Cleaning Covington Before The All-Star Game

Jun 30, 2015

Business leaders want Covington to look its best during the MLB All-Star Game.
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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.

CBC/UP Executive Director Pat Frew says he is grateful for the support and excited the cleanup crews are returning.

“The last time we had these crews on the street more than 40 tons of litter was collected and more than 800 graffiti tags were removed in a 21 month period in 2011 and 2012. 

"While this will be a shorter and more concentrated effort, the impact might even be greater because of the impression it will create with thousands of influential visitors descending on both riverfronts," Frew says.

“A cleaner Covington will communicate a more welcoming environment and will tell our guests that we’re glad they’re here and that we have a great deal of pride in our community.”

The focus will be between Greenup and Philadelphia Streets, and from the Ohio River to Fifth Street.

A grant from the Haile Foundation is paying for the patrols.