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River Sweep 2020: 88 degrees, mud & masks

TJ Ball and Joe Koehl pick up trash, a rusted rim, and an old carpet during River Sweep 2020. Cleanup limited to 30 volunteers, but they cleared 3.19 tons  COVINGTON, Ky. - Compared to the festival-like atmosphere of pre-pandemic cleanups, River Sweep 2020 was a tightly controlled, well-orchest...

Public health drives storm water separation

City: Residents better served if MS4 permit managed in-house   COVINGTON, Ky. - Since 2003, the City of Covington has partnered with Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky to co-manage what’s called the City’s MS4 permit, a rather narrow subset of federal Clean Water Act tha...

The thrill of driving on fresh asphalt

$500K of repaving in 11 neighborhoods to begin soon   COVINGTON, Ky. - Get ready for the pungent smell of fresh asphalt.   The City of Covington’s annual repaving program will likely begin Aug. 17, weather permitting, with trucks, equipment, and crews heading to out to...

Suspension Bridge inspection starts Monday

Lane closure expected Tuesday; walkways to stay open   COVINGTON, Ky. - Be extra careful driving on the John S. Roebling Suspension Bridge next week.   Starting Monday, crews doing a routine inspection will be rappelling on the cables and towers to get a hands-on look at the structure...

$2.5MM digital divide project full speed ahead

Free computer signup under way; City seeking Wi-Fi spots   COVINGTON, Ky. - A few weeks in, and “Covington Connect” is surging forward.   Families of Covington schoolchildren who need a computer can now register to get a free one, thanks to the $2.5 million initiative whose goa...

‘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...
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