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Sixth & Scott streetscape project set to start

Looking north along Scott Street: Among other things, the streetscape project will move utilities underground, replace “cobra-style” street lights with decorative lampposts, fix broken sidewalks, and replace deteriorated garbage cans. Finished look will invite economic investment, City s...

Riverfront Commons work begins next week

Take a good look, because next Tuesday the parking lot under the Roebling Suspension Bridge will be fenced off and filled with construction equipment. Construction to take over parking lot under Suspension Bridge   COVINGTON, Ky. - The long-awaited construction of the “crown jewel&rdqu...

Engineers to draw plans to fix Western Ave. ‘drop’

Photographs “don’t do justice” to how much the eastern edge of Western Avenue has sunk. Transmission lines complicate road stabilization project  COVINGTON, Ky. - It's difficult to say exactly when the eastern edge of Western Avenue started dropping. It's much easier to say wh...

Public Works director retiring

Covington Public Works Director Rick Davis at a job site overlooking the Licking River Davis led numerous high-profile projects during his 6 years  COVINGTON, Ky. - For Covington Public Works Director Rick Davis, the beginning of construction for two high-profile projects - the “crown je...

Smooth driving: Over 31,000 linear feet repaved

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Crews with Riegler Blacktop continue to move through parts of Latonia and South Covington, dropping a fresh layer of asphalt on City streets.   These pictures are from West 32nd Street and Blossom Lane in the Clover subdivision.   In all, over 31,000 linear feet of s...

‘Texas Turnaround’ unveiled to public

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s conceptual rendering for the “Texas Turnaround” at Fourth Street and the interstate. Proposal creates new route for Fourth Street ramp onto Brent Spence  COVINGTON, Ky. - A plan to reduce accidents on the Brent Spence Bridge by changing wh...

Search for new Engine Co. 2 under way

There’s less than an inch of clearance between Pumper 2’s ladders and Engine Co. 2’s door frame.   COVINGTON, Ky. - The process of building a bigger Engine Co. 2 - and finding a place to build it - has begun. The Covington City Commission voted 5-0 this week to hire Brandstett...

Shoreline transformation (finally) to begin

The existing shoreline just west of the Suspension Bridge does little to encourage interaction with the Ohio River – but that’s about to change. $6.5MM Phase II of Riverfront Commons to bring amphitheater, pier, trails  COVINGTON, Ky. - Years from now, the “before” and &...

KIA in Vietnam: Honoring Covington’s ‘Fallen’

In this 1965 photo from The Kentucky Post, then-Covington Mayor Bernard Eichholz, center, and other City officials hold a Christmas card they were sending to soldiers from Covington fighting in Vietnam. (Photo courtesy Kenton County Public Library) Groups raising money to move, expand memorial  ...

Le parfum de asphalte

6 miles of repaving begins July 29 in Latonia, then South Covington   COVINGTON, Ky. - Get ready for the smell of fresh asphalt.   The City of Covington's annual repaving program begins July 29, weather permitting, with trucks, equipment, and crews heading to the east side of Latonia to be...
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