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Surface work to cut Madison Pike to 1 lane for about two weeks

Photo 1: Gene Koehl, crew leader of Public Works’ Right of Way Division, lays asphalt on Madison Pike in Latonia with a cold planer. Photo 2: From left, Ryan Rickey, Gene Koehl, and Dan Bitter from the Right of Way Division. City fixing road sections in advance of larger state project to come COVINGTON, Ky. – Madison Pike through part of Latonia will be reduced to one lane for...

Bike plan draft ready for feedback

Bikers on the western end of Riverfront Commons along the Ohio River in Covington. (Photo provided by Tri-State Trails) Open houses in Covington, Newport to present first look at progress to date on joint plan (EDITOR’S NOTE: Today is National Bike to Work Day.) COVINGTON, Ky. – The ongoing effort to make it safer and easier for individuals to travel by bicycle around Nor...

Free tree for your yard

Duke Energy grant will grow Covington canopy, but only 30 trees are available COVINGTON, Ky. – If you want a free tree for your yard, you will want to act quickly: Covington’s Forestry Division has 30 trees to give away for planting in targeted neighborhoods, and they will be passed out on a first-come, first-served basis. Two things make the giveaway unusual: The tree...

The Cov celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting, seedling giveaway

Volunteers needed Saturday to dig holes in Latonia COVINGTON, Ky. – The celebration of Arbor Day will last eight days in the City of Covington, beginning with a neighborhood planting this Saturday and ending the following weekend with a seedling giveaway at a de facto festival focused on trees. Meanwhile, the national Arbor Day Foundation has named Covington a Tree City USA for the 19t...

State, City’s vision for 4th Street: More friendly to bikes, pedestrians

Looking east on Fourth Street, a one-way street that carries traffic heading west and cuts through the heart of downtown. Study underway to see if road can be reconfigured for dedicated bike lane COVINGTON, Ky. – Fourth Street could be reconfigured from three lanes to two lanes to make way for a dedicated bike lane and wider, more pedestrian-friendly sidewalks under a plan being e...

MainStrasse street pavers getting fixed

CAPTIONS: Photo 1: Hendy prepares to tear up and level the brick pavers near the Sixth Street Promenade. Photo 2: Hendy Inc. recently fixed curbs along Tibbatts in Latonia. Photo 3: The new ADA curb ramp near St. Augustine Church in Peaselburg. Hendy Inc. to preserve historic look while leveling surface COVINGTON, Ky. – A contractor for the City of Covington started teari...

Goal of CDBG/HOME? Help people

A rehab projected funded by the City’s HOME program will add affordable housing in the Latonia/Rosedale neighborhood.  Public participation period underway for federal grant programs COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington is asking the public to weigh in on how the City should invest several million dollars in federal grants aimed at improving housing and infrastructure and reducing hom...

2022 in review: Giant leaps forward

Report card to residents highlights historic deal on bridge, tax cut & progress on job training, IRS site, new City Hall COVINGTON, Ky. – A construction trades school and its preservation trades complement. A 23-acre development in the urban core. A new City Hall better suited for helping residents. A health sciences lab. Homeownership. The City of Covington took so many steps...

Bicycle infrastructure plan on consent agenda

City would partner with Tri-State Trails on creating strategy to make The Cov more bike friendly COVINGTON, Ky. – Wanting to take a strategic and feasible approach to making Covington more bike friendly, the Board of Commissioners tonight will vote on partnering with the advocacy group Tri-State Trails to create a bicycle transportation plan for Covington and its neighbor, Newport, o...

Covington’s Snow & Ice Team rested & ready

Trucks are loaded and ready to go. That’s municipal grounds worker Corey Lohstroh filling tanks with a brine solution earlier today. With ‘nasty’ storm almost here, Public Works will do all it can to keep streets safe COVINGTON, Ky. – The road salt dome is full (minus what’s been loaded into trucks). The trucks themselves have been outfitted with plows and ...
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