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Spring courses at Heritage Trades Academy: Interior plaster, exterior wood

Sign up now to learn valuable skills while developing career COVINGTON, Ky. – Spring courses at the Covington Academy of Heritage Trades will teach you how to restore interior plaster and rebuild exterior wood trim and porches. The Academy – which is supported by the City of Covington – is accepting applications for Spring 2024 courses designed to help residents develop car...

‘Plogging’ event blends exercise, litter pickup

Covington part of Saturday’s statewide cleanup COVINGTON, Ky. – Volunteers will fan out in Covington’s neighborhoods on Saturday to pick up litter while getting exercise during the second-annual “Plogging Across the Bluegrass” event. There’s still time to register for the event, whose name employs the semantic merger of the Swedish term “plocka upp&r...

Meyer at the White House

Mayor invited to tout Covington projects to Sec. Buttigieg, Biden officials in Washington COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington Mayor Joe Meyer will go national with The Cov’s message on Thursday. The mayor is one of several dozen leaders from Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia invited to the White House to tell Biden Administration officials how federal investment in the city&rsq...

Spring Reading Challenge starts Friday

Covington preschoolers through 3rd grade invited to participate in Read Ready Covington event COVINGTON, Ky. – Big prizes are at stake for Covington’s most prolific young readers: A $75 gift card to Stoney’s Village Toy Shoppe … books … candy … games … and a Zoo Factory stuffed animal kit. Starting Friday, March 1, and running through April 12...

625 pounds of lights, recycled

City residents protect environment through holiday drop-off program COVINGTON, Ky. – Sometimes tipping the scales a little heavier than the year before is a good thing. So it is with the annual recycling program that allowed residents to drop off strands of non-working holiday light strands instead of tossing them into the trash. Covington’s Solid Waste & Recycling Divisio...

A Snow Moon, cityscapes & blues

COVINGTON, Ky. –  We are finally at the end of what is surely the longest week in the history of the world. Fortunately it all ends on a good note with good times aplenty in The Cov. Get out there and have fun. A ‘chili’ February evening It’s no stretch to say that folks come far and wide to sample the unique flavor of Cincinnati-style chili, marveling at the bl...

Pierce steps down as Covington Fire Chief after almost 30 years with the City

COVINGTON, Ky. – After a nearly 30-year career with the Covington Fire Department and almost six years as its chief, Mark Pierce is stepping down. Chief Pierce, 59, submitted his resignation this week for the purposes of retirement, effective March 31. “I love Covington, and I love being a firefighter in Covington,” Pierce said. “But wise people always told me ‘...

Kindness & cookies

COVINGTON, Ky. – We are winding down what is nationally known as Random Acts of Kindness Week. That’s not to be confused with Snowplow Mailbox Hockey Day (Jan. 23), I Hate Coriander Day (Feb. 24), and Lumpy Rug Day (May 3). So … that gives you three more days to continue practicing all those benevolent acts you’ve been doing since the start of the week. Whatever acti...

City $$ helps 5 new businesses, upgrades of 5 commercial properties

Photo courtesy of Orleans Development. Small Business incentive interest shows ‘Covington is still the place where folks want to be’ COVINGTON, Ky. – A pet grooming and retail business, a family-owned Nepalese restaurant, a Hawaiian-inspired restaurant, and a historic building poised for a transformation are among 10 businesses to receive financial help from the City&rsq...

Mardi Gras, ‘rad’ vintage & Galentines

COVINGTON, Ky. – If anything guarantees a good time more than Mardi Gras and Galentine’s Day events together in one weekend, we’re hard-pressed to name it. And in case you’re scratching your head about what on earth to get the one you’re sweet on for Valentine’s Day next week, this is a veritable V-Day prep weekend with several opportunities to make a handmad...
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