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‘Landslide in very slow motion’

The levee on the river side of the Glenway and Madison floodwall is sloughing toward the Licking River. Geotech survey to help City forge solution to levee sloughing  COVINGTON, Ky. - Neither a camera lens nor an untrained eye captures the gravity of the problem with the floodwall on the east s...

Covington seeking Parks & Rec manager

Covington Parks & Rec Manager Rosie Santos waves at the camera before masking up at an activities drop-off event during the early stages of the pandemic. Santos is leaving the City for a new career opportunity. Santos leaving City for new role across the river  COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington is...

Goal of CDBG/HOME? Help people

One use for federal grants: Improving sidewalks and other streetscape elements to make downtown more conducive to business investment and job creation. Comment period ends Tuesday for federal grant programs  COVINGTON, Ky. - The Covington public has until the end of the day Tuesday, July 14, to...

Step 1 at Barb Cook: Out with the old

Laborer III Ryan Tuemler of Covington’s Public Works Department wraps a chain around a play-set post so technician III Harold “Hector” Klette – in the backhoe – can yank it out of the ground. Demolition begins work on Latonia park’s massive rebuild  COVINGTON...

Dogs, canoes, movies etc. etc.

Public can weigh in as Parks & Rec master plan nears completion   COVINGTON, Ky. - A proposed 10-year master plan for parks and recreation investments that is nearing completion in Covington is jammed full of exciting ideas to expand how residents and visitors interact with the outdoor...

Dropping off debris to cost less

Starting July 1, it will cost less for Covington residents to drop off debris at the Covington Transfer Station. City residents benefit from Rumpke’s takeover of transfer station  COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington residents dropping off debris from, say, a kitchen rehab project could pay less th...

Budgeting in an ever-swirling environment

The closing of the massive IRS data-processing center late last year created both a financial hit and an opportunity. Pandemic, other pressures made complex task even more so  (EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of two releases on the City of Covington’s 2020-21 budget. This release...

$149MM all-funds budget moves City forward

Why do City of Covington officials emphasize the creation of jobs? Partly because payroll tax revenue provides almost half of General Fund revenue. Dog park, new home for Public Works, IRS site among investments (EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of two releases on the City of Covington&r...

Taking shape on the riverfront

The amphitheater designed as part of the City of Covington's Riverfront Commons continues to take shape on the banks of the Ohio River, courtesy of Prus Construction. This photograph was taken last week. For more information: http://bit.ly/2y6muqv

Leading the ‘army’ of parks volunteers

Volunteers plant the Mayor’s Monarch Coalition butterfly garden at Randolph Park, and … New application to help City be responsive to proposed projects  COVINGTON, Ky. - Over the years, volunteers in Covington have tackled a long list of recreation-related projects: Painting t...
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