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60 street trees ‘shovel ready’

Volunteers planted more than 80 trees along Latonia sidewalks one Saturday in October 2018. Saturday volunteer event celebrates Arbor Day in The Cov  COVINGTON, Ky. – At last count, there are six trees in Covington’s publicly maintained areas that are 5 feet or more in diameter. &n...

Help the hungry, help the earth

COVINGTON, Ky. – Earth Day 2021 came and went (there’s only 359 days until the next one), but the mission – and the opportunities – continue year round.   Local grocer Kroger can help:   Most of us know that Kroger has long accepted plastic bags and film for recycl...

Leniency ending for street-sweeping tickets

City forced to begin enforcing parking rules again to keep debris from clogging storm drains   COVINGTON, Ky. – Since the pandemic began more than a year ago, the City has looked the other way as drivers ignored “No Parking” signs and left their cars to block efforts to &ldqu...

10 volunteer opportunities Saturday

Neighborhood events = Part 1 of spread-out Great American Cleanup   COVINGTON, Ky. – Volunteers will converge on at least 10 locations in Covington on Saturday to plant trees and flowers, pull weeds, rake debris, spread mulch, pick up litter, and tackle other tasks aimed at beautifying Th...

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 ...
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