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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 County to rent to low-income families and others whose monthly payments are partially paid by the feder...

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 game on TV” was the highlight of your weekend.   At least get out and watch the game at a ...

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 cities and towns in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky gather here to discuss strategies to increase socia...

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 in Covington mean to me?” The essay should be 400 to 700 words long and must be original and pr...

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 Team hit the roads in brutally cold temperatures at midnight last night to begin treating the City&rs...

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:  The bid calls for about 235 receptacles. Covington has set aside $200,000 for the purch...

200 turn out for IRS site open house

Attendees at the open house for the IRS site’s future check out a map showing traffic counts around the 23-acre Covington complex. COVINGTON, Ky. - They came dressed in high heels, hiking boots, and clerical collars, and they had plenty of ideas.  “They” were the nearly 200 people who attended the kick-off of the public conversation that Covington has started to discus...

MainStrasse Village garage closed all weekend

Heavy ice will keep the parking garage at 5th and Main streets in MainStrasse Village closed all weekend.  COVINGTON, Ky. - The garage in MainStrasse Village that has been allowing free parking overnight on a temporary basis will be closed through the weekend because of public safety concerns related to heavy ice.  The garage will eventually serve as the foundation of the RiverHaus multi...

Traffic interruptions tonight on Brent Spence

The Brent Spence Bridge. (Photo courtesy of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.) COVINGTON, Ky. - Be careful driving over the Brent Spence Bridge into Ohio overnight.  Traffic will be brought to a stop for brief periods on the bridge between midnight and 4 a.m. Saturday so overhead signs can be installed, Kentucky Transportation officials said this afternoon.   The work is conditional...

Horcruxes & Hunchbacks

COVINGTON, Ky. - Question: How many words are in the seventh book of the Harry Potter series?   Answer: 198,227.   Well, that’s what wiki says - and if turns out to be one of the questions in Friday night’s Harry Potter trivia contest at Keystone Bar & Grill, well ... you owe us a sandwich. Or a beer.   That’s one event going on in Covington this weekend (...
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