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Covington Streetscape Projects Awarded $5.1 million in OKI Funding for Infrastructure Improvements for Madison Avenue and Seventh Street

COVINGTON, KY – Tuesday afternoon, the City of Covington received funding to further advance its ongoing infrastructure initiatives. The City was awarded $5.1 million to fund two of its streetscape projects from the Surface Transportation Program for Northern Kentucky (SNK) funds grant through...

Mayor and City Commission Authorize 501 Main Street Site Residential Development Agreement; Construction to Begin March 2017

  COVINGTON, KY – On Tuesday evening, the Board of Commissioners approved a development agreement with Flaherty & Collins Properties (F&C Properties) for the redevelopment of the two-acre, 501 Main Street site. The development agreement incorporates both the project design as well...
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City Continues to Increase Its Transparency Efforts; Implements “Open Checkbook” Digital Platform Feature

COVINGTON, KY – Last Tuesday evening, the City of Covington continued to increase its transparency initiatives through the implementation of OpenGov’s “Open Checkbook” digital platform. Powered by OpenGov, Open Checkbook is a transparency feature within the OpenGov digital pl...

Board of Commissioners Approves Fire Department’s SAFER Grant, Authorizes Purchase of $3M in Apparatus Fleet Vehicles

COVINGTON, KY – At the last Commission meeting, the City received great news as it was awarded $1.36M in federal grant funds to hire eight new full time firefighters. The Mayor and City Commission formally accepted the SAFER grant at their September 13 Commission meeting. Fire Chief Dan Mathew...

Duke Energy Presents Covington with Generous Donation to Replace Trees on Holman Avenue

COVINGTON, KY - Friday, September 23, Duke Energy presented the City of Covington with a $2000 check to donate towards the tree replacement efforts on Holman Avenue. The ceremony takes place at the corner of Robbins Street and Holman Avenue, near the location where the incident took place. On J...

Una Merkel Mural to be Unveiled at Art Off Pike Event

COVINGTON, KY – Austin Dunbar of Durham Brand & Co. has designed a mural to celebrate the Covington native Una Merkel. The mural is located in The Arcade that is located adjacent to Klingenberg Hardware at 26 W. Seventh St. in downtown Covington. Una Merkel was a famous actress in the...

City of Covington Honored with “2016 Kentucky Excellence in Energy Leadership” Award

COVINGTON, KY –   Thursday afternoon, the City of Covington was presented the “2016 Kentucky Excellence in Energy Leadership” award at the Kentucky Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment Awards Ceremony. Mayor Sherry Carran stated, “We are extreme...

Covington Promotes Environmentally Friendly Initiatives; Issues 2016-2017 Green Stickers to Property Owners

COVINGTON, KY – The City of Covington will be issuing 2016-2017 green stickers to property owners as it continues its Waste & Recycling Program initiatives. In July 2015, the City partnered with Keep Covington Beautiful and Rumpke Waste & Recycling to promote stewardship in the communi...

City Receives Update Regarding Internal Revenue Service “Flat Top” Facility Closure in 2019

COVINGTON, KY – The City of Covington received updated information regarding the recent announcement of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) closure of its Flat Top Covington facility. On Wednesday, September 14, the IRS announced it will be closing its Flat Top facility in Covington as ...

Internal Revenue Service Announces Its “Flat Top” Facility to Close in 2019

COVINGTON, KY – On Wednesday afternoon, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced it will be closing its flat top facility in Covington in 2019, resulting in the elimination of about 1,826 jobs. A statement from the IRS said: “As part of the continuing efforts to use resources efficie...
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