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Devou delivery: 750 rainbows

Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources technician Adam Cecil releases 750 rainbow trout into Prisoners Lake. (For more pictures, see the City’s Facebook page @covingtonkygov)  State’s FINs program stocks Prisoners Lake with trout  COVINGTON, Ky. – With a tur...

Façade work to start on ‘YMCA building’

The top photo shows the “radiator grille” that once covered 614 Madison Ave. The bottom photo shows the two buildings – 641 Madison and 19 E. Pike St., which wraps around it on two sides – as they looked last fall. The middle photo is a conceptual rendering from WorK Architec...

City cuts storm water fee 10%

Takeover of MS4 rainwater quality program to bring changes   COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington’s takeover of a limited part of storm water management in the city will change three things about the small monthly fee assessed residents for that management:   Reside...

City funds 7 neighborhood projects

The mosaic sign in MainStrasse Village will be repaired. (photo by Jake Ryle, WCPO) Beautification ideas include banners, benches, trees, and flowers COVINGTON, Ky. – Seven more neighborhood groups will receive funding from the City of Covington for small improvement projects ranging from park...

Snow & Ice Team back at it

Backhoe operator Lonnie Johnson dumps a load of salt into a Kenworth dump truck driven by fleet mechanic Doug Meyung and driver Danny Peters. Public Works crews plowing, salting streets through the night COVINGTON, Ky. – Bright lights, blowing snow, lots of noise, and carefully choreographed...

213 trees, 592 lbs. of lights

Ben Broomall, a groundsworker in the Devou Park/Forestry Division, turns Christmas trees into mulch near the Ohio River floodwall. Holiday recycling programs save landfill space  COVINGTON, Ky. – Efforts to recycle and repurpose holiday-related waste in Covington this season gathered in o...

Pretty paper

Can this be recycled?: Yes, no, sometimes   (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. – ... in which Rumpke Waste & Recycling helps us s...

A night in the life of a snow plow driver

Careful maneuvering, perseverance required on tight city streets   COVINGTON, Ky. – With scant inches of space between his mirrors and the parked cars on either side, Jason Roberts slowly maneuvered his Ford 250 down 28th Street, his plow scraping the road free of freshly fallen snow. &n...

Rumpke transfer station closed this weekend

COVINGTON, Ky. – Note to Covington residents looking to get rid of construction/home renovation debris and other bulk trash items:   The Covington Transfer Station will be closed Friday to drop-off traffic starting at noon and all day Saturday temporarily as Rumpke Waste & Recycling,...

Suspension Bridge work starts Monday

City welcomes project but fears impact on businesses   COVINGTON, Ky. – The Suspension Bridge will be reduced to one lane of traffic beginning Monday and closed to vehicles altogether starting Feb. 15, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced today.   The closure will last up to...
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