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Winter storm response: Over 30 hours & counting

Public Works crews working double shifts to clear streets COVINGTON, Ky. – Every driver and piece of equipment available ... As snowflakes continued to fall this morning on the second day of a particularly problematic winter storm, leaders at Covington’s Public Works Department sai...

Winter storm gonna be ‘ugly’

Daniel Chumley, left, and Doug Meyung mount a snow plow on a City of Covington Public Works truck. The two are mechanics in the Fleet Division. Rain, bitter cold to complicate road crews’ response COVINGTON, Ky. – It’s going to be “ugly.” As crews from Covingto...

O’Rourke Wrecking to demolish IRS site

City OKs contract, work to start next month COVINGTON, Ky. – Almost 55 years after it opened and 2½ years after it closed, the sprawling IRS data processing facility will soon cease to exist. The Covington Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night voted 5-0 to hire O’Rourke Wr...

Brood X, Omicron & ‘City of the Year’

Yet another unique restaurant in The Cov, OLLA Taqueria Gutierrez, opened on West M.L. King Jr. Blvd. in June. Amid massive challenges, Covington moved forward in 2021 COVINGTON, Ky. – As an exclamation, the phrase “What a year!” can, alternately, ooze vibes both negativ...

Dog park demolition under way

City hopes to open facility this spring COVINGTON, Ky. – The construction of a neighborhood dog park on Covington’s west side officially got under way today. A Bobcat and dump truck operated by Public Works crews began removing pavement and short divider walls at an existing playgr...

Anatomy of a storm response

Photo 1: Backhoe operator Lonnie Johnson dumped salt into a dump truck driven by Mark Ranson and Doug Meyung late this morning. Photo 2: From left, Chris Warneford, Steve Hedger, Bill Matteoli, Jason Roberts, James “J.J.” Johnson, John Purnell, and Brad Schwenke go over last...

Parking restored on northbound Pike St.

Brad Chetwood, a technician III with Public Works’ Right of Way Maintenance Division, installs the new/old parking signs along northbound Pike Street.  Completion of bridge work eliminates need for temporary prohibition COVINGTON, Ky. – Drivers are again allowed to park in the...

$$$$ on the table for neighborhood projects

Projects funded through the City’s Neighborhood Grant Program have included signs, banners, picnic tables, benches, dog waste stations, flower pots, and landscaping. Competitive grant program accepting applications COVINGTON, Ky. – Since the City of Covington created its Neighborh...

Those ‘lovely branches’? Don’t damage the bark

No nails, screws, staples, spikes etc.  Reminder not to use nails, screws & staples when decorating City trees for the holidays COVINGTON, Ky. – If you’re going to decorate a streetside tree for the holidays, don’t damage the tree. Specifically, don’t u...

City seeks firm to demo IRS site

Work to include addressing environmental challenges on 23 acres slated for massive mixed-use development COVINGTON, Ky. – The behind-the-scenes work on developing the 23-acre former IRS site should grow substantially more visible early in the new year. The City of Covington today release...
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