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While most of us slept … Snow & Ice Team labored to keep roads safe

Lonnie Johnson, a light equipment operator with Covington’s Public Works Department, prepares to grab another load of salt at the City’s complex on Boron Drive this morning as crews continued to treat roads. COVINGTON, Ky. – The snow fell, the wind at times raged, and the slush on ...

Prep work on IRS site intensifies

City seeks firms for demolition, environmental hazards removal   COVINGTON, Ky. – Three underground fuel tanks. A 3,000-gallon underground concrete “vault.” A sprawling one-story brick facility whose “footprint” stretches across most of 17 acres. Asbestos. Lots of ...

124 ‘hotspots’ expand free Wi-Fi access

Wi-Fi connectivity and the strength of the network signal depend upon a number of geographic and construction factors. Completed Covington Connect initiative eroding ‘digital divide’  COVINGTON, Ky. – Thousands more Covington families have free access to the Internet, courtesy...

Job openings feature outdoor work

The City is hiring landscape and maintenance workers for the year. Here, a permanent employee in the Public Works Department, James Johnson, knocks down weeds on the riverfront. Public Works, Solid Waste & Recycling hiring ‘seasonals’ COVINGTON, Ky. – Want a job working in the ...

Ad circulars piling up? You can opt out

(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. – Some people love the ad “circulars” delivered weekly to their doorstep. After all, they’re ch...

Yes, Virginia, yogurt ‘tubs’ can (now) be recycled

Food containers that look like “tubs” can now be recycled in Covington. Rumpke expands ‘acceptable’ list in Covington’s curbside program  COVINGTON, Ky. – The “Can this be recycled?” quandary just got easier in Covington, at least when it comes to...

‘Problem' trees removed with City’s blessing

Duke pruning this week in West Latonia   COVINGTON, Ky. – A contractor for Duke Energy is pruning trees throughout West Latonia this week, and that work will include the removal of nine or so “problem” trees in the public right of way, City of Covington officials said.   ...

Gravitating greener in 2021

(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. – When you make your New Year’s Resolutions this week, how about adding “I will take tangible steps t...

Neighborhood grant requests due Wednesday

Neighborhood signs and banners are an example of a small project that can be funded by the City of Covington’s Neighborhood Grant Program.  Up to $5,000 available for beautification projects  COVINGTON, Ky. – Applications for the City of Covington’s Neighborhood Grant Pro...

Covington, SD1 approve storm water split

Agreement another step toward City managing MS4 permit governing water quality of rain runoff   COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington has taken another significant step in its multi-year effort to take over management of storm water quality in the city.   At a specially called meeti...
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