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City's plan for feds' millions? Help people

Upgrades to Randolph Pool are in Covington's 2018-19 plan for federal CDBG funds. COVINGTON, Ky. – The Annual Action Plan is well-named.  It spells out how Covington – and, in some cases, nearby cities – plan to use up to $3.6 million from the federal government to take action that directly improves the lives of families.  The money comes from two federal sources with l...

Zoning panel looking for a critical thinker

COVINGTON, Ky. - The pay is terrible, the meetings can be long and the process (according to some people) can be tedious.   But if you're interested in architecture and history, enjoy the aura of the legal system and want not only a front seat to the explosive wave of development coursing through Covington's urban core but also a hand in guiding it, then the City of Covington is looking for y...

5 Covington projects saluted as model historic rehabs

Rehab of the Lincoln Grant Scholar House turned a blighted building into a catalyst. COVINGTON, Ky. - To see how committed rehabbers can turn historic buildings into exciting modern uses, check out Covington’s winners in the annual River Cities Excellence in Preservation Awards program.  Five projects were among those honored Thursday evening at a ceremony in Newport for work compl...

Software to bring order to City's contracts

COVINGTON, Ky. - As another step toward improving efficiency, Covington City Hall is buying software that will greatly improve the organizing, managing and storing of contracts for everything from infrastructure improvements to economic incentives.   “This software will be a tool that will help us meet state statutory requirements for retention, organize what collectively is a huge volu...

Summer repaving program to begin Thursday

Linden Avenue was one of the streets in Covington repaved in 2017. COVINGTON, Ky. - Trucks, equipment and crews are scheduled to descend on the corner of Garrard Street and ML King Jr. Boulevard/12th Street on Thursday for the tentative start of Covington’s annual summer street resurfacing program. Over the next three months, Bluegrass Paving, Inc. of Florence will lay a smooth layer of...

Pedestrian bridge installed on Licking River Greenway

A pedestrian bridge installed Friday will carry the paved portion of the Licking River Greenway & Trails over 16th Street as part of Phase ll and lll. COVINGTON, Ky. - With a crane operator’s deft touch and the helping hands of construction workers waiting to guide it into place, a metal pedestrian bridge was lowered gently into its position on the Licking River floodwall on Friday, crea...

Covington seeks revenue manager, engineer

COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington is seeking qualified applicants to fill key positions in its Finance and Public Works departments.   One position, revenue-collections manager, would report directly to the Finance Director and oversee the collection of all payroll, net profit and insurance premium tax returns, including accounting and auditing responsibilities.   "This person fulfi...
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