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Commission Highlights: Development Department Transformation, New Police Officers, New Police Vehicles, and New Body Cameras

COVINGTON, KY – A transformational restructure of the Development Department was approved Tuesday night by the Board of Commissioners. Five new police officers were hired, the purchase of 32 new police vehicles and new body cameras was approved. Proposed zoning changes for the former Gateway Community and Technical College “hilltop” advanced in light of anticipated development of...

Covington Responds to Standing Water Issue on James Avenue

COVINGTON, KY – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is taking action to remove the stagnant water ponding at the bend of KY 16 across from Meinken Field on James Avenue. Due to recent storms, there has been an increase in rainwater draining down KY 16 resulting in a pond of recurring standing water at the bend in the road. With the threat of the Zika virus and warm weather conditions,...

Public Safety and Economic Development Highlights of Covington Commission Meeting

COVINGTON, Ky. – A major Covington Police Department (CPD) initiative was approved at the Board of Commissioners Meeting Tuesday night. Assistant Police Chief Lt. Col. Robert Nader presented to Commissioners the Northern Kentucky River Cities Unified Police System (NKRCUPS), an agreement between the City of Covington and the City of Newport which allows officers from each police department t...
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Historic Preservation Projects Focus of Covington Commission Meeting

COVINGTON, Ky. – Although lighter than usual, the agenda for Covington’s Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday night was heavy on historic preservation projects. Three applications for Kentucky Heritage Council grant funds were approved by the Board. Each application addressed a specific historic preservation project. The first grant application was for $3,000 for the 2017 Northern Ke...

Covington Commission Begins the New Year with a Focus on Infrastructure

COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington’s Board of Commissioners held its first regular meeting of 2016 Tuesday night. The meeting focused on the City’s infrastructure. Infrastructure needs were a priority pointed out during the City’s discussion of how to allocate carryover funds from the previous fiscal year. The Board approved $315,000 in carryover funds for infrastructure projects, ...

City of Covington Becomes the First Government in Kentucky to Approve PACE Financing for a Private Energy Efficiency Project

COVINGTON, KY – For the first time in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, a local government (City of Covington) has authorized a private property owner (Ivy Knoll Senior Living Community) to use PACE financing for an energy project, according to the Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance. In March 2015, the Kentucky General Assembly passed legislation that authorizes local governments to establish En...
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Holiday Trash Collection Schedule and December Amnesty Week

COVINGTON, KY - The upcoming holidays may have some effect on trash and recycling collection schedules in Covington. Trash and recycling collection scheduled for Christmas Day and New Year's Day will be delayed by one day. Residents and businesses whose collection day falls on Friday, December 25 will be serviced Saturday, December 26. Residents and businesses whose collection day falls on ...

Three Firefighter Promotions and Addition of Police Cadet Complete Goal of Increased Public Safety Staffing

COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington promoted three Firefighters and added a new part-time Police Cadet at the Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Tuesday night, completing a goal of increased police and fire staffing levels. In October of this year, Covington passed legislation approving an increase in Police Department staffing levels from 106 to 110 employees and Fire Department le...

Covington Awarded $1 Million State Grant for Downtown Walking & Biking Path

  COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington has been awarded a $1 million Transportation Alternatives (TA) Grant from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.   The funds will go toward the reconstruction of a downtown alley into a safe and easily traversable pathway for pedestrians and bicyclists.   The project involves closing Electric Alley, located between Madison Avenue and Scott Bou...

Covington Presented with $2 Million Budget Carryover

COVINGTON, KY – Covington’s Board of Commissioners were presented with relatively good news during their meeting Tuesday night in the form of a $2.19 million carryover from the previous fiscal year. A presentation on the City’s Annual Financial Report by the accounting firm Clark Schaefer Hackett revealed that the carryover from the previous fiscal year to be approximately $2,190...
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