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Mudslide closes Amsterdam Road

A Covington Public Works crew worked furiously this morning to clear Amsterdam. The crew included, from left: grounds worker Chad Hyland (walking), laborer James Payne (driving the dump truck), and cement brick mason Gene Kohl (operating the mini excavator). COVINGTON, Ky. - Amsterdam Road in Covington is closed while City of Covington Public Works crews clean up a mudslide.  Public Works Dir...

Music, markets and more

COVINGTON, Ky. - If you like listening to a band while you sip, there are plenty of places to do that in #LovTheCov this weekend, with concerts downtown, in MainStrasse Village and in.   There’s theater too, and a used book sale, and a fancy brunch where you can bring your dog, and a work event on a bike trail.   And, as usual, get your fresh vegetables and dozens of other things a...

Finance Department wins top award, again

COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington’s 2016-17 CAFR (or Comprehensive Annual Financial Report) is a 135-page set of financial statements with arguably more numbers than words.   People who read it tend to be accountants, auditors, financial advisers, investors, and debt managers - numbers-oriented people who not only speak their own language but also scrutinize to fine levels every numeral, detai...

What to do with Latonia’s Barb Cook Park?

The basketball courts are popular at Barb Cook Park, but what else should be added to the park? COVINGTON, Ky. - The sole of many a shoe has been left thinner by the basketball courts at Barb Cook Park in Latonia over the years, and its swings and slides have left the seats of kids’ shorts and pants a little shinier. But the City of Covington’s Parks & Recreation Department thinks ...

Covington Wi-Fi makes the cover

COVINGTON, Ky. - Many readers of Fortune magazine will soon learn this about Covington: It’s a “hotspot.” How? Because it’ll say those words, next to a picture of Covington’s skyline, right on Fortune’s cover.   Sort of.   Cincinnati Bell has purchased an “informational cover wrap” touting its partnership with the non-profit Renaissance Cov...

Covington property tax rates likely unchanged

COVINGTON, Ky. - City administrators are proposing that Covington’s property tax rates remain unchanged in 2018.   The Covington City Commission gave first reading to rates of 0.327 for real estate and 0.349 for personal property - the same as the rates for calendar year 2017.   That translates to $3.27 per each $1,000 in assessed value of real estate. For example, the owner of a $...

Economic goal: Strategic growth, citywide

This picture of the IRS, surrounded by the black wrought-iron fence, shows the proximity of the 23-acre site to the RiverCenter complex (in the background). COVINGTON, Ky. - The Covington City Commission moved forward Tuesday night with three studies designed to ensure that economic development proceeds in a strategic, sustainable, and unfaltering manner whose benefit is felt citywide.  At it...

City Seeks Applications for Historic Preservation & Planning Specialist and a Part Time Administrative Assistant

JOIN OUR TEAM! The City of Covington is accepting applications for a Historic Preservation & Planning Specialist to join our Economic Development Department. Job Title:                Historic Preservation & Planning Specialist Department:           Economic Development Department Salary Range:...

City Seeks Applications for Part Time IT Help Desk Support Member

JOIN OUR TEAM! The City of Covington is accepting applications for a Part Time IT Help Desk Support member to join our Administration Department. Job Title:                  Part Time IT Help Desk Support Department:            &nb...
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$1.2M Eastside storm water project set to start

COVINGTON, Ky. - A $1.2 million project to reduce sewage overflows and backups is about to begin in a corner of Covington’s Eastside neighborhood.   Workers from SD1, Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky, will begin moving construction equipment and materials on Monday to the eastern end of 10th Street near the floodwall in preparation for work that will take several mont...
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