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Softball teams needed: Covington league in jeopardy

COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington’s Adult Softball League is in danger of being canceled this year due to lack of registrations. By Friday, the City’s Parks, Recreation & Facilities department needs two more teams to register in order to guarantee games will be played in the summer 2018 season. “We’ve advertised and advertised and made call after call to find those last ...

Wayman Branch Road repaired, to re-open Wednesday

(PHOTO CAPTION: Covington Public Works employees smooth out an emergency fix of Wayman Branch Road.) COVINGTON, Ky. - Road crews were finishing up the emergency repair of Wayman Branch Road in South Covington on Wednesday with the road expected to re-open by the end of the work day.   Covington’s Public Works Department shut down the road Monday and its crews worked around the ...

Special Meeting Notice

A Special Meeting of the City of Covington Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 20 West Pike Street, Covington, Kentucky, on Thursday, April 26, 2018, for the purpose of discussions regarding FY 2018-2019 priorities.

Rain delays Latonia Avenue reconstruction

COVINGTON, Ky. - The long-awaited reconstruction of Latonia Avenue will be delayed by the recent rain.   The contractor for the project, Riegler Blacktop, notified the City this week that complications from the wet weather will push back the anticipated start date of the project about two weeks - from the week of April 30 to the second week of May.   That new date also is dependent on th...

City hires law firm to sue opioid manufacturers, distributors

COVINGTON, Ky. - In a state ravaged by addiction to prescription pain-killers, Covington has seen its share of the damage.   From increased crime to overdose deaths to financial ruin to newborn babies suffering withdrawal symptoms, opioid misuse and abuse have created an array of shattering problems - and City of Covington service providers know the tremendous financial cost of responding to ...

New contract kicks summer repaving program into high gear

COVINGTON, Ky. - Get ready for the smell of fresh asphalt.   The City of Covington’s annual repaving program should begin in mid-May and finish within three months, thanks to a contract approved Tuesday night by the City Commission.   The Commission voted 5-0 to contract with Bluegrass Paving, Inc. of Florence for an amount not to exceed $694,262.87, which includes m...

Covington agreement clears way for emergency radio tower

COVINGTON, Ky. - A digital radio tower that enables police, fire and other first responders to communicate during emergencies in the northern part of Kenton County will be built in a wooded area on the edge of Devou Park, replacing the nearby tower that was damaged by a storm and torn down last August.   The Covington City Commission voted 5-0 tonight to execute an agreement giving ...

Covington announces finalists for Business Excellence Awards

COVINGTON, Ky. - A record number of nominations has been whittled to 38 finalists in the 2018 Covington Business Excellence Recognition Program.   Today, the City of Covington announced the names of the finalists, which include 32 unique businesses competing in eight categories. (Some businesses are finalists in more than one category.)   All told, 137 nominations representing 87 un...

Employee training part of City's stronger ethics push

COVINGTON, Ky. - About two dozen directors and managers at the City of Covington today attended a training session to learn more about the City's strengthened ethics code, part of its ongoing efforts to maintain and improve public trust.   The session was conducted by John Schaaf, executive director of the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission in Frankfort.   "Residents invest two thing...
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