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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...

Hub+Weber to design new Public Works home

The building that will serve as the new home for Public Works is, for now, a wide-open space. City hires architect to turn 68K square feet into functional space COVINGTON, Ky. – The planned new home for Covington’s Public Works Department – for the time being – looks like a c...

New life for dead Christmas trees

Last year, the City collected 160 natural Christmas trees to be recycled. Two ways to recycle holiday greenery into mulch  COVINGTON, Ky. – When “how lovely are your branches” morphs into “get that dead thing out of the living room,” tossing your natural Christmas ...

City: Enforce 2013 ban on hazardous materials on Brent Spence Bridge

The fiery wreck that damaged the Brent Spence Bridge should remind people of the dangers of hazardous materials on the bridge, Covington officials say. (Photo from Kentucky Transportation Cabinet) Nov. 11 fiery crash, shutdown are ‘wakeup call’   COVINGTON, Ky. – City of Covin...

Funding tool for IRS site work leaps first hurdle

TIF district designation in works would use future state tax revenue to repay City’s debt   COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington received preliminary approval today to study the possible use of future state tax revenues to pay for new roads, sidewalks and other improvements to the...

8th Street fix to close one block next week

The City recently had to put a “Band-Aid” of asphalt on a sinking section of Eighth Street but will close the street next week to work on a permanent repair. Sections of concrete failing between Russell, Pike streets  COVINGTON, Ky. – Eighth Street between Pike and Russell st...

A 'greener' cup of joe

(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. – First the bad news: Those oh-so-convenient plastic single-serve coffee pods (commonly known as K-cups after the...

State: Brent Spence repair on schedule

(Photo provided by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet) Damaged upper deck removed, steel beams placed  COVINGTON, Ky. – Work on the emergency repair of the Brent Spence Bridge remains on schedule, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials said today during a progress report with regional med...
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