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Needed: Companies to anchor bike ‘staples’

The bike “staple” anchored on Pike Street earlier this spring sees a lot of use.   Devou Good seeks to install up to 500 racks on City sidewalks  COVINGTON, Ky. - Time is running out for companies interested in bolting up to 500 bike racks, or “staples,” to sidewalk...

No butts allowed

Covington is joining a national effort to eradicate cigarette litter. New ‘urns,’ campaign target cigarette litter in Covington  COVINGTON, Ky. - A cigarette butt is small - just an inch or so long - so flicking a single butt onto a sidewalk can seem an insignificant act.   Exc...

Special delivery: New street garbage receptacles being trucked in

John Purnell, supervisor of the Right of Way Division in Covington's Public Works Department, oversees the unloading of some of the City's 23½ tons worth of new street corner garbage receptacles.   COVINGTON, Ky. -- Covington’s street corners will get new trash receptacle...

Suspension Bridge fix likely months away

COVINGTON, Ky. - Even an expedited, emergency repair of the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge will likely take a couple of months, Covington leaders said after hearing an update from state highway officials about the closed bridge.   The Suspension Bridge’s roadway and its upriver sidewa...

Hole diggers needed

A planting event last October added over 80 trees – most of them 8 feet tall – to the West Latonia streetscape. Latonia tree-planting Saturday could use volunteers  COVINGTON, Ky. - If the Great American Cleanup last Saturday put you in the mood for outdoors “activism,”...

Let the pollination begin

A lot of hands meant a lot of bushes and plants were put in the ground Saturday near Randolph Park. Randolph Park garden exemplifies citywide beautification efforts COVINGTON, Ky. - About five dozen volunteers flocked to Randolph Park on Saturday morning, and they left behind fresh paint and an expa...

133 years later ...

A portrait of Ellen Battelle Dietrick hangs in the sitting room at the Covington Ladies Home, but outside its walls, few people are aware of her contributions, officials say.   Renamed ‘Battelle Lane’ salutes Covington Ladies Home founder   (EDITOR’S NOTE: The City of Cov...

Need a job? Join the Public Works team

Seasonal laborer Derrick Humphrey in the Public Works Department mows grass in Devou Park. City has a variety of positions open  COVINGTON, Ky. - Like to work outdoors?   The City of Covington’s Public Works Department has a variety of open positions it’s looking to fill.  ...

Falling rock pieces force Suspension Bridge to close

COVINGTON, Ky. - The historic John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge will be closed to vehicles beginning at 4 p.m. today after sandstone fragments broke from the east side of the bridge’s north tower yesterday, state officials said.   In an email sent to the City earlier this afternoon, the ...

Road near Prisoners Lake temporarily closed

COVINGTON, Ky. - The road that curves around and almost into Prisoners Lake in Covington’s Devou Park will be closed for about a week starting Wednesday.   The temporary closure will allow the contractor that is straightening the road, called Prisoner’s Lake Drive, to tie in the new...
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