Parks Department Spring/Summer Activities Schedule is now available!
Make sure you have your spring & summer filled with fun, family–friendly events, classes and programs. Visit our website for more information and details at http://www.boonecountyky.org/parks/Newsletter.pdf
National County Government Month
National County Government Month (NCGM) is celebrated each April by the nation’s counties to raise public awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of county government. Visit here to learn about National County Government Month in Boone County.
Boone County Passes “Right To Work” Ordinance
At the March 17, 2015, Boone County Fiscal Court meeting, the Court unanimously passed an economic development ordinance often referred to as “Right to Work.” The County has been advised that this designation is extremely important to prospective companies when they make decisions as to where to locate, or re–locate their businesses. According to Judge/Executive Gary Moore, “Competition in the economic development arena is as fierce as ever. 25 states and several Kentucky counties have adopted Right to Work legislation. Read More
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.
Boone County Judge–Executive Gary Moore
discusses the “Right To Work” Ordinance
Boone is the Healthiest County in Kentucky According to Recent Study
An annual survey of health in the nation’s counties released Wednesday found Boone County at the top in Kentucky, with Kenton County coming in at No. 18 and Campbell County at No. 22. For the full article, visit http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/03/24/counties-area-healthiest/70404858/
March 26, 2015
Boone County Supports National Work Zone Awareness Week
The Federal Highway Administration says on average 85% of the deaths in highway work zone crashes are drivers and passengers in cars. The National Work Zone Awareness Week campaign –which begins at the start of the highway construction season –aims to prevent work zone fatalities by encouraging safe driving through highway work zones and construction sites. 576 people died in work zone crashes in 2010, which equates to one work zone fatality every 15 hours. This Public Service Announcement video created by AASHTO for the National Work Zone Awareness campaign, March 23–27, highlights this year’s theme: Expect the Unexpected.
For information, visit: http://www.aashtojournal.org/Pages/VideoDetail.aspx?VideoId=430
March 17, 2015
Snow Tip: How To Keep Your Driveway Clear
During a snowstorm, road crews may be required to make several trips down the same route. To avoid plows pushing snow that blocks your driveway after you have cleared it, please take a few minutes and view this helpful video produced by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT):
February 24, 2015
BOONE COUNTY RESIDENT REPRESENTS CINCINNATI BENGALS IN NFL PUNT, PASS & KICK NATIONAL FINALS
Audrey Lee Pelster, a middle–school student from Burlington, Ky., participated as a finalist in the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick National Finals held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Seattle Seahawks headquarters in Renton, Wash. Audrey earned her place among the national finalists with a standout performance in regional PP&K competition hosted by the Bengals in December. Prior to the final round, Audrey ranked second among four national qualifiers in the Girls 12–13 age group. NFL Punt, Pass & Kick is one of the nation’s largest grassroots sports skills competitions and is now in its 53rd year (beginning in 1961).
Audrey attends Camp Ernst Middle School in Burlington and is the daughter of Damian and Constance Pelster.
Boone County PrepareAthon is underway!
We encourage everyone to participate. This includes, individuals, families, businesses, churches, government offices, schools ... everyone. During the PrepareAthon commit to take actions to improve your emergency preparedness. Plan to have your efforts culminate with a deliverable on April 30, 2015. That deliverable could be whatever goal you establish. Maybe you will develop or refine your emergency plans, build a disaster supplies kit, host a preparedness/safety fair, offer a training session or conduct an exercise or drill. The key is to take preparedness actions and use April 30th as your target date to complete your efforts. Join the Boone County PrepareAthon today. What will you do to be prepared?
For more information please visit Boone County Preparathon. Be smart. Take Part. Prepare.
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.
All 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.
May 12, 2014