US 42 Undergoes Major Construction
A major pavement rehab project will take place on US 42 / US 127 in Boone County this summer. The section of US 42 under construction will stretch from Ewing Boulevard to Bentley Court in Florence. There will be many lane restrictions throughout this project as the existing 5 lanes are replaced and an eastbound left turn lane from 42 to Mall Road is added. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes. Click here for updates.
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.
Cars prepared for County Auction
A county employee in the Public Works Fleet Services Division strips down a cruiser from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department in anticipation of the County Auction in May. Several vehicles along with office equipment and other surplus items will be sold next month. Subscribe to the County’s E–News or check out the County’s Facebook page to see a list of the items that will be auctioned.
Shelters Available for Reservation
The Boone County Parks Department is currently accepting reservations for shelters. The shelters are available from April through October for $35. This non–refundable fee reserves the shelter for the entire day. To reserve a shelter, please call Boone County Parks at 859–334–2117 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Click here for shelter policies.
Great American Cleanup, Saturday April 26
Burlington, KY – The Great American Cleanup will happen in Boone County on Saturday, April 26 from 8:30 am to 12 noon at three sites. Volunteers will be collecting litter at: Rabbit Hash General Store, City of Florence and City of Walton. Service hours for students can be earned. Lunch, drinks and a Great American Cleanup t–shirt will be provided. To register as a volunteer, call Melissa (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kelly (email@example.com) at 859.334.3151. Click here for the flyer.
April 11, 2014
Spring Cleanup April 28 – May 4
Burlington, KY – Boone County Public Works Solid Waste Department is offering free disposal of junk, garbage and bagged litter between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Monday April 28 through Sunday May 4. Residents can bring items to the Boone County Public Works Yard (5645 Idlewild Road, Burlington) or visit the Union Pool (10165 Old Union Road, Union). Unacceptable items include anything from commercial entities. Liquid waste, hazardous waste, paint, dirt and concrete are also not being accepted. Residents are limited to 4 tires. Click here to read the press release. For more information, contact the Boone County Solid Waste Department at 859–334–3151.
April 11, 2014
Ballots for primary election available online
Burlington, KY – The Sample Ballot for the upcoming primary election on May 20th are available online. Click here to view the Sample Ballot. For more information about your polling location or to check your registration status visit http://booneclerk.com/.
March 28, 2014
Nightly Lane Closures on US 42
Burlington, KY – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 Office would like to notify the public that a pavement repair project on US 42 in Boone County is ready to begin. Starting March 19, traffic will be restricted to a single lane on Westbound US 42 from Scott Street to the I-75 overpass nightly from 9 PM until 5 AM. Traffic will also be restricted to one lane on Eastbound US 42 from the I-75 overpass to Ewing Boulevard from 9 PM until 5 AM nightly. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the highway and construction equipment. The completion date for the project is October 31, 2014.
March 19, 2014
Hebron Sewer Study Completed, Final Report Issued
Burlington, KY – The Hebron Sewer Study Committee delivered its final report to the Boone County Fiscal Court on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The Sewer Study Committee was appointed by the Fiscal Court in September, 2013. It was charged with reviewing and exploring sanitary sewer challenges within the Hebron area of Boone County. The committee was appointed subsequent to the announced from the Sanitation District No. 1 advising of serious sewer capacity limitations within this area and the anticipation of a future moratorium on new sewer connection permits, thus, restricting new development in this area of the county. To learn more about background information, sewer system limitations and the committee’s recommendations, click here.
March 12, 2014
Free TIRE Disposal
Burlington – The Northern Kentucky Solid Waste Management Area in cooperation with the Cabinet for Energy and Environment is hosting a Tire Amnesty event. From June 11 – June 14 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., tires can be brought to the Boone County Public Works Yard (5645 Idlewild Road, Burlington). Bavarian Landfill will also host the Tire Amnesty on June 11th – 14th from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm at their facility (12764 McCoys Fork Road, Walton). To learn more, please call your Boone County Solid Waste Coordinator, Kelly Chapman at 859–334–3629 or click http://www.boonecountyky.org/BCSWM/Default.aspx. Click here to learn more.
February 24, 2014
Citizen Satisfaction Survey Results
Burlington, KY – The Boone County Fiscal Court commissioned a survey in late 2013 to measure the satisfaction of citizens regarding a variety of services provided by the county. The results provided a comparison of resident satisfaction to the 2007 Citizen Satisfaction Survey. The survey was commissioned with Northern Kentucky University and a presentation was delivered in January on the results. Residents can review the presentation by clicking here.
February 13, 2014
Richardson Road Bridge Update – January 23, 2014
At the Boone County Fiscal Court meeting on January 21, 2014, a resolution was approved authorizing the staff to proceed with design work and the solicitation of bids for repair work for the Richardson Road Bridge. A comprehensive “Physical Inspection Report, Load Rating and Recommendations Report” was provided during the meeting. Click here for a PDF of the presentation. Repairs are expected to be completed, and bridge reopened to traffic during the summer of 2014. Click here to view a summary of updates regarding the Richardson Road Bridge.
January 23, 2014