Address: 106-8 E. Eighth St., Covington
Owner:Les Whitling Reporting Service
Comments:How could a defunct court reporting company still own a building? On the surface, that seems to be the case with this white, boarded-up three-story structure just off Scott Street in Covington.
But the records at the Kenton County Property Valuation Administration are misleading.
Vieth is now negotiating the final details of a sale that would relocate his office to the building. Vieth says he doesn't know if the building will be used for housing as well, but he seemed sure the building will not remain vacant.
"It's not going to be a blight on the community," he says. "It's going to be renovated and redeveloped."
Vieth says traffic from Newport on the Levee is leading him to relocate his business to Covington.
BLIGHT OF THE WEEK is an effort to highlight the problem of abandoned buildings -- and who's responsible for them.