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And so it begins

Crews from Prus Construction mobilized today to begin work on Riverfront Commons. A fence blocks access to the Madison Overlook at the floodgate opening. Work  underway on Riverfront Commons After years of planning and searching for funding, site work began today on Phase II of Riverfront Commons.   The $6.54 million project will transform the riverfront in Covington, bringing a 1,350-s...

The future of Parks & Rec

Covington’s Parks & Recreation brought yoga for kids to Randolph Park. Master plan seeks input about activities, facilities  COVINGTON, Ky. - The mission of Covington Parks & Recreation is easily identified: Fun.   But defining “fun” - and identifying how the City division can best deliver on that mission to Covington families - takes a little more thought and ...

Big booms, books & biking

COVINGTON, Ky. - The Ohio River’s banks will explode with thundering booms and an aerial spectacle this weekend, with the annual Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks and Riverfest.   But that’s not - as they say - the only game in town. There’s plenty else to do in #LoveTheCov, whether you like literature, local art, Russian symphony music, jazz and R&B, or mountain bik...

City puts 3 vacant houses on market

The two-story house at 1407 Russell St. Program seeks rehab proposals to create single-family homes  COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington is looking for rehabbers to turn three abandoned houses into single-family homes.   The City issued three requests for proposals (RFPs) this week for the purchase and development of the City-owned properties, which are in the Westside and Helentown neighborhoods...

Sixth & Scott streetscape project set to start

Looking north along Scott Street: Among other things, the streetscape project will move utilities underground, replace “cobra-style” street lights with decorative lampposts, fix broken sidewalks, and replace deteriorated garbage cans. Finished look will invite economic investment, City says  COVINGTON, Ky. - Spatial properties ... Streetscape appeal ... Aesthetic judgments of...

Covington says ‘farewell’ to retirees

Covington Fire Chief Mark Pierce, right, reads the details of promotions for three Covington firefighters: From right, Joseph Vance, Kurt Thomas, and Jordan Warner. At left is Assistant Chief Michael Bloemer.   COVINGTON, Ky. - A spate of retirements will take from the City of Covington nearly a century and a half of experience across four departments.  While their “last days&rdquo...

Election boycott & ballot burning

Each ballot cast in the June 30 municipal elections in the Republic of Albania was shown on a video screen for all to see before being separated into its proper stack. (All photographs courtesy of Joseph U. Meyer.) As an international voting observer, Mayor saw history in Albania   COVINGTON, Ky. - News accounts in the weeks and days leading up to Election Day detailed the turmoil: Widespread...

Riverfront Commons work begins next week

Take a good look, because next Tuesday the parking lot under the Roebling Suspension Bridge will be fenced off and filled with construction equipment. Construction to take over parking lot under Suspension Bridge   COVINGTON, Ky. - The long-awaited construction of the “crown jewel” section of Riverfront Commons begins next Tuesday.   Crews from Prus Construction will begin...

Riverfest rules set for downtown, Devou

Familiar restrictions address safety, traffic COVINGTON, Ky. - Enormous crowds will again flock to the riverfront and viewing spots around Covington to watch the annual Labor Day weekend fireworks on Sept. 1, so Covington is putting in place familiar restrictions designed to ensure safety and orderly traffic flow.  The rules address issues like road closures, parking, alcohol, skateboards, mo...

Latonia cuisine, beetles & Botox

COVINGTON, Ky. - This weekend is all about combinations.   Four flavors of VIVE ... Cannoli and Botox ... 5-horned rhinoceros beetles and rats ... and 20 food vendors from Latonia.   Read on ...   Four flavors hard seltzer Blood Orange. Cherry. Peach. Black Raspberry.   It doesn’t quite have the rhythmic attraction of “raspberry red, lemon yellow and orange orange&r...
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