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Bridge reopening within sight

The Suspension Bridge has been closed to vehicular traffic for two months State plan completes temporary fix by end of July COVINGTON, Ky. - The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge will reopen by the end of July, according to a temporary repair plan announced by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet this afternoon. KYTC said the plan would involve installing netting to the north tower to catch any s...

Covington continues storm cleanup

Cement brick mason Gene Koehl of the Covington Public Works Department cleans branches and other debris from a culvert at the end of Wright Street.   COVINGTON, Ky. - A little more than a day after torrential rains sent torrents of water washing down streets in several Covington neighborhoods, the City is assessing the damage and responding in a variety of ways:  Crews from the Publ...

'It's everywhere'

Cement brick mason Steve Banfield of the Covington Public Works Department cleans gravel and torn-up asphalt off the intersection of Montague and Amsterdam roads. City crews cleaning up damage from overnight storm COVINGTON, Ky. - Crews from the Covington Public Works Department worked throughout the night and all day today cleaning up damage across the city from torrential rains and heavy wind ov...

Sewer work to close Greenup starting Monday

Construction equipment was staged at Tenth and Greenup streets earlier this week in preparation for Monday’s closure.   COVINGTON, Ky. - Greenup Street will be closed to traffic between Ninth and 10thstreets starting Monday at 7 a.m., weather depending.  The closure, which is supposed to last a week, is part of a larger and ongoing project by Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern K...

Smoother driving ahead

Crews with state contractor Bluegrass Paving were hard at work today on Madison Pike south of “the bend.” State making long-awaited fix to Madison Pike problem area COVINGTON, Ky. - The potholes and chewed-up pavement that have been tormenting drivers just south of “the bend” of Madison Pike will soon be a thing of the past.   Bluegrass Paving Inc., a contractor worki...

National Bourbon Day in LoveTheCov

A quality pour at Old Kentucky Bourbon Bar  Cool spots, festival give City strong 'amber liquid cred' COVINGTON, Ky. -- Covington may be located 68 miles from the birthplace of bourbon, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have legit amber liquid cred.  Six Covington bars and restaurants are official Sipping Points on The B-Line, this region’s bourbon-themed tour (created aft...

Dad, Gobots & the muddy Ohio

COVINGTON, Ky. - Sunday is Father’s Day, and whether your Dad or Dad-like hero is a handyman, a green thumb, a grill-master, a sports fan, a robot nut, or just your all-around favorite guy, there’s an activity in Covington geared toward him this weekend.   All about Dad Naturally, you could take Dad to just about any Covington establishment to celebrate with dinner, lunch, a drink...

Suspension Bridge repair plans to come next week

The Suspension Bridge has been closed to vehicular traffic for almost two months.  COVINGTON, Ky. - An announcement on a repair plan that would eventually lead to the reopening of the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge should come next week, the Commonwealth of Kentucky says.  A local spokeswoman from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet - which maintains the bridge - told City official...

New online tools empower residents

Faster ways to report property issues, apply for zoning permits COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington has rolled out additional online tools that allow citizens to more efficiently interact with the City in two critical areas:  The reporting of unsightly, unsafe, and unsanitary conditions on private property in neighborhoods. Applications for zoning permits and historic preservation certificate...

River Sweep volunteers needed

A recent tour of the Ohio River shoreline revealed plastic bottles and other trash mixed in with driftwood. On tap Saturday: Mud, interesting finds, satisfaction  COVINGTON, Ky. - Dozens of volunteers are needed Saturday to clean trash from the Covington banks of the Ohio River.   Expect muddy shoes and sore muscles - and interesting surprises.   "I've been working River Sweep for ...
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