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The week of July 23 is Trash Amnesty Week in Covington, where residents can throw away bulk trash items without using the special green stickers normally required. 

2018 is the 100th anniversary of the first publication of a Seckatary Hawkins kid's story, written by Covington native Robert Franc Schulkers

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It's nothing like the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain. Fewer than a dozen goats are headed back to Goebel Park from their winter home in Carroll County, Kentucky. But Covington is making a party out of it Sunday from 2-6 p.m.

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"Haunt," a Halloween-themed horror film, is shooting in Covington, part of its five-week production schedule in Northern Kentucky, Film Cincinnati has announced.

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Covington plans to take greater steps in protecting the monarch butterfly and improving water quality in Northern Kentucky. These are the designated topics for Covington Neighborhood Collaborative's annual summit this Saturday.

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Whether you enter Newport from Covington, Cincinnati or Wilder, a new gateway entrance is planned to welcome you.  Southbank Partners, the  City of Newport and the Newport Foundation announced a partnership Wednesday to build gateways.  Two will also have monuments. 

Covington Appoints Next City Manager

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A four month search for a new Covington City Manager has come to a close. The Covington Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted to appoint David Johnston as Covington's next city manager.

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Kenton County, already busy cranking out start-up technology companies in Covington, is ramping up efforts to increase its tech footprint.

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Covington is resurrecting its litter and graffiti removal program as the city continues to attract new development.

Beginning June 5, crews will concentrate on Rivercenter Boulevard  south to Seventh Street and Madison, Scott and Greenup south to Fifth. Since August, 80 oversized round and square planters have popped up along Madison Avenue between Fourth and Seventh Streets sprouting bright colored flowers.

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Being a successful writer is a lifelong dream for many. But writing is a  business, one that can be extremely complicated, frustrating and difficult to navigate. Writers have to be entrepreneurs in order to get published and sell their work.

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Life Learning Center in Covington provides an integrated series of learning and care programs to help at-risk individuals in Greater Cincinnati escape poverty and reach their full potential.

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Covington has been busy expanding its business base by using incentives and local amenities to attract companies from both inside and outside the region. One example is pharmaceutical and biotechnology company CTI, which recently relocated its headquarters from Blue Ash to Covington.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell addressed the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati Chambers of Commerce Thursday afternoon in Covington. The Senate Majority Leader is touring the state during the congressional recess. 

He was interrupted twice during his remarks by two people wanting, as they said, "to be heard." Both people were escorted out of the ticketed luncheon.

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Much to the delight of baseball fans, pitchers and catchers started reporting for spring training this weekend, which means Opening Day is just around the corner.

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Downtown Covington plays a supporting role in NBC's new "Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love" Wednesday (9 p.m., Channel 5).

Covington portrays Sevierville, Tenn., in 1955, according to a story on the Covington News website. 

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The race for who will become the next mayor of Covington seems to be focused on two very different perceptions of the city and whether or not it is moving in the right direction.

The 3rd Annual DevouGrass Music & Arts Festival, benefiting the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky, returns on Saturday, October 1 to Covington’s Devou Park

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Known for its panoramic view of downtown Cincinnati, the Metropolitan Club is a renowned private business club that has brought together diverse members throughout the years. 

Seven venues in Covington will host the newly revived World Music Fest, a celebration of world cultures though music, dance, art and food, happening June 11.

One thing is certain - Covington residents will elect at least two new city commissioners this year. 

Incumbents Steve Frank and Chuck Eilerman are not running for re-election.

That has drawn a crowd of 10 Covington commission candidates who will be on the ballot in Tuesday's Kentucky primary.

Four candidates - including the incumbent  - are vying in Tuesday's primary election to become the mayor of Covington, a city, which, with about 41,000 residents, is by far the largest of Northern Kentucky's cities.

The top two finishers in Tuesday's primary will face off in the November election for a two-year term as mayor.  The mayor with four elected city commissioners set the city's agenda and direction.

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A Covington mural featuring a Phoenix did what it was supposed to do and is now coming down.

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Activities such as art walks for the visually impaired, porch caroling and community park parties make a neighborhood more vibrant. These projects and more have been made possible by Nano Grants, small grants of $250 given out by The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington. They are available to residents, students and workers for creative ideas that bring people together.

The Carnegie in Covington has a full winter calendar of art exhibits and theater presentations, so to preview all that’s happening, Jim Stump welcomes Exhibitions Director Matt Distel and Theatre Director Maggie Perrino.

The Kenton County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Charles Korzenborn, and School Resource Officer Kevin Sumner are named in a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of two students who were eight and nine when "shackled" to control behavior problems last school year.

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A business group plans to clean up the streets of Covington before the All-Star Game.  The 15-day graffiti removal and litter patrol starts tomorrow.  The Covington Business Council, and its non-profit foundation, Urban Partnership, hired a company to patrol the streets, picking up garbage, deodorizing alleys, and removing graffiti.

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Covington is planning a big party on the Riverfront July 9-14 as part of its bicentennial and the All-Star Game.

Another Covington building is up for consideration for the National Register of Historic Places.  Last year, the Hellman Lumber building was added to the list, now the Kentucky Heritage Council is nominating the Frank Duveneck House and Studio. 

Covington’s Behringer-Crawford Museum in Devou Park has kicked off its summer Music@BCM series of live music concerts featuring a diverse line-up of local performers.

Organizers of Cov200 say they are hosting the "bash of the century."

Beginning Friday night you can be entertained by the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra at a ragtime party, toast the town at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, and see showings of an original documentary.

Party planners say "over the course of three days, COV200 will host four events, each celebrating the pride, progress and future growth of Covington."

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