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‘Ever-changing gallery’ of Scribble Park the backdrop for Cov Creates public art event

  COVINGTON, Ky. – Whatever its scope and scale, whether permanent or ephemeral, public art is iconic for a city. Much of its beauty and impact is in its element of surprise – bold creations that you come upon on the side of a building, in a park, or beneath a bridge. That’s certainly the case in The Cov, where you can suddenly find yourself beneath the lens of a massi...

Books, big brass & Hot Wheels®

COVINGTON, Ky. – It’s a weekend of big brass sounds, cool tiny cars, quilling, British romance trivia alongside cats, the Love The Cov Music Festival, and books (so many wonderful books). Prioritize your time and see if you can fit in all the fun this weekend. Too many books? (Never) Are the bookshelves in your home overflowing? Does the stack of books on your bedside table ca...
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Small businesses: Apply for $$$ by July 19

City offering help paying startups’ rent, renovating exteriors, restoring electric signs COVINGTON, Ky. – The deadline is approaching for small businesses in Covington to apply for the latest round of City funding offered through its award-winning Small Business Incentive Program. Covington hopes to award about $35,000 during this round under a competitive application proces...

‘When in the Course of human events …’

City Hall closed Thursday for Independence Day; be courteous to your neighbors COVINGTON, Ky. – Some 248 years ago, 56 courageous men signed a document making it adamantly clear that they, their families, and their neighbors had no intention of living under the overbearing rule of the British Empire an ocean way. It was, colloquially speaking, a big “Buzz off!” missive...

Summer street cleaning starts Monday

Avoid a ticket by checking link COVINGTON, Ky. – To keep neighborhood streets looking clean and to keep rain from washing trash and debris into storm sewers, Covington’s Public Works Department will start its annual summer sweeping of residential streets on Monday, July 8. As usual, how well the streets get cleaned will depend on residents moving their cars (to the other side of ...

‘Bar scene,’ bad flicks & dogs

COVINGTON, Ky. – If you have a dog, want a dog, or merely have a genuine appreciation of dogs, then you’ll find fun and meaningful events to enjoy this weekend. There are also events related to Marvel comic’s superheroes, really bad movies, Zach Bryan’s music, potlucks, and an opportunity to help local youth … not to mention the usual array of cool live music, the...

Covington site’s $16.3MM vote of confidence

This photo, used courtesy of Bray Construction Services, shows Bray building Phase 1 of the public infrastructure on the 23-acre site. Federal RAISE grant to fund streetscape, transportation connections at CCR COVINGTON, Ky. – From the beginning, the City of Covington has proclaimed that its transformation of the 23-acre former IRS site near the Ohio River would create more than j...

Tacos, Culture Day & pub crawl

COVINGTON, Ky. – Good Gawd almighty. This heat. We dang near included “Oppressive heat” in the headline. Whatever you do in The Cov this weekend –  and believe us, there is a  lot of really great stuff happening that you won’t want to miss – just be mindful that you need to drink copious amounts of water so you don’t get dehydrated. (That&rsqu...

Purge E-waste, old paper files, and more Saturday

Annual drop-off event provides secure eco-friendly disposal COVINGTON, Ky. – Saturday brings the perfect opportunity to finally get rid of those burdensome “trash” items in a way that’s eco-friendly.  The 2024 E-Waste and Paper Shredding event happens from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Holmes High School (via its entrance on Madison Avenue). The annual event, which is in ...

City streamlines process for obtaining short-term rental license

COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington has streamlined the process for obtaining a license to rent out a house for overnight stays. The new regulations for short-term rentals or vacation rentals – commonly known by their Airbnb and Vrbo platforms – are the anticipated follow-up to the new regulatory framework adopted last year. Designed to rein in “the wild wild west&...
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