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With City's help, Covington's streets filled with Pride

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Covington’s streets were splashed with color and surging with energy Sunday as thousands of people came out to march in or watch the third-annual NKY Pride Parade.   The parade began at Covington Landing at 1 p.m., headed south through downtown, cut west through Old Town/Mutter Gottes and MainStrasse Village, and wound up in Goebel Park, the site of the family-friendly...

Swim season: City's pools open for business

COVINGTON, Ky. -- It wasn’t exactly swim weather (where’s that “90 degrees and sunny” forecast?) but opening day at the City of Covington’s pools on Saturday nevertheless proved a popular event.   Here are some photos from Goebel Park and the Latonia Water Park & Splash Pad.   (For more information on the City’s facilities and pool pass...

Neighborhood Grant projects an eclectic list

“Little Libraries” such as this one in Old Town/Mutter Gottes are among the local projects in line for funding from Covington’s new Neighborhood Grant Program. New grant program recommends 10 ideas for City funds  COVINGTON, Ky. - A water fountain. A music and soul food festival. A “Little Library.” Sidewalk planters. A tent for a Halloween party. Dog waste stati...

Rainbow flags & backyard paradises

COVINGTON, Ky. - It’s going to be a colorful time in Covington on Sunday.   We mean that literally, since rainbow flags will be in full display. And we mean that symbolically, as the themes of inclusion, diversity, and equality dominate City streets. (Otherwise known as core values in LoveTheCov country.)   It’s the annual NKY Pride parade and all its associated events. ...

Small-business program: Record activity

Proposed small-business incentive awards during the fourth round of funding come from nine neighborhoods – fulfilling the City’s goal of spreading out the economic energy. Officials find extra money to fund 12 projects across Covington  COVINGTON, Ky. - Eager to help its small businesses, the City of Covington over the last two years has quadrupled the money it sets aside for fir...

Precaution after pool chemical accident at Goebel

Goebel Pool is cordoned off after a small chlorine gas release. UPDATE: The shelter-in-place advisory has been lifted.  COVINGTON, Ky. - Residents living in about a one-block area around Goebel Pool are under a shelter-in-place advisory after pool chemicals inadvertently got mixed, Covington Fire officials said early this afternoon.  “The mixture produced a small cloud of chlorin...

Action Plan invests $3.4MM in housing, neighborhoods

COVINGTON, Ky. - A $3.4 million plan to invest in Covington’s low- and moderate-income areas includes almost $1.4 million in programs set up to help people buy homes and to create, repair, and maintain affordable housing.   The Covington City Commission tonight will hear a presentation on the proposed budget for the CDBG/HOME Annual Action Plan for program year 2019-20. The Commis...

In Covington, Y’all Means All

The City of Covington had several entries in the 2018 NKY Pride Parade.  City Hall support for inclusivity, NKY Pride visible and vocal COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington’s embrace of inclusivity and diversity will be visible and vocal this week during activities celebrating the 10th Anniversary of NKY Pride.   Visible on Sunday, with City leaders...

'Stop the bleed'

St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s Danielle Stiner teaches a “Stop the Bleed” course to paramedic students from Gateway Community and Technical College. Covington honors instructor who’s trained 600 people to save lives   COVINGTON, Ky. - In 11 years as a paramedic, Danielle Stiner has seen a lot of blood.   But regardless of whether the wound was caused by a bullet, kni...

Yoga, hoops & Pride (the early version)

COVINGTON, Ky. - Maybe you like a little bourbon or beer while shopping for fresh produce. Or ... perhaps you decided that weekend yoga might be the answer to an increasingly stressful work week. Or ... you need a little culture. Or ... your kids are already driving you nuts and you need to find things for them to do.   Well, Weekend in LoveTheCov has you covered:   The end of Open Sourc...
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