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Bike plan effort update on Monday

Virtual public meeting will present draft recommendations, routes in Covington, Newport COVINGTON, Ky. – The public will have another opportunity to weigh in on an ongoing effort to make it safer and easier for individuals to travel by bicycle around Northern Kentucky’s urban core, whether for fun or commute. Bike advocacy organization Tri-State Trails (in partnership with ...

Leaf pickup begins Oct. 25

Look here to see when your street is scheduled (and when to move your vehicles) COVINGTON, Ky. – “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree,” wrote English poet Emily Bronte some 200 years ago … but then she didn’t have to rake all those falling leaves. If she had, the “speaking” might have included the words of sailors instea...

Act fast to get free tree for your yard

Covington Forestry program expands shade canopy in certain neighborhoods COVINGTON, Ky. – If you live in one of 12 neighborhoods listed below and want a free tree to plant in your yard – a big tree, not a tiny “whip” sapling – then act fast. Thanks to a Duke Energy Community Impact grant, Covington’s Forestry Division has 75 trees to give away, and th...

Over $900K in asphalt on 29 streets

Annual resurfacing to bring smoother driving in 13 neighborhoods COVINGTON, Ky. – All or part of 29 streets in Covington are about to get a smoother surface. Almost 62,000 square yards of asphalt will be laid 1½ inches thick on the streets as part of a $927,540 contract with Riegler Blacktop Inc. that will get underway next week in the Westside neighborhood. Riegler Blacktop ...

New stop sign on Highland Ave.

COVINGTON, Ky. – Drivers on Highland Avenue need to pay attention: There’s a new stop sign at the foot of Emery Drive. The signs (for drivers headed both east and west on Highland) were installed earlier this week by Public Works after numerous traffic complaints. The signs are permanent. The sign on eastbound Highland will be mounted to a permanent post soon. ###

KYTC update on 4th St. bridge replacement to be held Aug. 15

The Fourth Street (Veterans Memorial) Bridge carries Ky. 8 across the Licking River between Covington (left) and Newport, near the Licking’s confluence with the larger Ohio River. (Photo used courtesy of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 6.) Goals: ‘Signature’ look, bike and pedestrian lanes COVINGTON, Ky. – A presentation on the 4th Street Bridge replacement...

The Cov moves toward future with electric vehicle chargers

Federal grant to provide bulk of $600K investment at four garages, parking lots COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington is about to make it more feasible for drivers to own electric vehicles with the pending installation of charging stations at four locations in the city. The City, through the Covington Motor Vehicle Parking Authority, is putting up $100,000 to match a $500,000 federal Carbon...

Street cleaning starts July 10

Signs, link below show schedule to move vehicle COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington’s Public Works Department will begin its annual summer cleaning of residential streets on Monday, July 10 – and as usual, the City has a link where you can find out when you need to move your car. The “summer cleaning” will run until Aug. 31, with each street “swept” over a tw...

City to be briefed on state’s plans for 4th St. bridge

The Fourth Street (Veterans Memorial) Bridge carries Ky. 8 across the Licking River between Covington (left) and Newport, near the Licking’s confluence with the larger Ohio River. (Photo used courtesy of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 6.) Goals: ‘Signature’ look, bike and pedestrian lanes COVINGTON, Ky. – Having briefed Newport’s elected officials re...

Purging E-waste, old documents, and Styrofoam™

Annual drop-off event helps residents recycle responsibly COVINGTON, Ky. – A free drop-off recycling event will be held in Covington on Saturday, June 24, to help residents get rid of computer equipment and other electronics, foam packaging, and confidential documents that need to be shredded. The 8th annual event – called the E-Waste Recycling Event – will be held as usual...
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