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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...

$$$$ on the table for neighborhood projects

Projects funded through the City’s Neighborhood Grant Program have included signs, banners, picnic tables, benches, dog waste stations, flower pots, and landscaping. Competitive grant program accepting applications COVINGTON, Ky. – Since the City of Covington created its Neighborh...

Those ‘lovely branches’? Don’t damage the bark

No nails, screws, staples, spikes etc.  Reminder not to use nails, screws & staples when decorating City trees for the holidays COVINGTON, Ky. – If you’re going to decorate a streetside tree for the holidays, don’t damage the tree. Specifically, don’t u...

City seeks firm to demo IRS site

Work to include addressing environmental challenges on 23 acres slated for massive mixed-use development COVINGTON, Ky. – The behind-the-scenes work on developing the 23-acre former IRS site should grow substantially more visible early in the new year. The City of Covington today release...

2 years later, ‘RIPPLE’ felt in Lewisburg

New sidewalks and updated storefronts are among the changes made to the bend of Pike Street near Montague Street as part of the City’s first The RIPPLE Effect proposal that started at Herb & Thelma’s Tavern. Partnership spurs street improvements, new business (Part 2 of 2: The ...

Creating another ‘RIPPLE’

The business district/node Highway Avenue and Altamont Road is in line for attention under the City’s The RIPPLE Effect.   Botany Hills neighborhood wins grant for improvements, City attention (Part 1 of 2: The RIPPLE Effect program was created in fall 2018 to coordinate public a...

City hires project manager for IRS site

The inside of the sprawling former IRS facility. J.S. Held to oversee complex preparation of 23 acres for private development COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington is hiring a global multi-disciplinary consulting firm to oversee the complex and time-intensive work of preparing the 23-acre former IR...
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