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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...

New City Solicitor brings 42 years’ experience

COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington’s new City Solicitor is intimately familiar with the city – he’s practiced law in it for more than four decades. “Every day of my career, I’ve practiced in Covington,” David Davidson said. “You learn a lot about a communit...

Lulu Northcutt: ‘The First One’

Lulu Northcutt’s 1924 yearbook photo at the University of Kentucky. (Photo used courtesy of UK Rosenberg College of Law.) City’s legal conference room to bear name of female legal trailblazer COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington’s Lulu Northcutt made headlines in a March 6, 1929,...

No rental license? Your time’s up

Landlords who operate outside the law will be fined, maybe shut down COVINGTON, Ky. – Time is running out for landlords who are refusing to obtain the required rental dwelling license. The City of Covington has begun issuing citations and $250 fines to property owners who rent out their ...

New City Clerk Ellis a problem solver

COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington’s new City Clerk is an amateur genealogist, makes wine and names the labels after her family’s rescue dogs, and was a Girl Scout Troop Leader for 13 years.   But what Covington residents most need to know about Susan Ellis is that she’s a probl...

From federal cases to ‘funky stuff’

When he isn’t knee-deep in legal issues, Michael Bartlett likes to fish. Here he is with a trout in Montana. Departing City Solicitor Bartlett looks back on career  COVINGTON, Ky. – If there’s one thing that Michael Bartlett learned in almost six years in the City of Covington...

Duplex owners to receive refund

City fixes ‘drafting error’ that led to higher storm water fee   COVINGTON, Ky. – A two-word change in a City ordinance first passed in February will send most owners of duplexes in Covington a refund of $45.40 on their storm water bill.   That’s the bottom-line imp...

Rental licenses go online

Landlords, Airbnb proprietors can apply now   COVINGTON, Ky. – If you own property and rent it out in the City of Covington, you can now apply online for the City’s new rental license – whether you’re a landlord who rents property long term or a homeowner seeking to make...

Covington to regulate ‘Airbnbs’

New licensing seeks to ensure safety, head off disruptions   COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington is joining cities around the country in adopting specific regulations governing the short-term rental of dwelling units, most commonly known by the Airbnb brand.   At last count this fall, a ...

Covington bans hair discrimination

Commissioner Michelle Williams, bottom center, jokes about wearing “my naturally curly hair” for Tuesday night’s meeting to mark the vote on The CROWN Act. City 1st in Ky. to make CROWN Act part of Human Rights Ordinance   COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington laid down...
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