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Gas line break forces evacuation in Latonia

Crews from Duke Energy examine the gas line break at 35th and Latonia. COVINGTON, Ky. - Residents of a two-square-block area of Latonia were forced out of their homes for about two hours on Friday afternoon after a contractor working on the reconstruction of Latonia Avenue ruptured a natural gas line.  No one was hurt in either the incident or the evacuation, Covington Fire Chief Mark Pierce ...

Special Meeting Notice

Notice is hereby given that the City of Covington Motor Vehicle Parking Authority Board meetings will take place at 10:00 a.m. at City Hall, Commission Chambers, 20 West Pike Street, Covington, Kentucky, on the following dates; June 6, June 13, June 20, and June 27, 2018.

EDFP = City continues to emphasize staff talent

COVINGTON, Ky. - Attorneys have CLEs, doctors their CMEs. For people who work in the public sector to help local economies thrive, the ongoing training and education never stops either.   Covington Economic Development Specialist Ross Patten now has the initials after his name to prove it.   Patten this week was certified by the New York-based National Development Council as an EDFP - a ...

Wi-Fi to bring ‘new dimension’ to downtown Covington

COVINGTON, Ky. - A free high-speed Wi-Fi network being launched June 8 means that visitors to Covington’s Central Business District will be able to connect to the Internet from sidewalks and outdoor tables - and also find ready access to a wealth of wayfinding information about events, entertainment, shopping, dining and nearby businesses.   The slogan is “Covington is about to ge...

Street light burned out? Report it

COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington officials want help finding street lights that aren’t working.   “We have about 4,000 street lights in the City, plus some 300 to 400 decorative street lamps,” said Rick Davis, Covington’s interim Public Works Director. “They’re important for safety and security, and so we try to keep up with them. But that’s a lot easier if...

City's plan for feds' millions? Help people

Upgrades to Randolph Pool are in Covington's 2018-19 plan for federal CDBG funds. COVINGTON, Ky. – The Annual Action Plan is well-named.  It spells out how Covington – and, in some cases, nearby cities – plan to use up to $3.6 million from the federal government to take action that directly improves the lives of families.  The money comes from two federal sources with l...

Zoning panel looking for a critical thinker

COVINGTON, Ky. - The pay is terrible, the meetings can be long and the process (according to some people) can be tedious.   But if you're interested in architecture and history, enjoy the aura of the legal system and want not only a front seat to the explosive wave of development coursing through Covington's urban core but also a hand in guiding it, then the City of Covington is looking for y...

5 Covington projects saluted as model historic rehabs

Rehab of the Lincoln Grant Scholar House turned a blighted building into a catalyst. COVINGTON, Ky. - To see how committed rehabbers can turn historic buildings into exciting modern uses, check out Covington’s winners in the annual River Cities Excellence in Preservation Awards program.  Five projects were among those honored Thursday evening at a ceremony in Newport for work compl...

Software to bring order to City's contracts

COVINGTON, Ky. - As another step toward improving efficiency, Covington City Hall is buying software that will greatly improve the organizing, managing and storing of contracts for everything from infrastructure improvements to economic incentives.   “This software will be a tool that will help us meet state statutory requirements for retention, organize what collectively is a huge volu...

Summer repaving program to begin Thursday

Linden Avenue was one of the streets in Covington repaved in 2017. COVINGTON, Ky. - Trucks, equipment and crews are scheduled to descend on the corner of Garrard Street and ML King Jr. Boulevard/12th Street on Thursday for the tentative start of Covington’s annual summer street resurfacing program. Over the next three months, Bluegrass Paving, Inc. of Florence will lay a smooth layer of...
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