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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...

City still fighting bus route reductions

Some changes made, more sought ahead of Wednesday’s TANK vote   COVINGTON, Ky. - A day before the board overseeing public bus service in Northern Kentucky votes on drastic changes to routes, City of Covington officials continue fighting to maintain transportation options for its vulnerabl...

Public Works to get new home

City buys Russell Street property in Peaselburg   COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington’s Public Works Department will soon have a new home.   The Covington Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night approved the purchase of 1730 Russell St., a 3.68-acre property that includes a 68,000-squar...

New ‘toy’ = smoother roads

As a dump truck drops fresh asphalt in the hopper, Steven Banfield guides the mini-paver along the alley between 42nd Street and 43rd Street. Mini-paver will help Public Works tackle potholes, bad pavement  COVINGTON, Ky. - The newest “toy” bought by the City of Covington’s P...

Design to start on Peaselburg storm sewer work

City hires engineer for latest phase to mitigate flooding   COVINGTON, Ky. - An engineering firm is being hired to design the newest phase of a multi-million-dollar, decade-long effort to alleviate basement sewer backups and flooding in the Peaselburg neighborhood.   The Covington Board of...

Trash contract becomes $8MM project

The aging garbage transfer station on Boron Drive in Latonia would be replaced under an agreement being considered by the Covington Board of Commissioners tonight. Proposal: 50 jobs, new transfer station, sale of Public Works site  COVINGTON, Ky. - What began as a routine process to issue a ne...
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