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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 to protect the air, earth, and waterways for my children and generations to come.”   How c...

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 Program are due by 4 p.m. Wednesday.   “We’ve been talking to a lot of groups and neig...

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 meeting Tuesday night, the Covington Board of Commissioners voted to terminate the City’s storm wat...

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 concrete slab with metal walls and roof.   To turn the 68,000-plus-square-foot building into eff...

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 tree into the trash isn’t the only option. It’s not the best option either. Instead, r...

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 Covington officials want a 2013 regulation that bans hazardous materials on the Brent Spence Bridge to be...

Funding tool for IRS site work leaps first hurdle

TIF district designation in works would use future state tax revenue to repay City’s debt   COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington received preliminary approval today to study the possible use of future state tax revenues to pay for new roads, sidewalks and other improvements to the 23-acre IRS site and surrounding areas to prepare it for private development.   ...

8th Street fix to close one block next week

The City recently had to put a “Band-Aid” of asphalt on a sinking section of Eighth Street but will close the street next week to work on a permanent repair. Sections of concrete failing between Russell, Pike streets  COVINGTON, Ky. – Eighth Street between Pike and Russell streets will be closed starting Monday so the crumbling and sinking concrete roadway can be torn up an...

A 'greener' cup of joe

(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. – First the bad news: Those oh-so-convenient plastic single-serve coffee pods (commonly known as K-cups after the company that trademarked them, Keurig Green Mountain) aren’t accepted by most recycling progr...

State: Brent Spence repair on schedule

(Photo provided by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet) Damaged upper deck removed, steel beams placed  COVINGTON, Ky. – Work on the emergency repair of the Brent Spence Bridge remains on schedule, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials said today during a progress report with regional media.   “We literally have all hands on deck as crews work around the clock to restore the ...
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