Kenton County looks to get rid of abandoned properties

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COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kenton County officials are considering a pilot program to help get rid of abandoned properties in northern Kentucky.

The Kentucky Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1N1YV1m) that the county is considering selling such properties in Latonia Lakes to neighbors, after foreclosing on them.

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Covington, Kentucky, has a similar program called the Covington Community Development Initiative that it started last year.

By December, the city had agreements with nine so-called "community developers" to purchase 18 abandoned or vacant properties.

J. Christian Dennery is a Covington city attorney. He says some of the purchasers are residents, while others are residential real estate developers or community organizations that want to create development hot-spots in the city.

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Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com

 

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