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Covington expands incentives for small businesses

Popular nightspot Olde Towne Tavern, which fronts both Pike Street and Seventh Street, redecorated its facades with the help of the City of Covington's Small Business Program. COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington is expanding the boundaries of two incentive programs that help small businesses and has changed criteria to favor businesses that bring the biggest benefit to the City and surrounding neighborhood...

City solicitor wanted mission ‘bigger than me’

Solicitor Michael Bartlett came to the City of Covington to be "a small part of something bigger." COVINGTON, Ky. - The ambush-style shooting of Cincinnati Police Officer Sonny Kim changed the trajectory of Michael Bartlett’s career. Having represented police officers during his early years as an attorney in the private sector, Bartlett had grown to appreciate the mission of law enforcement ...

‘We fix things,’ says new (former) Public Works chief

Director Rick Davis has focused on modernizing Covington's Department of Public Works and improving customer service. COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington Public Works Director Rick Davis has a clear and succinct explanation for why his job is satisfying:  “We fix stuff,” he said.   Being able to see the tangible embodiment of his Department’s work - in the form of smooth-surface...

On Covington’s new energy, vision and ‘authenticity’

COVINGTON, Ky. - If you’re intrigued by the economic energy coursing through the City of Covington’s urban core and are thinking about moving to, investing in or visiting the City, then you’ll be interested in a recent taping of the cable television program “Getting Down to Business.”   City Economic Development Director Tom West recently was the guest on th...

Online portal lets public report, track problems

COVINGTON, Ky. - A new phone app and online tool going live today will make it easier for the public to not only report infrastructure problems in the City of Covington but also follow up to see if those problems are being fixed.   Take this scenario:   It's a Saturday morning and while walking in, say, MainStrasse Village, you notice a crumbling curb. Or a pothole. Or a loose sewer grat...

Music and MMA, painting while drinking

COVINGTON, Ky. - From painting while drinking to drinking (and eating) while walking, Covington is host to a long list of exciting events this weekend for all ages.   Throw in a funky art exhibition, mixed martial arts and a dual recycling event, and there’s no need to leave town.   Here are some highlights:   Come vibe together   If you think art is a whole lot more than...

E-waste, shred event solves disposal dilemmas

Old computer and electronic equipment piled up at a previous year's recycling drop-off event. COVINGTON, Ky. - A free drop-off event on Saturday can help Covington residents get rid of two categories of items far apart on the recycling spectrum:  Boxes of sensitive financial, health or other documents they’ve been meaning to shred.  And obsolete computer and electronic e...

Homeownership fair makes buying house less scary

COVINGTON, Ky. - Lack of financial resources keeps some people from owning a home. So does lack of knowledge.   Credit scores, loans, closing costs, real estate contracts, appraisals, inspections - it's almost a separate language, one that's confusing enough to keep some people from pursuing the dream of homeownership.   On Saturday, June 30, a free fair aimed at helping would-be homebuy...

‘The cart,’ and Covington’s tenacious volunteers

COVINGTON, Ky. - Volunteers who cleaned debris off Covington’s riverbanks Saturday carried away spare tires, half a pallet, a cloth folding chair, about 90 bags of garbage and debris and 15 large bags full of plastic bottles to be recycled.   But there was no doubt what the crown jewel of Ohio River Sweep 2018 was:   “The cart.”   Almost completely buried in the mu...

Repaired Latonia Water Park open today

COVINGTON, Ky. – The Latonia Water Park/Splash Pad is fixed and will be open today.  The complex at 43rd Street and Decoursey Avenue was closed Friday after the water filtration system broke.  Employees from the City’s Public Works Department and local electricians spend Friday afternoon and early evening working on the pump and electrical system and got it fixed.  &ldqu...
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