Just south of the Ohio River lies a land of opportunity, great things to eat and do, and people giving back to their community. We delve into their stories, the new attractions, and everything that makes the 859 great.
By Killian Baarlaer, Lauren Fisher, Greg Hand, Emma Helbling, David Holthaus, Kane Mitten, Sam Rosenstiel, and Amanda Boyd Walters
Edited by Sam Rosenstiel
Where to Go in the River Cities
Take a drive along the riverside to visit the locals’ favorite spots in Bellevue, Dayton, and Ludlow.
A Standing Ovation in Newport
A shiny new place to live, work, and play is coming to Newport’s riverfront.
A New Look for the Levee
Even more ways to eat, shop, and play are coming to 1 Levee Way later this year—and Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville resort is sailing our way soon.
Charities Giving Back in Northern Kentucky
These are five local orgs working to make the Northern Kentucky region a better place.
Come One, Come All to Northern Kentucky
From bourbon to our nearby trails to a giant ark, there are heaps of reasons to take a trip just south of the Queen City.
Get Out There: Where to Explore Northern Kentucky
You’ll find many hidden gems in Northern Kentucky along and beyond I-275, so start exploring.
Y’all Café in Covington Has Mother’s Day Covered
Stop by the Y’all Café for brunch and explore Covington with mom this Mother’s Day.
The Seedy History of Northern Kentucky
Business boomed and corruption ran rampant during Prohibition, back when the region’s propensity for vice built a Sin City reputation.
Editor’s Letter, April 2023: Northern Kentucky Takes Over
This month, we examine the people, places, and things that makes the NKY region unique.
A New Day-ton for Northern Kentucky
Dayton, Kentucky Mayor Ben Baker explains how the small river city leads the way for the rest of the commonwealth and where he thinks the region is heading for businesses and families.
Who Keeps the Roebling Suspension Bridge Beautiful?
An unsung group of volunteers is responsible for the shining decorative lights and flags keeping the iconic Roebling Suspension Bridge looking its best.
10 of Covington’s Coolest Corners
Visit these bars, restaurants, shops, galleries, and other spots to ensure you’ll never be bored in the Cov.
Y’all Café in Covington Serves Fresh, Spring Dishes With Local Ingredients
Y’all Café Chef Carla Heiert shares how she incorporates trending foods in her dishes this spring, creating neighborhood favorites.
Braxton Brewing’s Path to World Domination
Northern Kentucky’s favorite brewery is looking to expand on a massive scale.