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Equipment coming soon to Peaselburg Park

An event at the then-named Peaselburg Little People’s Playground last year gave residents a chance to choose equipment for its renovation. COVINGTON, Ky. - The $80,000 rebuild of Peaselburg Park is set to begin – and when it’s finished, neighbors will see a facility designed for use by a wider age group. “One of the coolest things happening to the park is that it’s ...

6 chances to win in bridge photo contest

COVINGTON, Ky. - See this photograph of the Roebling Suspension Bridge?   You’ll have to shoot an image a gazillion times sharper and more artistic to win the annual Roebling Bridge photo contest hosted by The Covington-Cincinnati Suspension Bridge Committee (CCSBC).   The annual contest, which is open to the public, will be accepting submissions beginning Saturday until ...

Preservation excellence

The rehab of the building at 27-41 W. Eighth St., which used to house H. Johnson Moving & Storage but now is home to Road ID and Libby’s Southern Comfort restaurant, won in the Exterior Restoration-Commercial category. River Cities awards honor projects, people for rehab work  COVINGTON, Ky. - To see how committed rehabbers can turn historic buildings into exciting modern uses, chec...

Honoring the fallen

Parade floats and vehicles have been winding their way along Covington streets on Memorial Day for nearly 100 years. Here’s a 2017 image, courtesy of the River City News.  Morning of military recognition in Covington ends with parade COVINGTON, Ky. - Eight hours of activity on Monday morning will honor the military dead as part of Covington’s annual Memorial Day services.   ...

The Iron Throne, key lime brew & spinning clay

COVINGTON, Ky. - Monday is Memorial Day, and we hope you take a few moments at some point to ponder the sacrifices that many families in this area and around the nation have made. Now we know this is a big cook-out weekend, but you also can go to GOT trivia night (if you don’t know what “GOT” refers to, you’ve been living in a cave, and not the one that Jon and Ygrit...

Garbage/recycling schedule unchanged next week

COVINGTON, Ky. - The solemnity of Memorial Day doesn’t keep America from throwing cookouts during the three-day weekend.   So don’t fret if you’re beset with growing piles of gnawed-on corn cobs, fried chicken bones, empty drink bottles, and hot dog packaging (drenched in that foul-smelling “juice”).   You will be able to get rid of all that stuff ...

Hoops clinic for Covington youth

An impromptu “photo shoot” at Barb Cook Park last year showcased basketball style, but a clinic at Randolph Park on June 1 will focus on teaching skills. Focus: Basic skills (cuz even Steph Curry started somewhere) COVINGTON, Ky. - Whether your kid has NBA dreams or wants to try out for their school team this fall, the City of Covington is holding a basketball skills clinic on June 1 ...

New entertainment zone would help festivals

COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington is poised to adopt a regulation that - during certain festivals and special events - would allow visitors to walk between establishments throughout parts of downtown with an open beer, cup of bourbon or other alcohol.   “It will NOT allow people to run wild through the streets of Covington with open containers whenever they choose,” City Soli...

Needed: Companies to anchor bike ‘staples’

The bike “staple” anchored on Pike Street earlier this spring sees a lot of use.   Devou Good seeks to install up to 500 racks on City sidewalks  COVINGTON, Ky. - Time is running out for companies interested in bolting up to 500 bike racks, or “staples,” to sidewalks in Covington.   Friday is the deadline to respond to a request for bids (RFP) issued by the l...

Historic buildings on statewide tour

The Porter-Fallis-Lovell house   COVINGTON, Ky. - Two of Covington’s historic structures will be open to the public this weekend as part of statewide celebration of National Historic Preservation Month.  The Porter-Fallis-Lovell House at 412 E. Second St. and the Baker-Hunt Art & Cultural Center campus at 620 Greenup St. will be open for tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both Saturd...
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