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More trees on way – but not Bradford pears

Another one bites the dust: Grounds-keeper Chad Hyland of the Public Works Department’s Urban Forestry Division grinds away the stump of a streetscape Bradford pear tree on Ashland Avenue destroyed by a late August storm.  COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington plans to replace “missing” trees in sidewalk areas along a couple of Latonia streets in October, and rest ass...

Property tax payments due by Oct. 15

COVINGTON, Ky. - Property tax bills are in the mail to Covington residents and payment is due by midnight Oct. 15.   Residents have five different ways to pay their tax bill, including through an updated, user friendly online program.   There are two paths to the online taxpayer portal from the City website’s home page, which is HERE. Clicking the “Make a Payment&rd...

Rescue training closes top floor of Midtown garage

COVINGTON, Ky. - The top floor of the Midtown Parking Garage at Fifth and Scott streets will be closed to parking today through the end of the day Wednesday. Members of the Northern Kentucky Technical Rescue Team will be rappelling off the side of the garage to practice mid-air rope rescues. Such rescues would be necessary if, for example, a medical emergency o...

Sewer work to block 9th at Prospect

COVINGTON, Ky. - An ongoing sewer project in the Eastside neighborhood will change how residents on the eastern-most block of Ninth Street get to their houses starting Monday.   Specifically, Ninth Street will be blocked off at Prospect Street at the floodwall. Thus Ninth Street will cease to be one-way west, and homeowners will need to get to their homes from Greenup Street, according to the...

Hands Pike closed to thru traffic next week

COVINGTON, Ky. - Hands Pike in South Covington will be closed to traffic at Edwin Drive during business hours next week.   Road crews from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be digging out ditches on the side of the road, working on shoulders and doing pavement repairs, officials from the Cabinet’s Northern Kentucky office said.   People who live east of Edwin Drive can ...

Free workshops link businesses to expertise

COVINGTON, Ky. - Homeowners who need to do anything from fixing a faucet to canning green beans turn to YouTube videos for help. But finding accurate and helpful instruction can be a little more daunting if you’re a business that wants to, say, learn to export.   That’s where the City of Covington’s Economic Development Department comes in.   The Department’s...

Original art, Pumpkin ale & German brass

COVINGTON, Ky. - We sound like a broken record (side note: that image and saying need to be updated to reflect today’s world of modern technology), but we continue to be amazed at the sheer number of things to do each weekend in #LoveTheCov.   In fact, we’d have to hire a part-timer to work every Thursday putting together this list, were we determined to list every opportunity for...

Bamberger served 17 years on Commission

Former Covington City Commissioner Jerry Bamberger and his wife, Babs, in the photo he used as his Facebook profile. COVINGTON, Ky. - Former Covington City Commissioner Jerry Bamberger passed away this morning after a long fight with cancer.  Bamberger, a longtime Latonia resident, served on the Commission for 17 consecutive years, from 1992 until the end of 2008.   He also served as exe...

Incentives give boost to seven small businesses

The City is helping to fund façade improvements at 21 E. 32nd St., home to FunShine Child Care. COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington is giving seven small businesses help with first-year rent and façade improvements. The incentives - representing the first round of funding through the City’s expanded and upgraded Small Business Program - were approved Tuesday night by the Cov...

New garbage rules start Monday

Bulk items like this mattress set out for pickup under the new garbage rules going into effect Monday still have to be wrapped or bundled. COVINGTON, Ky. - Starting Monday, Covington residents will no longer need green stickers to set out large items alongside their city-issued trash cart - but they still need to package the items correctly. Whereas the green sticker program has been eliminated, o...
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