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Board of Commission Caucus Meeting 06-19-18

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Water Park closed for emergency repairs

Some 300-400 people a day come to the Latonia Water Park/Splash Pad on weekends. (EDITOR'S NOTE: Since the publication of this article, the Water Park has been repaired and is open.) COVINGTON, Ky. - Electricians and Covington Public Works technicians are working furiously to fix the water filtration system at the Latonia Water Park/Splash Pad heading into what is expected to be the hottest weeken...

Events galore in #LoveTheCov

Sunday is Father’s Day, but there’s no need to take a long, expensive trip out of town to celebrate.   As usual, Covington is host to a long list of exciting events this weekend for all ages. Here are some of the highlights:   Ohio River Sweep   Join an estimated 13,000 volunteers from Pittsburgh to Cairo (Ill.) in picking up trash and debris along the Ohio River and its...

Fire Department promotions = 60 years’ service

Fire Chief Mark Pierce, left, introduces four of the five fire personnel promoted Tuesday. COVINGTON, Ky. - The formal hiring of Mark Pierce as Covington’s Fire Chief on May 15 started a chain reaction of open positions below him.  Tonight, those positions were filled.   Five Fire Department personnel with a combined 60 years’ experience responding to emergencies in Covingto...

Policy puts money to work for Covington taxpayers

COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington's investment policy for taxpayer funds used to be a bare-bones outline largely reliant on state statute.   After tonight, it's 17 pages.   Why?   New Covington Finance Director Muhammed Owusu uses a point-in-time story to explain:   In the month of March, Owusu said, because the timing of tax collections and bill payments creates big swings in cash fl...

River Sweep yield: Clean banks, strange debris

The 2018 Ohio River Sweep T-shirt was inspired by Landon Reid of Covington’s Glenn O. Swing Elementary. COVINGTON, Ky. - Tired and sore muscles are likely. Muddy gloves a given. And a sense of accomplishment a certainty. But the one thing that volunteers in the annual Ohio River Sweep are most prone to compare after several hours of picking up garbage are unusual stories - because you just ...

Board of Commission Legislative Meeting 06-12-18

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Hearing Monday on plan for Gateway site

COVINGTON, Ky. - A public hearing on Monday will give city leaders and residents the opportunity to weigh in on a proposal to build 82 single-family homes on a hillside overlooking Covington.   The 27.7-acre property is the site of the former Hilltop Campus of Gateway Community & Technical College, on the west side of West Pike Street as it becomes Dixie Highway.   Most of the land -...

Pride Parade: Covington embraces diversity

COVINGTON, Ky. - Declaring that inclusivity and diversity are hallmarks of Northern Kentucky’s largest city, City of Covington officials are gearing up to participate in Sunday’s NKY Pride Parade.   The parade - whose theme is “Y’all Means All!: The Future is Bright” - will be led by Mayor Joe Meyer and Police Chief Rob Nader, riding in a golf cart. Further back ...
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