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A look befitting a place of honor

COVINGTON, Ky. -- The area around the fallen officers memorial outside Central Police Headquarters at Madison Avenue and Police Memorial Drive recently got a comprehensive sprucing up, courtesy of an Urban Forestry crew from the City’s Public Works Department.  The work included pulling w...

Leave it loose

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is another in a series of recycling tips from the City of Covington's Neighborhood Services Department, Solid Waste & Recycling Division.)   COVINGTON, Ky. – Today’s “Recycle Right Wednesday” piece is less a “tip” than a “plea,&...

Reconnecting to the river

Officials from the City and Prus Construction did a walk-through of the Covington Plaza space this week. With floating restaurants a failed experiment, The Cov’s new plaza...

$560K of fresh asphalt

Among the streets paved last year was East 6th Street between Madison and Greenup. Repaving on ‘worst’ streets in eight neighborhoods underway  COVINGTON, Ky. – Over half a million dollars of fresh asphalt will soon be spread on Covington streets that, in the words of the City...

Mass of glass

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is another in a series of recycling tips from the City of Covington's Neighborhood Services Department, Solid Waste & Recycling Division.)   COVINGTON, Ky. – Plastic isn’t the only material that causes “can or I can’t I? recycling anxiety.  ...

Pike St. ramp to I-71/75 closed overnight Monday

Photo used courtesy of KYTC District 6 COVINGTON, Ky. – The Pike Street entrance ramp to northbound Interstate 71/75 will be closed overnight next Monday so that crews can clean a clogged drain, state officials said today.  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 6 Office sai...

60 street trees ‘shovel ready’

Volunteers planted more than 80 trees along Latonia sidewalks one Saturday in October 2018. Saturday volunteer event celebrates Arbor Day in The Cov  COVINGTON, Ky. – At last count, there are six trees in Covington’s publicly maintained areas that are 5 feet or more in diameter. &n...

Help the hungry, help the earth

COVINGTON, Ky. – Earth Day 2021 came and went (there’s only 359 days until the next one), but the mission – and the opportunities – continue year round.   Local grocer Kroger can help:   Most of us know that Kroger has long accepted plastic bags and film for recycl...

Leniency ending for street-sweeping tickets

City forced to begin enforcing parking rules again to keep debris from clogging storm drains   COVINGTON, Ky. – Since the pandemic began more than a year ago, the City has looked the other way as drivers ignored “No Parking” signs and left their cars to block efforts to &ldqu...

10 volunteer opportunities Saturday

Neighborhood events = Part 1 of spread-out Great American Cleanup   COVINGTON, Ky. – Volunteers will converge on at least 10 locations in Covington on Saturday to plant trees and flowers, pull weeds, rake debris, spread mulch, pick up litter, and tackle other tasks aimed at beautifying Th...
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