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Dramatic pruning reinforces ‘right tree’ philosophy

The top of this streetscape silver maple tree in Latonia sports the classic V shape after being pruned several years ago to protect utility lines from being damaged. COVINGTON, Ky. - A tree company hired by Duke Energy will be in Covington beginning Thursday to clear branches away from power lines, and Crystal Courtney - the City’s Urban Forester - is bracing for phone calls.  “Th...

City seeks applications for a Maintenance Supervisor for our maintenance division at the Public Works Department

DEADLINE DATE TO APPLY 4PM on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018 This position is under the general administrative direction of the Public Works Director and responsible for hiring and managing and direct supervision of full-time staff and temporary workers of the division. This division is responsible for litter control, graffiti removal, street cleaning and leaf pick up. Staff may also provide assistanc...

More trees on way – but not Bradford pears

Another one bites the dust: Grounds-keeper Chad Hyland of the Public Works Department’s Urban Forestry Division grinds away the stump of a streetscape Bradford pear tree on Ashland Avenue destroyed by a late August storm.  COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington plans to replace “missing” trees in sidewalk areas along a couple of Latonia streets in October, and rest ass...

Sewer work to block 9th at Prospect

COVINGTON, Ky. - An ongoing sewer project in the Eastside neighborhood will change how residents on the eastern-most block of Ninth Street get to their houses starting Monday.   Specifically, Ninth Street will be blocked off at Prospect Street at the floodwall. Thus Ninth Street will cease to be one-way west, and homeowners will need to get to their homes from Greenup Street, according to the...

Hands Pike closed to thru traffic next week

COVINGTON, Ky. - Hands Pike in South Covington will be closed to traffic at Edwin Drive during business hours next week.   Road crews from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be digging out ditches on the side of the road, working on shoulders and doing pavement repairs, officials from the Cabinet’s Northern Kentucky office said.   People who live east of Edwin Drive can ...

Inspections to close lanes on Brent Spence

The Brent Spence Bridge carries Interstates 71/75 over the Ohio River. (Photo courtesy the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet) COVINGTON, Ky. - People who drive the Brent Spence Bridge in the evening or overnight the next two weeks should watch for crews, equipment, and closed lanes. Kentucky Transportation officials said a bridge inspection will cause single- and double-lane closures between 8 p.m. ...

$100K project to fix Caroline underpass seepage

Even in dry periods, the seams of the Caroline Avenue underpass in Latonia leak water and mud onto the sidewalk on the southwest side. COVINGTON, Ky. - Pedestrians who walk under the Caroline Avenue underpass in Latonia have a choice: Step out into the street for a quick detour, or tip-toe through puddles of gooey, dark greenish-colored mud.  The stuff that is seeping out from seams in the re...

Drivers beware: Inspection will close Suspension Bridge

COVINGTON, Ky. - The Roebling Suspension Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic for much of the business day on Thursday and Friday and again next Tuesday and Wednesday, (Sept. 4 and 5).   Officials from the District 6 Office of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said today a bridge inspection will be taking place.   The hours for the closure are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.   Pedestrian a...

City Seeks Applications for a Driver

JOIN OUR TEAM! The City of Covington is accepting applications for a Driver to join our Public Works Department. Job Title:         Driver Department:       Public Works Salary Range:        $1,809.82/Bi-Weekly  SUMMARY Operates trucks not to exceed a Class “B” Commercial...

iWorQ app: Easy way to request fixes

Grounds-worker Frank Coogan (left) and light equipment operator Lonnie Johnson of Covington’s Public Works Department trimmed branches from a street-side tree that were causing a problem. The concern was sent in by a citizen using the City’s new iWorQ Service Request tool. COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington is encouraging its residents to use an online tool and phone app to report infrastructu...
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