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800-plus leaders in #LoveTheCov

COVINGTON, Ky. - If you see an influx of people downtown, there’s a reason:   Today is the first day of the three-day national conference of The Council of State Governments, which has brought nearly 900 state-level government leaders to Covington from across the country and Canada.   “I was told over 800 leaders registered and they expect 850 to 875, so this is a pretty big ...

City Commission to meet 4x in January

COVINGTON, Ky. - Come January - when the last Oatmeal Scotchie has been eaten and the tree untrimmed and you’re long since weary of Bing Crosby and Mariah Carey singing those timeless (and seemingly endless) Christmas classics and you just have to get out of the house - might we suggest attending a Covington City Commission meeting?   The Commission recently set its January sc...

How are we doing?

Ongoing survey focuses on customer service   COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington is seeking feedback with an ongoing Customer Satisfaction Survey that will be posted on the City’s website.   It’s short, with only a handful of questions, a numerical rating, and a place for comments - and it’s designed to collect insight on employees’ interactions with the ...

Warnock ‘administrator of the year’

Covington Assistant City Manager Frank Warnock with his award COVINGTON, Ky. - Frank Warnock started going to city council and zoning board meetings in 1979 as a cub reporter for a small newspaper in the Marion County town of Lebanon. “That’s when it started,” he said. “I’ve just been fascinated by local government since that time.”   That “fascinatio...

The ‘chasing arrows’ myth: Recycling passion high, know-how not so much

Under the watchful eye of City Hall colleagues awaiting their turn, Christopher Myers, left, and Kendall Huff compete in a game that tests knowledge of materials’ recyclability. Myers is Covington’s Historic Preservation & Planning Specialist; Huff is the City’s chief Systems Analyst/Project Manager. COVINGTON, Ky. - Quick, test your recycling knowledge.  Question: Which...

Covington swears in 3 police officers

Mayor Joe Meyer swears in new police recruits Raven Cain, Christian Blythe, and Tiffany Schuler. COVINGTON, Ky. - The Covington Police Department gained three patrol recruits today.  Christian Blythe, Raven Cain, and Tiffany Schuler were sworn in today by Mayor Joe Meyer during a ceremony at City Hall.   Blythe is graduating from the University of Cincinnati in criminal justice. Cai...

City’s Parks & Rec leading national discussion

National parks and recreation officials are learning about an urban ecology program Covington conducted in 2017 with students from Holmes High School that focused on water quality. COVINGTON, Ky. - When parks and recreation officials around the nation tune in for an online seminar Wednesday, their eyes (and ears) will be focused on Covington.  Covington's Parks & Recreation Manager, Rosie...

Back taxes: City ‘no longer fooling around’

Why is Covington getting aggressive about collecting unpaid taxes? Because taxes are an investment in services, and every uncollected dollar hurts the ability of police officers, firefighters, and public works employees to help residents.  -------------------- COVINGTON, Ky. - If you owe back taxes to the City of Covington, be prepared: The City is taking things to a higher level.  Covin...

Covington’s new preservationist Myers fascinated with historic buildings

Covington’s new historic preservation & planning specialist, Christopher Myers, was out in the City recently, inspecting a deteriorated building on Greenup Street. COVINGTON, Ky. - The first time Christopher Myers visited Covington, he was so enthralled by the City’s historic buildings and architecture that he couldn’t remember where he had parked.  “I actually &ls...

Dark beer, donuts & locally crafted goods

COVINGTON, Ky. - There’s a Christmas theme to just about everything going on in #LoveTheCov this weekend, but that doesn’t mean the calendar is homogeneous.   There’s an outdoor bazaar, a block party focused on unique brews, Santa reading to kids, a new donut shop, a fund-raiser for an outstanding non-profit, carolers and a whole lot more:   Outdoor shopping party Here&...
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