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Covington’s Finance Director retiring

Muhammed Owusu on his 2017 pilgrimage (hajj) to Mecca. Owusu moving back to Virginia to be with wife, family COVINGTON, Ky. – A month shy of his fourth anniversary with the City of Covington, Finance Director Muhammed Owusu is returning home to Virginia – not to take another job b...

Spring street cleaning starts April 4

Signs, link below show schedule to move vehicle COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington’s Public Works Department will begin its annual spring cleaning of residential streets on Monday, April 4. How well the streets get cleaned will depend on the cooperation of residents moving their cars (to t...

End in sight for new Public Works home

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Radius Construction and its subcontractors continue turning vacant warehouse space at 1730 Russell St. into the new home of Covington’s Public Works Department. Here was the view earlier today of the main space, where trucks will be stored. Despite supply chain c...

Rock & roll and jean jackets

COVINGTON, Ky. – How cruel: We were teased with a sunny, 70-degree day on Monday, and now we’re staring down the possibility Saturday of snow. Sigh. But while the weather may not be consistent, good live music in The Cov is. And there’s lots of it this weekend. In fact, much ...

New Vietnam Fallen memorial a place of reflection

Long-awaited dedication Saturday honors 31 from Covington  who died in the fighting overseas COVINGTON, Ky. – The focus is on the names – 31 names, immortalized on a bronze plaque – representing 31 young men from Covington who were called to leave their families and figh...

New partnership will nurture creation, growth of Black-owned businesses

Members of a new partnership in Covington pose in the space it will use in “Innovation Alley.” Crouching in front is Cheniece Wilson of the African American Chamber of Commerce (AACC). Otherwise, from left to right, are James Pullins from the AACC; Meg Stephenson of the NKU Collaborative...

Poster contest celebrates ‘Fair Housing’

April 15 is deadline; young students to win prizes COVINGTON, Ky. – With April being “Fair Housing Month,” the City of Covington is co-sponsoring a poster contest for students in grades 1 through 5 to focus attention on the meaning of the words “fair housing.” Six...

O’Madness, moons & Cyclones

COVINGTON, Ky. – We’re releasing this weekend’s narrative events calendar a day early because tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day, and we don’t want you to miss out on all the festivities. You might want to call in sick right now (you have a bellyache, not Covid, right?) b...

‘... in the background, artillery’

12 Ukrainian flags will soon fly on Main Street in MainStrasse Village, with the first one raised Wednesday by Covington City Commissioner Shannon Smith, whose stepmother is from the war-torn country. Covington raises Ukrainian flag in solidarity as City Commissioner describes phone calls...

Wrapping it up on Taco Tuesday

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is another in a series of recycling tips from the City of Covington's Neighborhood Services Department, Solid Waste & Recycling Division.) COVINGTON, Ky. – Wednesday follows Tuesday, and Tuesday is known for its association with that crunchy goodness that wr...
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