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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...

Parks & Rec wants (quick) feedback

A “pop-up event” at Barb Cook Park in Latonia this summer attracted families and kids of all ages. COVINGTON, Ky. - Do you have a minute ... literally?  The City of Covington’s Parks & Recreation Department is looking for residents to take a survey of four to six questions focusing on programs and activities in the City.   The survey responses will be used to guide ...

‘Read Ready Covington’ soon to be familiar phrase

COVINGTON, Ky. - The images feature cartoon drawings of adults reading to children ... and soon they’ll be seen on posters, bookmarks, and stickers all over Covington.   It’s all part of a community-wide mobilization launched tonight to use reading to better prepare Covington’s children for kindergarten.   Read Ready Covington is the name unveiled tonight for the childh...

Vision for IRS site to take 10 months

A 10-month process led by a global firm to create a vision for the sprawling IRS site, in a critical part of downtown, will soon be underway. COVINGTON, Ky. - An intensive process to assess the potential of the soon-to-be vacant 23 acres that make up the IRS site, and to set a vision for developing it, will take about 10 months and get under way in earnest right after the holidays.  Tha...

2 Brent Spence lanes closed Saturday

COVINGTON, Ky. - Expect delays if you’re driving north on Interstate 71/75 in Covington on Saturday.   The right two lanes of the Brent Spence Bridge will be closed from 7 a.m. to about 6 p.m. so crews can do a permanent fix to a previously temporary repair of bridge joints, according to the Northern Kentucky office of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.   The work will also ...

A diverse, eclectic, assorted, varied (etc.) list

COVINGTON, Ky. - There’s no obvious theme for events this weekend in #LoveTheCov, so we’re not going to attempt any rhetorical gymnastics or semantic contortions in an attempt to be clever.   Suffice to say there’s a wide array of fun things to do, from the annual return of a much-loved holiday train display (and a little White House Christmas history) to a new beer honoring...

Focus: Shopping small, shopping local

COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington isn’t a big-box shopping mall kind of place.   One of the City’s strengths and appealing qualities is its eclectic collection of unique, small businesses, with retailers who sell everything from bagels to books and curated home décor to woodcrafts.   To call attention to these local businesses and the personal, “authentic” experie...

Rebuilt riverfront gateway taking shape

COVINGTON, Ky. - The $875,000 reconstruction of the western entrance to Covington’s riverfront to make it safer and more accessible to pedestrians took another leap of progress today in a very visible way.   Workers with Riegler Blacktop poured concrete today to form one side of the roadbed for the rebuilt Johnston Street as it turns the corner onto Third Street.   The project incl...
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