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1½ tons of ‘dead’ holiday lights

Almost 100 trees also recycled during effort to save landfill space COVINGTON, Ky. – Nearly 100 discarded trees and almost 650 pounds of non-working lights from Covington were kept out of landfills this past holiday season – and when you include the “dead” strands of light...

No-tolls pledge a ‘win’ for City, region

Flanked by their chief transportation advisers, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, seated at left, and Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear sign the Brent Spence Bridge project agreement. That’s Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jack Marchbanks at far left, and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Sec. Jim Gray...

New signs mark historic Lewis & Clark trail

Floyd Ard, with Public Works’ Right-of-Way Division, installs a historic marker on East 4th Street. 4,900-mile route draws tourists to 16 states COVINGTON, Ky. – Three new street signs featuring the silhouettes of two buckskin-clad explorers signal Covington’s inclusion on a ...

Winter storm response: Over 30 hours & counting

Public Works crews working double shifts to clear streets COVINGTON, Ky. – Every driver and piece of equipment available ... As snowflakes continued to fall this morning on the second day of a particularly problematic winter storm, leaders at Covington’s Public Works Department sai...

Winter storm gonna be ‘ugly’

Daniel Chumley, left, and Doug Meyung mount a snow plow on a City of Covington Public Works truck. The two are mechanics in the Fleet Division. Rain, bitter cold to complicate road crews’ response COVINGTON, Ky. – It’s going to be “ugly.” As crews from Covingto...

O’Rourke Wrecking to demolish IRS site

City OKs contract, work to start next month COVINGTON, Ky. – Almost 55 years after it opened and 2½ years after it closed, the sprawling IRS data processing facility will soon cease to exist. The Covington Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night voted 5-0 to hire O’Rourke Wr...

Brood X, Omicron & ‘City of the Year’

Yet another unique restaurant in The Cov, OLLA Taqueria Gutierrez, opened on West M.L. King Jr. Blvd. in June. Amid massive challenges, Covington moved forward in 2021 COVINGTON, Ky. – As an exclamation, the phrase “What a year!” can, alternately, ooze vibes both negativ...

Dog park demolition under way

City hopes to open facility this spring COVINGTON, Ky. – The construction of a neighborhood dog park on Covington’s west side officially got under way today. A Bobcat and dump truck operated by Public Works crews began removing pavement and short divider walls at an existing playgr...

Anatomy of a storm response

Photo 1: Backhoe operator Lonnie Johnson dumped salt into a dump truck driven by Mark Ranson and Doug Meyung late this morning. Photo 2: From left, Chris Warneford, Steve Hedger, Bill Matteoli, Jason Roberts, James “J.J.” Johnson, John Purnell, and Brad Schwenke go over last...

Parking restored on northbound Pike St.

Brad Chetwood, a technician III with Public Works’ Right of Way Maintenance Division, installs the new/old parking signs along northbound Pike Street.  Completion of bridge work eliminates need for temporary prohibition COVINGTON, Ky. – Drivers are again allowed to park in the...
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