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Flooding closes Covington roads

The statue of John A. Roebling between Greenup Street and Riverside Drive is stranded in the rising waters of the Ohio River, which have blocked access to a couple of roads in the City.   COVINGTON, Ky. - Riverside Drive in Historic Licking Riverside and River Road in Botany Hills are closed because of flooding.  Barricades are blocking access to the roads, which are under water anyway,...

Mission: ‘The Z word’ -- Residents invited to help shape zoning code rewrite

The City of Covington wants the public’s help in fundamentally restructuring its approach to zoning, the process by which communities guide physical development of land. Residents invited to help shape zoning code rewrite  COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington is inviting the public to four neighborhood open houses over the next two weeks to begin weighing in on “the Z word.&rdqu...

Educator, rights advocate join Housing board

Brandon Mims and Bradie Bowen were appointed tonight to the board of the Housing Authority of Covington.   COVINGTON, Ky. - A long-time educator and a human rights advocate are the newest members of the Housing Authority of Covington’s board of directors.  The appointments of Bradie Bowen and Brandon Mims were approved by a 5-0 vote of the Covington City Commission tonig...

Piece by piece, a floodgate takes shape

Members of Covington’s Public Works Department put together the spine of the floodgate that will block the Madison Avenue floodwall gap and hold back the rising Ohio River. COVINGTON, Ky. - Parks and Facilities Supervisor Brad Schwenke picked up a 10-lb. sledgehammer and gave the steel stanchion three hard blows.  It wasn’t enough.   The 2,000-lb. A-shaped piece o...

Covington firefighters = stair masters

10 of Covington Fire Department's team members, before the 45-story climb Team defends title in 45-floor climb   COVINGTON, Ky. - In the end, the training paid off: Covington firefighters not only defended their title in the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb in Cincinnati but did so in dominating fashion:  Covington finished 2 minutes and 19 seconds ahead of th...

Covington to install floodgate early Monday

As of Sunday night, the Ohio River was measured at 51 feet and lapping at the parking lot underneath the Roebling Suspension Bridge. How high's the water, Mama? 51 feet and rising (quickly)   COVINGTON, Ky. - Traffic at the foot of Madison Avenue will be cut to one lane in the morning as crews from the Covington Public Works Department prepare to install the gate in the floodwall holding back...

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 projects.  Robinson, the City’s grant writer, started this week in a newly established positi...

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 course you already guessed that, given this IS the weekend events roundup for #LoveTheCov.)   Or...

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.  He was hot, and his legs ached.   Wearing 55 pounds of gear, Johnson had just climbed the eq...

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 NASCAR fan to have heard of Jack Roush.  After all, the acclaimed engineer and entrepreneur...
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