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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...

How should City spend federal grants?

Among other things, Covington has used federal Community Development Block Grant program funds to rebuild broken sidewalks on Scott Boulevard near Sixth Street. Public hearing on annual CDBG/HOME allocations on March 25  COVINGTON, Ky. – The federal CDBG and HOME programs have brought the...

Devou delivery: 750 rainbows

Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources technician Adam Cecil releases 750 rainbow trout into Prisoners Lake. (For more pictures, see the City’s Facebook page @covingtonkygov)  State’s FINs program stocks Prisoners Lake with trout  COVINGTON, Ky. – With a tur...

Summer fun: Pools, outdoor movies & more

Covington Parks & Rec planning activities with safety in mind   (EDITOR’S NOTE: Covington’s pools open June 12. This release initially had the incorrect date.) COVINGTON, Ky. – Reopened swimming pools. Movie nights in the park. Activity kits delivered to your door. Winter ...

Young readers: 7,800 books & counting

The top finishers in the Winter Reading Challenge (clockwise from top left): Preschooler Maliyah Collins with her mother, third-grader Addison Johnson with her mother, second-grader Carter Hansen with his grandfather, first-grader Lamarck Carter with his mother, and kindergartener Jordan Geyer with ...

King Day event: Time for action

4 Kenton cities pledge continued focus throughout year   COVINGTON, Ky. – If you missed the Martin Luther King Jr. Day virtual event on Monday evening sponsored by Covington and sister cities Independence, Erlanger, and Elsmere, you can still watch it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6...

Civil rights legend Cunningham to speak at MLK event Monday

Raoul Cunningham has been fighting against injustice and inequality for over six decades.  4 cities’ virtual King Day celebration the start of regional conversation  COVINGTON, Ky. – A civil rights leader who started fighting for equality and justice at age 14 and has continued...
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