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City hiring for 2 new positions in storm water construction, maintenance

Public Works employees rebuild a catch basin in this file photo. COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington is looking for two people who can help its newly formed Storm Water Division get started.  Applications for the new positions of storm water maintenance supervisor and storm water maintenance worker will be accepted through Aug. 12.   Applicants can learn more about t...

What should Covington’s dog park look like?

As City moves forward, public invited to weigh in at event Aug. 4   COVINGTON, Ky. – Water bowls, wagging tails, and wide canine grins are familiar sights throughout the streets of Covington, evidence of a dog-friendly culture where four-footed friends are welcome in many businesses and bars while their humans sip beer or peruse books.   So, it’s no surprise that when Covin...

Brent Spence traffic pattern shifting

One lane this weekend, then I-75, I-71 to ‘split’ before bridge COVINGTON, Ky. – Expect huge delays this weekend when northbound traffic on Interstates 71/75 will be reduced to one lane so a new significant travel pattern change can be implemented, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced this week.   The new travel pattern will then remain in place until Aug. 29. &n...

Free vouchers to ease use of transfer station

Program lets residents to drop off bulk trash, within reason   COVINGTON, Ky. – A new voucher system that goes into effect tomorrow will allow Covington residents to drop off yard waste, bulk items like furniture, and a limited number of tires for free at the Covington transfer station.   The program is the newest step in the City’s ongoing efforts to work with Rumpke Waste &...

Massive trucks to affect traffic, parking Tuesday

A truck similar to those that will make their way through Covington on Tuesday morning. (Photo used courtesy of Prestress Transportation.) 96,000-lb. beams part of new pedestrian bridge  COVINGTON, Ky. – Call it an urban episode of the TV series “Outback Truckers.”   Three 117-foot-long trucks will thread their way through the streets of downtown Covington on Tuesday m...

Duplex owners to receive refund

City fixes ‘drafting error’ that led to higher storm water fee   COVINGTON, Ky. – A two-word change in a City ordinance first passed in February will send most owners of duplexes in Covington a refund of $45.40 on their storm water bill.   That’s the bottom-line impact of a vote the Covington Board of Commissioners recently took to fix what amounted to a drafting ...

Summer street cleaning starts July 8

Signs, link below show schedule to move vehicle   COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington’s Public Works Department will begin its annual summer cleaning of residential streets on July 8, and “aesthetic appeal” is only one reason for the effort.   More importantly, it’s a critical part of maintenance that prevents flooding by keeping debris out of storm water...

‘Covington … is collateral damage’

Mayor appears on KET to explain concerns  with Brent Spence ‘fix’   COVINGTON, Ky. – Mayor Joe Meyer appeared live on the statewide program “Kentucky Tonight” on Monday evening to talk about Covington’s concerns with the plan as currently designed to “fix” the Brent Spence Bridge by building a companion bridge next to it, and then tolling ...

Devou’s paved trails to be closed for maintenance

2-day sealing project starts today   COVINGTON, Ky. – The paved multi-purpose trails in Covington’s Devou Park will be closed to walkers and bikers today and tomorrow for maintenance.   Specifically, Queen City Blacktop will be applying a seal that preserves the pavement and keeps it looking nice and less weathered.   The maintenance was originally scheduled for a few we...

River Sweep 2021: ‘Hot & exhausting’

 Just one pile of the litter and debris cleaned off the banks of the Ohio River in Covington during River Sweep 2021 on Saturday. For additional photos, see the City of Covington’s Facebook page, @covingtonkygov Volunteers clean litter, debris off riverfront COVINGTON, Ky. – The banks of the Ohio River in Covington are more devoid of litter and debris, thanks to the efforts o...
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