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End in sight for new Public Works home

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Radius Construction and its subcontractors continue turning vacant warehouse space at 1730 Russell St. into the new home of Covington’s Public Works Department. Here was the view earlier today of the main space, where trucks will be stored. Despite supply chain c...

New Vietnam Fallen memorial a place of reflection

Long-awaited dedication Saturday honors 31 from Covington  who died in the fighting overseas COVINGTON, Ky. – The focus is on the names – 31 names, immortalized on a bronze plaque – representing 31 young men from Covington who were called to leave their families and figh...

How should City use federal grants?

Among other things, Covington uses federal HOME funds to help people buy houses. Each dot on this map (spread in almost every neighborhood in the city) represents an award through the Homebuyer Assistance Program over a recent six-year period. Survey, public hearing guide annual CDBG/HOME spendin...

Job openings feature outdoor work

Public Works hiring for warm months COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington’s Public Works Department is hiring “seasonal” workers to tackle an array of primarily outdoors duties, including things like cutting grass and weeds, filling potholes, and painting over graffiti. ...

‘Texas Turnaround’ work starts next week

Drivers on Fourth Street wanting to head north on Interstates 71/75 will have a safer time of it with the completion of the “Texas Turnaround.” $8.8MM realignment of Covington ramp to increase safety, reduce accidents on Brent Spence COVINGTON, Ky. – Work is scheduled to b...

Parking meters add evening, Saturday hours

Changes protect on-street spots for small businesses COVINGTON, Ky. – Seeking to preserve on-street parking for the small businesses who need it to survive, the City of Covington will begin enforcing parking meters on evenings and Saturdays. The long-overdue change brings Covington in li...

Construction trailers, design RFP signal progress on IRS site

COVINGTON, Ky. – The long and complex process of transforming the vacant 23-acre IRS site into a reimagined neighborhood jumped forward this week on parallel tracks – one visible to the public and one all but behind the scenes. O’Rourke Wrecking Company moved construction traile...

1½ tons of ‘dead’ holiday lights

Almost 100 trees also recycled during effort to save landfill space COVINGTON, Ky. – Nearly 100 discarded trees and almost 650 pounds of non-working lights from Covington were kept out of landfills this past holiday season – and when you include the “dead” strands of light...

No-tolls pledge a ‘win’ for City, region

Flanked by their chief transportation advisers, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, seated at left, and Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear sign the Brent Spence Bridge project agreement. That’s Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jack Marchbanks at far left, and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Sec. Jim Gray...

New signs mark historic Lewis & Clark trail

Floyd Ard, with Public Works’ Right-of-Way Division, installs a historic marker on East 4th Street. 4,900-mile route draws tourists to 16 states COVINGTON, Ky. – Three new street signs featuring the silhouettes of two buckskin-clad explorers signal Covington’s inclusion on a ...
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