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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...

Victim’s description: Thin, wooden, kinda 2D

The goat in happier times, before it went missing. COVINGTON, Ky. - This is an unsettling story of a kid - a missing kid who might well be a kidnapped kid.  For months, the young goat (EDITOR’S NOTE: By “kid” we mean the four-legged kind, what did you think???) has been hanging out on the Economic Development Department’s picnic table in Mad Hatter Park on Sc...

Inspections to close lanes on Brent Spence

The Brent Spence Bridge carries Interstates 71/75 over the Ohio River. (Photo courtesy the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet) COVINGTON, Ky. - People who drive the Brent Spence Bridge in the evening or overnight the next two weeks should watch for crews, equipment, and closed lanes. Kentucky Transportation officials said a bridge inspection will cause single- and double-lane closures between 8 p.m. ...

WEEKEND: Lots of options to try something new

COVINGTON, Ky. - Sure, you knew about Oktoberfest and the Covington Farmers Market, but did you know that in Covington this weekend you could watch roller derby, attend a tattoo convention, and see a movie in a cemetery?   And then there’s a casting call, a book signing, pottery for beginners, yoga, an art exhibit opening, a music festival etc. etc.   Who knows what the skies will ...

Legal ad change saves money, reaches more people

COVINGTON, Ky. - It used to cost Covington taxpayers $250 to $700 every two weeks to publish legal ads notifying citizens that the Covington City Commission had passed new ordinances or changed existing ones.     Now it costs about $60.   The sharp reduction in cost comes courtesy of a change made by the Kentucky General Assembly earlier this spring to an arcane state law dicta...

Fireworks … and a whole lot more

COVINGTON, Ky. - The riverfront will explode with thundering booms and an aerial spectacle this weekend, with the annual Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks and Riverfest.   As usual, the fireworks will fly shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday from barges on the Ohio River, and there are plenty of places in Covington from where to watch them.   However, you should be aware of safety and traffic...

$100K project to fix Caroline underpass seepage

Even in dry periods, the seams of the Caroline Avenue underpass in Latonia leak water and mud onto the sidewalk on the southwest side. COVINGTON, Ky. - Pedestrians who walk under the Caroline Avenue underpass in Latonia have a choice: Step out into the street for a quick detour, or tip-toe through puddles of gooey, dark greenish-colored mud.  The stuff that is seeping out from seams in the re...

Drivers beware: Inspection will close Suspension Bridge

COVINGTON, Ky. - The Roebling Suspension Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic for much of the business day on Thursday and Friday and again next Tuesday and Wednesday, (Sept. 4 and 5).   Officials from the District 6 Office of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said today a bridge inspection will be taking place.   The hours for the closure are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Pedestrian a...

‘No’ to taxes, green stickers; ‘yes’ to new rides

Members of the Covington City Commission tore up green stickers in casting their votes to eliminate the oft-maligned waste collection requirement.  COVINGTON, Ky. - Property tax rates will not be raised, the controversial green sticker program for bulk garbage items is being thrown in the trash, and visitors to downtown Covington should soon be able to get around using a free taxi service ...

City Seeks Applications for Human Resources Generalist

JOIN OUR TEAM! The City of Covington is accepting applications for a Human Resources Generalist to join our Human Resources Department.  Job Title:         Human Resources Generalist Department:       Human Resources Department Salary Range:        $40,000 - $50,000 (DOQ) SUMMARY ...
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