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Smack talk at City Hall: Food Drive nets 1,214 lbs.

The Economic Development team brought in 236 cans and other food items and shaped them into a Christmas tree. COVINGTON, Ky. - It was a week of trash talking and showboating at City Hall, but in the end all the “competition” was for a good cause: Some 1,214 pounds of food was collected for one of the agencies that feeds families in Covington. The food drive started out with a low-key r...

Sweaters, cookies & the Big Man

COVINGTON, Ky. - Of course there’s a holiday theme this weekend. It’s a week and a half before Christmas.   So there’s the ugly sweater pub crawls, the visits with Santa (or his neighborhood fill-in), cookie decorating parties, reading events for kids, public singing and of course special shopping.   All in #LoveTheCov.   2018 says ‘bye’ to Farmers Mark...

You’re invited to Jan. 4 inauguration

Jan. 4 is the date of the public swearing in of Commissioners Michelle Williams, Tim Downing, Shannon Smith, and Denny Bowman (clockwise from top left).  COVINGTON, Ky. - You voted for ’em, now come meet ’em.  The public is invited to the inauguration ceremony/public swearing in on Jan. 4 for four members of the 2019-2020 Covington City Commission.   Retired Kentucky Sup...

Goal of citywide business strategy: Action

Sorting through the proposals from the many companies that wanted to help guide economic development in Covington was a lengthy and time-consuming process. COVINGTON, Ky. - The competition was stiff, but Covington has picked a Georgia firm to spend the first seven months of 2019 creating an overarching strategy in the City for business attraction, retention, expansion, and entrepreneurial support ...

Incentives give boost to six more businesses

The buildings on Seventh Street that used to house Heringer Meats are being turned into commercial storefronts and apartments. COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington is giving six more businesses help with first-year rent and fixing up their exteriors. The incentives - representing the second round of funding through the City’s expanded and upgraded Small Business Program - were approved Tue...

City thanks Commissioners Huizenga, Wells as 'champions' of Covington

The service of outgoing Covington City Commissioners Jordan Huizenga, left, and Bill Wells have made them “true champions of Covington,” their colleagues said tonight.   COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington said good-bye to two two-term City Commissioners tonight with words of thanks, formal resolutions, and presents.  Jordan Huizenga and Bill Wells were first elected in fall 2014, we...

McCain new supervisor in Public Works

Troy McCain, who has been with the City since 1995, will supervise the General Maintenance Division. COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington will soon have a new supervisor to oversee street sweeping, leaf collection, mowing, and other responsibilities in the Public Works Department’s General Maintenance Division - and he’s a familiar face.  Troy McCain is set to be approved as part of the con...

Santa’s toy shop at City Hall benefits Biggs

City of Covington employees wrapped presents for 30 kids today. COVINGTON, Ky. - The room where the Covington City Commission holds its weekly meetings became a satellite of Santa’s North Pole toy workshop today when City employees gathered - not to make toys and gifts - but to wrap the heck out of them. The toys, clothes and gifts were donated as part of City Hall’s annual Christmas T...

New RCov chief must ‘get’ Covington

In 2017, Renaissance Covington was named the best in the country for creative place-making. Today, City officials praised the work of its departing director, Katie Meyer (at left in the line of people, holding the plaque), and said they hoped her replacement builds on Meyer’s work.  City praises departing director Meyer COVINGTON, Ky. - If you’ve been downtown over the last few y...

Jazz-era celebrations galore

COVINGTON, Ky. - In a city with a lot of unique bars and restaurants, it’s no surprise that the 85th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition is going to be celebrated.   How you celebrate it is up to you: This weekend in #LoveTheCov, you can drink a little (at a lot of places), or you can go listen to a jazz tribute or watch a dance troupe.   Or you can ignore it altogether a...
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