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Who needs a formal ‘opening’?

Zahrah enjoys the tunnel slide at the newly renovated Barb Cook Park in Latonia. Ribbon cutting Saturday, but new Barb Cook Park already in full use COVINGTON, Ky. – Every time Covington Parks & Rec Manager Ben Oldiges drives past Barb Cook Park in Latonia, he sees first-hand evidence that...

Mission: Save the monarch

One of the Covington pollinator gardens created as part of the 2017 Mayors’ Monarch Pledge is in Hands Pike Park in South Covington, shown here.  Saturday cleanup at Goebel pollinator garden part of national effort   COVINGTON, Ky. – Volunteers are invited to gather Saturd...

Simple Truth: A brand-specific recycling solution

(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. – Cincinnati’s Kroger Co. is the nation’s largest operator of traditional supermarkets, and...

Spring street-sweeping begins April 1

Residents must move cars on their assigned days   (EDITOR'S NOTE: Since this release was published, the City has simplified the process through which to find out when your street is going to be swept. Just go to the link to the map below and type in your address.) COVINGTON, Ky. – Covingt...
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High Street closed today for asphalt work

Drivers Alvis Barber, left, and Danny Peters of the City of Covington Public Works’ Right-of-Way Maintenance Division lay asphalt on High Street today. COVINGTON, Ky. – High Street between Altamont Road and Parkway Avenue in the Botany Hills neighborhood will be closed much of today as P...

Single-use utensils? Stick a fork in it

(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. It was supposed to be distributed on "Wednesday.")   COVINGTON, Ky. – Eating take-out has become a great way to support local ...

How should City spend federal grants?

Among other things, Covington has used federal Community Development Block Grant program funds to rebuild broken sidewalks on Scott Boulevard near Sixth Street. Public hearing on annual CDBG/HOME allocations on March 25  COVINGTON, Ky. – The federal CDBG and HOME programs have brought the...

Current Brent Spence expansion plan fatally flawed

This diagram from the 2013 Brent Spence Bridge Project Options Analysis shows the width of the proposed new project. (EDITOR’S NOTE: The following op-ed was signed by the five members of the Covington Board of Commissioners.)  COVINGTON, Ky. – While we all recognize that the Brent...

Forestry survey kicks off writing of tree strategy

Legend has it that the legendary Kentucky statesman Henry Clay had a hand in this massive and ancient ginkgo tree being planted near Behringer-Crawford Museum in Devou Park. City to write 20-year master plan for urban canopy  COVINGTON, Ky. – Unlike … say … marigolds (which ...

11th Street to get new pedestrian bridge

The 11th Street bridge has been closed to vehicles for eight years, even as the companion span for pedestrians just to the north has remained open.  Deteriorated vehicle span over RR tracks demolished soon  COVINGTON, Ky. – Work to build a new pedestrian bridge over the CSX railroad ...
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