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Policy puts money to work for Covington taxpayers

COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington's investment policy for taxpayer funds used to be a bare-bones outline largely reliant on state statute.   After tonight, it's 17 pages.   Why?   New Covington Finance Director Muhammed Owusu uses a point-in-time story to explain:   In the month of March, Owusu said, because the timing of tax collections and bill payments creates big swings in cash fl...

River Sweep yield: Clean banks, strange debris

The 2018 Ohio River Sweep T-shirt was inspired by Landon Reid of Covington’s Glenn O. Swing Elementary. COVINGTON, Ky. - Tired and sore muscles are likely. Muddy gloves a given. And a sense of accomplishment a certainty. But the one thing that volunteers in the annual Ohio River Sweep are most prone to compare after several hours of picking up garbage are unusual stories - because you just ...

Hearing Monday on plan for Gateway site

COVINGTON, Ky. - A public hearing on Monday will give city leaders and residents the opportunity to weigh in on a proposal to build 82 single-family homes on a hillside overlooking Covington.   The 27.7-acre property is the site of the former Hilltop Campus of Gateway Community & Technical College, on the west side of West Pike Street as it becomes Dixie Highway.   Most of the land -...

Pride Parade: Covington embraces diversity

COVINGTON, Ky. - Declaring that inclusivity and diversity are hallmarks of Northern Kentucky’s largest city, City of Covington officials are gearing up to participate in Sunday’s NKY Pride Parade.   The parade - whose theme is “Y’all Means All!: The Future is Bright” - will be led by Mayor Joe Meyer and Police Chief Rob Nader, riding in a golf cart. Further back ...

Wanted: Adopt-A-Spot partners (to beautify City)

Volunteers of all ages help keep Covington beautiful, and visitors notice the effort. COVINGTON, Ky. - With green-colored “map pins” arrayed like a general’s strategic deployment of resources, a new map on the City’s COVDATA website identifies a veritable army of volunteers working in neighborhoods across Covington to beautify their surroundings.  It’s called the...

25 ways you can save the earth from Covington

You don't have to be Superman to save the earth. On World Environment Day, we tell you how.  COVINGTON, Ky. - Bet you didn’t know today was World Environment Day.  What can you do to celebrate? Change your habits, of course.   By ourselves, “saving the earth” seems like an awful big and discouraging task (ever heard of Sisyphus and his boulder?). So we’ve c...

In Covington, data drives push for better service

Dr. Todd Sink is the City of Covington's Manager of Analytics & Intelligence COVINGTON, Ky. - In a second-floor office far from the public eye, the City of Covington’s numbers guru, Dr. Todd Sink, is doing his thing: aggregating, organizing, labeling, checking, analyzing, warehousing, and updating data.  Lots of data. So far, in fact, 1.75 million different records.   Want...

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 ...
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