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Current Brent Spence expansion plan fatally flawed

This diagram from the 2013 Brent Spence Bridge Project Options Analysis shows the width of the proposed new project. (EDITOR’S NOTE: The following op-ed was signed by the five members of the Covington Board of Commissioners.)  COVINGTON, Ky. – While we all recognize that the Brent...

Board of Commission Meeting Minutes 03-09-21

Board of Commission Meeting Minutes 03-09-21

Covington firefighters set to defend title

The Covington Fire Department’s 2020 Fight for Air Climb team, with the gear they wore to climb 45 flights of stairs. 3-time Fight for Air Climb champs seeking donations  COVINGTON, Ky. – A new “playing field” and challenge will greet Covington firefighters April 25 whe...

Keeping things tangle-free

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is another in a series of recycling tips from the City of Covington's Neighborhood Services Department, Solid Waste & Recycling Division.)   COVINGTON, Ky. – By now you know you should NOT put plastic bags and film in your City of Covington recycling cart.   ...

Forestry survey kicks off writing of tree strategy

Legend has it that the legendary Kentucky statesman Henry Clay had a hand in this massive and ancient ginkgo tree being planted near Behringer-Crawford Museum in Devou Park. City to write 20-year master plan for urban canopy  COVINGTON, Ky. – Unlike … say … marigolds (which ...

Road closed, floodgate installed

A bronze statue of James Audubon at Riverside Drive and Shelby Street is slowly finding itself surrounded by the rising waters of the Licking and Ohio rivers. The second photo shows Chief Little Turtle. The third, the other end of Riverside Drive. And the fourth and the fifth, the Madison Overlook f...

11th Street to get new pedestrian bridge

The 11th Street bridge has been closed to vehicles for eight years, even as the companion span for pedestrians just to the north has remained open.  Deteriorated vehicle span over RR tracks demolished soon  COVINGTON, Ky. – Work to build a new pedestrian bridge over the CSX railroad ...

‘Miss Bennie’ gets her day

Mayor Joe Meyer hands Bennie Doggett her proclamation during a ceremony held at the addition under construction at The Victorian at Riverside, where she now lives.   Social justice advocate Doggett honored for service to Covington residents   COVINGTON, Ky. – Back in the day, th...
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