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Mudslide closes Amsterdam Road

A Covington Public Works crew worked furiously this morning to clear Amsterdam. The crew included, from left: grounds worker Chad Hyland (walking), laborer James Payne (driving the dump truck), and cement brick mason Gene Kohl (operating the mini excavator). COVINGTON, Ky. - Amsterdam Road in Covington is closed while City of Covington Public Works crews clean up a mudslide.  Public Works Dir...

What to do with Latonia’s Barb Cook Park?

The basketball courts are popular at Barb Cook Park, but what else should be added to the park? COVINGTON, Ky. - The sole of many a shoe has been left thinner by the basketball courts at Barb Cook Park in Latonia over the years, and its swings and slides have left the seats of kids’ shorts and pants a little shinier. But the City of Covington’s Parks & Recreation Department thinks ...

$1.2M Eastside storm water project set to start

COVINGTON, Ky. - A $1.2 million project to reduce sewage overflows and backups is about to begin in a corner of Covington’s Eastside neighborhood.   Workers from SD1, Sanitation District No. 1 of Northern Kentucky, will begin moving construction equipment and materials on Monday to the eastern end of 10th Street near the floodwall in preparation for work that will take several mont...

Green stickers may go away

COVINGTON, Ky. - Proposed changes to Covington’s waste collection program would eliminate the use of green stickers for bulk garbage items and reduce fines assessed for violating rules related to how and when residents set out their garbage.   The changes have to be approved by the Covington City Commission and are on the agenda for discussion at tonight’s caucus meeting.   I...

Inspection of Suspension Bridge to affect traffic

COVINGTON, Ky. - Inspection work on the Roebling Suspension Bridge will affect both pedestrians and vehicles next week.   A bridge inspection consultant will be working on the bridge from Monday through Thursday, according to officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.   Sidewalks will be closed on an intermittent basis throughout the inspection. Single lanes of the bridge might ...

More sidewalks, curbs made ADA compliant

New curb cuts on Second Street at the alley between Kennedy and Garrard streets are now ADA-compliant.   COVINGTON, Ky. – As part of the City’s ongoing work to make sidewalks accessible to those in wheelchairs or dealing with other disabilities, Covington recently installed ADA-compliant curb ramps on corners in the Licking Riverside neighborhood. In this latest round of ramp inst...

Revamped Code Enforcement Division looking to hire

Covington Code Enforcement Officer David Edwards investigates a report of a hazardous tree in the Westside Neighborhood. COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington’s new-look Code Enforcement Division is seeking inspectors to carry out a critical task: Protect the health and safety of Covington residents.  The division has five positions to fill, courtesy of recent turnover and a decision by the Coving...

More Brent Spence work this weekend

The Brent Spence Bridge ... (Photo courtesy the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet) COVINGTON, Ky. - The ongoing saga of the Brent Spence Bridge continues this weekend with two more days of lane closures expected to create traffic backups.  The right two northbound lanes of Interstates 71/75 over the bridge will be closed from 11 a.m. Saturday until at least Sunday evening for ongoing repairs an...

Brent Spence repairs to cause backup

COVINGTON, Ky. – Emergency repairs on the Brent Spence Bridge will likely cause traffic backups for motorists driving north on Interstates 71-75 starting this afternoon.  Crews closed the right two lanes of the bridge and the ramp from Fourth Street in Covington this afternoon to repair a damaged expansion joint, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.  The lane closures ...

City Seeks Applications for Laborer and Clerk Typist

JOIN OUR TEAM! We are currently seeking a Laborer to join our Public Works Department. Job Title: Laborer  Department: Public Works Salary: $1,086.50 Bi-Weekly (Laborer 1)  SUMMARY Under the general supervision and direction of the Public Works Director and/or Right-Of-Way Supervisor, the Laborer will be responsible for a wide variety of task, su...
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