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Pass the salt

Brad Schwenke and Gene Koehl of Covington’s Public Works Department check out the site where the new salt dome will go while Greystone Construction employees work on the footers. Public Works erecting ‘dome’ at Russell St. home-to-be for 1,500 tons of wintry road treatment    COVINGTON, Ky. – When some people go looking for a new home, they think ...

Recycling ‘cans’ for pizza containers an outside-the-box solution

(First photo) From left, Jason Covington, James Johnson, and Paul Thompson of Covington’s Public Works Department prepare to install the pizza-box recycling containers in MainStrasse Village. (Second photo) The installed receptacle keeps large pizza boxes from clogging garbage cans. 3 receptacles installed in MainStrasse Village to reduce litter COVINGTON, Ky. – A large pizza ...

Survey seeks ideas on Austinburg Park

Think of 1.9 acres “as a blank canvas,” City says  COVINGTON, Ky. – Pretend you’re a painter looking at a blank canvas.   That’s the approach that Covington Parks & Rec chief Ben Oldiges wants residents to take when they make suggestions on how to improve Austinburg Park.   “Nothing is off the table,” Oldiges said. “...

Radius to create Public Works’ new home

The floorplan at 1730 Russell St. is currently very open. (Photo from Hub+Weber Architects) Russell St. rehab also paves way for Rumpke HQ COVINGTON, Ky. – The job of turning vacant warehouse-like space on Russell Street into the new home for Covington’s Public Works Department is being turned over to Radius Construction.  In a specially called meeting this afternoon, the...

Ideas needed for Austinburg Park

Austinburg Park currently contains play equipment, swings, a small shelter, a ballfield, and a basketball court.  Friday’s movie night begins public engagement for rehab project  COVINGTON, Ky. – Get your mental “vision board” ready.   Before the opening credits roll on Friday night’s outdoor movie, “A Dog’s Life,” at Austi...

City maps basement flooding data

Torrential rains in June 2019 flooded basements and tore up pavement, including on Montague Road below Devou Park.   Online survey of residents tries to pin down problem areas    COVINGTON, Ky. – If your basement floods during heavy rain, the City of Covington wants to make sure you’re on a list it “inherited” of addresses where flooded basements ...

Brent Spence delays start Friday night

New traffic pattern to be in place by Sunday morning COVINGTON, Ky. – If you’re driving northbound across the Brent Spence Bridge this weekend, expect a nightmare.  As crews head into the final stretch of a large-scale maintenance project leading up to its anticipated Nov. 15 completion, a new traffic pattern will be put into place beginning at 10 p.m. Friday. The process wi...

Coffee on the go ...

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is another in a series of recycling tips from the City of Covington's Neighborhood Services Department, Solid Waste & Recycling Division.)   COVINGTON, Ky. – If you walked into work this morning with a hot breakfast from one of The Cov’s fabulous coffee and pastry shops, the “meal” likely ended with dismay and confusion.  ...

Back-to-school list: Check for free Wi-Fi

Blue-and-white Covington Connect signs mark ‘hotspots’   COVINGTON, Ky. – If you see one of the 118 blue-and-white signs newly mounted on poles around Covington, you’re in luck: Odds are you’re in a “hotspot,” and that means free Wi-Fi for you and your family.   Covington Public Works crews recently installed the signs to better identify areas in...

The remnants of summer fun

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is another in a series of recycling tips from the City of Covington's Neighborhood Services Department, Solid Waste & Recycling Division.) COVINGTON, Ky. -- Summer = swimming, gardening, backyard cookouts, and outdoor fun. With the season now officially half over (this week, we think), we bet that you like us were wondering how to limit the negative impact of that &ldquo...
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