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    Celebrate Parks in July!

    July is National Recreation and Parks Month!  Check out the Boone County Parks Department website to learn about special programs and activities this month.  The Boone County Parks Department is celebrating 42 years of service to our community.  The Department is responsible for 1,900 acres of parks and recreation facilities throughout Boone County.  Click here to learn more!

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    Construction continues on 18/237 Bridge

    Workers continue making progress on the wall at the intersection of KY 18 and KY 237.  This Kentucky Transportation Cabinet project will construct a single point urban interchange designed to allow free-flow of traffic on KY 18.  This is part of a larger project directed by KYTC for the total rebuild of KY 237.  The contract for this state project calls for construction to be complete by June 2015.

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    Burn Ban from May – September

    During the months of May, June, July, August and September, open burning is restricted to only certain activities.  Some of these activities include the cooking of food, prevention of a fire hazard, and training public employees.  Burning is prohibited until October 1st.  More details are available here.  Call Boone County Solid Waste Division if you need any more information. (859) 334–3629 or (859) 334–3151.

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    CodeRED Emergency Notification

    Boone County has implemented the CodeRED Mass Notification solution.  The CodeRED system provides county officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire county during emergency situations.  The CodeRED Weather Warning system will allow county officials to reach citizens who are in the projected path of a tornado, severe thunderstorm, flash flood or other weather event.  All Boone County residents are encouraged to enroll contact information and specify notification preferences.  Click here to enroll.

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Dog Swim at Union Pool - $10/Dog

Burlington, KY – Boone County Parks presents the…Dog Days Pool Party! Dog owners and their dogs are invited to join us for one last swim in the Pool before it closes for the season! Make sure to bring your dog(s) proof of current vaccinations records to the Pool! You will need them to enter. Don’t forget your towels and pool toys! (Registration and payment at the pool on the day of the event)


Saturday, September 6 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM

Union Pool

August 20, 2014

Richardson Road Bridge Project Updates

Burlington, KY – The Boone County Fiscal Court voted 4–0 to award the contract to Intech Contracting, LLC for repairs to the Richardson Road Bridge. Click here to view a comprehensive review and updates of this project.  Click here to view a comprehensive review and updates of this project.

August 19, 2014

US 42 Road Project

Burlington, KY – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 website advises of the following road conditions as a result of the work currently being done to US/42 near Mall Road. US 42/Mall Road Intersection (13.9–14.4 mile–marker) from Bentley Drive to Ewing Blvd WEST OF I–75: Traffic restrictions are in place on Eastbound and Westbound US 42/127; periodic Lane closures may occur as needed; the additional turn lane from Eastbound US 42/127 to Mall Road will remain closed until further notice; various traffic impacts will continue through October. Please watch for flaggers, trucks and construction equipment entering and exiting the Highway.


East of I–75, lane closures on East and Westbound US 42/127 are possible on weekday nights from 9 PM until 5 AM from Scott Street to the I–75 overpass. The unnamed access road from US 42/127 to various businesses across from Ewing Boulevard will be closed during this time. Please watch for flaggers and trucks entering and exiting the highway.

August 19, 2014

BOONE COUNTY FISCAL COURT WELCOMES MATTHEW WEBSTER

Burlington, KY – The Boone County Fiscal court is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Webster as the county’s next Government and Community Relations Coordinator.  The appointment, presented by Judge Executive Gary Moore, was approved by the Boone County Fiscal Court at its August 5, 2014 meeting.

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August 6, 2014

BOONE COUNTY PREPARES FOR SENIOR CITIZEN’S PICNIC

Burlington, KY – Preparations for the 27th Annual Boone County Senior Citizen’s Picnic are underway and this year’s picnic is sure to be a great one. This year’s event will be held at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, September 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

June 17, 2014

Traffic Pattern Changes at KY 18 and KY 237

Burlington, KY – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is making improvements on Camp Ernst Road (KY 237) from Rogers Lane to Golf Club Drive.  As construction continues on this project, please watch for flaggers and for trucks entering and leaving the highway.  Patrick Drive is currently open from McGrath Lane to Camp Ernst Road.  McGrath Lane is closed from Patrick Drive to KY 18 and will remain closed until June 20th.  There will also be a traffic switch on Camp Ernst Road from Patrick Drive to Golf Club Drive between June 23–30.  When this occurs, northbound and southbound KY 237 will be driving on the new bridge over KY 18.  SB and NB KY 237 traffic wishing to travel EB KY 18 will be required to turn at Patrick Drive, then turn left on McGrath Lane to access KY 18.  NB KY 237 drivers that would like to continue WB KY 18 should proceed over the bridge and turn left at the new signalized intersection.  EB KY 18 travelers will use the ramp on the right to access KY 237 or go under the bridge to continue on KY 18.  WB KY 18 traffic that would like to go SB on Camp Ernst Road will need to turn left at McGrath Lane and right onto Patrick Drive in order to get on to Camp Ernst Road.  Lastly, WB KY 18 drivers that wish to turn right onto KY 237 will be required to turn right onto McGrath Lane and left onto Florence Pike.  There will be a new ramp connecting Florence Pike to NB KY 237.  Detour signs will be installed to assist the public while the new traffic pattern is in place.  Please expect delays and watch for flaggers during the traffic switch.
Click here for a MAP with the proposed traffic changes.

June 11, 2014

OKI Seeks Input

Burlington, KY –The Ohio–Kentucky–Indiana (OKI) Regional Council of Governments is updating a policy plan to improve quality of life and service to the public in southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeast Indiana, and they want to hear from residents of Boone County.  This plan will guide future decision making at this planning organization for our metropolitan area.  To find out more and share your opinions, visit www.howdowegrow.org

May 14, 2014

Sign up for the CodeRed Emergency Notification System

Burlington, KY –Boone County has implemented the CodeRED Mass Notification solution.  The CodeRED system provides county officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire county.

CodeRedAll Boone County residents are encouraged to enroll additional contact information including cell phone numbers, text and email addresses and specify their notification preferences. “No one should assume their telephone number is included,” Ihrig said, urging all individuals and businesses to log on to the website, www.boonecountyky.org/em, and follow the CodeRED link to the community enrollment page.  hose without internet access may call Boone County Emergency Management at 859–334–2279 to supply their information over the phone.  Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number.  Additional phone numbers can be entered as well.


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May 12, 2014

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