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Commission discusses chemical plant odors

The release of a “chemical irritant” at Interplastic Corporation in March 2019 required a “shelter in place” order for residents and businesses of West Latonia. Although options are limited, City taking steps COVINGTON, Ky. – Even while acknowledging “limite...

Heavy smoke, heat … & a thorough search

From left, firefighter Chase Autry, engineer Sean Schatzman, and firefighter Kyle Vogelpohl pose with their award.   3 Covington firefighters honored for dramatic rescue COVINGTON, Ky. – The call came in at 11:04 p.m. Smoke was coming from an apartment building in the Botany H...

City, Fire Department mourn death of longtime firefighter Dave Studer

Dave Studer served with the City for almost 25 years. Photo used courtesy of Katie Woodring. COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington firefighter Dave Studer will be remembered for his banter, his joking, his playful kidding of fellow firefighters – a big personality that helped make a stressful jo...

Is alert system reaching you?

Photo from last night’s TV news broadcast used with permission of WCPO. A day after chemical plant incident, residents again urged to enroll in county's emergency notification network COVINGTON, Ky. – Just after 8:15 Monday evening, a ferocious “boom” could be ...

Covington 1st Responders part of tornado response

A photo taken by Covington Police Lt. Bryan Bogard and supplied by Covington FOP #1 shows some of the damage caused by a tornado that tore through the town of Mayfield, Ky. Firefighters, police on the ground in Western Ky. COVINGTON, Ky. – A police officer and five firefighters from the ...

Fire Dept. expands management staff to emphasize training; promotions follow

COVINGTON, Ky. – A new deputy chief position designed to put undivided focus on training within the Covington Fire Department has set in motion a cascading series of promotions. The Covington Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night approved appointing: Assistant Chief Michael Bloemer t...

7 firefighters 'pinned'

From left, Nick Martini, Mark Otte, Grant Howell, Heston Hughes, Brian Meyer, Mark Guttridge, and Robert Honaker. Training complete, (experienced) Covington hires take oath, start work COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington has seven new (experienced) firefighters. Having completed 10 weeks of in...

Beshear adds ‘selfless hero’ from Covington to Fallen Firefighter Memorial

Attending the memorial service where the late Lt. Dale Brown was honored were his wife of 30 years, Jenny, and longtime friend and co-worker Lt. Jimmy Adams. Lt. Dale Brown served 25 years before duty-related death  COVINGTON, Ky. – The late Covington Fire Lt. Dale Brown was among 1...

Sirens tonight part of training at chemical plant

COVINGTON, Ky. – If you hear sirens and “horns” sounding off in west Latonia this evening, don’t be alarmed. Interplastic Corp. at 3535 Latonia Ave. will be conducting fire alarm and fire extinguisher training after 6:30 p.m., according to a “General Alert” sen...

Trauma seminar includes spouses

Chip Terry Fund for First Responders bringing awareness to PTS; tickets available   COVINGTON, Ky. – Tickets remain available for a “couples event” Friday – including dinner, entertainment, and educational presentations – designed to build awareness about ...
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