The cold front is now working into eastern Kentucky with winds gusting to near 40mph at times. Temps have dropped into the 30s behind the front and we've had reports of sleet and snow mixing with the rain in Lexington.
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Covington is moving aggressively to combat blighted properties all across the community by demolishing dozens of vacant buildings.
City officials tell The Kentucky Enquirer (http://bit.ly/XIC9jS ) that in the coming weeks, approximately 29 privately owned and 22 city-owned residential properties will be torn down by the Community Services Division, formerly known as the codes enforcement department.
Community Services Manager Mike Yeager said all of the privately owned properties have been vacant and abandoned for years and have become targets for break-ins. Once the structures are gone, the city will work with local neighborhood groups to decide the best use of the vacant lots.