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New contract kicks summer repaving program into high gear

COVINGTON, Ky. - Get ready for the smell of fresh asphalt.   The City of Covington’s annual repaving program should begin in mid-May and finish within three months, thanks to a contract approved Tuesday night by the City Commission.   The Commission voted 5-0 to contra...

Covington agreement clears way for emergency radio tower

COVINGTON, Ky. - A digital radio tower that enables police, fire and other first responders to communicate during emergencies in the northern part of Kenton County will be built in a wooded area on the edge of Devou Park, replacing the nearby tower that was damaged by a storm and torn down last Augu...

Wayman Branch Road to close for emergency repair

COVINGTON, Ky. - A section of Wayman Branch Road - which links Ky. 16 and Ky. 17 south of Pioneer Park - will be closed for three days beginning Monday for emergency repair.   Water draining down the hill from the north has undercut the road bed, creating a deep crack along the center line and ...

Latonia Avenue reconstruction to begin week of April 30

COVINGTON, Ky. - The teeth-rattling drive on Latonia Avenue is about to get better.   Weather permitting, the long-awaited second phase of the reconstruction of the heavily traveled city street will kick off the week beginning April 30, Covington’s Public Works Department announced today....

Covington pruning trees in Eastside, Austinburg

COVINGTON, Ky. - Saw-wielding workers from Covington's Urban Forestry Division are currently pruning trees in the Eastside and Austinburg neighborhoods. Residents should be mindful of temporary parking restrictions as the crews go about their work - the third phase of a nearly four-year cycle to i...

Covington seeks help planting trees in Austinburg in honor of Arbor Day 2018

COVINGTON, Ky. – Like to dig in the dirt? Think blacktop and concrete are prettier with a touch of green? Then Covington needs you this Saturday. The city is recruiting volunteers to help plant nearly 50 trees along East 18th Street in celebration of Arbor Day 2018 and the city’s 14th ye...

City Issues Update on 5th and Main Water Main Break

The Water Main Break at the Intersection of 5th and Main Has Been Repaired. All repairs to the water main break at the intersection of 5th and Main have been made and the road has been open since Sunday afternoon.  The City of Covington would like to thank The Northern Kentucky Wa...

Join Our Team! City Seeks Applications for Project Engineer, Neighborhood Services Director, and Communications Manager

The City is currently seeking a Project Engineer to join the Department of Public Improvements. Job Title: Project Engineer Department: Department of Public Improvements Salary: $73,499.00 - $97,688.00 (DOQ) Summary: Under the general supervision and direction of the Director...

City Christmas Tree Recycling Opportunities

COVINGTON, KY – The City of Covington Solid Waste & Recycling Department, Department of Public Improvements/Urban Forestry Division, Keep Covington Beautiful and Rumpke Waste & Recycling are offering Covington residents two ways to recycle natural Christmas trees this year. Residents c...

City Schedules 2017 Fall Trash Amnesty Week October 23-27

  COVINGTON, KY – In anticipation of the changing seasons and fall yard work, the City of Covington has scheduled a Trash Amnesty Week for the week of October 23-27, 2017. In addition to the trash contained inside the City-issued trash carts, residents can place up to three large items an...
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