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Search for new Engine Co. 2 under way

There’s less than an inch of clearance between Pumper 2’s ladders and Engine Co. 2’s door frame.   COVINGTON, Ky. - The process of building a bigger Engine Co. 2 - and finding a place to build it - has begun. The Covington City Commission voted 5-0 this week to hire Brandstett...

Shoreline transformation (finally) to begin

The existing shoreline just west of the Suspension Bridge does little to encourage interaction with the Ohio River – but that’s about to change. $6.5MM Phase II of Riverfront Commons to bring amphitheater, pier, trails  COVINGTON, Ky. - Years from now, the “before” and &...

KIA in Vietnam: Honoring Covington’s ‘Fallen’

In this 1965 photo from The Kentucky Post, then-Covington Mayor Bernard Eichholz, center, and other City officials hold a Christmas card they were sending to soldiers from Covington fighting in Vietnam. (Photo courtesy Kenton County Public Library) Groups raising money to move, expand memorial  ...

Le parfum de asphalte

6 miles of repaving begins July 29 in Latonia, then South Covington   COVINGTON, Ky. - Get ready for the smell of fresh asphalt.   The City of Covington's annual repaving program begins July 29, weather permitting, with trucks, equipment, and crews heading to the east side of Latonia to be...

IRS site concepts: Mix of uses

Three scenarios for 23 acres continue the public discussion   COVINGTON, Ky. - “Green on the Levee” features a strong retail street grid oriented diagonally on the site with a gradual slope up to a massive park near the Ohio River.   “Love the Covline” features a li...

Northbound Amsterdam Road closing Monday

A sign on Amsterdam Road near Sleepy Hollow Road alerts drivers to Monday’s closure. Site work soon underway for subdivision straddling Covington, Park Hills  COVINGTON, Ky. - Northbound Amsterdam Road running from Park Hills into Covington will close Monday morning to through traffic to ...

Suspension Bridge ‘fix’ under way

Work will require periodic closures of remaining walkway   COVINGTON, Ky. - The temporary fix that will allow the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge to reopen until a more permanent repair begins next year is underway this week, the state says.   Scaffolding and netting are being placed on...

River Sweep average: 45 lbs.

Does the Ohio River shoreline look cleaner? Thank these volunteers.  Tenacious volunteers clean the shoreline of trash  COVINGTON, Ky. - The numbers are in from the River Sweep event a couple of weekends ago: 45 volunteers spent 3 hours picking up 2,030 pounds of trash from 1 mile of the ...

1st bike ‘staple’? Near Moonrise Doughnuts

As Covington Mayor Joe Meyer cut the ribbon on the first of the Latonia bike racks on Thursday, the event was documented by Moonrise Doughnuts founder and owner Keith Bales, right, and Channel 9 news, left. Standing with Meyer are, from left: Covington City Commissioner Shannon Smith; Ride the Cov s...

Pointe Benton storm sewer project clears hurdle

Covington this week received the last piece of the financial puzzle that will allow a long-planned $690,000 storm sewer project to move forward in Peaselburg. The red oval encloses the project area.  $690K detention basins would hold back water (EDITOR'S NOTE: A few of the dollar figures have b...
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