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Tortured poets & a new Latonia attraction

  COVINGTON, Ky. – If you’re a sports card collector, a Swiftie, or someone who still believes in sending handwritten letters to friends and loved ones, then this weekend promises a good time. But don’t fret if you’re none of those things. The Cov also offers live music, a market with local produce and food goods, a food tour, a swing dance class, a comedy show, ...

Remembering former Mayor Butch Callery

City offers condolences at death of longtime official COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington offers condolences to the family and friends of former Mayor and City Commissioner Irvin T. “Butch” Callery, who died Sunday. Callery, who lived in Villa Hills, served on the Covington City Commission from 1980 through 2000 and was Mayor from 2001 through 2008. He was also Mayor of ...

Covington PD welcomes officer’s return

Covington Police Chief Brian Valenti, veteran police officer William Gonzales, and Covington Mayor Joe Meyer at today's re-swearing in ceremony. COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington Police Officer William Gonzales has returned to familiar terrain, patrolling once again the streets of the city he calls “home.” Gonzales, who grew up in Covington, came to the Covington Police Depart...

How far back new Fire Chief’s roots? 1920s horse-drawn ladder wagon

CAPTIONS: Photo 1: Chief Corey Deye. (Photo used courtesy of Katie Woodring). Photo 2: Members of the Covington Board of Commissioners pose with Covington Fire’s new chiefs after the votes on their promotions. From left, Vice Mayor/City Commissioner Ron Washington, Commissioner Tim Downing, Deputy Chief James “Jimmy” Adams, Chief Corey Deye, Mayor Joe Meyer, Commissioner Sh...

Comedy, Sherlock & Bey

COVINGTON, Ky. – How do you wind down a week that began with a way-cool solar eclipse? In The Cov, we do it with good theater, a mystery to crack, line dancing, an interesting walking tour, live music, crafting, shopping, dancing, and more. A comedic cast of characters An unconscious leading lady … a corpse that can’t play dead … actors who trip over everything (...

Economic impact report: ‘The momentum continues’

2023 saw new jobs, investments, progress on CCR, and more COVINGTON, Ky. – The newly released 2023 Impact Report from Covington’s Economic Development Department illustrates a dynamic momentum that further builds on the solid foundation for robust growth here on the “bold side of the river.” “Economic Development encompasses a lot of different things,” sai...

Derby legends, pollinators & vintage

COVINGTON, Ky. – If you’re all about the fun, there’s no need to head out of town this weekend for a destination that’s more in alignment with the path of optimum totality for Monday’s total solar eclipse. No 1, we’ve good stuff worth sticking around for in The Cov, including cool local Derby history to learn, pollinator habitat to tend to, art, vintage shopp...

Major repairs, bridge project doom Goebel Pool

Rather than ‘waste’ $500K, City to close water facility earlier than anticipated COVINGTON, Ky. – In the end, Goebel Pool was doomed. With the pool sitting almost directly in the path of the pending Brent Spence Bridge Corridor project, the City of Covington has elected not to make the substantial, expensive repairs that would be needed to keep Goebel open just a littl...

Earth Month a busy time in The Cov

CAPTIONS: Earth Month and tree planting events helped build a feeling of community in 2023 in The Cov. Volunteer events to help build community, love for the planet COVINGTON, Ky. – Earth Month – aka “April” – will be celebrated in Covington with events and activities related to trees, beautification, waste disposal, recycling, and pollinator gardens. Many of...

Register now for Restoration Weekend on April 27

Annual event combines history, rehab expertise and resources COVINGTON, Ky. – Whether you own a historic home, are thinking about buying one, or simply love history, the NKY Restoration Weekend event on Saturday, April 27, is for you. The annual event returns to the Newport Intermediate School with an impressive speaker lineup of historic preservation professionals. Registration opened...
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