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Grant to help fight blight in northern Ky.

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COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Officials in Covington, who have been working to improve blighted areas of the city, are about to get some help.

The Kentucky Enquirer (http://cin.ci/1lOuoKM) reports the city was one of three in the nation to be awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Local Initiatives Support Group to fight blight by having police officers coordinate with city officials.

A representative from the national office of the Local Initiative Support Group met with local officials this month to discuss the grant, which will be given out as training, not cash.

The project, which was announced in April, is expected to become a model for other cities to follow.

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

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