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City’s Fields gets ‘Heart of Community’ award

Covington Solid Waste and Recycling Coordinator Sheila Fields is being honored for her efforts to beautify the City … before, during and after her work week. (Photo from Keep Covington Beautiful.) COVINGTON, Ky. - If there’s an event that has to do with cleaning up or beautifying the City of Covington, chances are Sheila Fields is there.  Fields, the City’s Solid Waste...

Covington mobilizing on education outcomes

Early literacy campaign goes public Thursday COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington next week will formally launch a childhood literacy initiative designed to mobilize the entire community around getting the City’s youngest kids off to a better start in their school careers.   To understand the urgency of this issue, Mayor Joe Meyer says, it helps to know a few numbers.   One is...

iWorQ Service Request app ‘fixed’

COVINGTON, Ky. - iWorQ is back in business.   The computer woes that temporarily shut down the app and online portal that residents can use to bring infrastructure problems to the City’s attention have been fixed.   Residents should be able to use it again without problems, said Kendall Huff, the City’s System Analyst/Project Manager.   Covington implemented the iWorQ so...

Big Head Todd & big guns (biceps)

COVINGTON, Ky. - This weekend, the list of things to do in #LoveTheCov is brought to you by the letter “B.”   (OK, so we ripped off Sesame Street to find a common theme this week. It works.)   There’s Big Head Todd & the Monsters at the Madison Theater. Bodybuilding and big guns (aka big biceps) at the Convention Center. There’s Braxton’s Breeders’...

Awards recognize 3 for ‘Service Above Self’

The three Covington Rotary Club honorees pose with their plaques and dignitaries. From left: Kenton County Commissioner Jon Draud, Covington Fire Chief Mark Pierce, Firefighter Jeff Sanzere, Fire Capt. Joseph Bowman, Covington Rotary Club President Darren Wurz, Police Officer Brian Powers, Lt. Justin Wietholter, and Chief Rob Nader.   COVINGTON, Ky. - Three First Responders from the City of C...

Computer woes interfering with iWorQ

COVINGTON, Ky. - If you’re having problems notifying the City of Covington about infrastructure problems through our iWorQ Service Request app and online portal, it’s not you.   It’s us ... or rather problems with the app.   The City’s IT department is working to fix the problem, and we’ll let you know when that is accomplished.   Covington implemented ...

Trick or treat hours unchanged

Trick or treat in the City of Covington will remain 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, as set by the City Commission on Oct. 9.

Ammonia leak shuts down Ky. 17

COVINGTON, Ky. - An ammonia leak at the White Castle meat processing facility Saturday evening shut down Ky. 17 and forced residents of the Tuscany subdivision to shelter in place for 5½ hours.   No one was injured during the incident, said Covington Fire Chief Mark Pierce, which ended about 10 p.m., when emergency officials cleared the scene. The road was reopened and the residents we...

$300K on table at Tuesday’s open house

Ritte’s Corner in Latonia is an example of a neighborhood business area eligible for The Ripple Effect. COVINGTON, Ky. - Create a plan to revitalize your neighborhood business area, and the City of Covington will invest $300,000 to help implement the public part of that plan.  But there’s a catch: You have to compete with other Covington areas to “win” the City’s...

Halloween, harvest & hockey

COVINGTON, Ky. - If you’re not in full autumn celebration mode, you will be come Monday.   From Halloween parties (seemingly everywhere) to harvest festivals, #LoveTheCov is rocking October and early November traditions this weekend. Note this is the last weekend to shop the Covington Farmers Market in an outdoor setting in 2018 - next week it moves inside.   But if you don’t...
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