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Junk the junk mail

(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. – Recycling is great, but prevention is better! Instead of letting junk mail and unopened magazines pile up, go to the source and get off those mailing lists before the junk mail comes your way. A few ways to h...

Skeleton staffing

The pandemic has forced many organizations and companies to work with skeleton staffing. That’s not true at the City of Covington’s Public Works Department.  Or is it?  Here, light equipment operator Joe Rump and his bone-man colleague – he who shows up during Halloween season – sweep the streets in the Monte Casino neighborhood.

New basin aims to protect Lewisburg

The new detention basin above the Lewisburg neighborhood. Drainage project designed to hold back 3.5MM gallons of rain COVINGTON, Ky. – From Mont...

Clean & green made easy

Drop-off events help residents with problematic waste disposal   COVINGTON, Ky. - Five special drop-off events in the coming weeks - with one starting Thursday - will give Covington residents additional opportunities to properly dispose of tires, appliances, yard waste, old cleaning chemicals, and other problematic materials.   The events:  The Kenton County Public Works Fall C...

The makeover of Barb Cook

COVINGTON, Ky. - (ABOUT THE PHOTO): Workers from DWA Recreation Inc. install playground equipment in Barb Cook Park today as Phase I of the Latonia park’s long-awaited renovation is under way.   Phase I will add an array of play equipment for young children (including a “playstructure,” swings, and “sway bench”), concrete walking paths, and features for family co...

HAC residents get high-speed 'net service

  Contact:            Steve Arlinghaus, Executive Director Telephone:      (859) 491-5311 Email:                 sarlinghaus@hacov.org Website:           www.hacov.org&nb...

Recycling event: Almost 16 tons of e-waste

Organizers galvanized by enthusiasm for ‘going green’   COVINGTON, Ky. - Organizers of the annual Recycling Drop-Off Day for Electronic Waste and Paper Shredding in Covington say the almost unbelievable numbers from the event have only one conclusion: People want to be “green.”   Just shy of 400 (398) cars dropped off material this year, almost triple the 160 that...

Internet project seeks donations

A family picked up their free computer during an earlier event in Houston in which Comp-U-Dopt was involved. (Photo from Comp-U-Dopt) ‘Today’-famous Houston group raising $$ for Covington Connect  COVINGTON, Ky. - As featured on the “Today” show this morning (see below), the Houston non-profit helping Covington attack the “digital divide” is see...

E-waste & confidential documents

Volunteers prepare to recycle electronics and paper documents at the 2019 Electronic Recycling and Paper Shredding Drop-Off Day. The event saved almost 10 tons of e-waste and paper from going into landfills. Annual drop-off event Saturday enables safe disposal  COVINGTON, Ky. - Don’t throw away your electronics - they’ll just spend years in landfills leaking toxic chemicals. And t...

Beautification volunteers happy to adjust

A scene from the 2018 Great American Cleanup. (Photo from Keep Covington Beautiful) April’s massive Great American Cleanup now fall event(s)  COVINGTON, Ky. - With two neighborhood cleanup events this weekend and more to come, pandemic-related restrictions are proving no barrier for tenacious Keep Covington Beautiful volunteers who #LoveTheCov.   In typical years, the Great America...
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