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Free drop-off for household hazardous waste

Last year’s household hazardous waste drop-off event attracted 2,841 vehicles. Photo credit: Cathy Colston  COVINGTON, Ky. - Think of it as the average home’s version of fuel rods from a nuclear reactor: dangerous waste that’s difficult to get rid of in a safe and eco-friendly manner.  Things like empty aerosol cans, used antifreeze, dead batteries, left-over pesticides...

Small businesses: Apply for $$$ by Friday

COVINGTON, Ky. - Friday is the deadline for small businesses in Covington to apply for the latest round of funding offered through two popular incentives programs offered by the City.   Covington hopes to award about $35,000 during the second quarter of the year under the competitive application process, which offers up to $500 a month for first-year rent or a forgivable loan of up to $6,000 ...

When a Blackhawk came to town …

COVINGTON, Ky. - When a UH-60 Blackhawk comes thundering in, the rotor wash sends anything not tied down either in the air or flying across the ground.   That was Lesson No. 1 of the day for the Covington Fire Department, and it was apparent the moment the helicopter came thundering in to land early Thursday at Bill Cappel Youth Sports Complex in Latonia - the landing launched garbage cans, d...

It’s beginning to feel a lot like … fall

COVINGTON, Ky. - It's getting colder outside, obviously, so it's time in Covington to do some cool weather things.   Halloween parties, trail clearing, neighborhood cook-outs, painting pumpkins. Those things. And of course the weekly Covington Farmers Market is offering fall kinds of crops.   Of you could learn how to fuse glass to make a sun-catcher, or mount a black scorpion for displa...

City: Where to apply RIPPLE Effect?

COVINGTON, Ky. - Drop a pebble in a pond, and it creates a ripple. But toss in a whole bunch of bigger rocks at the same time, and it creates a series of waves that reach higher, travel further, and last longer - resonating long after the rocks themselves have disappeared.   That’s the motive behind a new initiative in the City of Covington that will focus the City’s resources and...

First-quarter budget ‘right on track’

COVINGTON, Ky. - One fourth of the way into the City of Covington’s fiscal year, the City’s finances are right on schedule in regards to both spending and revenue, Finance Director Muhammed Owusu told elected officials tonight.   “There are no surprises - nothing to get excited about, nothing to cause concern,” Owusu said. “It’s early in the year, of course...

White Cane Safety Day celebrates independence

Covington Police Chief Rob Nader, second from right, and others with the department get a small taste of what it’s like to be blind while crossing Madison Avenue blindfolded as part of “White Cane Safety Day.” COVINGTON, Ky. - What’s it like to cross the street when you’re blind? Some of Covington’s top police administrators and others found out today durin...

‘Touch a Truck’ draws over 1,000

COVINGTON, Ky. - An estimated 1,100 people converged on the Latonia Shopping Center early Saturday afternoon for the City of Covington’s first “Touch a Truck” event. The star of the show were the trucks - all the vehicles used by public service agencies in the City (and those which respond to the City) to keep Covington residents safe and infrastructure properly maint...

New City e-blast ‘a want ad’ for commercial properties

COVINGTON, Ky. - In one group are businesses looking to move to Covington or expand here. In the other group are owners of property or buildings in the City that are available, or could be.   Wanting to play matchmaker between the two, City Hall is resurrecting a bi-weekly “Real Estate Leads” e-blast to advertise interest in Covington.   “We receive two or three ne...

Reminder: Property tax deadline Monday

COVINGTON, Ky. - Property tax payments in the City of Covington are due by end of the day Monday.   That day - Oct. 15 - is also the last day that City Hall will open earlier and close later as a convenience for taxpayers.   The Finance Customer Service walk-in window - located just inside the entrance to City Hall at 20 West Pike St. - will be open until 5:30 p.m. today and will be open...
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