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Revamped Code Enforcement Division looking to hire

Covington Code Enforcement Officer David Edwards investigates a report of a hazardous tree in the Westside Neighborhood. COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington’s new-look Code Enforcement Division is seeking inspectors to carry out a critical task: Protect the health and safety of Covington residents.  The division has five positions to fill, courtesy of recent turnover and a decision by the Coving...

More Brent Spence work this weekend

The Brent Spence Bridge ... (Photo courtesy the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet) COVINGTON, Ky. - The ongoing saga of the Brent Spence Bridge continues this weekend with two more days of lane closures expected to create traffic backups.  The right two northbound lanes of Interstates 71/75 over the bridge will be closed from 11 a.m. Saturday until at least Sunday evening for ongoing repairs an...

Fishing, farm produce & family friendly

COVINGTON, Ky. - Family friendly is the theme in #LoveTheCov this weekend, with a fishing derby, an outdoor movie, and a chance to see some ferocious birds of prey.   But if you don’t have kids (or nieces or nephews), there are events like fly fishing lessons, a pool party for dogs, and a clever knockoff of a popular web series talk show.   Check it out:   Resurrection of Davi...

Covington sues to recover costs of treating addiction

COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington filed suit in federal court today, joining local and state governments across the nation in trying to recover the costs of treating addiction caused by the largely uncontrolled deluge of opioids flooding the market.   The lawsuit was filed in Covington in the Eastern District of Kentucky at the direction of the Covington City Commission by Bonar, Bucher ...

Covington swears in new officer

COVINGTON, Ky. - The Covington Police Department has a new patrol officer, and he arrives with experience.   With family and co-workers watching, Cory Lane was sworn in this afternoon by Mayor Joe Meyer during a short ceremony in the Covington City Commission chambers.   Lane has served as an officer in Lexington for almost five years. He also is an executive officer in the Kentucky Army...

Brent Spence repairs to cause backup

COVINGTON, Ky. – Emergency repairs on the Brent Spence Bridge will likely cause traffic backups for motorists driving north on Interstates 71-75 starting this afternoon.  Crews closed the right two lanes of the bridge and the ramp from Fourth Street in Covington this afternoon to repair a damaged expansion joint, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.  The lane closures ...

City Seeks Applications for Laborer and Clerk Typist

JOIN OUR TEAM! We are currently seeking a Laborer to join our Public Works Department. Job Title: Laborer  Department: Public Works Salary: $1,086.50 Bi-Weekly (Laborer 1)  SUMMARY Under the general supervision and direction of the Public Works Director and/or Right-Of-Way Supervisor, the Laborer will be responsible for a wide variety of task, su...

Leave no clippings behind (on roads and walks)

COVINGTON, Ky. - We’ve all been there: Hot and tired after cutting the grass, it seems like a lot of work to fetch a broom or blower and clean the grass clippings out of the street and off the sidewalk.   But here’s a reminder: It’s illegal to leave those clippings lay.   Why?   1)    It’s dangerous. Grass clippings (especially fresh ones)...

Music, tunes, melodies, songs etc. etc.

COVINGTON, Ky. - Imagine Mykelti Williamson’s “Bubba” character (Forest Gump, of course) talking about shrimp:   Well, this weekend in Covington features music at a festival, music on stage, music in a brewery (with a Christmas twist, no less), and music at an art academy, music in a bar, music outside ... and you get the idea.   So, if your ear is dying to hear so...
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