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Spring street cleaning starts April 1

Avoid a ticket by using link below COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington’s Public Works Department will begin its annual spring cleaning of residential streets on Monday, April 1. As usual, how well the streets get cleaned will depend on the cooperation of residents moving their cars (to the other side of the street, into their driveways, around the block) so the street sweeper can ope...

Hoops, menopause & Easter eggs

COVINGTON, Ky. – You COULD spend this weekend searching for Kate Middleton … sleuthing out the identity of mac n cheese billboard guy … and building a fall-out shelter and studying zombies as prep for April’s end-of-the-world total eclipse. Or you could watch a lot (A LOT) of hoops at a Covington bar, make your kids’ day by taking them to various Easter egg ...

Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday to combine fun, serious purpose

Annual event to include games, prizes, photos, food; parents can gauge kids’ development with optional ‘screener’ COVINGTON, Ky. – It’s called the Easter Egg Hunt, but we guarantee that your children won’t have to hunt very hard. Come Saturday morning, the grass around the bandshell in Devou Park will be strewn with thousands of plastic Easter eggs fi...

Wayfinding on the riverfront

‘Smart’ outdoor kiosk to help visitors navigate The Cov COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington is getting an interactive outdoor kiosk to help residents and visitors navigate the city and locate businesses, landmarks, and services. The kiosk is the result of a partnership among City officials, the regional nonprofit Southbank Partners, and RoveIQ, a digital signage company in Covington...

Historic rehab awards accepting nominations

In 2023, the City announced the Historic Preservation Excellence Awards during an outdoor “red-carpet event” with an emcee in the alley next to KungFood Chu’s AmerAsia on Madison Avenue. ‘Preservation Excellence’ honors projects, people who restored and preserved Covington’s historic buildings COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington’s Historic Preserva...

St. Patrick’s Day & headlocks

COVINGTON, Ky. – Odds are wherever you go and whatever you do this weekend, you’ll step into a sea of green amid St. Patrick’s Day festivities aplenty. We’ve put all the St. Pat’s happenings in The Cov in one place for your easy perusal. But don’t stop there, because there’s a lot more happening in The Cov that doesn’t involve shamrocks, leprechau...

The increasing allure of the Covington riverfront’s 23 acres

Conceptual renderings of the Covington Central Riverfront site from the City’s master plan show “Block G,” where the law school and medical school would sit. Note these are NOT renderings of the future complex. Senate unveils $150M proposal to make former IRS site the new home of Chase law school, UK med school COVINGTON, Ky. – One magazine cover story labeled it...

Redevelopment of Austinburg Park underway

  ‘Every few weeks there should be a new development’ COVINGTON, Ky. – New sidewalks … repaved basketball courts with new goals and lines … a driveway and parking facility … new playground equipment … a seating area for the FC Cincinnati soccer mini pitch … a new shelter house … an informational kiosk … and a dog park. ...

Chai, smart women & Mario

COVINGTON, Ky. – It’s kind of a chill weekend coming up, don’t you think? Maybe that’s because next week The Cov will be pulsing with a big green energy and likely flowing with green beer. Meanwhile, this is the weekend to learn to make and sip good tea, watch cool flicks, get a little crafty, and maybe step into a real-life board game (stroll down, you’ll see). ...

No political signs on public property

Candidates’ signs herald the arrival of campaign season. Here’s a photo taken in the 1970s by a photographer for the now defunct The Kentucky Post. (Photo used courtesy of the Kenton County Public Library) City to remove campaign posters in the right of way COVINGTON, Ky. – With election season about to engulf Covington, the City is reminding candidates and their supporters...
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