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Online portal lets public report, track problems

COVINGTON, Ky. - A new phone app and online tool going live today will make it easier for the public to not only report infrastructure problems in the City of Covington but also follow up to see if those problems are being fixed.   Take this scenario:   It's a Saturday morning and while wa...

Repaired Latonia Water Park open today

COVINGTON, Ky. – The Latonia Water Park/Splash Pad is fixed and will be open today.  The complex at 43rd Street and Decoursey Avenue was closed Friday after the water filtration system broke.  Employees from the City’s Public Works Department and local electricians spend Friday...

Rumpke to start hour earlier on brutally hot days

The OSHA heat index, designed to protect workers during hot weather COVINGTON, Ky. - On brutally hot days, the garbage trucks may be driving down Covington streets an hour earlier than usual. In an effort to protect workers at Rumpke Waste & Recycling from heat-related illnesses like heat stroke...

Water Park closed for emergency repairs

Some 300-400 people a day come to the Latonia Water Park/Splash Pad on weekends. (EDITOR'S NOTE: Since the publication of this article, the Water Park has been repaired and is open.) COVINGTON, Ky. - Electricians and Covington Public Works technicians are working furiously to fix the water filtratio...

Wanted: Adopt-A-Spot partners (to beautify City)

Volunteers of all ages help keep Covington beautiful, and visitors notice the effort. COVINGTON, Ky. - With green-colored “map pins” arrayed like a general’s strategic deployment of resources, a new map on the City’s COVDATA website identifies a veritable army of volunteers w...

25 ways you can save the earth from Covington

You don't have to be Superman to save the earth. On World Environment Day, we tell you how.  COVINGTON, Ky. - Bet you didn’t know today was World Environment Day.  What can you do to celebrate? Change your habits, of course.   By ourselves, “saving the earth” seems...

Gas line break forces evacuation in Latonia

Crews from Duke Energy examine the gas line break at 35th and Latonia. COVINGTON, Ky. - Residents of a two-square-block area of Latonia were forced out of their homes for about two hours on Friday afternoon after a contractor working on the reconstruction of Latonia Avenue ruptured a natural gas lin...

Street light burned out? Report it

COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington officials want help finding street lights that aren’t working.   “We have about 4,000 street lights in the City, plus some 300 to 400 decorative street lamps,” said Rick Davis, Covington’s interim Public Works Director. “They’re imp...

City's plan for feds' millions? Help people

Upgrades to Randolph Pool are in Covington's 2018-19 plan for federal CDBG funds. COVINGTON, Ky. – The Annual Action Plan is well-named.  It spells out how Covington – and, in some cases, nearby cities – plan to use up to $3.6 million from the federal government to take action...

Summer repaving program to begin Thursday

Linden Avenue was one of the streets in Covington repaved in 2017. COVINGTON, Ky. - Trucks, equipment and crews are scheduled to descend on the corner of Garrard Street and ML King Jr. Boulevard/12th Street on Thursday for the tentative start of Covington’s annual summer street resurfacin...
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