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Mayor & City Commission Approve Two-Year Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Contract; Includes Competitive Wage Increases

COVINGTON, KY – Tuesday evening, the Mayor and City Commission approved a two-year Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge #1 contract for calendar years 2016 and 2017. Contract adjustments include annual wage increases, adding a competitive edge to the City’s continued efforts to recruit and retain the highest quality of police officers. Prior to the Board of Commissioners’ approv...

Trash Amnesty Week Begins Monday, October 24

COVINGTON, KY - The City of Covington has scheduled its fourth trash amnesty week of the year beginning Monday, October 24, 2016. During trash amnesty week, residents can place up to three large items and ten 30-gallon bags of trash at the curb without using a green sticker. This trash will be collected during regularly scheduled trash days. Residents should still prepare large items for ...

Covington Streetscape Projects Awarded $5.1 million in OKI Funding for Infrastructure Improvements for Madison Avenue and Seventh Street

COVINGTON, KY – Tuesday afternoon, the City of Covington received funding to further advance its ongoing infrastructure initiatives. The City was awarded $5.1 million to fund two of its streetscape projects from the Surface Transportation Program for Northern Kentucky (SNK) funds grant through the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI). The SNK grant provides publicly fu...

Mayor and City Commission Authorize 501 Main Street Site Residential Development Agreement; Construction to Begin March 2017

  COVINGTON, KY – On Tuesday evening, the Board of Commissioners approved a development agreement with Flaherty & Collins Properties (F&C Properties) for the redevelopment of the two-acre, 501 Main Street site. The development agreement incorporates both the project design as well as the financing structure. The high-end, residential development will include 187 one and two bedr...
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City Continues to Increase Its Transparency Efforts; Implements “Open Checkbook” Digital Platform Feature

COVINGTON, KY – Last Tuesday evening, the City of Covington continued to increase its transparency initiatives through the implementation of OpenGov’s “Open Checkbook” digital platform. Powered by OpenGov, Open Checkbook is a transparency feature within the OpenGov digital platform on the City’s website. OpenGov is designed to help visitors understand how Covington sp...

Board of Commissioners Approves Fire Department’s SAFER Grant, Authorizes Purchase of $3M in Apparatus Fleet Vehicles

COVINGTON, KY – At the last Commission meeting, the City received great news as it was awarded $1.36M in federal grant funds to hire eight new full time firefighters. The Mayor and City Commission formally accepted the SAFER grant at their September 13 Commission meeting. Fire Chief Dan Mathew stated, “The SAFER grant provides the Covington Fire Department an opportunity to improve its...

Duke Energy Presents Covington with Generous Donation to Replace Trees on Holman Avenue

COVINGTON, KY - Friday, September 23, Duke Energy presented the City of Covington with a $2000 check to donate towards the tree replacement efforts on Holman Avenue. The ceremony takes place at the corner of Robbins Street and Holman Avenue, near the location where the incident took place. On July 7, 17 trees were cut down on Holman Avenue in an act of vandalism. The Covington community quick...

Una Merkel Mural to be Unveiled at Art Off Pike Event

COVINGTON, KY – Austin Dunbar of Durham Brand & Co. has designed a mural to celebrate the Covington native Una Merkel. The mural is located in The Arcade that is located adjacent to Klingenberg Hardware at 26 W. Seventh St. in downtown Covington. Una Merkel was a famous actress in the 1930’s cinema, and Tony Award winner for Supporting Actress in (The Ponder Heart). Merkel has...

City of Covington Honored with “2016 Kentucky Excellence in Energy Leadership” Award

COVINGTON, KY –   Thursday afternoon, the City of Covington was presented the “2016 Kentucky Excellence in Energy Leadership” award at the Kentucky Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment Awards Ceremony. Mayor Sherry Carran stated, “We are extremely honored to receive this award. We thank the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet in recognizin...

Covington Promotes Environmentally Friendly Initiatives; Issues 2016-2017 Green Stickers to Property Owners

COVINGTON, KY – The City of Covington will be issuing 2016-2017 green stickers to property owners as it continues its Waste & Recycling Program initiatives. In July 2015, the City partnered with Keep Covington Beautiful and Rumpke Waste & Recycling to promote stewardship in the community and the environment through ongoing efforts to keep the City clean, healthy and green. Through it...
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