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Job openings feature outdoor work

Covington’s Public Works Department is looking to hire an array of landscape and maintenance workers for the coming year to do things like cut grass, trim weeds, paint crosswalks, and clean out drainage ditches. Here, two permanent employees -- laborer V James Johnson and driver Bryan Snider &...

Gov. Beshear visit = check for City

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear congratulates Covington Mayor Joe Meyer, far left, after presenting him a symbolic check for the ongoing redevelopment of Barb Cook Park. At far right is state Rep. Buddy Wheatley, who represents Covington in the House. Standing next to Wheatley is state Department for Loc...

2019 in Review: Covington’s momentum grows

This photo taken by Prus Construction in late October shows the massive transformation that got under way in 2019 on the Covington riverfront, the long-awaited “crown jewel” phase of Riverfront Commons. Year saw economic energy, investments in neighborhoods & infrastructure  COV...

Devou Drive to close Monday for drainage project

Devou Drive will be closed at this intersection with Western Avenue beginning Monday for about a month. SD1 estimates stormwater improvement work could take a month   COVINGTON, Ky. - Devou Drive - one of the roads leading into Devou Park from downtown - will be closed off for about a month beg...

Bike ‘staples’: 288 installed or in works

 One of the 132 bike rack “staples” installed in Covington so far by Ride the Cov and  The Devou Good Project Ride the Cov, Devou Good Project give update COVINGTON, Ky. - Over the last seven months, it might have appeared as if a giant with a stapler were shooting shiny black ...

Weekday rates at RiverHaus garage: $2

COVINGTON, Ky. - The owner of the RiverHaus parking garage in MainStrasse Village is reducing rates during weekday business hours to better accommodate lunchtime shoppers and diners.   Starting Feb. 1, the cost to park in the garage and/or lot at the corner of Main and Fifth streets will be a f...

Safe commute? Here's why

With the snow tapering to soft flurries, mechanic Daniel Chumley, mechanic Doug Meyung, and light equipment operator Lonnie Johnson (from left) maneuver around the yard this morning at Covington’s Public Works garage on Boron Drive. While most of us slept, the Snow & Ice Team hit the roa...

$200K on table with 2nd ‘RIPPLE Effect’

Purchase of the commercial building at 717 Pike St. was part of the Lewisburg Thorofare proposal during the 2018 The RIPPLE Effect competition, and a new tenant – Salon Jade – has since received a Rent Subsidy grant from the City.   Local business districts compete for City money, ...

Thanksgiving: No delays in garbage collection

COVINGTON, Ky. - The remains of that fantastic Thanksgiving Dinner (well, we hope it turns out “fantastic”) won’t sit in your garbage container this week any longer than it normally would.   Garbage collection in the City of Covington will occur on regularly scheduled days thi...

City Heights’ needs: $51MM

Report details work to reach ‘safe, decent and sanitary’ standards   COVINGTON, Ky. - Restoring the apartments at Covington’s City Heights public housing complex to “safe, decent and sanitary” standards would cost almost $51 million, with the cost of a total modern...
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