Neighbors put up reward for Covington arsonist

The Austinberg Neighborhood Association in Covington is offering a reward for a recent arson fire in the neighborhood.  Below is a news release from the group.

Reward Announced for Arson at 1505 Maryland

Covington – The Kentucky Arson Task Force has announced a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment for the arson at 1505 Maryland in Covington’s Austinburg neighborhood on April 15. Anyone with information is urged to report their tip to the Kentucky State Police Arson Hotline by calling 800-27-ARSON (800-272-7766). 

As the investigation progresses, Austinburg residents are urged to maintain vigilance and report any suspicious activity to the Covington Police Department by calling 859-292-2222.

Austinburg is a diverse, vibrant neighborhood situated along the Licking River in Covington, Kentucky. About a ten minute drive from Cincinnati, Austinburg boasts a rich heritage started by German Catholic settlers who arrived in the mid 1800’s. Roughly bounded by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad, the Licking River, the south side of 20th Street and the railroad tracks west of Madison Avenue, the Austinburg Historic District is noted on the National Register of Historic Places. The neighborhood is experiencing a renaissance as new generations discovering urban living. For more information, visit