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Needed: Volunteers to plant 80 trees

Volunteers donating their time and sweat at planting events over the years have played a big part in creating Covington’s urban canopy. Saturday event targets shade-poor streets in West Latonia COVINGTON, Ky. – Looking to do something worthwhile this weekend? How about helping to establish a verdant canopy of trees along City streets? The Covington Urban Forestry Board will pl...

Hands Pike realignment on schedule

Photo one: The realignment of Hands Pike remains on schedule to be completed by Nov. 1, 2022. Photo two: An aerial view shows the challenge of overcoming the steep grade. (Photo provided by Nancy Wood, KYTC) Rebuilt road to create safer route to, from South Covington COVINGTON, Ky. – From high in the air, the hills near Hands Pike must resemble a giant’s sandbox crawling ...

Free plants for your pollinator garden

Saturday event in Goebel part of butterfly initiative in The Cov COVINGTON, Ky. – If you want to attract butterflies to your yard, here’s your chance to get some free perennial plants to start or add to a pollinator garden. The people who manage the Goebel Park Pollinator Garden in the Covington park just east of Interstate 75 will be digging up and “dividing” an arra...

Leaf pickup begins next week

             Look here to see when your street is scheduled   COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington will again help residents clean up the beautiful but labor-intensive mess of autumn created by trees dropping leaves in the public right of way. With blowers and two giant vacuum trucks, crews from the Public Works Department will start collect...

Free tree for your yard

Among the trees available are cultivars of magnolia, left, and cherry, similar to those shown here.                ROAD iD donation to grow canopy in targeted neighborhoods COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington has 57 trees to give away, thanks to a donation from Covington firm ROAD iD. But you have to act f...

178 swimmers a day

The Latonia Water Park/Splash Pad Parks & Rec closes books on successful 2021 pool season with plans for a bigger, better 2022   COVINGTON, Ky. – Each drop in autumn temperatures is pushing the 2021 summer pool season further back in the rearview mirror, but Covington’s Parks & Rec staff are both reveling in the success of the season and making plans for next y...

Oil, tires, TVs, & more

Upcoming cleanup events help solve trash problems   COVINGTON, Ky. – Need to do some fall cleaning?   Two events in the coming weeks can help you not only make extra space in your basement and shed but also get rid of problematic items like oil, antifreeze, televisions, and tires.   The first event, this Saturday at the Cincinnati Recycling and Reuse Hub in C...

Does your basement flood? Expect call or visit

Torrential rains in June 2019 flooded basements and tore up pavement, including on Montague Road below Devou Park. City employing next step to zero in on health concerns related to rain runoff woes   COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington is employing the next step in figuring out whether some of its residents’ basement-flooding issues, particularly those with potential health imp...

Smarter labeling

(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. – Finally, there’s a recycling label that does not come with so much confusion. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the “chasing arrows” symbol (the triangle surrounding a numeral) was a...

How to spend $35.9MM?

COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington has created a survey to pick the public’s brain on how to spend $35.9 million over the next 3 to 5 years. The money can’t be spent on just anything. Rather, it must be allocated within broad categories related to recovering from the economic and public health challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. By Oct. 31, the City must send...
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