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2-way traffic on Greenup, Scott?

Open house seeks comment on proposals to increase safety   COVINGTON, Ky. - Technically, the closest NASCAR track is 40 miles south, in Sparta, Ky. But many residents of Covington neighborhoods that border Greenup Street and Scott Boulevard say they only have to look out their front doors to ...

Federal grant public hearing tonight

Among other things, Covington used funds from this year’s CDBG program to replace the fence around Goebel Pool, shown here. COVINGTON, Ky. - Reminder: The City of Covington is holding a hearing tonight to get the public’s ideas on how it should spend several million dollars from the fe...

Lewisburg ‘wins’ rights to The RIPPLE Effect

One of the architect’s renderings of the proposed Lewisburg Thorofare Project on Pike Street. City to help implement public-private ‘Thorofare Project’ COVINGTON, Ky. - A vote of the Covington City Commission this week formalized what had been unofficially announced the week ...

How should the City spend federal grants?

Among other things, Covington used funds from this year’s Community Development Block Grant program to replace the fence around Randolph Pool, shown here. Public hearing on CDBG/HOME allocations next Thursday   COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington wants the public’s help in decid...

How to report a pothole

Covington Public Works employees fixed these large potholes today on E. 15th Street between Scott Boulevard and Greenup Street.  At left is cement brick mason Gene Koehl. At right is driver Dan Bitter. Unseen and driving the truck is light equipment operator Paul Thompson.    COVINGTO...

Piece by piece, a floodgate takes shape

Members of Covington’s Public Works Department put together the spine of the floodgate that will block the Madison Avenue floodwall gap and hold back the rising Ohio River. COVINGTON, Ky. - Parks and Facilities Supervisor Brad Schwenke picked up a 10-lb. sledgehammer and gave the s...

Covington to install floodgate early Monday

As of Sunday night, the Ohio River was measured at 51 feet and lapping at the parking lot underneath the Roebling Suspension Bridge. How high's the water, Mama? 51 feet and rising (quickly)   COVINGTON, Ky. - Traffic at the foot of Madison Avenue will be cut to one lane in the morning as crews ...

Covington vs. Polar Vortex ‘Jayden’

Here’s the lonely view from inside the salt truck driven by the City’s current “snow commander,” Parks and Facilities Supervisor Brad Schwenke, as he drove north on Western Avenue in the middle of the night.   COVINGTON, Ky. -- Members of Covington’s Snow and Ice T...

23½ tons of trash receptacles

Here is what Covington’s new public trash receptacles will look like, but painted black.   COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington has agreed to accept a Wisconsin company’s bid to replace public trash receptacles on street corners, which doesn’t seem like a big deal until you consider:&nb...

MainStrasse Village garage closed all weekend

Heavy ice will keep the parking garage at 5th and Main streets in MainStrasse Village closed all weekend.  COVINGTON, Ky. - The garage in MainStrasse Village that has been allowing free parking overnight on a temporary basis will be closed through the weekend because of public safety concerns r...
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