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‘The cart,’ and Covington’s tenacious volunteers

COVINGTON, Ky. - Volunteers who cleaned debris off Covington’s riverbanks Saturday carried away spare tires, half a pallet, a cloth folding chair, about 90 bags of garbage and debris and 15 large bags full of plastic bottles to be recycled.   But there was no doubt what the crown jewel of...

Repaired Latonia Water Park open today

COVINGTON, Ky. – The Latonia Water Park/Splash Pad is fixed and will be open today.  The complex at 43rd Street and Decoursey Avenue was closed Friday after the water filtration system broke.  Employees from the City’s Public Works Department and local electricians spend Friday...

Rumpke to start hour earlier on brutally hot days

The OSHA heat index, designed to protect workers during hot weather COVINGTON, Ky. - On brutally hot days, the garbage trucks may be driving down Covington streets an hour earlier than usual. In an effort to protect workers at Rumpke Waste & Recycling from heat-related illnesses like heat stroke...

Water Park closed for emergency repairs

Some 300-400 people a day come to the Latonia Water Park/Splash Pad on weekends. (EDITOR'S NOTE: Since the publication of this article, the Water Park has been repaired and is open.) COVINGTON, Ky. - Electricians and Covington Public Works technicians are working furiously to fix the water filtratio...

Events galore in #LoveTheCov

Sunday is Father’s Day, but there’s no need to take a long, expensive trip out of town to celebrate.   As usual, Covington is host to a long list of exciting events this weekend for all ages. Here are some of the highlights:   Ohio River Sweep   Join an estimated 13,000 vo...

Fire Department promotions = 60 years’ service

Fire Chief Mark Pierce, left, introduces four of the five fire personnel promoted Tuesday. COVINGTON, Ky. - The formal hiring of Mark Pierce as Covington’s Fire Chief on May 15 started a chain reaction of open positions below him.  Tonight, those positions were filled.   Five Fire D...

Policy puts money to work for Covington taxpayers

COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington's investment policy for taxpayer funds used to be a bare-bones outline largely reliant on state statute.   After tonight, it's 17 pages.   Why?   New Covington Finance Director Muhammed Owusu uses a point-in-time story to explain:   In the month of Marc...

River Sweep yield: Clean banks, strange debris

The 2018 Ohio River Sweep T-shirt was inspired by Landon Reid of Covington’s Glenn O. Swing Elementary. COVINGTON, Ky. - Tired and sore muscles are likely. Muddy gloves a given. And a sense of accomplishment a certainty. But the one thing that volunteers in the annual Ohio River Sweep are mos...

Hearing Monday on plan for Gateway site

COVINGTON, Ky. - A public hearing on Monday will give city leaders and residents the opportunity to weigh in on a proposal to build 82 single-family homes on a hillside overlooking Covington.   The 27.7-acre property is the site of the former Hilltop Campus of Gateway Community & Technical ...

Pride Parade: Covington embraces diversity

COVINGTON, Ky. - Declaring that inclusivity and diversity are hallmarks of Northern Kentucky’s largest city, City of Covington officials are gearing up to participate in Sunday’s NKY Pride Parade.   The parade - whose theme is “Y’all Means All!: The Future is Bright&rdqu...
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