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Juneteenth events in The Cov start this weekend

City Hall closed June 19 for historic ‘second Independence Day’ COVINGTON, Ky. – For the third year in a row, the City of Covington is closing its offices on June 19 to celebrate Juneteenth, the federal holiday that commemorates the end to slavery in the United States. The City is also a sponsor of events – including a job fair, parade, and festival – that lead ...

‘I got one!!!’ … Fishing Derby on Saturday

Free event returns Devou’s Prisoners Lake COVINGTON, Ky. – Want to see a youth get excited? Put a fishing pole in their hand and watch their face light up when a fish suddenly tugs on the other end. The surprise, the anticipation, and the thrill of reeling in or pulling in the fish … these emotions all but guarantee a contagious grin that spreads to anyone nearby. This ...

River Sweep ’24: Help clean litter off banks of La Belle Riviere

Volunteers needed Saturday for annual event COVINGTON, Ky. – The Iroquois called the river “Ohio” – a name translated by the French as La Belle Riviere, or “the beautiful” -- and come Saturday, volunteers are needed to help keep it that way. As part of the Covington “leg” of national River Sweep activities held every year, volunteers will clean...

Derby legends, pollinators & vintage

COVINGTON, Ky. – If you’re all about the fun, there’s no need to head out of town this weekend for a destination that’s more in alignment with the path of optimum totality for Monday’s total solar eclipse. No 1, we’ve good stuff worth sticking around for in The Cov, including cool local Derby history to learn, pollinator habitat to tend to, art, vintage shopp...

Earth Month a busy time in The Cov

CAPTIONS: Earth Month and tree planting events helped build a feeling of community in 2023 in The Cov. Volunteer events to help build community, love for the planet COVINGTON, Ky. – Earth Month – aka “April” – will be celebrated in Covington with events and activities related to trees, beautification, waste disposal, recycling, and pollinator gardens. Many of...

Hoops, menopause & Easter eggs

COVINGTON, Ky. – You COULD spend this weekend searching for Kate Middleton … sleuthing out the identity of mac n cheese billboard guy … and building a fall-out shelter and studying zombies as prep for April’s end-of-the-world total eclipse. Or you could watch a lot (A LOT) of hoops at a Covington bar, make your kids’ day by taking them to various Easter egg ...

Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday to combine fun, serious purpose

Annual event to include games, prizes, photos, food; parents can gauge kids’ development with optional ‘screener’ COVINGTON, Ky. – It’s called the Easter Egg Hunt, but we guarantee that your children won’t have to hunt very hard. Come Saturday morning, the grass around the bandshell in Devou Park will be strewn with thousands of plastic Easter eggs fi...

MLK Jr. Day: City Hall closed Monday,  breakfast discussion Saturday

COVINGTON, Ky. – Offices at Covington City Hall will be closed Monday to honor the federal holiday marking the birth anniversary of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday. *** Meanwhile, an event to honor King’s legacy will be held Saturday morning in Covington. The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Discussion Breakfast begins at 9:30 ...

Birds, barn art & MLK Jr.

COVINGTON, Ky. – It's about to get cold. Really cold. So at first blush we’re inclined to suggest you spend the weekend cutting firewood, stuffing more insulation in the walls, and darning those old wool socks before pouring some bourbon or Covington-brewed beer and curling up with a book. But that would be a disservice to you AND to our businesses in The Cov, because there&r...

NYE, NWF & Angel’s Envy

COVINGTON, Ky. – If 2023 was great for you, then resolve to keep that momentum going and make 2024 even better. If that WASN’T the case, you know what to do: Break with those bad ties that keep dragging you down, make better decisions (and fix the bad ones you’ve already made), get your priorities straight, vow to do and be better (“Be Best!”), work smarter not harder...
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