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Mayor Meyer: Covington ‘appalled’

March confrontation doesn’t represent City’s values COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington Mayor Joe Meyer released an op-ed today responding to events in Washington:   “Two days before the holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an intense discussion took place following breakfast at a Catholic church in Covington’s urban core.   The crowd listened as five courageous...

Covington bids 'farewell' to departing Warnock

Frank Warnock talks about his almost 14-year career at the City of Covington while City Manager David Johnston, Administrative Assistant Kate Donnelly, and many others listen. COVINGTON, Ky. - City Hall said “goodbye” to Assistant City Manager Frank Warnock today with a low-key but heartfelt reception that included cookies (fruit and vegetables too) ... some informal speeches&nb...

City Hall closed Monday for MLK Jr. Day

  In this historical photo, a group of Covington youth participated in the 1993 Ida Spence United Methodist Church's Martin Luther King Candlelight march. Photo used courtesy of the Kenton County Public Library.   COVINGTON, Ky. – Offices at Covington City Hall will be closed Monday to honor the federal holiday marking the birth anniversary of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther ...

From MLK to Quasimodo

COVINGTON, Ky. - The snow’s almost gone, but apparently there’s going to be more (or so they say). It’s also going to be frigid.   But if you let a little winter weather keep you home, who’s to say you might not start feeling a little Jack Torrance-ish?   Our suggestion?   Read this list of things to do in #LovTheCov this weekend, and then GET OUT OF THE HOUS...

Help plan the future of Covington’s parks

The work of the volunteer Parks Advisory Group set in motion the upgrades of several parks, including pending work here at Barb Cook Park in Latonia.  COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington is looking for five more people to join a volunteer group that will help create a master plan for the 30 parks, playgrounds, and recreational areas run by the City.  The mission of the Parks Advisory Group is c...

You’re invited: Open house kicks off IRS site study

COVINGTON, Ky. - For established cities, opportunities like this come along maybe once in their existence: 23 undeveloped acres, one block from a major river, near the heart of downtown.   The City of Covington will soon have that opportunity, and it wants the public’s help.   Next Thursday night, the City and its consultants are kicking off the public conversation on f...

City honors longtime state Rep. Simpson

Longtime state legislator Arnold Simpson, recently retired from public office, was honored by the Covington City Commission tonight. From left are Commissioners Tim Downing and Denny Bowman, Simpson, Mayor Joe Meyer, and Commissioners Michelle Williams and Shannon Smith.   COVINGTON, Ky. - The last time the Kentucky General Assembly began a legislative session in Frankfort without Arnold Simp...

Covington fills incentives gap

Rooted Yoga moved its studio to a new home on West Pike Street in October. To help its small businesses grow, Covington has created a new low-cost loan program.  New loan program to help small businesses grow COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington has a new $4 million loan program that greatly improves its ability to help small businesses grow and create new jobs.   The Section 108 program will offe...

City gets $1.37M to target lead-based paint

Covington has a large number of housing units at risk for lead poisoning, based on the age of the paint and the condition of the house.   COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington has won a $1.374 million grant that will fund a program later this year to protect children from lead-based paint in older homes. The money comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Lead-B...

Forget the flakes, attend these Covington events

COVINGTON, Ky. - OK, so it’s supposed to snow this weekend.   We’re sure you’ve heard, and we are equally sure you’ve already gone to the grocery and stocked up on goetta, bar-b-cue chips, beer and other important food items.   As soon as you finish panicking, however, be sure to check out this list of things to do in #LoveTheCov this weekend.   The Hunchback...
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