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‘Covington Connect’ Wi-Fi project wins international award

Essam Elgusain, Covington’s IT Manager and System Analyst, poses with Covington Connect’s Smart 50 Award. Partnership created to smash digital divide joins list of 50 most transformative ‘smart’ initiatives in the world COVINGTON, Ky. – A City-led initiative to...

Interstate ramps not closing tonight

The ramp from Pike Street to northbound Interstate 71/75 was to close tonight but will remain open a little longer. State delays changes as part of Texas Turnaround safety project COVINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has delayed the closure of two interstate ramps that wa...

Wildflowers, song & family drama

COVINGTON, Ky. – This recent cold spell has given us cabin fever. If you, like us, NEED to get outside this weekend, The Cov has plenty of events to grab your interest. For example, you can help tend to a pollinator garden … take a stroll and savor history, beer, and tasty food &hell...

Interstate ramps close Monday

The ramp from Pike Street to northbound Interstate 71/75 will close for about six months starting Monday evening. Temporary changes part of Texas Turnaround safety project COVINGTON, Ky. – The beginning of a project to make the Brent Spence Bridge safer will mean the temporary closure of...

End in sight for new Public Works home

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Radius Construction and its subcontractors continue turning vacant warehouse space at 1730 Russell St. into the new home of Covington’s Public Works Department. Here was the view earlier today of the main space, where trucks will be stored. Despite supply chain c...

New Vietnam Fallen memorial a place of reflection

Long-awaited dedication Saturday honors 31 from Covington  who died in the fighting overseas COVINGTON, Ky. – The focus is on the names – 31 names, immortalized on a bronze plaque – representing 31 young men from Covington who were called to leave their families and figh...

How should City use federal grants?

Among other things, Covington uses federal HOME funds to help people buy houses. Each dot on this map (spread in almost every neighborhood in the city) represents an award through the Homebuyer Assistance Program over a recent six-year period. Survey, public hearing guide annual CDBG/HOME spendin...

Job openings feature outdoor work

Public Works hiring for warm months COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington’s Public Works Department is hiring “seasonal” workers to tackle an array of primarily outdoors duties, including things like cutting grass and weeds, filling potholes, and painting over graffiti. ...

‘Texas Turnaround’ work starts next week

Drivers on Fourth Street wanting to head north on Interstates 71/75 will have a safer time of it with the completion of the “Texas Turnaround.” $8.8MM realignment of Covington ramp to increase safety, reduce accidents on Brent Spence COVINGTON, Ky. – Work is scheduled to b...

Parking meters add evening, Saturday hours

Changes protect on-street spots for small businesses COVINGTON, Ky. – Seeking to preserve on-street parking for the small businesses who need it to survive, the City of Covington will begin enforcing parking meters on evenings and Saturdays. The long-overdue change brings Covington in li...
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