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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...

$$$ 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 ...
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