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City’s new grant writer on the trail of money

Meganne Robinson started this week as the City of Covington’s grant writer, a new position.   COVINGTON, Ky. - At its core, Meganne Robinson’s mission at the City of Covington is simple: Help the City search under proverbial rocks for money that can be used to fund services and proj...

Scorpions, moonshine & Miss Kentucky

COVINGTON, Ky. - What do the soon-to-be Miss Kentucky, a new OJ theory, black forest scorpions, a new nightspot called Sugar Whiskey Sis, a brand-new 5K race tied to a holiday have in common and painted wine bottles have in common?   They all can be found in Covington this weekend.   (Of c...

Climbing the Carew Tower: Covington firefighter team preps for 45-floor competition

Covington Fire Lt. Mike Davis, left, urges on Firefighter Stu Johnson as they prepare for Sunday’s Fight for Air Climb.    COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington firefighter Stu Johnson slid off his Air-Pak and bent over, sweat literally dripping off his forehead and hitting the tiled floor.&nbs...

NASCAR honors Covington-born Jack Roush

Legendary racing team owner Jack Roush is presented a proclamation from the City of Covington by Daniel Klenetsky, NASCAR’s Senior Manager, Public & Government Affairs. (Photo by Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images, used courtesy of NASCAR.)   COVINGTON, Ky. - You don’t have to be a&n...

Landlords needed: Misconceptions surround Section 8 housing program

Jeri Asher, an inspector with the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, helps make sure that properties meet safety and code standards. COVINGTON, Ky. - Section 8 isn’t what you think it is.  That’s the City of Covington’s message as it searches for landlords in Kenton Cou...

Belly dancing & the treble viola da gamba

COVINGTON, Ky. - Yeah, it’s Super Bowl weekend ...but we’re not enthralled.   No. 1, our local team hasn’t been to the game since they started using leather instead of intestine to make the football. And No. 2, imagine come Monday telling a co-worker that “watching the g...

Conference to get dose of Covington's creativity

Katie Meyer, the interim executive director of Renaissance Covington, reviewed RCov’s activities in 2018 for Covington’s elected leaders.  COVINGTON, Ky. - Downtown Covington's creative places, programs, and people will be in the spotlight in late April when about 150 officials from...

FOP giving $500 to a high school senior

COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington’s police union wants to give $500 to a Covington high school senior who is headed to college. To earn the Covington FOP Lodge #1 Fallen Officer Scholarship, seniors have to fill out the attached application and write an essay answering “What does living i...

Covington vs. Polar Vortex ‘Jayden’

Here’s the lonely view from inside the salt truck driven by the City’s current “snow commander,” Parks and Facilities Supervisor Brad Schwenke, as he drove north on Western Avenue in the middle of the night.   COVINGTON, Ky. -- Members of Covington’s Snow and Ice T...

23½ tons of trash receptacles

Here is what Covington’s new public trash receptacles will look like, but painted black.   COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington has agreed to accept a Wisconsin company’s bid to replace public trash receptacles on street corners, which doesn’t seem like a big deal until you consider:&nb...
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