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Leaf collection schedule starts Thursday

Covington Public Works driver Danny Peters (left, with blower) and seasonal laborer Draymon Walker (operating vacuum) collect leaves on Sterrett Street.  COVINGTON, Ky. - “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree,” wrote English poet Emily Bronte some 200 years...

City: Where to apply RIPPLE Effect?

COVINGTON, Ky. - Drop a pebble in a pond, and it creates a ripple. But toss in a whole bunch of bigger rocks at the same time, and it creates a series of waves that reach higher, travel further, and last longer - resonating long after the rocks themselves have disappeared.   That’s the mo...

‘Touch a Truck’ draws over 1,000

COVINGTON, Ky. - An estimated 1,100 people converged on the Latonia Shopping Center early Saturday afternoon for the City of Covington’s first “Touch a Truck” event. The star of the show were the trucks - all the vehicles used by public service agencies in the City (and...

Tree-planting event Saturday in desperate need

Volunteers planted almost 50 trees along sidewalks in the Austinburg neighborhood in April. Now it's Latonia's turn. COVINGTON, Ky. - A dozen reasons to help plant streetscape trees in Latonia on Saturday:  You like to dig in dirt.  You need exercise.  Moonrise doughn...

Dramatic pruning reinforces ‘right tree’ philosophy

The top of this streetscape silver maple tree in Latonia sports the classic V shape after being pruned several years ago to protect utility lines from being damaged. COVINGTON, Ky. - A tree company hired by Duke Energy will be in Covington beginning Thursday to clear branches away from power lines, ...

City seeks applications for a Maintenance Supervisor for our maintenance division at the Public Works Department

DEADLINE DATE TO APPLY 4PM on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018 This position is under the general administrative direction of the Public Works Director and responsible for hiring and managing and direct supervision of full-time staff and temporary workers of the division. This division is responsible for ...

More trees on way – but not Bradford pears

Another one bites the dust: Grounds-keeper Chad Hyland of the Public Works Department’s Urban Forestry Division grinds away the stump of a streetscape Bradford pear tree on Ashland Avenue destroyed by a late August storm.  COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington plans to replace &ldq...

Sewer work to block 9th at Prospect

COVINGTON, Ky. - An ongoing sewer project in the Eastside neighborhood will change how residents on the eastern-most block of Ninth Street get to their houses starting Monday.   Specifically, Ninth Street will be blocked off at Prospect Street at the floodwall. Thus Ninth Street will cease to b...

Hands Pike closed to thru traffic next week

COVINGTON, Ky. - Hands Pike in South Covington will be closed to traffic at Edwin Drive during business hours next week.   Road crews from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be digging out ditches on the side of the road, working on shoulders and doing pavement repairs, officials from the...

Inspections to close lanes on Brent Spence

The Brent Spence Bridge carries Interstates 71/75 over the Ohio River. (Photo courtesy the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet) COVINGTON, Ky. - People who drive the Brent Spence Bridge in the evening or overnight the next two weeks should watch for crews, equipment, and closed lanes. Kentucky Transport...
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