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Read Ready Covington on WVXU’s Cincinnati Edition

COVINGTON, Ky. - The City’s community-wide childhood literacy initiative, Read Ready Covington, was showcased on WVXU radio’s Cincinnati Edition program today.   Mary Kay Connolly, Director of the initiative, was one of four guests invited on the luncheon interview show to discuss “innovative ways local organizations are improving reading rates among kids.” &...

VOLUNTEER WEEK: City Hall crew cleans up litter downtown

COVINGTON, Ky. -- As part of National Volunteer Week, a cleanup group from City Hall descended on Madison Avenue and Scott Boulevard on Monday, picking up litter and pulling weeds. About a dozen City government workers changed clothes near the end of their shifts, put on gloves, grabbed trash bags, and went out into the beautiful weather. The work - which was o...

Small businesses: Apply for $$$ by April 26

Grainwell’s thriving boutique on West Pike Street is testament to what energetic entrepreneurs with a good idea can do, especially when they receive a helping hand. Covington seeking to give away $50K for rent, façade work COVINGTON, Ky. - Almost $50,000 is available for businesses in Covington who need help with first-year rent or with fixing up the exterior of their buildings. &nb...

Blue vs. Gray & the (Bridal) 5K

COVINGTON, Ky. - Now THIS is more like it.   It was a bit slow the last couple of weeks, but the weekend calendar in #LoveTheCov is back and big and bursting with energy and many darn-good reasons NOT to stay home.   There’s a 5K with a bridal theme, a new beer at Braxton Brewery, a Civil War celebration at BCM, a rather intellectual look at Duveneck’s murals, a lively Carneg...

Photo op with Mr. Redlegs

Mr. Redlegs at the Devou Park Overlook sports the 1969 uniform. Team puts sculpture benches at 2 spots in #LoveTheCov   COVINGTON, Ky. - Want your picture taken with Mr. Redlegs?   The Cincinnati Reds mascot is currently sitting on benches at the Devou Park Overlook and on Riverside Drive, and he will be there throughout the Reds’ 2019 season. (Yes, that’s two places at...

Is alert system reaching you?

Residents urged to add contact info to emergency network   COVINGTON, Ky. - Does CodeRED have your contact information?   The high-speed mass-notification system is used during emergencies such as tornadoes and chemical spills to alert residents of Kenton County (and thus Covington) via phone call, text, or email of potential danger and to pass on instruction.   But some residents i...

Great American Cleanup ’19 taking shape

Last year, volunteers worked to beautify 27 sites in Covington during the Great American Cleanup.  Friday is deadline for registering volunteer sites in Covington COVINGTON, Ky. - Day broke on April 28 last year to find groups of people wearing clothes they didn’t mind getting dirty heading out to corner parks, wooded areas, and neighborhood “problem spots” throughout Covin...

Covington swears in new police officer

New Covington Police Officer Steven Krieger poses with Chief Rob Nader, at far left, after being sworn in by Mayor Joe Meyer today.   COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington gained another police officer today, one that arrives with years of experience.  Steven Krieger, who has been an officer with Louisville Metro Police Department for almost seven years, was sworn in by Mayor Joe Meyer ...

Neighbors of chemical plant told to ‘shelter in place’

COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington Fire Department officials on Sunday afternoon were advising residents and businesses of West Latonia within 1,000 feet of Interplastic Corporation across the border in Fort Wright to “shelter in place” after an apparent equipment failure at the plant led to the release of a “chemical irritant” this afternoon.   Fire Chief Mark Pierce sai...

199C & SWING!

COVINGTON, Ky. - With three shows by Tyler Childers at Madison Theater (including tonight) and the Opening Day in the Cov Street Party in the Roebling Point Business District (also going on tonight), mid-week in #LoveTheCov has been pretty festive.   But the fun’s not over.   This weekend, celebrate Opening Day in a radically different way with some of the most creative people in t...
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