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Rain delay for Touch a Truck, tree planting

Forecast calling for steady downpour pushes events back a week   COVINGTON, Ky. - Two City of Covington events scheduled for Saturday - the massive Touch a Truck showcase and a volunteer tree planting in five neighborhoods - will be pushed back a week because of a forecast calling for torrentia...

Preparing for the coming misery

COVINGTON, Ky. -- The sun was bright in the sky today, but out at the Covington Public Works garage, Covington crews were thinking about snow. Or, more specifically, preparing for those days when they’re called out in force to treat snow-covered streets so residents can go about their liv...

Small businesses: Apply for $$$ by Friday

One of the startups awarded a rent subsidy during the last round of Small Business Program awards was Gumdrop, right, a soon-to-open extension of Handzy Shop + Studio on Pike Street. Gumdrop will sell baby/kid clothing, books, toys, games, and gifts. City offering help renovating exteriors, payin...

What next for Devou, Cappel Sports Complex?

How to improve the Bill Cappel Sports Complex – which includes the Latonia Water Park & Splash Pad – will be explored at a meeting early Thursday evening. Public meetings Thursday advance Parks & Rec master plan  COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington’s two biggest recreational a...

Trick or treat hours in #LoveTheCov

Woody and Jessie from “Toy Story 2” entered the “group costume” category at the Latonia Halloween Block Party. (Photo used with permission of The River City News.)   COVINGTON, Ky. - Trick or treat hours have been officially carved in stone in the City of Covington: 6 p....

Volunteers needed to plant 75 trees

Five neighborhoods to get shade on Make a Difference Day   COVINGTON, Ky. - If you need a place to make a difference on Make a Difference Day (Saturday, Oct. 26, around the nation), Covington has five areas where the difference you make will be visible for decades to come.   But only ...

From AUC to TUMU to DTR

The goal of a Neighborhood Development Code is to take into account and seek to preserve the “look” and “feel” of the surrounding area when making decisions on zoning and development. Public invited to weigh in on draft of new zoning approach  COVINGTON, Ky. - The Covin...

Kids use feet, signs to send message

Students from John G. Carlisle Elementary this morning marched throughout downtown Covington with homemade signs that sent a clear message: Their school stands against bullying.   The parade began and ended at the Covington public school, located at 910 Holman St.  

Return of 'Touch a Truck'

One of the “stars of the show” at the 2018 Touch a Truck event was the MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle used by Covington Police and other law enforcement agencies in Northern Kentucky during hostage situations. Show-and-tell event showcases safety, service vehicles  C...

Sommeliers & sonnets

COVINGTON, Ky. - Post-BLINK letdown?   Never. Not in #LoveTheCov, where this weekend you can learn all about wine, watch a Halloween-themed movie outdoors, listen to some Wild Sonnets, plant flower pots along Madison Avenue or celebrate a year of cannoli.   Or, for a good cause, you can we...
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