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‘A job that’s never dull’

Police hiring blitz seeks officers, crossing guards, cadets, etc.   COVINGTON, Ky. – The Covington Police Department is on a hiring blitz of sorts, needing to fill positions ranging from cadet and crossing guard to full-fledged police officer.   “The job of police officer is n...

Tacos, dragons & racquets

COVINGTON, Ky. – (Hold this space for something witty and clever – we might yet think of something.)   In the meantime, there is much fun to be had in The Cov this weekend, for those with kids and those without. (Kid-ded and kid-less? We kid, we kid!)   3 days of tacos To start...

McK’s BBQ: Still smoked outside

Greg McKinstry -- a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts Las Vegas -- cuts the ribbon on the “new” McK’s BBQ with the help of his mother, Leslie McKinstry, building owner Eric Steiden, and Covington Vice Mayor Ron Washington. Facelift gives 7th St. eatery new l...

Board of Commissioners Legislative Meeting Agenda 06-29-21

Draft agenda, legislation, and minutes from the previous legislative meeting.

Rumpke transfer station closed Saturday for repairs

COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington residents looking to get rid of construction/home renovation debris and other bulk trash items should be aware that the Covington Transfer Station will be closed Saturday.   Rumpke Waste & Recycling, which runs the complex, will be pouring concrete as part o...

Specialty recycling event Saturday

Target: Electronics, Styrofoam & confidential documents   COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington’s annual specialty recycling event last year attracted 398 drivers who dropped off 42,982 pounds of broken electronics and confidential papers for shredding.   Organizers say this year&rsq...

New life on the corner

Tom Fountain, left, was driving down Greenup when a ribbon of smoke and the aroma from Bean Haus Bakery & Café’s curbside smoker caught his eye. Anthony Jackson takes his order. City hopes just-opened Bean Haus Bakery & Café  begins ‘energization’ of neig...

‘Covington … is collateral damage’

Mayor appears on KET to explain concerns  with Brent Spence ‘fix’   COVINGTON, Ky. – Mayor Joe Meyer appeared live on the statewide program “Kentucky Tonight” on Monday evening to talk about Covington’s concerns with the plan as currently designed to &l...

Luv The Cov Concert Series coming to riverfront

Even before the new Covington Plaza was dedicated, The Carnegie held several outdoor musical productions on the riverfront. Now, the space will be the site of seven free Friday night concerts. Newly dedicated Covington Plaza to host free Friday night events   COVINGTON, Ky. – Live music w...

Devou’s paved trails to be closed for maintenance

2-day sealing project starts today   COVINGTON, Ky. – The paved multi-purpose trails in Covington’s Devou Park will be closed to walkers and bikers today and tomorrow for maintenance.   Specifically, Queen City Blacktop will be applying a seal that preserves the pavement and ke...
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