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Bicycle infrastructure plan on consent agenda

City would partner with Tri-State Trails on creating strategy to make The Cov more bike friendly COVINGTON, Ky. – Wanting to take a strategic and feasible approach to making Covington more bike friendly, the Board of Commissioners tonight will vote on partnering with the advocacy group Tri-State Trails to create a bicycle transportation plan for Covington and its neighbor, Newport, o...

Covington’s Snow & Ice Team rested & ready

Trucks are loaded and ready to go. That’s municipal grounds worker Corey Lohstroh filling tanks with a brine solution earlier today. With ‘nasty’ storm almost here, Public Works will do all it can to keep streets safe COVINGTON, Ky. – The road salt dome is full (minus what’s been loaded into trucks). The trucks themselves have been outfitted with plows and ...

Dec. 14 event(s) to let Covington learn about, weigh in on bridge project

KYTC/ODOT seeking feedback on pending issues for Brent Spence Corridor revamp COVINGTON, Ky. – Are you curious how (and where) a revamped Brent Spence Bridge and its completely new companion span will separate local commuters from pass-through travelers? Do you have thoughts and/or strong feelings about noise barriers, landscaping, pedestrian walkways, and the “look” o...

4th St. ramp to close, Pike St. ramp to open as ‘Texas Turnaround’ nears completion

State project will mean safer, less congested Brent Spence COVINGTON, Ky. – How drivers enter Interstate 71/75 in Covington just south of the Brent Spence Bridge will change at 5 a.m. Thursday as construction of the $8.8 million “Texas Turnaround” edges closer to completion, state highway officials announced today. The state-funded project will reduce accidents and relieve ...

Leaf pickup begins Monday

Photo 1: A scene from last year. (That’s Prince Baker, James Payne, and Bryan Snider, from left working Greenup Street). Photo 2: Crews from the General Maintenance Division recently installed leaf-collection equipment on trucks. From left: seasonal laborers Dallas Hedger, Don Housley, and Zach Ackman, laborer Ryan Gribble, light equipment operator Lonnie Johnson, and laborer Prince Baker...

Disc Golf Course reopens, 3 days after theft

Parks and Facilities Maintenance Supervisor Brad Schwenke welds a disc golf basket into place, while Laborer V Tim Moore (below) touches up the paint on one of those borrowed from Boone County. Help from Boone County Parks, others critical COVINGTON, Ky. – The 18 “baskets” don’t match, but the Covington Disc Golf Course is put back together, and playable. Three day...

Disc golf baskets cut off, stolen

A disc golf “basket,” prior to installation. Police, Parks & Rec seeking tips related to felony theft COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington officials are seeking help in solving a brazen theft overnight of a dozen brand-new disc golf “baskets” from Devou Park worth more than $5,000. Just a few days after the dedication of the Covington Disc Golf Course on Saturday, ...

FC Cincinnati invests in The Cov

Photo 1: Covington’s partnership with FC Cincinnati Foundation will bring both a kid-size mini pitch to Austinburg  and the organization’s Soccer Unites youth program. This photo provided by FCC Foundation is from a ribbon-cutting from a mini pitch previously built in Price Hill, Cincinnati.  Photo 2: The proposed site plan for the renovation of Austinburg Neighborhoo...

Its move complete, Public Works settles in

Open House to showcase new campus in Peaselburg  COVINGTON, Ky. – Consider this a (somewhat) belated change of address notice: Covington Public Works has a new home. Crews from the department that maintains the City’s infrastructure settled into their new address at 1730 Russell St. in Peaselburg a little over a month ago, gradually moving trucks, equipment, invent...

$1MM in asphalt on 22 streets

Tando Way in South Covington is the first street tackled by Riegler Blacktop. Annual resurfacing project to bring smoother driving COVINGTON, Ky. – All or part of 22 streets in Covington are about to get a smoother surface. Some 80,000 square yards of asphalt will be laid 1½ inches thick as part of a $995,000 contract that got underway this week on Tando Drive in South Coving...
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