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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...

City Receives Update Regarding Internal Revenue Service “Flat Top” Facility Closure in 2019

COVINGTON, KY – The City of Covington received updated information regarding the recent announcement of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) closure of its Flat Top Covington facility. On Wednesday, September 14, the IRS announced it will be closing its Flat Top facility in Covington as of 2019, resulting in the elimination of nearly about 1,800 jobs in the area. Mayor Sherry Carran, C...

Internal Revenue Service Announces Its “Flat Top” Facility to Close in 2019

COVINGTON, KY – On Wednesday afternoon, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced it will be closing its flat top facility in Covington in 2019, resulting in the elimination of about 1,826 jobs. A statement from the IRS said: “As part of the continuing efforts to use resources efficiently, the IRS is taking steps to further consolidate submission processing operations across the ...

Covington Partners with SD1 to Improve Storm Drainage on Crystal Lake Drive & Bluffside Drive

COVINGTON, KY – The City partnered with Sanitation District No. 1 (SD1) to address storm drainage issues on Crystal Lake Drive and Bluffside Drive in South Covington. The Board recently executed an agreement with SD1 to implement the 50/50 Cost Sharing Program. Upon the program’s application, the City will split the estimated cost of $244,798.00 with SD1 to install new curb inlets and ...

Commission Highlight: Four New Police Officers Join the Covington Police Department

COVINGTON, KY – The Covington Police Department welcomed four new officers to its ranks last Tuesday evening. Approved unanimously by the Board of Commissioners, the Police Department increased its staffing number to 109 sworn police officers out of the 110 authorized positions. City Manager Larry Klein stated, “Last October, the Mayor and City Commission increased the number of Police...
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