The above link is to a CityBeat column I wrote last month about Madison Avenue in Covington. I’ve got some more to say about it.
Take a look at the photo we’re using here. That’s the Walgreens at 1026 Madison Avenue in Covington, Kentucky. Imagine you could go to the left of the photo and see the bus benches there. Actually, you would see more than the benches.
Last Monday on a warm but cloudy day, I walked past those benches and witnessed a young girl removing her T-shirt and replacing it with another one. She was topless for a few seconds. She seemed unconcerned about what she was doing as I pretended not to look. I don’t know if the other people were watching her as I was only focused on the girl.
The next day, I found myself heading to Walgreens again. This time, I witnessed a family fuel going on—yelling and screaming with bad language flying everywhere. I felt sorry for the “regular” people waiting for a bus.
The thing is, none of this is new to me. Again, go back to that CityBeat column. I’m still playing Straight Man on Madison Avenue.
I didn’t have room in that column to mention that I talked to a Covington police officer about the situation with those bus benches on Madison Avenue.
“It’s a troubled area,” he said. “We’re looking at it all the time, trying to clean it up.”
I guess that’s good, but if you like the circus, maybe I should say an adult circus with drug dealers, prostitutes and crazy people, 1026 Madison Avenue may be just what you’re looking for.
(Photo from Google)