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Big Head Todd & big guns (biceps)

COVINGTON, Ky. - This weekend, the list of things to do in #LoveTheCov is brought to you by the letter “B.”   (OK, so we ripped off Sesame Street to find a common theme this week. It works.)   There’s Big Head Todd & the Monsters at the Madison Theater. Bodybuilding a...

Awards recognize 3 for ‘Service Above Self’

The three Covington Rotary Club honorees pose with their plaques and dignitaries. From left: Kenton County Commissioner Jon Draud, Covington Fire Chief Mark Pierce, Firefighter Jeff Sanzere, Fire Capt. Joseph Bowman, Covington Rotary Club President Darren Wurz, Police Officer Brian Powers, Lt. Justi...

Computer woes interfering with iWorQ

COVINGTON, Ky. - If you’re having problems notifying the City of Covington about infrastructure problems through our iWorQ Service Request app and online portal, it’s not you.   It’s us ... or rather problems with the app.   The City’s IT department is working to fi...

Trick or treat hours unchanged

Trick or treat in the City of Covington will remain 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, as set by the City Commission on Oct. 9.

Ammonia leak shuts down Ky. 17

COVINGTON, Ky. - An ammonia leak at the White Castle meat processing facility Saturday evening shut down Ky. 17 and forced residents of the Tuscany subdivision to shelter in place for 5½ hours.   No one was injured during the incident, said Covington Fire Chief Mark Pierce, which ended a...

$300K on table at Tuesday’s open house

Ritte’s Corner in Latonia is an example of a neighborhood business area eligible for The Ripple Effect. COVINGTON, Ky. - Create a plan to revitalize your neighborhood business area, and the City of Covington will invest $300,000 to help implement the public part of that plan.  But there&r...

Halloween, harvest & hockey

COVINGTON, Ky. - If you’re not in full autumn celebration mode, you will be come Monday.   From Halloween parties (seemingly everywhere) to harvest festivals, #LoveTheCov is rocking October and early November traditions this weekend. Note this is the last weekend to shop the Covington Far...

Leaf collection schedule starts Thursday

Covington Public Works driver Danny Peters (left, with blower) and seasonal laborer Draymon Walker (operating vacuum) collect leaves on Sterrett Street.  COVINGTON, Ky. - “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree,” wrote English poet Emily Bronte some 200 years...

Free drop-off for household hazardous waste

Last year’s household hazardous waste drop-off event attracted 2,841 vehicles. Photo credit: Cathy Colston  COVINGTON, Ky. - Think of it as the average home’s version of fuel rods from a nuclear reactor: dangerous waste that’s difficult to get rid of in a safe and eco-friendly...
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