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Covington demolishing abandoned homes in effort to rid city's urban core of blight
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 9:34 AM EST
A northern Kentucky city is demolishing abandoned homes in an effort to eliminate blight from its urban core.
Assistant city manager Larisa Sims says the homes slated for demolition are "the worst of the worst."
City engineer Mike Yeager said there's more than $400,000 earmarked for demolitions in the 2014 budget.
The project is part of a plan by city officials to help rid Covington of eyesores and unsafe abandoned homes over a five-year period.
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com