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Suspension Bridge work to start Wednesday, should open by May 1

COVINGTON, Ky. - Barring complications, the Roebling Suspension Bridge will reopen to both motorists and pedestrians traveling between Covington and Cincinnati by May 1.   Emergency work to repair a vertical column damaged in a car accident last month is scheduled to begin Wednesday, officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Northern Kentucky office announced this morning. &n...

Covington swears in new police officer

COVINGTON, Ky. – The Covington Police Department gained a new patrol officer today. Eric Lomax, who has previously served for three years with the Lexington Police Department, was sworn in today by Mayor Joe Meyer during a ceremony at City Hall. Residents will start seeing Lomax almost immediately, Covington Police Chief Rob Nader said. “We are excited that Eric has joined our team,&rd...

Covington Parks & Recreation Newsletter April 2018

Below are Covington Parks & Recreation Department events and programs. For additional information click on "Learn More" or contact the Parks & Recreation Department at recreation@covingtonky.gov or 859-292-2151.   Covington Parks and Recreation News Scavenger Hunt has been RESCHEDULED. Due to flooding and potentially unsafe trail conditions along the Lickin...

Covington pruning trees in Eastside, Austinburg

COVINGTON, Ky. - Saw-wielding workers from Covington's Urban Forestry Division are currently pruning trees in the Eastside and Austinburg neighborhoods. Residents should be mindful of temporary parking restrictions as the crews go about their work - the third phase of a nearly four-year cycle to improve the health and safety of over 4,000 trees on the City's streetscapes and in its parks. The ...

Covington caterer The Delish Dish wins Ky. small-business award

A Covington caterer whose goal is "awakening taste buds to the cuisines of the world -- one bite, one meal, one event at a time" has won a coveted award for small businesses. The Delish Dish – run by chef Mavis Linnemann-Clark – has been named the 2018 Kentucky Woman Owned Small Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. She will receive her award during a ceremony...

Covington seeks help planting trees in Austinburg in honor of Arbor Day 2018

COVINGTON, Ky. – Like to dig in the dirt? Think blacktop and concrete are prettier with a touch of green? Then Covington needs you this Saturday. The city is recruiting volunteers to help plant nearly 50 trees along East 18th Street in celebration of Arbor Day 2018 and the city’s 14th year as a Tree City USA. No special skills or tools are needed – just an interest in strengtheni...

Owusu hired as Covington finance director

COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington’s new finance director has almost 30 years’ experience managing money and overseeing public spending in state and city governments around the country, including in New York, Virginia and Washington, DC. Muhammed Owusu was hired Tuesday night on a 5-0 vote of the Covington City Commission. Owusu currently is project manager of the Sewerage &a...

Fit in the City Celebrates the Flying Pig in Devou Park

COVINGTON, KY - The City of Covington's Parks, Recreation and Facilities department is teaming with Jenergy and 20 Days on the Run to offer Fit in the City, a festival-style fitness event tied to the 20th running of the Flying Pig Marathon.   In celebration of its anniversary, "the Pig" is paying tribute to the communities along the course with a 20-day event leading up to the race. ...
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Mark Your Calendar: City of Covington Announces the date for the 2018 Business Excellence Awards!

The City of Covington proudly announces the 2018 Business Excellence Awards are scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 9! To register, click here. In its fourth year, the 2018 Covington Business Excellence Awards will be held at The Madison Event Center, conveniently located on the corner of Madison Avenue and 7th Street.  Event Details: Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Time: 5:30 - 7:3...
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