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Road along Prisoners Lake to be realigned

With the top of the map facing west, the red line shows the approximate route of the realigned Prisoners Lake Drive, designed to improve safety and drainage and free up green space next to the lake.  COVINGTON, Ky. - The road that curves around and almost into Prisoners Lake in Covington’s Devou Park is about to be straightened.  The Covington City Commission approved a contract wi...

New safety radios to cost $400K less

COVINGTON, Ky. - A contract to replace radios for Covington’s Police, Fire, and Public Works departments will cost the City less than originally anticipated -- more than $400,000 less.   The Covington City Commission voted to accept a bid at its Nov. 20 meeting with AMK Services to supply 356 mobile and portable radios for a price of up to $881,683.   The radios are needed because ...

$122K to be spent on Randolph, Goebel pools

Randolph Pool in the Eastside neighborhood will get a new roof and fencing in the off-season. COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington will spend almost $122,000 in the off-season to make improvements at its two full-size public swimming pools.  The Randolph Pool complex on Greenup Street in the Eastside neighborhood will get a new roof and new fencing, while Goebel Pool on Dalton Street in the MainStrasse...

Gain from new policy: $106K in 4 months

COVINGTON, Ky. - City Hall’s adoption of an expanded and strategic investments policy earlier this year after the arrival of its new Finance director has proved a financial windfall for Covington taxpayers.   For the four-month period ending Oct. 31, Covington earned more than $106,000 for its General Fund by investing working capital on hand in staggered-term CDs (certificates of depos...

Shopping, Pajama Parties & storybooks

COVINGTON, Ky. - We can read your mind, right now.   You're thinking, "oh no, annoying relatives are coming to town, how in the world are we going to entertain them?"   Either that, or "Christmas is coming, I hate shopping, and I wish there was an easy way to find unique things for those hard-to-please people on my list."   Or maybe "I'm so bored - no WAY am I watchin...

MainStrasse garage: Special day hours this weekend

COVINGTON, Ky. - Shoppers in MainStrasse Village will be able to park in the new RiverHaus Apartments garage during daytime hours this Friday and Saturday as part of a special, one-time change.   About 100 spots in the garage were made available starting Tuesday of this week as part of a special agreement worked out between the City and project developer Flaherty & Collins Properties. &nb...

City to rewrite ‘unworkable’ zoning code

Covington's current Zoning Ordinance divides the City into acceptable land "uses." COVINGTON, Ky. - Navigating the City of Covington’s Zoning Ordinance is not for the faint of heart. Employing a fundamental one-size-fits-all approach that doesn’t honor Covington’s historic, urban fabric and hasn’t kept pace with the evolution of the city - or new concepts like Airbnb, Tiny ...

Panel to help set vision for potential City Hall

City government's move to 20 W. Pike St. was supposed to be temporary. But recently the City finished its five-year lease and renewed it for four years.  COVINGTON, Ky. - A diverse group of 16 people who live or work in Covington will make up a task force that will help shape the vision for a new City Hall, if and when the City decides to build one.  The residents hold a wide range of oc...

Thanksgiving: No delays in garbage collection

COVINGTON, Ky. - The remains of that fantastic Thanksgiving Dinner (well, we hope it was “fantastic”) won’t sit in your garbage container one day more than it normally would this week.   Garbage collection in the City of Covington will occur on regularly scheduled days this week: Rumpke drivers will be following the normal routes, and the holiday should cause no delays or in...

MainStrasse parking garage open on limited basis

Starting this evening, drivers coming off Main Street can use about 100 parking spaces in the evening hours in the garage being built as part of the RiverHaus development. COVINGTON, Ky. - About 100 parking spots will be open to the public starting this evening in the garage built in MainStrasse Village as part of the RiverHaus Apartments complex under construction.  The parking in the garage...
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