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Job openings feature outdoor work

The City is hiring landscape and maintenance workers for the year. Here, a permanent employee in the Public Works Department, James Johnson, knocks down weeds on the riverfront. Public Works, Solid Waste & Recycling hiring ‘seasonals’ COVINGTON, Ky. – Want a job working in the ...

Ad circulars piling up? You can opt out

(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. – Some people love the ad “circulars” delivered weekly to their doorstep. After all, they’re ch...

Yes, Virginia, yogurt ‘tubs’ can (now) be recycled

Food containers that look like “tubs” can now be recycled in Covington. Rumpke expands ‘acceptable’ list in Covington’s curbside program  COVINGTON, Ky. – The “Can this be recycled?” quandary just got easier in Covington, at least when it comes to...

‘Problem' trees removed with City’s blessing

Duke pruning this week in West Latonia   COVINGTON, Ky. – A contractor for Duke Energy is pruning trees throughout West Latonia this week, and that work will include the removal of nine or so “problem” trees in the public right of way, City of Covington officials said.   ...

Gravitating greener in 2021

(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. – When you make your New Year’s Resolutions this week, how about adding “I will take tangible steps t...

Neighborhood grant requests due Wednesday

Neighborhood signs and banners are an example of a small project that can be funded by the City of Covington’s Neighborhood Grant Program.  Up to $5,000 available for beautification projects  COVINGTON, Ky. – Applications for the City of Covington’s Neighborhood Grant Pro...

Covington, SD1 approve storm water split

Agreement another step toward City managing MS4 permit governing water quality of rain runoff   COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington has taken another significant step in its multi-year effort to take over management of storm water quality in the city.   At a specially called meeti...

Hub+Weber to design new Public Works home

The building that will serve as the new home for Public Works is, for now, a wide-open space. City hires architect to turn 68K square feet into functional space COVINGTON, Ky. – The planned new home for Covington’s Public Works Department – for the time being – looks like a c...

New life for dead Christmas trees

Last year, the City collected 160 natural Christmas trees to be recycled. Two ways to recycle holiday greenery into mulch  COVINGTON, Ky. – When “how lovely are your branches” morphs into “get that dead thing out of the living room,” tossing your natural Christmas ...

City: Enforce 2013 ban on hazardous materials on Brent Spence Bridge

The fiery wreck that damaged the Brent Spence Bridge should remind people of the dangers of hazardous materials on the bridge, Covington officials say. (Photo from Kentucky Transportation Cabinet) Nov. 11 fiery crash, shutdown are ‘wakeup call’   COVINGTON, Ky. – City of Covin...
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