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Want to buy City land? Read this first

This vacant lot on Philadelphia Street is in a group of City-owned parcels being recommended for sale for eventual single-family housing. New guidelines spell out important details, City officials say COVINGTON, Ky. - Read before you call.   That’s the message the City of Covington is giving the public after adopting a process for the potential sale of some of the 150 or so parcels of ...

New voting location in two City precincts

COVINGTON, Ky. - If you usually vote at Hathaway Apartments in Covington’s Botany Hills neighborhood, you will be voting in a different location come the 2019 primary election on May 21.   The voting booths for two precincts in the City - Covington #10 and Covington #11 - will be moved from Hathaway Apartments to St. John’s Congregational Church, 1235 Highway Ave., ...

Deadline extended for softball registration

Games are played at Bill Cappel Youth Sports Complex.   COVINGTON, Ky. - The deadline for teams to register for Covington’s Adult Softball League has been extended until May 3 as a last-chance effort to keep the season alive.  “Participation in adult softball in Covington - just like across the country - has been steadily declining for years,” City Parks & Recreatio...

Ongoing survey focuses on customer service

  COVINGTON, Ky. - Here’s a reminder: The City of Covington wants feedback on interactions you’ve had with employees of City Hall.   The City’s website has a link to a short Customer Satisfaction Survey that includes a couple of questions, a numerical rating, and a place for comments.   About 100 people have used the survey so far to rate the City’s responsi...

Earth Day ’19 at City Hall: Small steps matter

City Hall’s new recycling receptacles accept these kinds of plastic bags and wrappers, similar to what the public can recycle at Kroger Co. stores.   COVINGTON, Ky. - When the late environmental warrior and author John Muir wanted to make a point about human impact on the environment, he said this: “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything ...

133 years later ...

A portrait of Ellen Battelle Dietrick hangs in the sitting room at the Covington Ladies Home, but outside its walls, few people are aware of her contributions, officials say.   Renamed ‘Battelle Lane’ salutes Covington Ladies Home founder   (EDITOR’S NOTE: The City of Covington on Friday will unveil a new name for the eastern-most tip of Seventh Street as it runs alongs...

International relations: South Korea & the Cov

A delegation of students and professionals from South Korea visited the City of Covington today to learn more about the City and its administration. The visit included a presentation and discussion with Mayor Joe Meyer about Covington and its economic climate and with City Manager David Johnston about the City’s governing structure and urban design. The d...

Need a job? Join the Public Works team

Seasonal laborer Derrick Humphrey in the Public Works Department mows grass in Devou Park. City has a variety of positions open  COVINGTON, Ky. - Like to work outdoors?   The City of Covington’s Public Works Department has a variety of open positions it’s looking to fill.   “It’s getting warmer, the grass and trees are growing, and there’s plenty of wor...

Euclidean vs. form-based?

4 chances to shape City’s new approach to zoning   COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington is totally revamping its approach to zoning, and it’s urging the public to help shape the new plan at the beginning stages rather than react after the fact.   Anybody who lives, owns property or runs a business in Covington is invited to four events at the end of the month to offer opini...

Home-brewed beer, 10K eggs & Snow Palace

COVINGTON, Ky. - Obviously, Sunday will be filled with Easter services and Easter brunches.   And both Friday and Saturday offer events that every Covington kid looks forward to every year: the City’s egg hunt at Devou, Totter’s Otterville’s Eggstravaganza, and the opening of the Snow Palace.   But if you’re looking for something else to do, there’s a little...
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