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Move Over, The Goebel Goats Are Coming Back

The first year for the event the goats decided to start running on their own and had to be rounded up.

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.

The Third Annual Running of the Goats and Spring Celebration is centered at the Hellman Creative Center at 12th Street and MLK Bvd. with food, live music, and crafts.

Organizer Janet Tobler says, "The goats are all on leads, it's perfectly safe and volunteers and local businesses will be chaperoning their goats from the Hellman Creative Center to Goebel Park, along a route that's been closed off to traffic."

More information is on the event's Facebook page.

A couple of years ago a few goats took off without their humans and ran through the streets of Covington, as reported by our news partner, WCPO.

With more than 30 years of journalism experience in the Greater Cincinnati market, Ann Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her reporting. She has reported for WKRC, WCKY, WHIO-TV, Metro Networks and CBS/ABC Radio. Her work has been recognized by the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2019 and 2011 A-P named her “Best Reporter” for large market radio in Ohio. She has won awards from the Association of Women in Communications and the Alliance for Women in Media. Ann reports regularly on science and technology in Focus on Technology.