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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...

IRS site concepts: Mix of uses

Three scenarios for 23 acres continue the public discussion   COVINGTON, Ky. - “Green on the Levee” features a strong retail street grid oriented diagonally on the site with a gradual slope up to a massive park near the Ohio River.   “Love the Covline” features a li...

Northbound Amsterdam Road closing Monday

A sign on Amsterdam Road near Sleepy Hollow Road alerts drivers to Monday’s closure. Site work soon underway for subdivision straddling Covington, Park Hills  COVINGTON, Ky. - Northbound Amsterdam Road running from Park Hills into Covington will close Monday morning to through traffic to ...

Suspension Bridge ‘fix’ under way

Work will require periodic closures of remaining walkway   COVINGTON, Ky. - The temporary fix that will allow the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge to reopen until a more permanent repair begins next year is underway this week, the state says.   Scaffolding and netting are being placed on...

River Sweep average: 45 lbs.

Does the Ohio River shoreline look cleaner? Thank these volunteers.  Tenacious volunteers clean the shoreline of trash  COVINGTON, Ky. - The numbers are in from the River Sweep event a couple of weekends ago: 45 volunteers spent 3 hours picking up 2,030 pounds of trash from 1 mile of the ...

1st bike ‘staple’? Near Moonrise Doughnuts

As Covington Mayor Joe Meyer cut the ribbon on the first of the Latonia bike racks on Thursday, the event was documented by Moonrise Doughnuts founder and owner Keith Bales, right, and Channel 9 news, left. Standing with Meyer are, from left: Covington City Commissioner Shannon Smith; Ride the Cov s...

Pointe Benton storm sewer project clears hurdle

Covington this week received the last piece of the financial puzzle that will allow a long-planned $690,000 storm sewer project to move forward in Peaselburg. The red oval encloses the project area.  $690K detention basins would hold back water (EDITOR'S NOTE: A few of the dollar figures have b...

Health agency releases tips for flood-affected areas

Some residents have had to toss possessions soaked by storm water and partially treated and diluted sewage that backed up into their basements. COVINGTON, Ky. - At the City of Covington’s request, the Northern Kentucky Health Department is publicizing a list of precautions to help people in ...

Brighter AND cheaper

High-efficiency lights were installed in Midtown Garage in mid-May. LED lights in parking garages to save $50K a year  COVINGTON, Ky. - Drivers will appreciate the increased visibility. Conservationists will love their energy efficiency. Taxpayers will appreciate their longevity and cost savin...

Covington continues storm cleanup

Cement brick mason Gene Koehl of the Covington Public Works Department cleans branches and other debris from a culvert at the end of Wright Street.   COVINGTON, Ky. - A little more than a day after torrential rains sent torrents of water washing down streets in several Covington neighborhoods, ...
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