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Moody’s upgrades City’s credit rating

Returning tax-exempt buildings to the public tax rolls – like this one on Fifth Street that was recently sold by Gateway Community & Technical College to a private buyer – is one way to improve the City of Covington’s financial position. Wall Street affirms progress in Covington  COVINGTON, Ky. - Moody’s Investors Service today upgraded the City of Covington’...

City gives ear to 3L Highway-area businesses

3L Highway/Madison Pike-area businesses gathered for the first Covington Business Roundtable of the year.  1st 'Roundtable' creates productive, positive discussion   COVINGTON, Ky. - When Covington businesses located in the 3L Highway/Madison Pike area were invited to a joint meeting this afternoon, the topics ran the gamut of business issues: Worker transportation, child care, heal...

New debt policy ‘imposes order & discipline’

Covington codifies borrowing guidelines, limits to help improve credit   COVINGTON, Ky. - Cities shouldn't make the decision to borrow money lightly, especially when taxpayers are ultimately on the hook for paying that debt back.   That's one reason why the City of Covington has created a formal debt management policy and is codifying that policy as a new Chapter 40 in its Code of Ordina...

Brighton Center manager joins Housing board

Tom Haggard was appointed tonight to the board of the Housing Authority of Covington. COVINGTON, Ky. - A Covington native who has dedicated his career to education and helping people find jobs is the newest member of the Housing Authority of Covington’s board of directors.  Tom Haggard’s appointment was approved by a 5-0 vote of the Covington City Commission tonight for a term ...

Legos, map grids & ‘charrettes’

At a “charrette” held in Jackson, Miss., residents used photos and markers to design what they wanted to see in their downtown area. (Photo provided by Cooper Carry) Meetings this week ask public to get creative in designing IRS site  COVINGTON, Ky. - Here’s what you need to know about the two “charrettes” that will be held tomorrow and Thursday to continue draw...

Public Works hiring landscape crews

Covington’s Public Works Department needs about a dozen more landscape and maintenance workers. City needs about a dozen more workers COVINGTON, Ky. - Like to work in the great outdoors?  The City of Covington’s Public Works Department is looking to hire about a dozen or more landscape and maintenance workers for the year.   “We’re looking for people who show up e...

$60K fund to support neighborhood projects

Neighborhood banners, like this one in Austinburg, are among the types of projects eligible for funding under a Covington grant program about to be unveiled.  New grant program for beautification initiatives available soon COVINGTON, Ky. - Neighborhood-oriented groups in Covington who want to improve the look of their surroundings will soon have additional and tangible help - grants of $250 ...

March Madness, muscles & murder mysteries

COVINGTON, Ky. - (Channeling our best Sesame Street here) ... this weekend in Covington in mid-March is brought to you by the letter “M.”   It features... March Madness (if you like basketball, and not many of us in the Bluegrass State do not) ... the weekly Farmers Market ... auditions for the Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show ... a meditation worksh...

Residents weigh in on Greenup, Scott proposals

An open house to present proposed traffic flow changes attracted about 75 people.  Safety study returns streets to 2-way traffic in residential areas   COVINGTON, Ky. - About 75 people attended an open house Wednesday evening to give input on proposals that would return traffic flow on sections of Greenup Street and Scott Boulevard to two-way.   “There were definitely some str...

Covington featured on WVXU’s Cincinnati Edition

Cincinnati Edition host Michael Monks, Covington Economic Development Director Tom West, and Mayor Joe Meyer in the WVXU studio, with a producer in the background.   COVINGTON, Ky. - “Covington’s Resurgence” was the topic of the first half of WVXU radio’s Cincinnati Edition today.  Hosted by Michael Monks, the show featured Covington Mayor Joe Meyer and ...
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