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River Sweep 2021: ‘Hot & exhausting’

 Just one pile of the litter and debris cleaned off the banks of the Ohio River in Covington during River Sweep 2021 on Saturday. For additional photos, see the City of Covington’s Facebook page, @covingtonkygov Volunteers clean litter, debris off riverfront COVINGTON, Ky. – Th...

Gas line work starts Wednesday

The red line shows the gas main(s) to be replaced. Upgrade to make way for development west of Duveneck Square  COVINGTON, Ky. – Traffic will be disrupted near Duveneck Square starting Wednesday morning so an underground gas main can be upgraded to accommodate future development.   N...

Emergency street repair to affect parking, traffic at 7th & Philadelphia

Spray-painted markings show the presence of major utility lines under the affected intersection.  Broken storm sewer line undercutting road surface  COVINGTON, Ky. – Emergency repair of a broken storm sewer lateral at the intersection of Seventh and Philadelphia streets will affect p...

Devou’s paved trails to be closed for maintenance

2-day sealing project to take place Monday, Tuesday   COVINGTON, Ky. – The paved multi-purpose trails in Covington’s Devou Park will be closed to use on Monday and Tuesday for maintenance.   Specifically, Queen City Blacktop will be applying a seal that preserves the pavement a...

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...
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