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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...

No political signs on public property

When the leaves start to fall, the political signs start popping up. Here’s a photo taken in the 1970s by a photographer for the now defunct The Kentucky Post. (Photo used courtesy of the Kenton County Public Library) City to remove posters in the right of way  COVINGTON, Ky. – Colo...

City clarifies alcohol rules

Some of the beer choices from The Gruff restaurant at Second and Greenup streets. New order gives refunds for event cancelations, 2:30 a.m. licenses New order gives refunds for event cancelations, 2:30 a.m. licenses COVINGTON, Ky. - Refunds of temporary alcohol licenses and 2:30 a.m. permit...

91 days later, YMCA property changes hands

Developer Guy van Rooyen, front left, and Covington Mayor Joe Meyer, front right, sign agreements to transfer ownership of three properties at Madison Avenue and Pike Street. With the signers were, clockwise from left, attorney Tom Fisher and several City officials: Economic Development Director Tom...

New entertainment zone would help festivals

COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington is poised to adopt a regulation that - during certain festivals and special events - would allow visitors to walk between establishments throughout parts of downtown with an open beer, cup of bourbon or other alcohol.   “It will NOT allow people to r...
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