverse community.
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