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2 years later, ‘RIPPLE’ felt in Lewisburg

New sidewalks and updated storefronts are among the changes made to the bend of Pike Street near Montague Street as part of the City’s first The RIPPLE Effect proposal that started at Herb & Thelma’s Tavern. Partnership spurs street improvements, new business (Part 2 of 2: The ...

Creating another ‘RIPPLE’

The business district/node Highway Avenue and Altamont Road is in line for attention under the City’s The RIPPLE Effect.   Botany Hills neighborhood wins grant for improvements, City attention (Part 1 of 2: The RIPPLE Effect program was created in fall 2018 to coordinate public a...

City hires project manager for IRS site

The inside of the sprawling former IRS facility. J.S. Held to oversee complex preparation of 23 acres for private development COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington is hiring a global multi-disciplinary consulting firm to oversee the complex and time-intensive work of preparing the 23-acre former IR...

A more inviting ‘front door’

Friday event seeks ideas on Clay Wade Bailey gateway COVINGTON, Ky. – Every welcoming home maintains an inviting entry point … an attractive “front door,” so to speak, that beckons visitors to cross its threshold. “Welcoming” cities are not any different. ...

We hate cig butts & we cannot lie

Campaign to eliminate cigarette litter energizing in The Cov COVINGTON, Ky. – The campaign to keep cigarette butts from trashing up Covington’s streets is about to become super visible and super-charged. Thanks to a grant, a wrap-around ad on a Transit Authority of Northern Kentuck...

Needed: Volunteers to plant 80 trees

Volunteers donating their time and sweat at planting events over the years have played a big part in creating Covington’s urban canopy. Saturday event targets shade-poor streets in West Latonia COVINGTON, Ky. – Looking to do something worthwhile this weekend? How about helping to e...

Hands Pike realignment on schedule

Photo one: The realignment of Hands Pike remains on schedule to be completed by Nov. 1, 2022. Photo two: An aerial view shows the challenge of overcoming the steep grade. (Photo provided by Nancy Wood, KYTC) Rebuilt road to create safer route to, from South Covington COVINGTON, Ky. &nd...

Free plants for your pollinator garden

Saturday event in Goebel part of butterfly initiative in The Cov COVINGTON, Ky. – If you want to attract butterflies to your yard, here’s your chance to get some free perennial plants to start or add to a pollinator garden. The people who manage the Goebel Park Pollinator Garden in...

Leaf pickup begins next week

             Look here to see when your street is scheduled   COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington will again help residents clean up the beautiful but labor-intensive mess of autumn created by trees dropping leaves in the public right of way. ...

Free tree for your yard

Among the trees available are cultivars of magnolia, left, and cherry, similar to those shown here.                ROAD iD donation to grow canopy in targeted neighborhoods COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington h...
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