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On Greenup Street this morning, Jason Covington (at left in the photo) and Jaylen Daniels were cleaning leaves off the sidewalk ...   COVINGTON, Ky. -- It’s cold outside, and raining too. (Duh.) But for the dedicated and resilient crews of the Covington Public Works Department, the missio...

Riverfront Commons taking shape

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Steady activity along the Ohio River is starting to create the shape for the $6.54 million Phase II of Riverfront Commons.   This picture provided by contractor Prus Construction shows the excavation of what will become a 1,350-seat amphitheater facing the river and Cincinnati...

Rain delay for Touch a Truck, tree planting

Forecast calling for steady downpour pushes events back a week   COVINGTON, Ky. - Two City of Covington events scheduled for Saturday - the massive Touch a Truck showcase and a volunteer tree planting in five neighborhoods - will be pushed back a week because of a forecast calling for torrentia...

Preparing for the coming misery

COVINGTON, Ky. -- The sun was bright in the sky today, but out at the Covington Public Works garage, Covington crews were thinking about snow. Or, more specifically, preparing for those days when they’re called out in force to treat snow-covered streets so residents can go about their liv...

What next for Devou, Cappel Sports Complex?

How to improve the Bill Cappel Sports Complex – which includes the Latonia Water Park & Splash Pad – will be explored at a meeting early Thursday evening. Public meetings Thursday advance Parks & Rec master plan  COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington’s two biggest recreational a...

Volunteers needed to plant 75 trees

Five neighborhoods to get shade on Make a Difference Day   COVINGTON, Ky. - If you need a place to make a difference on Make a Difference Day (Saturday, Oct. 26, around the nation), Covington has five areas where the difference you make will be visible for decades to come.   But only ...

Return of 'Touch a Truck'

One of the “stars of the show” at the 2018 Touch a Truck event was the MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle used by Covington Police and other law enforcement agencies in Northern Kentucky during hostage situations. Show-and-tell event showcases safety, service vehicles  C...

Rebuilt Peaselburg Park open for playing

After the City officially cut the ribbon on the redeveloped Peaselburg Park last week, youth swarmed the park to play basketball and soccer and climb on playground equipment. Next parks in line? Barb Cook (construction) & Goebel (planning)  COVINGTON, Ky. - It was easy to tell “who&rd...

Leaf cleanup begins Tuesday

Covington Public Works driver Danny Peters (left, with blower) and then-seasonal laborer Draymon Walker (operating vacuum) collected leaves last year. Look here to see when your street is scheduled  COVINGTON, Ky. - For romantics and glass half-full people, the changing weather inspires social ...

Free tree for your yard

(UPDATE: All the trees have been claimed. The Forestry Department will be reaching out to people who emailed to let them know whether they made the cut-off.) The tulip tree – known for its distinctive leaves and large flowers – is the state tree of Kentucky. ROAD iD donation will grow Co...
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