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Entries for September 2021

Experience & energy

New assistant city manager ‘hooked’ on local government’s ability to improve people’s lives   COVINGTON, Ky. – Joy Pierson’s mother always told her and her 14 siblings that, while they were not rich in money, they were rich in love.    ...

Trash, recycling schedule unchanged

COVINGTON, Ky. -- The pickup schedule for trash and recycling will be unaffected by the Labor Day holiday. (Photo note: Christmas is only 113 days away, which means that yes! We beat the department stores in premature ornamentation.) ###

City offices closed Monday

Keep Covington’s First Responders safe this weekend     COVINGTON, Ky. -- Note that offices at City Hall at 20 W. Pike St. will be closed Monday for the federal Labor Day holiday but will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday.   As we all know, Labor Day honors the American wo...

Recycling ‘cans’ for pizza containers an outside-the-box solution

(First photo) From left, Jason Covington, James Johnson, and Paul Thompson of Covington’s Public Works Department prepare to install the pizza-box recycling containers in MainStrasse Village. (Second photo) The installed receptacle keeps large pizza boxes from clogging garbage cans. 3 re...

Honoring the ‘hearts’ of the Covington community

Some of a previous year’s winners of CGN’s Heart of the Community award.   CGN seeking nominations for annual award COVINGTON, Ky. – If you know an engaged Covington resident – youth or adult – who makes the community around them better, here’s your ...

BBQ, boy bands & Eldritch supplies

COVINGTON, Ky. – You’ve got a three-day weekend to fill, and there’s no need to leave The Cov to fill it.   Kick your heels to fine tunes (boy bands and others). Eat Smokin’ BBQ on the river. Do the art thing at Baker Hunt or The Carnegie. Check out some, er, inter...

Board of Commissioners Caucus Meeting Agenda 09-07-21

Draft Agenda Please note, the AIRs & Backup Docs are now being provided in PDF Portfolio format.  If the file does not display in your browser, right-click on the file name and save it to your computer.  Double-click on the saved file and it will open in Adobe Reader or Adobe Acroba...

Police, Fire name new assistant chiefs

(First photo) From left, Assistant Chiefs Brian Valenti and Justin Wietholter, Chief Rob Nader, and former Assistant Chief Pat Swift pose on the night that Wietholter was promoted to replace the retiring Swift in the Covington Police Department. (Second photo) Gary Rucker, right, was promote...

Survey seeks ideas on Austinburg Park

Think of 1.9 acres “as a blank canvas,” City says  COVINGTON, Ky. – Pretend you’re a painter looking at a blank canvas.   That’s the approach that Covington Parks & Rec chief Ben Oldiges wants residents to take when they make suggestions on how to...

Don't be a 'wish-cycler'

(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. – Not to be confused with Jake and Elwood’s sandwich of a similar name, “wish-cycling”...
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