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Anatomy of a storm response

Photo 1: Backhoe operator Lonnie Johnson dumped salt into a dump truck driven by Mark Ranson and Doug Meyung late this morning. Photo 2: From left, Chris Warneford, Steve Hedger, Bill Matteoli, Jason Roberts, James “J.J.” Johnson, John Purnell, and Brad Schwenke go over last-minute preparations. Photo 3: “Snow commander” Steve Hedger checks driver assig...

Parking restored on northbound Pike St.

Brad Chetwood, a technician III with Public Works’ Right of Way Maintenance Division, installs the new/old parking signs along northbound Pike Street.  Completion of bridge work eliminates need for temporary prohibition COVINGTON, Ky. – Drivers are again allowed to park in the curb lane of northbound Dixie Highway-Pike Street before and after its intersection with Montague R...

$$$$ on the table for neighborhood projects

Projects funded through the City’s Neighborhood Grant Program have included signs, banners, picnic tables, benches, dog waste stations, flower pots, and landscaping. Competitive grant program accepting applications COVINGTON, Ky. – Since the City of Covington created its Neighborhood Grant Program in 2018, groups have used it to fund small projects all around the city: A tree...

Those ‘lovely branches’? Don’t damage the bark

No nails, screws, staples, spikes etc.  Reminder not to use nails, screws & staples when decorating City trees for the holidays COVINGTON, Ky. – If you’re going to decorate a streetside tree for the holidays, don’t damage the tree. Specifically, don’t use nails, screws, staples, spikes, screw-in hooks, or anything else that creates a pathway for insec...

City seeks firm to demo IRS site

Work to include addressing environmental challenges on 23 acres slated for massive mixed-use development COVINGTON, Ky. – The behind-the-scenes work on developing the 23-acre former IRS site should grow substantially more visible early in the new year. The City of Covington today released a request for proposals seeking companies to both demolish the site and address its significant en...

2 years later, ‘RIPPLE’ felt in Lewisburg

New sidewalks and updated storefronts are among the changes made to the bend of Pike Street near Montague Street as part of the City’s first The RIPPLE Effect proposal that started at Herb & Thelma’s Tavern. Partnership spurs street improvements, new business (Part 2 of 2: The RIPPLE Effect program was created in fall 2018 to coordinate public and private investments and ener...

Creating another ‘RIPPLE’

The business district/node Highway Avenue and Altamont Road is in line for attention under the City’s The RIPPLE Effect.   Botany Hills neighborhood wins grant for improvements, City attention (Part 1 of 2: The RIPPLE Effect program was created in fall 2018 to coordinate public and private investments and energy and focus those on a proverbial corner of Covington. Today we feat...

City hires project manager for IRS site

The inside of the sprawling former IRS facility. J.S. Held to oversee complex preparation of 23 acres for private development COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington is hiring a global multi-disciplinary consulting firm to oversee the complex and time-intensive work of preparing the 23-acre former IRS site for private development. J.S. Held is a familiar name. The company has performed or is ...

A more inviting ‘front door’

Friday event seeks ideas on Clay Wade Bailey gateway COVINGTON, Ky. – Every welcoming home maintains an inviting entry point … an attractive “front door,” so to speak, that beckons visitors to cross its threshold. “Welcoming” cities are not any different. That’s why the City of Covington is starting a public conversation about how to improve one ...

We hate cig butts & we cannot lie

Campaign to eliminate cigarette litter energizing in The Cov COVINGTON, Ky. – The campaign to keep cigarette butts from trashing up Covington’s streets is about to become super visible and super-charged. Thanks to a grant, a wrap-around ad on a Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky bus will soon tout the slogans “Trash the Cig, NOT the City” and “LOVE The COV, ...
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