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4th St. bridge reopens with restrictions

The reopened Fourth Street bridge, as seen from the Newport approach with the lane restrictions in place and the new weight limit sign (Photo provided by KYTC).  Lanes reduced, lower weight limit in place until repair is made  COVINGTON, Ky. - The Licking River bridge that carries almost ...

Corrosion closes 4th St. bridge to cars

The Fourth Street bridge into Newport is closed to vehicles for the time being.  State eyes options after inspection reveals deteriorated steel support COVINGTON, Ky. - The Licking River bridge that connects Covington and Newport at Fourth Street is closed to vehicles for the time being after ...

Free daytime parking at RiverHaus until May 1

COVINGTON, Ky. - The owner of the RiverHaus parking garage is offering free parking from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day until May 1 to help nearby residents and visitors to MainStrasse Village during the coronavirus pandemic.   But there is no overnight public parking - cars need to be cleared fr...

Leniency on street-sweeping days

City temporarily not issuing tickets for cars that aren’t moved   COVINGTON, Ky. - If you can’t find a spot to move your car while your side of the street is being swept, don’t worry - for the time being, you won’t get a parking ticket.   Mindful of the fact that da...

City buying IRS site

Chance to reshape ‘our identity and economics’ long into the future   COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington will soon own 23 acres of land once described by an East Coast commercial developer as one of “the most exciting land redevelopment opportunities between Baltimore and ...

Grant would expand Devou trails

Volunteers gather one Sunday a month to maintain the biking and hiking trails in Devou Park. (Photo provided by Lee Ransdell.) Editor's Note - As you know, due to the concerns over COVID-19, all City appointed boards, committees, panels, and task forces are postponed for the time being. This...

Cleaning up after 'Clifford'

Don Wright, a laborer in Covington’s Public Works Department, installs a newly built dog waste bag dispenser on the Sixth Street Promenade, also known as George Steinford Park, in MainStrasse Village. City adding dog waste bag dispensers - and they’re handmade  COVINGTON, Ky. - Covi...

Design to start on two more streetscape projects

Construction work that started last fall continues on the Sixth Street and Scott Boulevard Restoration Project. More appealing look will invite economic investment  COVINGTON, Ky. - The ongoing effort to improve the look, “feel” and walkability of Covington’s primary business...

How to use millions in federal grants?

Among other things, Covington used federal funds to help make improvements to Peaselburg Park. Covington wants public input on spending in neighborhoods  COVINGTON, Ky. - The federal CDBG and HOME programs have brought the City of Covington almost $20 million over the last 10 years to inve...

Piece by piece, floodgate takes shape

Members of Covington’s Public Works Department battle the bitter cold while putting together the spine of the floodgate at the Madison Overlook earlier today. Public Works team battles brutal cold, wind as river races by   COVINGTON, Ky. - The cold was merciless. The wind whipping off the...
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