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A day of sobering reflection

Covington to honor fallen heroes with Memorial Day parade, ceremonies   COVINGTON, Ky. – Nine hours of activity on Monday morning will honor the military dead as part of Covington’s annual Memorial Day services – but the tone will be less of celebration and more of sobering re...

60 street trees ‘shovel ready’

Volunteers planted more than 80 trees along Latonia sidewalks one Saturday in October 2018. Saturday volunteer event celebrates Arbor Day in The Cov  COVINGTON, Ky. – At last count, there are six trees in Covington’s publicly maintained areas that are 5 feet or more in diameter. &n...

10 volunteer opportunities Saturday

Neighborhood events = Part 1 of spread-out Great American Cleanup   COVINGTON, Ky. – Volunteers will converge on at least 10 locations in Covington on Saturday to plant trees and flowers, pull weeds, rake debris, spread mulch, pick up litter, and tackle other tasks aimed at beautifying Th...

HUD $$$ hearing this afternoon delayed a week

City seeking input on CDBG/HOME ‘Annual Action Plan’   COVINGTON, Ky. – The virtual hearing scheduled for this afternoon to get feedback on the City’s proposed spending of annual federal grant money has been delayed until next Monday, April 26.   The link for the me...

Safe, effective & free: Spots open at Esperanza, Eastside vaccine events

The first vaccination event at the Esperanza Latino Center was sold out. (Photo used with permission from Esperanza) Organizers say Moderna ‘brand’ to be administered  COVINGTON, Ky. – A large number of spots are still open at COVID-19 vaccination events scheduled for the East...

On the 1st day of Earth Day, my true love ...

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is another in a series of recycling tips from the City of Covington's Neighborhood Services Department, Solid Waste & Recycling Division.) COVINGTON, Ky. -- Just like the “12 Days of Christmas,” we think Earth Day deserves weeks of celebration.   So rather...

Who needs a formal ‘opening’?

Zahrah enjoys the tunnel slide at the newly renovated Barb Cook Park in Latonia. Ribbon cutting Saturday, but new Barb Cook Park already in full use COVINGTON, Ky. – Every time Covington Parks & Rec Manager Ben Oldiges drives past Barb Cook Park in Latonia, he sees first-hand evidence that...

‘A’ is for apple (manzana)

Jah’Faye and her Mom with an alphabet sign “passport” book ((NEW LOCATION: Because of the anticipated thunderstorms, the Read Ready Covington walking tour event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. today has been moved indoors at the Kenton County Public Library in Covington.  Families with ...

Mission: Save the monarch

One of the Covington pollinator gardens created as part of the 2017 Mayors’ Monarch Pledge is in Hands Pike Park in South Covington, shown here.  Saturday cleanup at Goebel pollinator garden part of national effort   COVINGTON, Ky. – Volunteers are invited to gather Saturd...

Swim season hiring event on April 8

City needs lifeguards, pool attendants, and others for summer   COVINGTON, Ky. – The aroma of sunscreen (or better yet, cocoa butter suntan lotion). … The squeals of kids throwing tennis balls, climbing on inflatable rafts, or generally splashing around in the water. … The r...
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