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City hires law firm to sue opioid manufacturers, distributors

COVINGTON, Ky. - In a state ravaged by addiction to prescription pain-killers, Covington has seen its share of the damage.   From increased crime to overdose deaths to financial ruin to newborn babies suffering withdrawal symptoms, opioid misuse and abuse have created an array of shattering pro...

New contract kicks summer repaving program into high gear

COVINGTON, Ky. - Get ready for the smell of fresh asphalt.   The City of Covington’s annual repaving program should begin in mid-May and finish within three months, thanks to a contract approved Tuesday night by the City Commission.   The Commission voted 5-0 to contra...

Covington agreement clears way for emergency radio tower

COVINGTON, Ky. - A digital radio tower that enables police, fire and other first responders to communicate during emergencies in the northern part of Kenton County will be built in a wooded area on the edge of Devou Park, replacing the nearby tower that was damaged by a storm and torn down last Augu...

Covington announces finalists for Business Excellence Awards

COVINGTON, Ky. - A record number of nominations has been whittled to 38 finalists in the 2018 Covington Business Excellence Recognition Program.   Today, the City of Covington announced the names of the finalists, which include 32 unique businesses competing in eight categories. (Some busi...

Employee training part of City's stronger ethics push

COVINGTON, Ky. - About two dozen directors and managers at the City of Covington today attended a training session to learn more about the City's strengthened ethics code, part of its ongoing efforts to maintain and improve public trust.   The session was conducted by John Schaaf, executive dir...

City seeks nominations for historic Preservation Awards

(Photo caption: Projects that won River Cities Preservation Awards in Covington last year included The Hellmann Creative Center [top], 530 Main St. [bottom left] and The Boone Block [bottom right].) COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington wants to honor the people and projects who in 2017 demo...

Wayman Branch Road to close for emergency repair

COVINGTON, Ky. - A section of Wayman Branch Road - which links Ky. 16 and Ky. 17 south of Pioneer Park - will be closed for three days beginning Monday for emergency repair.   Water draining down the hill from the north has undercut the road bed, creating a deep crack along the center line and ...

City Seeks Applications for Housing Choice Voucher Inspector

JOIN OUR TEAM! The City is currently seeking a Part Time Housing Choice Voucher Inspector  to join the Department of Development. Job Title: Part Time Housing Choice Voucher Inspector   Department: Department of Development   Salary: $...
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