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‘Read Ready Covington’ soon to be familiar phrase

COVINGTON, Ky. - The images feature cartoon drawings of adults reading to children ... and soon they’ll be seen on posters, bookmarks, and stickers all over Covington.   It’s all part of a community-wide mobilization launched tonight to use reading to better prepare Covington’...

Vision for IRS site to take 10 months

A 10-month process led by a global firm to create a vision for the sprawling IRS site, in a critical part of downtown, will soon be underway. COVINGTON, Ky. - An intensive process to assess the potential of the soon-to-be vacant 23 acres that make up the IRS site, and to set a vision for developi...

2 Brent Spence lanes closed Saturday

COVINGTON, Ky. - Expect delays if you’re driving north on Interstate 71/75 in Covington on Saturday.   The right two lanes of the Brent Spence Bridge will be closed from 7 a.m. to about 6 p.m. so crews can do a permanent fix to a previously temporary repair of bridge joints, accordin...

A diverse, eclectic, assorted, varied (etc.) list

COVINGTON, Ky. - There’s no obvious theme for events this weekend in #LoveTheCov, so we’re not going to attempt any rhetorical gymnastics or semantic contortions in an attempt to be clever.   Suffice to say there’s a wide array of fun things to do, from the annual return of a ...

Focus: Shopping small, shopping local

COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington isn’t a big-box shopping mall kind of place.   One of the City’s strengths and appealing qualities is its eclectic collection of unique, small businesses, with retailers who sell everything from bagels to books and curated home décor to woodcrafts. ...

Rebuilt riverfront gateway taking shape

COVINGTON, Ky. - The $875,000 reconstruction of the western entrance to Covington’s riverfront to make it safer and more accessible to pedestrians took another leap of progress today in a very visible way.   Workers with Riegler Blacktop poured concrete today to form one side of the roadb...

Business workshop explains downtown visitor data

COVINGTON, Ky. - You own a business in Covington and you’ve seen the influx in visitors to the urban core (measured at well over 90,000 people in the month of October). But you want to know more:  What days of the week see the most visitors? What time of day? Are these visito...

City: Bells to toll at 11 a.m. Nov. 11

COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington is asking that its churches, schools, and any other building with bells to toll them at 11 a.m. Sunday to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.   The “Bells of Peace” is a nationwide campaign to mark the centennial remembrance ...

City’s Fields gets ‘Heart of Community’ award

Covington Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator Sheila Fields is being honored for her efforts to beautify the City … before, during and after her work week. (Photo from Keep Covington Beautiful.) COVINGTON, Ky. - If there’s an event that has to do with cleaning up or beautifying the Ci...

Covington mobilizing on education outcomes

Early literacy campaign goes public Thursday COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington next week will formally launch a childhood literacy initiative designed to mobilize the entire community around getting the City’s youngest kids off to a better start in their school careers.   To under...
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