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Help the hungry, help the earth

COVINGTON, Ky. – Earth Day 2021 came and went (there’s only 359 days until the next one), but the mission – and the opportunities – continue year round.   Local grocer Kroger can help:   Most of us know that Kroger has long accepted plastic bags and film for recycling through its Bag-2-Bag program, and you might even know that Kroger recently partnered with Terra...

Leniency ending for street-sweeping tickets

City forced to begin enforcing parking rules again to keep debris from clogging storm drains   COVINGTON, Ky. – Since the pandemic began more than a year ago, the City has looked the other way as drivers ignored “No Parking” signs and left their cars to block efforts to “sweep” Covington’s streets.   No longer.   Come May 1, ...

10 volunteer opportunities Saturday

Neighborhood events = Part 1 of spread-out Great American Cleanup   COVINGTON, Ky. – Volunteers will converge on at least 10 locations in Covington on Saturday to plant trees and flowers, pull weeds, rake debris, spread mulch, pick up litter, and tackle other tasks aimed at beautifying The Cov and its neighborhoods.   If you want to join in the fun, sign up HERE (preferred) or just...

Who needs a formal ‘opening’?

Zahrah enjoys the tunnel slide at the newly renovated Barb Cook Park in Latonia. Ribbon cutting Saturday, but new Barb Cook Park already in full use COVINGTON, Ky. – Every time Covington Parks & Rec Manager Ben Oldiges drives past Barb Cook Park in Latonia, he sees first-hand evidence that the park’s recent renovation was long overdue:  “It’s filled with kids almos...

Mission: Save the monarch

One of the Covington pollinator gardens created as part of the 2017 Mayors’ Monarch Pledge is in Hands Pike Park in South Covington, shown here.  Saturday cleanup at Goebel pollinator garden part of national effort   COVINGTON, Ky. – Volunteers are invited to gather Saturday to remove dead nettle and dead leaves from a corner of Goebel Park in a gardening event that has ...

Simple Truth: A brand-specific recycling solution

(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. – Cincinnati’s Kroger Co. is the nation’s largest operator of traditional supermarkets, and its Simple Truth natural foods brand is skyrocketing in popularity.   The drawback for recycl...

Spring street-sweeping begins April 1

Residents must move cars on their assigned days   (EDITOR'S NOTE: Since this release was published, the City has simplified the process through which to find out when your street is going to be swept. Just go to the link to the map below and type in your address.) COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington’s Public Works Department will begin its annual spring cleaning of residential streets on A...
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High Street closed today for asphalt work

Drivers Alvis Barber, left, and Danny Peters of the City of Covington Public Works’ Right-of-Way Maintenance Division lay asphalt on High Street today. COVINGTON, Ky. – High Street between Altamont Road and Parkway Avenue in the Botany Hills neighborhood will be closed much of today as Public Works crews lay new asphalt.  Crews milled off the old asphalt on Friday in preparation f...

Single-use utensils? Stick a fork in it

(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. It was supposed to be distributed on "Wednesday.")   COVINGTON, Ky. – Eating take-out has become a great way to support local businesses and decrease face-to-face interaction amid the pandemic. But while that trend has been gr...

How should City spend federal grants?

Among other things, Covington has used federal Community Development Block Grant program funds to rebuild broken sidewalks on Scott Boulevard near Sixth Street. Public hearing on annual CDBG/HOME allocations on March 25  COVINGTON, Ky. – The federal CDBG and HOME programs have brought the City of Covington about $20 million over the last 10 years to invest directly in neighborhoods &nda...
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