COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Covington officials are seeking to widen the sections of the city where panhandling is completely banned.
City Attorney Frank Warnock has proposed adding an area around the Gateway Community and Technical College campus, which plans an $81.5 million expansion in downtown Covington over the next two years.
The Kentucky Enquirer reported that Gateway officials contacted the city about the issue. Warnock and Covington Police Chief Spike Jones met with Gateway leaders and arrived at adding the new zone.
City ordinances already prohibit panhandling in tourist areas along the Ohio River, MainStrasse Village and Madison Avenue, while aggressive begging — pursuing a person after they've already refused, using obscene language or soliciting money near banks, ATMs and bus stops — is not allowed within city limits.
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