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Bulldozers, Biden, & the ‘5-billion-dollar mile’

2023-in-review: A summary of transformational events, energy in The Cov COVINGTON, Ky. – A startling sight set the tone for 2023 in The Cov mere days into the new year: President Joe Biden giving a speech on the banks of the Ohio River. The theme of the Jan. 4 speech was bipartisans...

Covington Snow & Ice Team ready

A backhoe in the hands of Light Equipment Operator Lonnie Johnson dumps salt into a truck driven by Laborer V James Payne outside the salt dome at Public Works’ headquarters at 1730 Russell St. Earlier in the day, drivers dumped a brine solution on hills, bridges, and other problem areas. S...

Making downtown more inviting to business

City officials believe Seventh Street in particular could be more inspiring to businesses and visitors. Streetscape ‘refresh’ of Madison, Seventh blocks set to begin COVINGTON, Ky. – On any given night, hundreds of visitors to The Cov walk near the intersection of Madison Ave...

Tree giveaway expanded citywide

COVINGTON, Ky. -- The City of Covington tree giveaway program funded by a grant from Duke Energy has been expanded citywide. The program, announced Oct. 12, was initially limited to neighborhoods that fell under federal guidelines related to “heat maps” and environmental justice facto...

Bike plan effort update on Monday

Virtual public meeting will present draft recommendations, routes in Covington, Newport COVINGTON, Ky. – The public will have another opportunity to weigh in on an ongoing effort to make it safer and easier for individuals to travel by bicycle around Northern Kentucky’s urban co...

Leaf pickup begins Oct. 25

Look here to see when your street is scheduled (and when to move your vehicles) COVINGTON, Ky. – “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree,” wrote English poet Emily Bronte some 200 years ago … but then she didn’t have to rake all those fa...

Act fast to get free tree for your yard

Covington Forestry program expands shade canopy in certain neighborhoods COVINGTON, Ky. – If you live in one of 12 neighborhoods listed below and want a free tree to plant in your yard – a big tree, not a tiny “whip” sapling – then act fast. Thanks to a Duke ...

Over $900K in asphalt on 29 streets

Annual resurfacing to bring smoother driving in 13 neighborhoods COVINGTON, Ky. – All or part of 29 streets in Covington are about to get a smoother surface. Almost 62,000 square yards of asphalt will be laid 1½ inches thick on the streets as part of a $927,540 contract with Riegl...

New stop sign on Highland Ave.

COVINGTON, Ky. – Drivers on Highland Avenue need to pay attention: There’s a new stop sign at the foot of Emery Drive. The signs (for drivers headed both east and west on Highland) were installed earlier this week by Public Works after numerous traffic complaints. The signs are per...

KYTC update on 4th St. bridge replacement to be held Aug. 15

The Fourth Street (Veterans Memorial) Bridge carries Ky. 8 across the Licking River between Covington (left) and Newport, near the Licking’s confluence with the larger Ohio River. (Photo used courtesy of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 6.) Goals: ‘Signature’ look, bike...
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