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Brent Spence repairs to cause backup

COVINGTON, Ky. – Emergency repairs on the Brent Spence Bridge will likely cause traffic backups for motorists driving north on Interstates 71-75 starting this afternoon.  Crews closed the right two lanes of the bridge and the ramp from Fourth Street in Covington this afternoon to repair a...

City Seeks Applications for Laborer and Clerk Typist

JOIN OUR TEAM! We are currently seeking a Laborer to join our Public Works Department. Job Title: Laborer  Department: Public Works Salary: $1,086.50 Bi-Weekly (Laborer 1)  SUMMARY Under the general supervision and direction of the Public Works Dir...

Leave no clippings behind (on roads and walks)

COVINGTON, Ky. - We’ve all been there: Hot and tired after cutting the grass, it seems like a lot of work to fetch a broom or blower and clean the grass clippings out of the street and off the sidewalk.   But here’s a reminder: It’s illegal to leave those clippings lay.  ...

2nd Trash Amnesty Week begins Monday

COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington is relaxing its garbage restrictions again next week to let residents throw away bulk trash items without using the special green stickers that are normally required.  The relaxed rules of Trash Amnesty Week, July 23-27, apply to single-family homes and multi-fa...

Back-to-school special: Sidewalk fixes near 6th District

COVINGTON, Ky. - The crumbling sidewalks that children use to get to school at Sixth District Elementary will soon be fixed.   A contract with TMS Construction of Fort Thomas for nearly a quarter of a million dollars - at a cost of no more than $244,870, to be exact - is expected to be approved...

Street-sweeping schedule begins Monday

COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington's streets are about to be swept.   On Monday (July 2), the City's Public Works Department will begin its seasonal street-sweeping schedule, having divided the City into 12 sections which will be swept over this two-month period.   To find out when your street wil...

New Covington budget: ‘Return on investment’

COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington’s new budget for the fiscal year that begins Sunday takes decisive action to strengthen the City and enhance the lives of its residents.   Operating on the premise that a City Government should be evaluated by the services it provides, the 2018-19 budget allocat...

Riverfront connector road, sidewalk about to be rebuilt

The sidewalk leading from Covington’s western riverfront hotels to RiverCenter and the Northern Kentucky Convention Center is narrow, unsafe, and uninviting. In addition, the road pavement (just out of this picture) is failing. COVINGTON, Ky. - The nearly $875,000 reconstruction of Johnson Str...

Affordable housing a priority in updated plan

COVINGTON, Ky. - A $3.7 million plan to invest in Covington’s low- and moderate-income areas includes $1.2 million in programs designed to help people buy homes and to create, repair and maintain affordable housing.   The Covington City Commission on Tuesday night approved both the budget...

‘We fix things,’ says new (former) Public Works chief

Director Rick Davis has focused on modernizing Covington's Department of Public Works and improving customer service. COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington Public Works Director Rick Davis has a clear and succinct explanation for why his job is satisfying:  “We fix stuff,” he said.   Bein...
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