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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...

The Cov celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting, seedling giveaway

Volunteers needed Saturday to dig holes in Latonia COVINGTON, Ky. – The celebration of Arbor Day will last eight days in the City of Covington, beginning with a neighborhood planting this Saturday and ending the following weekend with a seedling giveaway at a de facto festival focused on trees. Meanwhile, the national Arbor Day Foundation has named Covington a Tree City USA for the 19t...

Blanche & Betty off the top rope

COVINGTON, Ky. – This is tax weekend, courtesy of the Eye Are Ess, but we’re assuming you’ve already filed your 1040 and hopefully got back some coin. That means money to play. Plus, Lent is over, which means you’re back doing whatever it is that you gave up for those 40 days, like … (fill in the blank). Perfect. Venture out in The Cov this weekend, where...

High winds, fallen tree disrupt Easter Egg hunt

COVINGTON, Ky. – High winds are knocking down branches and trees and causing damage throughout the area, including in Devou Park, where a large tree snapped and dropped on an area that was to be used for the City’s annual Easter Egg hunt early this afternoon. Out of caution, the event was cut short and reduced in scope, Parks & Recreation Manager Ben Oldiges said, although Parks...

Corner by corner, volunteers beautify The Cov via Adopt-A-Spot program

Party on Wednesday to recognize partners, recruit more COVINGTON, Ky. – With black “pins” arrayed like a general’s strategic deployment of resources, the Adopt-A-Spot map showcases one of The Cov’s biggest assets – a veritable army of volunteers working in neighborhoods across the city to beautify their surroundings. As the program name implies, the map id...

City condemns legislators’ effort to shut down Pride parade and festival, drag shows

Inclusivity, fun are Covington’s core identity and have direct economic pay-off, City officials say People came from all over for the NKy Pride celebration in 2021, which included a parade, festival, and a drag show on the Sixth Street Promenade in MainStrasse Village. COVINGTON, Ky. – City of Covington officials are strongly condemning legislation being considered by the Ke...

Terrariums & Tinseltown titillation

COVINGTON, Ky. – Sunday’s the Super Bowl and Tuesday is Valentine’s Day, but you already knew that. You also already knew that there are plenty of places to celebrate both in The Cov. You’re on your own for the game (but really, is it worth watching now that the local team ain’t in it?). But we do have ideas to wow your partner. The Cov boasts all sorts of fancy...

Cookie-brew pairings & Gala Maskenball

COVINGTON, Ky. – February is Black History Month, so before you go about pairing beer with Girl Scout cookies, dressing up for a Gala Maskenball, attending a musical or live music, be sure to brush up on some things you might not know about. Here in The Cov, we have both a Covington Black History Tour full of fascinating stops and history and a month-long reading assignment that will help...

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 (tomorrow) morning in the city. The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Discussion Breakfast begin...

Enroll in new construction trades school at Saturday info session

Photo provided by Enzweiler Building Institute. Classes start Jan. 31 at Enzweiler Building Institute in Latonia COVINGTON, Ky. – Classes at the new Enzweiler Building Institute construction trades school in Latonia begin Jan. 31, and to help students sign up, an information-and-enrollment session will be held this coming Saturday. So far, the majority of the interest has focused on...
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