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$$$ for neighborhoods

Neighborhood signs such as this one at Fifth and Philadelphia streets are one example of small projects that are eligible for the City of Covington’s new Neighborhood Grant Program. Meeting next week to explain new City grant program  COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington is holding an i...

Order, pick up a free (potted) tree

This flowering cherry on Madison Pike shows that trees have aesthetic benefits as well as environmental ones.   COVINGTON, Ky. -- If you live in Covington, you’re eligible for a free tree from Taking Root and The Arbor Day Foundation.  The trees are 2- to 4-feet tall, come in a 5-gal...

VOLUNTEER WEEK: City Hall crew cleans up litter downtown

COVINGTON, Ky. -- As part of National Volunteer Week, a cleanup group from City Hall descended on Madison Avenue and Scott Boulevard on Monday, picking up litter and pulling weeds. About a dozen City government workers changed clothes near the end of their shifts, put on gloves, grabbed ...

Great American Cleanup ’19 taking shape

Last year, volunteers worked to beautify 27 sites in Covington during the Great American Cleanup.  Friday is deadline for registering volunteer sites in Covington COVINGTON, Ky. - Day broke on April 28 last year to find groups of people wearing clothes they didn’t mind getting dirty head...

Public Works hiring landscape crews

Covington’s Public Works Department needs about a dozen more landscape and maintenance workers. City needs about a dozen more workers COVINGTON, Ky. - Like to work in the great outdoors?  The City of Covington’s Public Works Department is looking to hire about a dozen or more landsc...

$60K fund to support neighborhood projects

Neighborhood banners, like this one in Austinburg, are among the types of projects eligible for funding under a Covington grant program about to be unveiled.  New grant program for beautification initiatives available soon COVINGTON, Ky. - Neighborhood-oriented groups in Covington who want to ...

Residents weigh in on Greenup, Scott proposals

An open house to present proposed traffic flow changes attracted about 75 people.  Safety study returns streets to 2-way traffic in residential areas   COVINGTON, Ky. - About 75 people attended an open house Wednesday evening to give input on proposals that would return traffic flow on sec...

Traffic open house tonight

Safety proposal seeks input on making Greenup, Scott two-way   COVINGTON, Ky. - An open house tonight gives the public a chance to learn about and voice their opinions on a proposal to return traffic flow on sections of Greenup Street and Scott Boulevard to two-way.   The open house, at th...

Trees = Shade, beauty, clean air ... & honors

Volunteers helped the City of Covington plant over 80 trees of carefully selected species along Latonia’s streets last October. Covington’s commitment to green infrastructure saluted  COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington planted hundreds of streetscape trees last year, paid for by a federal...

Covington may get hundreds of bike racks

A demo bike rack installed on Pike Street across from City Hall (and near the cut-through to Seventh Street) was in use much of today. COVINGTON, Ky. - People who use bicycles to get around Covington may soon have hundreds of places to lock up their bikes - not only in the downtown area but also i...
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