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Trick or treat hours carved in stone

COVINGTON, Ky. - Trick or treat hours have been officially set in the City of Covington: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Oct. 31 (it’s a Wednesday this year).   (Yes, we know that Halloween is still about three weeks’ away, but we’re already receiving inquiries at City Hall, so we decided to reassure the City’s youth that trick or treating IS being officially sanctioned again this y...

Big trucks, trees & cornhole

COVINGTON, Ky. - We tried to find a theme for a weekend that features a cornhole tournament ... a tree planting ... a scary movie in a cemetery ... a huge show-and-tell event for public works and public safety trucks ... roller derby ... a candidates' forum ... a Masquerade pub crawl ... and a stage reading of a local playwright's work.   But then we just gave up.   Suffice to say that t...

Tree-planting event Saturday in desperate need

Volunteers planted almost 50 trees along sidewalks in the Austinburg neighborhood in April. Now it's Latonia's turn. COVINGTON, Ky. - A dozen reasons to help plant streetscape trees in Latonia on Saturday:  You like to dig in dirt.  You need exercise.  Moonrise doughnuts and Bean Haus coffee.  Mother Earth needs you.  Your neighbors are cool - ...

Improving downtown’s look, feel & function

A collaborative effort is creating new public design standards for Madison Avenue and areas across downtown Covington. COVINGTON, Ky. - The Covington City Commission tonight authorized staff to “prepare applicable legislation to effectuate the adoption of the proposed downtown streetscape and public realm design standards.” As orders go, that one doesn’t say much. But behind that...

‘Touch a Truck’ showcases safety, service vehicles

COVINGTON, Ky. - There’s an obvious reason that the City of Covington’s “Touch a Truck” open house is being held on the vast parking lot of the Latonia Shopping Center.   Few other places in the City - if any - would be large enough.   The event, to be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, will feature public safety and public service vehicles of all shapes, ...

N. Ky. dodged a (Civil War-era) bullet

Diagrams of the two Civil War-era batteries drawn by Major James H. Simpson, of the U.S. Engineers, in November 1862. *** (EDITOR’S NOTE: Brief news reports recently announced that two Civil War-era fortification sites in Devou Park had been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Here is the rest of the story ...)  COVINGTON, Ky. - The terror must have been overwhelming. &n...

UpTech to bring fresh ideas to City Hall

COVINGTON, Ky. - Ever on the lookout for creative ways to improve the services it delivers residents, Covington City Hall has entered a formal partnership with UpTech Inc., a nationally ranked business mentoring program that brings innovative and data-driven startups to Pike Street every fall.   In addition to letting City leaders tap the ideas and products of the startups, the arrangement al...

Bluegrass music & making mosaics

COVINGTON, Ky. - Saturday in particular presents some tough choices in #LovetheCov this weekend.   Not whether to stay home or go out (that's an easy one) but where to go?   The fantastic DevouGrass ... or the Farmer's Market ... or some arts classes for personal fulfillment ... or a poignant reading by the amazing Richard Taylor?   Later that evening, do you wat...

Dramatic pruning reinforces ‘right tree’ philosophy

The top of this streetscape silver maple tree in Latonia sports the classic V shape after being pruned several years ago to protect utility lines from being damaged. COVINGTON, Ky. - A tree company hired by Duke Energy will be in Covington beginning Thursday to clear branches away from power lines, and Crystal Courtney - the City’s Urban Forester - is bracing for phone calls.  “Th...

Dye test to turn Ohio River red

COVINGTON, Ky. - If the Ohio River looks a little red next week, it’s neither a chemical spill nor an act of vandalism nor the aftermath of a massive fish battle.   Just a dye test.   Three agencies - Greater Cincinnati Water Works, in cooperation with the Northern Kentucky Water District and the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission - will be doing research to better under...
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