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River Sweep average: 45 lbs.

Does the Ohio River shoreline look cleaner? Thank these volunteers.  Tenacious volunteers clean the shoreline of trash  COVINGTON, Ky. - The numbers are in from the River Sweep event a couple of weekends ago: 45 volunteers spent 3 hours picking up 2,030 pounds of trash from 1 mile of the Ohio River shoreline in Covington.   "That's about 45 pounds per person," said Christin Badingh...

Home runs, Pride-Dye & musical ‘Suits’

COVINGTON, Ky. - That fiery orb in the sky above? It’s called the sun. You might not be used to seeing it after all those weeks of rain. You also might not be used to the heat it’s suddenly brought to LoveTheCov.   But don’t let 90-degree days get you down. There’s plenty to do to beat the heat with indoor weekend events around Covington this weekend - and even tonight...

County seeking damage reports from homes

Fierce run-off from the June 15-16 storm damaged roads and homes in Covington.  But disaster officials pessimistic about securing aid  COVINGTON, Ky. - Kenton County disaster officials continue to collect information from Covington residents in hopes of securing federal aid for damage to homes from flooding and sewage backups during torrential rains June 15-16.   But - leery of giv...

Zoning rewrite in need of feedback

A slide from a presentation on Covington’s transformation from a Zoning Ordinance to a Neighborhood Development Code.  Website lets the public engage in middle of the process  COVINGTON, Ky. - It’s not too late to help the City of Covington revamp its approach to zoning.   A new project website gives residents numerous opportunities to weigh in on the City’s ongoi...

Recycling event: 10 tons

Over 9,000 pounds of electronic waste alone was collected last Saturday. Residents drop off old electronics, confidential documents  COVINGTON, Ky. - Some 160 vehicles dropped off almost 10 tons of material in a targeted recycling event held last Saturday in Covington.   The weight scales told the story of the success of the annual Recycling Drop-Off Day for Electronic Waste and Paper S...

'Cautious, conservative’ budget moves City forward

Almost three-fourths of Covington’s General Fund is used to fund operations in Public Safety and Public Works. (EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one of two stories on the City of Covington’s 2019-20 budget.)  COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington’s 2019-20 budget is balanced. It doesn’t raise taxes. It continues to fund core services like public safety, job creation, b...

Do you have what it takes?

Want to be a Covington Police officer? The deadline for applying to take the first exam is July 26.   Covington Police exam to be held this summer  COVINGTON, Ky. - Are you looking for a rewarding career where you get to solve problems and help people every day?   Do you want to be an ambassador for your community?   Then consider this your call to action.   This summer, C...

1st bike ‘staple’? Near Moonrise Doughnuts

As Covington Mayor Joe Meyer cut the ribbon on the first of the Latonia bike racks on Thursday, the event was documented by Moonrise Doughnuts founder and owner Keith Bales, right, and Channel 9 news, left. Standing with Meyer are, from left: Covington City Commissioner Shannon Smith; Ride the Cov secretary Josh Hatton; Pat O'Donnell, president of the Latonia Business Association; Paul Patton of t...

Cue the projector

Last year, hundreds of people brought blankets and chairs to Cinema in the Cemetery, hosted at Historic Linden Grove Cemetery & Arboretum.  Friday movie kicks off outdoor season in Covington  COVINGTON, Ky. - The outdoors movie season kicks off Friday night with an animated musical featuring a dapper koala trying to save his theater.   The free showing of Illumination Entertain...

Vampires, a Luau & e-waste

COVINGTON, Ky. - Friday is the summer solstice, so get in as much outdoors fun as you can. (The days just get shorter from here.)   In Covington there’s an outdoors movie, evening yoga, and what’s being billed as the longest happy hour of the year. If you prefer to be inside, there’s a Vampire production, a luau and date-night pottery night.   Oh, and then there’s...
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