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Neighborhood Grant projects an eclectic list

“Little Libraries” such as this one in Old Town/Mutter Gottes are among the local projects in line for funding from Covington’s new Neighborhood Grant Program. New grant program recommends 10 ideas for City funds  COVINGTON, Ky. - A water fountain. A music and soul food festiv...

Action Plan invests $3.4MM in housing, neighborhoods

COVINGTON, Ky. - A $3.4 million plan to invest in Covington’s low- and moderate-income areas includes almost $1.4 million in programs set up to help people buy homes and to create, repair, and maintain affordable housing.   The Covington City Commission tonight will hear a presentat...

Equipment coming soon to Peaselburg Park

An event at the then-named Peaselburg Little People’s Playground last year gave residents a chance to choose equipment for its renovation. COVINGTON, Ky. - The $80,000 rebuild of Peaselburg Park is set to begin – and when it’s finished, neighbors will see a facility designed for ...

Needed: Companies to anchor bike ‘staples’

The bike “staple” anchored on Pike Street earlier this spring sees a lot of use.   Devou Good seeks to install up to 500 racks on City sidewalks  COVINGTON, Ky. - Time is running out for companies interested in bolting up to 500 bike racks, or “staples,” to sidewalk...

No butts allowed

Covington is joining a national effort to eradicate cigarette litter. New ‘urns,’ campaign target cigarette litter in Covington  COVINGTON, Ky. - A cigarette butt is small - just an inch or so long - so flicking a single butt onto a sidewalk can seem an insignificant act.   Exc...

Special delivery: New street garbage receptacles being trucked in

John Purnell, supervisor of the Right of Way Division in Covington's Public Works Department, oversees the unloading of some of the City's 23½ tons worth of new street corner garbage receptacles.   COVINGTON, Ky. -- Covington’s street corners will get new trash receptacle...

Suspension Bridge fix likely months away

COVINGTON, Ky. - Even an expedited, emergency repair of the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge will likely take a couple of months, Covington leaders said after hearing an update from state highway officials about the closed bridge.   The Suspension Bridge’s roadway and its upriver sidewa...

Hole diggers needed

A planting event last October added over 80 trees – most of them 8 feet tall – to the West Latonia streetscape. Latonia tree-planting Saturday could use volunteers  COVINGTON, Ky. - If the Great American Cleanup last Saturday put you in the mood for outdoors “activism,”...

Let the pollination begin

A lot of hands meant a lot of bushes and plants were put in the ground Saturday near Randolph Park. Randolph Park garden exemplifies citywide beautification efforts COVINGTON, Ky. - About five dozen volunteers flocked to Randolph Park on Saturday morning, and they left behind fresh paint and an expa...

133 years later ...

A portrait of Ellen Battelle Dietrick hangs in the sitting room at the Covington Ladies Home, but outside its walls, few people are aware of her contributions, officials say.   Renamed ‘Battelle Lane’ salutes Covington Ladies Home founder   (EDITOR’S NOTE: The City of Cov...
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