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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 ...

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...
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