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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...

‘Gia’ on way; Snow & Ice Team unfazed

Mark Ranson of Covington’s Public Works Department directs Daniel Chumley forward as the two Covington mechanics attach plows to the City’s truck fleet. COVINGTON, Ky. - The Weather Channel officially named the approaching snowstorm this afternoon, saying over 2 million people across the middle of the country are now under a winter storm warning.  But if Covington’s Snow &...

Get your picture made

Staff at the Housing Authority of Covington’s City Heights complex play around with the traveling “comic foreground” sign that Read Ready Covington created to encourage young children to ask their parents and caregivers to read to them.   The sign spent the month of December at the Covington branch of the Kenton County Public Library and was recently moved to the City Height...

2018 in Review: Transformation at City Hall

COVINGTON, Ky. - More consistent code enforcement. More active communications. More strategic use of business incentive programs to make sure residents also benefit. Better investment of capital sitting in the City’s bank accounts. A more logical organization within City Hall focused on service delivery.   City of Covington informational bulletins over the last year have chronicled a bl...
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