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Forestry survey kicks off writing of tree strategy

Legend has it that the legendary Kentucky statesman Henry Clay had a hand in this massive and ancient ginkgo tree being planted near Behringer-Crawford Museum in Devou Park. City to write 20-year master plan for urban canopy  COVINGTON, Ky. – Unlike … say … marigolds (which ...

11th Street to get new pedestrian bridge

The 11th Street bridge has been closed to vehicles for eight years, even as the companion span for pedestrians just to the north has remained open.  Deteriorated vehicle span over RR tracks demolished soon  COVINGTON, Ky. – Work to build a new pedestrian bridge over the CSX railroad ...

Devou delivery: 750 rainbows

Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources technician Adam Cecil releases 750 rainbow trout into Prisoners Lake. (For more pictures, see the City’s Facebook page @covingtonkygov)  State’s FINs program stocks Prisoners Lake with trout  COVINGTON, Ky. – With a tur...

Façade work to start on ‘YMCA building’

The top photo shows the “radiator grille” that once covered 614 Madison Ave. The bottom photo shows the two buildings – 641 Madison and 19 E. Pike St., which wraps around it on two sides – as they looked last fall. The middle photo is a conceptual rendering from WorK Architec...

City cuts storm water fee 10%

Takeover of MS4 rainwater quality program to bring changes   COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington’s takeover of a limited part of storm water management in the city will change three things about the small monthly fee assessed residents for that management:   Reside...

City funds 7 neighborhood projects

The mosaic sign in MainStrasse Village will be repaired. (photo by Jake Ryle, WCPO) Beautification ideas include banners, benches, trees, and flowers COVINGTON, Ky. – Seven more neighborhood groups will receive funding from the City of Covington for small improvement projects ranging from park...

Snow & Ice Team back at it

Backhoe operator Lonnie Johnson dumps a load of salt into a Kenworth dump truck driven by fleet mechanic Doug Meyung and driver Danny Peters. Public Works crews plowing, salting streets through the night COVINGTON, Ky. – Bright lights, blowing snow, lots of noise, and carefully choreographed...

213 trees, 592 lbs. of lights

Ben Broomall, a groundsworker in the Devou Park/Forestry Division, turns Christmas trees into mulch near the Ohio River floodwall. Holiday recycling programs save landfill space  COVINGTON, Ky. – Efforts to recycle and repurpose holiday-related waste in Covington this season gathered in o...

Pretty paper

Can this be recycled?: Yes, no, sometimes   (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. – ... in which Rumpke Waste & Recycling helps us s...

A night in the life of a snow plow driver

Careful maneuvering, perseverance required on tight city streets   COVINGTON, Ky. – With scant inches of space between his mirrors and the parked cars on either side, Jason Roberts slowly maneuvered his Ford 250 down 28th Street, his plow scraping the road free of freshly fallen snow. &n...
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