Media & Awards


#TheCenterStory Podcast Episodes:

The Center story is a series of monthly stories produced by The River City News that highlight The Center’s work in Covington.

  1. March 2016: The Center Story: Born Leaders of Covington, KY
  2. February 2016: The Center Story: Covington’s Healthy Corner Stores
  3. January 2016: The Center Story: Taxes!
  4. December 2015: The Center Story: Hellmann Creative Center
  5. November 2015: The Center Story: Goebel Goats


  1. The Center’s 40th Anniversary Video (2016)
  2. HOMEBASE Virtual Bus Tour (2021)
  3. The Hellmann Creative Center Documentary (2016)
  4. Westside Makers event (2015)
  5. Try Together, Fly Together: A Creative Placemaking Project funded by The Center for Great Neighborhoods (2015)
  6. Shotgun Row (2014)
  7. Latonia: Everybody’s Neighborhood (2013)

Recent Press:

  1. Westside Story: Covington’s Shotgun Houses, “Preservation Magazine”
  2. Maker’s Workshop
  3. Press Release – Creative Community Grants Round 4
  4. Rebuilding, Artfully, in Covington
  5. The Center for Great Neighborhoods Launches Healthy Corner Store Initiative
  6. Creative Ideas Coming to Life in Covington
  7. The Center Funds Unique Covington Art Apprenticeship Program
  8. The Center Funds Little Free Art Studios
  9. The Center for Great Neighborhoods – Third Round Creative Community Grants
  10. The Center for Great Neighborhoods partner with Corner Stores for Healthy Initiative
  11. The Center Announces Latest Recipients of Creative Community Grants
  12. Hellmann Lumber Renovation Part of Westside Transformation
  13. Top 10 trends & Newsmakers on our radar for 2016
  14. Year in Review: Highlights include focus on education, health, and growth in the urban core
  15. Covington Got Creative: Celebrate artists, community pride, along with goats, public art, sundials, and more.
  16. 2015 proved the power of philanthropy in NKY
  17. Year in Review: Highlights show grown for NKY businesses, communities, education, and health
  18. Changemakers: Covington’s Westside Revival Brings New Life to Former Lumber Mill
  19. Covington’s Center for Great Neighborhoods kicks off campaign to finish creative hub renovation
  20. The story behind Covington’s new mural
  21. The Center for Great Neighborhoods celebration honors Covington residents for service & leadership
  22. Covington Community & Business Leaders Honored at CGN’s Annual Event
  25. Bicentennial Time Capsule
  27. 2015 MINI GRANTS
  37. Center for Great Neighborhoods offers free Healthy Mind and Body day camp for children June 7-9
  38. Dayton, KY chosen for Nano Grant due to residents’ passion for city
  39. Skyward and CGN offer nano grants for NKY Community Improvement
  40. Skyward, Center for Great Neighborhoods to offer nano grants in Northern Kentucky Communities
  41. Dayton, Florence, and Pendleton Co. Selected for Small Grant Opportunities
  42. Center for Great Neighborhoods to launch food-based creative placemaking initiative in Covington
  43. myNKY nano grants to fund creative placemaking projects in Northern Kentucky
  44. myNKY nano grants to fund creative placemaking projects in Northern Kentucky
  45. Wanted: Creative Project Ideas in Florence
  46. Free Community Drawing Event Coming to Linden Grove Cemetery
  47. The Center for Great Neighborhoods announces fourth round of Creative Community Grant Recipients
  48. Health Projects in Covington Receive $30,000 in CGN Grants
  49. Impact 100 strengthens women’s philanthropic muscle, transforms communities through giving
  50. The Center Provides grants to seven more Covington Creatives
  51. These Creative Projects in Dayton, Florence, & Pendleton Co. Just Won Grants
  52. Skyward, Center for Great Neighborhoods award creative place-making project grants to six winners
  53. Seven NKY projects receive funding in first round of myNKY Nano Grants
  54. The Center Story: Celebrating Six Years of the Latonia Small Area Study
  55. Dayton Schools Introduce Two New Principals
  56. Creative Placemaking Projects in Covington’s East Side awarded more than $5000
  57. 7 nonprofits competing for $406K in grants
  58. 3 Covington Organizations are Finalists for $100,000 Grants
  59. Seven finalists announced for Impact 100 grant
  60. “Take a Look at Dayton, KY” Video Project
  61. Center for Great Neighborhoods award 7 artists
  62. In “Stories of Dayton”, Neighbors Share Tales Connected to their City
  63. Transitions to Move Administrative Offices to Covington Neighborhood
  64. The Center celebrates 40 years with grand opening of new facility
  65. The Datebook – Hellmann Grand Opening
  66. Community ReSeoup to fuel community conversations and ideas
  67. Grand Opening Celebration
  68. Bad Girl Ventures celebrates opening Covington Location
  69. Yours Truly
  70. A steampunk building debuts in Covington
  71. Artist Who Dressed as Construction Worker & Clown to Be Commemorated with Statue in Covington
  72. Hellmann Creative Center Grand Opening; Center for Great Neighborhoods Celebration set for Thursday (From the Tribune)
  73. ReSoup: Unique Community dinner in Covington has city’s health in mind
  74. Hellmann Creative Center, viewed as revitalization catalyst and artistic hub, preserves family legacy
  75. Photos: The Transformation of the Hellmann Creative Center
  76. Art Off Pike – Downtown Covington’s Urban Arts Festival is back!
  77. How myNKY Nano Grants turn ideas into action
  78. Public forum to hear from Covington Commission candidates to be held Oc. 24 at Life Learning Center
  79. Center for Great Neighborhoods seeking applications for fifth round of Creative Community Grants
  80. Public forum to hear from Covington Commission candidates to be held Oc. 24 at Life Learning Center
  81. Covington groups organizing beautification projects on Make a Difference Day, Oct. 22; need volunteers
  82. Candidate Forums: Covington, Park Hills, Taylor Mill
  83. Special Needs Northern Kentucky to host Picnic in the Park Sunday for families dealing with disabilities
  84. Two win prize money for How I See Dayton videos
  85. River City Projects Get Duke Boost in Ludlow, Bellevue, Newport, & Covington
  86. 10 Greater Cincinnati Projects land Duke Energy funding
  87. Duke Energy Awards $240,000 to 10 Greater Cincinnati Development Projects
  88. Center for Great Neighborhoods annual celebration on Nov. 16th to give Heart of Community awards
  89. Allies of the Alley: Entrepreneurs, collaboration help Covington’s Innovation District flourish
  90. IDEALAB: A Day-long exploration of funding innovation
  91. Editorial: When Gov.. Bevin Visits Downtown Covington, There is much to see
  92. Art Bazaar
  93. Public Art in N.KY gets funding to expand
  94. Creative Placemaking network seeks solutions for five local communities
  95. Center for Great Neighborhoods Wins National Grant, Buys State/City Lot
  96. Creative Placemaking efforts to launch in five Cincinnati Neighborhoods
  97. Nine Local nonprofits and individuals receive funding from NEA for Creative Projects
  98. Center for Great Neighborhoods offering free tax prep assistance, in cooperation with United Way
  99. Center for Great Neighborhoods awards small business Creative Community Grants totaling $22k
  100. Grants Awarded to Covington Businesses & Organization
  101. Cincinnati makerspace offerings expand to meet creative demand
  102. Center for Great Neighborhoods awards $22K for community projects
  103. Chamber identifies finalists for its Business Impact Awards; winners celebrated on March 29
  104. Keep Covington Beautiful looking for volunteers, donations for Great American Cleanup in April
  105. The Center hosting two-night pop-up restaurant featuring local home chef
  106. Temporary Restaurant gets 2-day tryout
  107. CDF/IFF nonprofit loan program leads to community investment
  108. The Center hosting two-night pop-up restaurant featuring local home chef
  109. Volunteer to Keep Covington Beautiful
  110. Pop-up restaurant coming to Hellmann Creative Center for just two nights, featuring Chef Chako
  111. New Restaurant Coming to Covington -but for 2 nights only
  112. Greater Cincinnati Chef hosting 2-day popup dinner
  113. La Casa de Chako Cooking demo
  114. Keep Covington Beautiful: Volunteers sought for day of service for Great American Cleanup April 29
  115. How Artists Can Help Remake a Town
  116. La Casa de Chako Cooking demo
  117. Kenton Library About Empowering People
  118. Things to Do – La Casa de Chako
  119. Column: Corner stores need healthy food
  120. Have one day to help Covington spruce up? (There’s a party afterwards)
  121. Calendar – Running of the Goats
  122. Green Calendar – Keep Covington Beautiful Great American Cleanup
  123. Column: Corner stores need healthy food
  124. Your Weekend To Do List 4/21-4/23 – Running of the Goats
  125. Money Available for Covington Residents to Help Kids Prepare for Preschool
  126. Application due Friday for Center for Great Neighborhoods, Restorative Justice ESP program
  127. Reclaiming a birthright: Covington doubles down on history to spark smart growth
  128. Leaders, residents and businesses join forces for good health in Covington
  129. Covington Neighborhoods Targeted by $5,000 Grants for Artists
  130. Pillars in Our Community – 50 Recognized Leading Nonprofits in the Tri-State Area
  131. Covington Partnership backs store to help city grow gardens, gardeners
  132. Covington residents can recycle unwanted electronics, get documents shredded
  133. Urban ecologists hit paydirt in Covington’s evolving, partnership-driven economy
  134. KET’s ‘Local Traveler’ visits Covington’s best burger places, Herb & Thelma’s and Bard’s
  135. The Local Traveler visits Covington’s best burger places, Herb & Thelma’s and Bard’s to show on KET
  136. New generation of entrepreneurs underpins Covington’s bold future plans
  137. With end of school coming and summer camp on the mind, consider Healthy mind and body day camp
  138. KY Historic Preservation Awards presented in Frankfort
  139. NKY Chamber Women’s Initiative to hold ‘Shore to Shore’ networking event; tickets still available
  140. 2 Northern Kentucky Projects to be Honored at State Preservation Awards
  141. NKY River City Preservation Project Award Winners Announced
  142. KY Historic Preservation Awards presented in Frankfort
  143. Rabbit Hash General Store, Hellmann Creative Center among recipients of Historic Preservation Awards
  144. Printer:Faire
  145. Photos: 2017 River Cities Preservation Awards
  146. Nky Renovation projects to receive 2017 River Cities Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards Tonight
  147. City Partners with Keep Covington Beautiful, Rumpke for the 2017 Ohio River Sweep; seeks volunteers
  148. Covington revives a commercial artery, one small business at a time
  149. Printer:Faire comes to Covington to celebrate the variety of print making process on June 17
  150. Pride of Ownership, Diverse Housing Stock, keys to welcoming Covington influx
  151. Pride of Ownership, Diverse Housing Stock, keys to welcoming Covington influx
  152. Covington revives a commercial artery, one small business at a time
  153. Calendar – Printer:Faire
  154. Leaders of the pack: Covington Empowers Residents for Good
  155. World Culture in Covington
  156. World Culture in Covington
  157. 4th Annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament to benefit Covington’s Randolph Park; Register Teams Now
  158. Tools for Success: Unique Maker Space and Library Lending Program
  159. Community Tool Sharing Operation to Open in Covington
  160. Upworthy Article on Creative Placemaking