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‘Trick or Treat’ hours set in The Cov

Getting into the Halloween spirit on Russell Street. (Photo used with permission.) Use common sense, caution to keep kids safe from accidents COVINGTON, Ky. – Whether you pass out candy or accompany your kids on the annual trek in search of some, here’s the official news: Trick or treat hours in the City of Covington will take place 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31. So &he...

Riverfest rules set for downtown, Devou

Familiar restrictions for fireworks display address safety, traffic, parking COVINGTON, Ky. – Large crowds will again flock to the riverfront and viewing spots around Covington to watch the 47th annual Labor Day weekend fireworks on Sunday, Sept. 3, so the City and its Police Department are putting in place familiar restrictions designed to ensure safety and orderly traffic flow. ...

Sign up by July 26 for free school supplies

Backpacks event to benefit K-12 students COVINGTON, Ky. – If your children need supplies for the coming school year, you have until 5 p.m. July 26 to register online for Northern Kentucky Harvest’s 23rd annual free Backpacks & Breakfast giveaway. The organization said in a news release that it will be distributing 1,058 free backpacks full of supplies during a weekend distri...

Purging E-waste, old documents, and Styrofoam™

Annual drop-off event helps residents recycle responsibly COVINGTON, Ky. – A free drop-off recycling event will be held in Covington on Saturday, June 24, to help residents get rid of computer equipment and other electronics, foam packaging, and confidential documents that need to be shredded. The 8th annual event – called the E-Waste Recycling Event – will be held as usual...

Juneteenth in The Cov: weekend events, City Hall closed Monday

Juneteenth flags were recently raised in Randolph Park and on the Sixth Street Promenade in MainStrasse Village, shown here. COVINGTON, Ky. – Offices at City Hall will be closed on Monday, June 19, as the City of Covington celebrates its newest official City holiday for the second year in a row. To help in that celebration, the City’s Economic Development Department is sponsoring...

City offices closed Monday

COVINGTON, Ky. – Offices at City Hall at 20 W. Pike St. will be closed Monday for Memorial Day and will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday. The public is invited to honor the military fallen at the annual parade and an array of ceremonies at military memorials around Covington that morning. See for Memorial Day events for details.  ###

Kids to swarm Prisoners Lake for Fishing Derby

Event in Devou returns Saturday for 2nd year in a row COVINGTON, Ky. – Want to see a kid 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 the fish … these emotions all but guarantee a contagious grin that spreads to anyone nearby. This Saturday, M...

Volunteers needed to clean trash off banks of Ohio River on Saturday

River Sweep has taken place since 1989, even during the pandemic. COVINGTON, Ky. – Volunteers are invited to clean trash from the banks of the Ohio River on Saturday as part of the Covington “leg” of national River Sweep activities held every year. Expect muddy shoes and clothes, sore muscles, a sense of accomplishment – and interesting surprises. The most common p...

‘Easy’ food drive: Set cans in bags by mailbox Saturday

Volunteers unload food collected during the Stamp Out Hunger drive, which makes it easy to help needy families. (Photo courtesy of Be Concerned) Covington pantries desperate to replenish shelves thru Postal carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger event COVINGTON, Ky. – Set canned goods and other non-perishable food items by your mailbox on Saturday, and you will help three agencies in Co...

Cinco de Mayo, Derby & Patsy

COVINGTON, Ky. – Cinco de Mayo is Friday and that means you’ll find good tequila sips around The Cov (we’ve named a few that we found). Then, shift your libations to bourbon, because the mint juleps are going to be flowing with the 149th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday … but you already knew that. Then there’s the Flying Pig Marathon, but unless you&r...
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