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Earth Day ’22: Passion for recycling growing in The Cov

Some of the 424 new curbside recycling carts waiting to be claimed. (Photo used courtesy of Rumpke) Delivery of 424 new carts expands households in free program COVINGTON, Ky. – “The Earth is what we all have in common,” said the renowned Kentucky poet, essayist, environmenta...

Derby wear (tonight), Earth Day & ‘sonder’

COVINGTON, Ky. – A couple of events this week remind us of how things ought to be in the world. The annual recognition of Earth Day on Friday and its accompanying events on Saturday exhort us to take better care of this one precious orb upon which we live and breathe. Similarly, a &ldquo...

Board of Commissioners Legislative Meeting Agenda 4/26/2022

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

City reaches out to native Spanish speakers

Translation of documents makes programs, assistance more accessible  COVINGTON, Ky. – To make it easier for residents who aren’t fully fluent in English to navigate programs for homeowners, the City of Covington is making documents such as applications, guidelines, and fliers ava...

And so it begins ...

With a 'nudge' and a crash, demolition of IRS facility under way COVINGTON, Ky. – The first hole knocked into the side of the sprawling IRS “Flat Top” building in Covington on Monday came via a “nudge” more than a “punch” or “slash.” ...

With a Caterpillar’s swipe, the ‘Flat Top’ era ends

As seen from the east, the former IRS “Flat Top” dominates the 23-acre Central Covington Riverfront site.   5½-month demolition of IRS facility begins today COVINGTON, Ky. – A Caterpillar 365 excavator will approach the former IRS data-processing facility somet...

Free car care clinic to break ground Tuesday on new Covington location

COVINGTON, Ky. – Several years ago, Mia Potter was driving a “beat-up van” that needed repairs she couldn’t afford. Then she met Bruce Kintner, director of Samaritan Car Care Clinic. Since 2007, Samaritan Car Care Clinic has provided low-income people with free, routine...

Easter, Eilerman & Coconut Stout

COVINGTON, Ky. – Obviously, Sunday morning will be all about Easter services and brunches and egg searches and the like. The weather should be decent, and we have three pieces of advice: Bonnets are back … find every hard-boiled egg, lest that smell grow fairly foul come July … a...

New ‘toy’ = smoother driving, better pothole repair

Todd Redman, storm water maintenance supervisor, makes a second pass on a strip of Martin Street with the new cold planer attachment. Public Works puts cold planer attachment to use COVINGTON, Ky. – Slowly and methodically, Todd Redman drove a Bobcat skid steer loader down Martin Street,...
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