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178 swimmers a day

The Latonia Water Park/Splash Pad Parks & Rec closes books on successful 2021 pool season with plans for a bigger, better 2022   COVINGTON, Ky. – Each drop in autumn temperatures is pushing the 2021 summer pool season further back in the rearview mirror, but Covington&rsqu...

Oil, tires, TVs, & more

Upcoming cleanup events help solve trash problems   COVINGTON, Ky. – Need to do some fall cleaning?   Two events in the coming weeks can help you not only make extra space in your basement and shed but also get rid of problematic items like oil, antifreeze, televisions, a...

Does your basement flood? Expect call or visit

Torrential rains in June 2019 flooded basements and tore up pavement, including on Montague Road below Devou Park. City employing next step to zero in on health concerns related to rain runoff woes   COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington is employing the next step in figuring out whether...

Smarter labeling

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is another in a series of recycling tips from the City of Covington's Neighborhood Services Department, Solid Waste & Recycling Division.) COVINGTON, Ky. – Finally, there’s a recycling label that does not come with so much confusion. Contrary to con...

How to spend $35.9MM?

COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington has created a survey to pick the public’s brain on how to spend $35.9 million over the next 3 to 5 years. The money can’t be spent on just anything. Rather, it must be allocated within broad categories related to recovering from the econ...

Pass the salt

Brad Schwenke and Gene Koehl of Covington’s Public Works Department check out the site where the new salt dome will go while Greystone Construction employees work on the footers. Public Works erecting ‘dome’ at Russell St. home-to-be for 1,500 tons of wintry road treatme...

Recycling ‘cans’ for pizza containers an outside-the-box solution

(First photo) From left, Jason Covington, James Johnson, and Paul Thompson of Covington’s Public Works Department prepare to install the pizza-box recycling containers in MainStrasse Village. (Second photo) The installed receptacle keeps large pizza boxes from clogging garbage cans. 3 re...

Survey seeks ideas on Austinburg Park

Think of 1.9 acres “as a blank canvas,” City says  COVINGTON, Ky. – Pretend you’re a painter looking at a blank canvas.   That’s the approach that Covington Parks & Rec chief Ben Oldiges wants residents to take when they make suggestions on how to...

Radius to create Public Works’ new home

The floorplan at 1730 Russell St. is currently very open. (Photo from Hub+Weber Architects) Russell St. rehab also paves way for Rumpke HQ COVINGTON, Ky. – The job of turning vacant warehouse-like space on Russell Street into the new home for Covington’s Public Works Department is ...

Ideas needed for Austinburg Park

Austinburg Park currently contains play equipment, swings, a small shelter, a ballfield, and a basketball court.  Friday’s movie night begins public engagement for rehab project  COVINGTON, Ky. – Get your mental “vision board” ready.   Before the op...
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