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Covington, Kentucky

Covington is a city in Kenton County, United States, located at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers. Cincinnati, lies to its north across the Ohio and Newport, Kentucky, to its east across the Licking. Covington had a population of 40,640 at the time of the 2010 U. S. census, making it the largest city of Northern Kentucky and the fifth-most populous city in Kentucky. It is one of its county's two seats, along with Independence; the initial American settlement at Covington was known as The Point, from its position at the confluence of the Licking and Ohio Rivers. When it was laid out in 1815, it was named in honor of Gen. Leonard Covington, killed at the Battle of Crysler's Farm during the War of 1812. In 1814, John Gano, Richard Gano, Thomas Carneal purchased The Point, 150 acres of land on the west side of the Licking River at its confluence with the Ohio, from Thomas Kennedy for $50,000, laid out the settlement of Covington the next year; the town was formally incorporated by the Kentucky General Assembly a year and raised to city status in 1834.

The city prospered as an emporium for Kentucky's cigar production. In 1862, Stewart Iron Works was established. There were distilleries and stove factories. Like nearby Cincinnati, Covington's factories and businesses were staffed by Catholic and German immigrants, its Catholic church was raised to the level of a bishopric. By 1900, Covington was the second-largest city and industrial region in Kentucky. At the time, its population of 43,000 was about 12% foreign-born and 5% black. Before World War I, it was connected to the Chesapeake & Ohio and Louisville & Nashville railways and offered steamboat service to ports on the Ohio River, its factories had expanded to include cotton goods and cordage. Covington boasted a Federal League baseball team, the Covington Blue Sox, during the 1913 season; the present-day circuit courthouse is located at the site of its former grounds, Federal Park, thought to have been the smallest stadium used by a professional baseball club. It declined in importance during the middle 20th century.

The city has undergone some redevelopment during the late 20th and early 21st centuries as the most populous city in Kenton County. Covington claims 19 distinct neighborhoods, ranging in population from several hundred to 10,000 people. Many of the neighborhoods are located in 12 historic districts that are predominantly found in the northern portion of the city. Most of the neighborhoods have active resident associations or block watches that are dedicated to involving residents in strengthening their neighborhoods, improving safety and beautification; the city is on the south bank of the Ohio River with Ohio across the river to the north. The Licking River forms the eastern boundary with Newport in the adjacent Campbell County. According to the United States Census Bureau, Covington has a total area of 13.7 square miles, of which 13.1 square miles is land and 0.5 square miles is covered by water. Covington is located within a climatic transition zone. Evidence of both a humid subtropical and humid continental climate can be found here noticeable by the presence of plants indicative of each climatic region.

As of the census of 2000, 43,370 people, 18,257 households, 10,132 families resided in the city. The population density was 3,301.3 people per square mile. The 20,448 housing units averaged 1,556.5 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 87.05% White, 10.14% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, 1.57% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 1.38% of the population. Of the 18,257 households, 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.3% were married couples living together, 16.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 44.5% were not families. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.08. The age distribution was 25.9% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 33.3% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,735, the median income for a family was $38,307. Males had a median income of $31,238 versus $24,487 for females; the per capita income for the city was $16,841. About 15.5% of families and 18.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over. Covington has some of the least expensive real estate in Kentucky. Bus transit is served by TANK. Covington is served by Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, the largest airport in the state, is hub to passenger airline Delta Air Lines and headquarters of its Delta Private Jets; the airport is one of DHL Aviation's three superhubs, serving destinations throu

Henrie Mutuku

Henrie Mutuku is a Kenyan Gospel Singer. Mutuku was born in Nairobi in 1978, the firstborn with three brothers to Mrs. Mutuku, she grew up in the Eastlands, a densely populated area in Nairobi inhabited by low income residents, from a young age was exposed to a diverse range of music styles including R&B, Rap, Benga and other African blends of music. Henrie Mutuku's love affair with music was evident quite early in life when at the age of 5 she would sing in family gatherings and nursery school; when she was older, it was the church choir where her talents for music were obvious and enhanced. Her Christian upbringing in the Eastlands suburb of Nairobi has influenced her style of music as she uses Swahili, her mother tongue Kamba and Sheng to express herself and communicate to her audience. Since she has grown to use basic Amharic and French due to the influence of Ethiopian and Congolese refugees living in her environs. In upper primary school she toyed with the idea of making music her career choice and as an active member of the Drama Club and Choir mistress in Loreto Limuru High School, her love and interest in music was solidified.

She is fluent in Swahili, English and Sheng. Henrie started working in music with local Christian artists like Izzo and Pete Odera as a background vocalist, she featured predominantly in a 2002 compilation album ‘Rebirth’ produced by Soul Child Inc. Her career was catapulted after dual winning the KORA 2002 Best Artiste East Africa. Henrie Mutuku's debut album was “Simama” which has gone on to contribute hit songs like “Usichoke” and “Manzi wa Maana", she has featured prominently in popular music countdown radio shows like Kiss 100's “Smirnoff Top 7 songs in Nairobi”, East Africa FM Radio's ‘Link’ and Kampala FM as voted by listeners.'Manzi wa Maana' captured the hearts of young ladies, swiftly becoming an anthem of chastity and virtue, all the while redefining the true essence of a beautiful African woman. She has since recorded another music video for the song'Amini', taken off her album'Simama'. Henrie Mutuku has curtain raised for Bebo Norman at two concerts, allowing her to make her first music video, “Nakuhitaji”, created by the local Family T.

V. for the promotion of the Bebo Norman Tour. She recorded yet another music video for the song “Amini”, a feature in her album ‘Simama’. In 2003 she won 2 Kisima Awards for Best Contemporary Gospel Artiste, she was nominated for a KORA Award in 2003. Henrie Mutuku, after being away from the music scene for 10 years, came back in 2014 with a new track by the name "Langu" off the album “Tena”. In February 2017, Henrie launched the "Tena" album, a continuation of her first "Simama" album, for which she was reported to indicate that it is "different because she did not limit herself and tried new sounds and worked with a different producer, one David Higham." She draws her inspiration from the Word of God, testimonies of believers around her and other prominent Gospel musicians like Mary Atieno, female hymnwriters like Fanny J. Crosby and hymn translator Catherine Winkworth, she is inspired by the hymn books, ‘Hymns of Faith’ by Scripture Union, ‘Tenzi za Rohoni’ by Lifeway for Baptist Convention of Kenya, Buruburu Baptist Church Songbook, ‘Baptist Hymnal’ by the Convention Press, an outfit of the Southern Baptist Convention in the US and ‘Mbathi sya Kumutaia Ngai’ by Ukambani Christian Literature.

She is learning hymns in Kikuyu and open to learning from other ethnicities as well. She testifies of God's faithfulness in Jesus Christ who has enabled her to grow in song writing, piano playing, strong vocals, faithfulness in service and fulfilled her lifelong dream to be a hymnwriter, albeit an amateur hymnwriter. Most of all, He has preserved her faith in Jesus Christ. To God be all the glory. Songs written by Henrie Mutuku include: The following is a list by year of albums done by Henrie Mutuku. Henrie Mutuku, is more serious about her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ than anything else, including her music, a decision she made while still a child; this was highlighted during her acceptance speech at the Kora Award 2002 where she credited God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit for the Kora Award before going on to recognise other colleagues who helped her along the way. She believed in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour, The Friend that sticks closer than a brother, The Author and Perfector of her faith at the age of six years during a school holiday at her parents’ home.

She was baptised at 17 by immersion. She is a registered member of Buruburu Baptist Church. Henrie Mutuku married her fiancé, Pastor Charles Maina Njau, on 21 April 2014; the following is a list by year of Mutuku's achievements: She has been involved in Christian values campaigns like ‘Protecting life Movement’ movement and abstinence campaigns which in turn supports the war against HIV/AIDS, performing in events that highlight these pertinent issues. She loves to evangelise to all that she meets because she sees music as her tool of opening doors to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, she enjoys music, rich in God's Word and is a strong proponent of Colossians 3:16 KJV. Her talent has come in handy in promotion of Bible Translation Literacy and Bible League work, two organisations involved in advancement of Bible literacy in Kenya and surrounding regions. Music of Kenya Gospel music Kisima Music Awards Official Website

Melchior Wyrsch

Johann Melchior Wyrsch was a Swiss painter of the 18th century. Johann Melchior Wyrsch was born on August 1732, in Buochs, Unterwalden, he was the son of Balthazar Francis Xavier, Councillor and Diet envoy, Anna Klara Achermann. Wyrsch began his art studies 1745 as a portrait painter with Johann Michael Suter in Lucerne and Franz Anton Kraus in Einsiedeln as teachers. Between 1753 and 1754 he spent a study tour in Italy, where he resided in Rome and Naples. After his art studies in Italy, he returned to Switzerland and began his artistic activity as a portrait and church painter. In 1768 he moved to Besançon. Together with the sculptor Luc Breton, whom he had met in Rome, he founded in 1773 the academy for painting and drawing École régionale des beaux-arts de Besançon in Besançon. In 1877 he traveled to Paris, returned to Besançon, where he was appointed in 1784 an honorary citizen. In the same year he moved to Lucerne, where he proposed to the Council of Lucerne in 1783 to found a School of Drawing with the task to teach talented young students in drawing and modeling.

With an increasing blindness ascribed to cataracts, he withdrew to Buochs, where at the Conquest Nidwalden he was murdered by the troops of Napoleon Bonaparte. In the transition from Baroque and rococo on the one hand to Classical and Romanticism on the other hand Wyrsch participated in the development of portraits for differentiated characterization of a single individual, he was enshrined in the "enlightened paternalism" of the Old Confederation, his work has been on the liberal bourgeois era. He painted as a religious painter numerous altars in Central Switzerland and the Franche-Comté that are still adorned with his paintings, he remained a central Swiss painter of the late Baroque. In 1780 the abbot of Disentis, Columban Sozzi, paid attention to the talent of Felix Maria Diogg, enabled him to travel to Wyrsch in Besançon. Matthias Vogel, Regine Helbling, Marianne Baltensperger: Powdered and cleaned. Johann Melchior Wyrsch 1732–1798. Portraitist and church painter, Schwabe, 1998. ISBN 379651085X Dr. Paul Fischer: The painter Johann Melchior Wyrsch of Buochs, 1732 - 1798 | His Life and Work, commission publishing, bookstore C.

Bachmann, Zurich 1938 Johann Kaspar Fuessli: History of the best artists in Switzerland Johann Melchior Joseph Würsch, Gessner, Füsslin and Comp, Zurich, 1779 Wyrsch, Johann Melchior Joseph, Swiss Institute for Art Research, Hans-Peter Wittwer Historisches Lexikon der Schweiz This article was translated from the German Wikipedia