Weekly Recap: May 13

Mini Golf Tuesdays; Musical Acts for 225th Celebration: What's Happening in Your Boone County

Here's what's been happening in Your Boone County. This issue includes:

  • A public hearing on the proposed FY25 budget will be held at the next regularly scheduled Fiscal Court meeting on Tuesday, May 21 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Several County employees are serving our country and are currently deployed overseas.
  • Boone Links will host Mini Golf Tuesdays, complete with Kona Ice, starting June 7.
  • The 225th Anniversary Celebration on June 1 is taking shape with great musical acts.
  • The Boone County Youth Cabinet celebrated this year’s graduates.
  • Boone County government offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

Fiscal Court Meeting: Tuesday, May 21 at 8:30 a.m.
The next Fiscal Court meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 21 at 8:30 a.m. As part of the meeting, there will be a public hearing on the proposed FY25 budget. Residents and the public are encouraged to attend and ask questions, share their input and learn about the process of creating an annual budget for the county. Learn more about the budget.

The meeting’s agenda also includes:

  • A presentation of a proclamation declaring May 21-26 Public Works Week in Boone County.
  • Three presentations from Boone County Planning Commission related to zoning map amendments and a concept development plan.
  • The first reading of an ordinance relating to the Boone County Fiscal Court Annual Budget and Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2025.
  • A resolution awarding a bid for water line expansion to Lonkard Construction for the following streets in Rural Water 2.0, Group C: Canoe Drive, Donora Drive, E. Frogtown Road, Katie Drive, Oak Creek Road, Meiman Road, Meredith Street, Richwood Church Road. Learn more about Rural Water 2.0.

The public can attend in person or watch from home:

  • Spectrum Cable Channel 200
  • altafiber Channel 831
  • Community Access TV
  • Watch the livestream online
A Special Thanks to Our Active Duty Staff Members!

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Boone County is proud to have several employees currently deployed with the National Guard. Three Public Works employees are deployed or getting ready to deploy. They include:

  • Andy Lauer: Currently in Kuwait with The National Guard.
  • Michael Sweeney: Currently in Syria with The National Guard.
  • Jake Buerger: Preparing for a June deployment with The National Guard.

At least six Boone County Fiscal Court employees are active members of the National Guard or other military forces. We thank each and every one of them for their selfless service to our country.

A special thanks to Andy Lauer for sharing his photo from his recent trip to Saudi Arabia.

Mini Golf Tuesdays Kick off Tuesday, June 4 at Boone Links
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Did you know that Boone Links has a miniature golf course? The 18-hole course (nine of which are ADA accessible) includes a water feature and is now open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting. Play a round of mini golf, then head to the café for a bite to eat, and then into a golf simulator to practice your swing.

And back by popular demand are Mini Golf Tuesdays! Mini golf is just $5 from 6-9 p.m. every Tuesday evening in June and July. Kona Ice will also be on site to provide a sweet treat to help you cool off before or after your game. Join us for the first night on June 4! 

Learn more about mini golf at Boone Links or follow them on Facebook.

Musical Acts Announced for Boone County's 225th Anniversary Celebration
The free, day-long anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 1 is quickly taking shape. Watch a historic demonstration, sample some popular food trucks and shop local vendors. There will also be plenty of live music all day long. Performances promise something for everyone, including:

  • Tap your feet along to Florence Community Band and the Florence Christian Band.
  • Enjoy the soothing sounds of the dulcimer from Hills of Kentucky.
  • Square dance along to lively music from Rabbit Hash String Band.
  • Sing along to feature performances by Adkins & Lewis and the John Morgen Band.

Fireworks will cap off the night, making this a celebration to remember. Stay up-to-date on the latest event news.

Boone County Youth Cabinet Celebrates 2024 Graduates
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Every year, a group of juniors get a behind-the-scenes peek at local government. This selected group of students meets once a month to deepen their civic education and hone leadership skills. Each session focuses on specific topics and introduces students to local leaders. A special thanks to the students, parents, teachers, staff and local leaders that gave their time freely throughout the nine-month program.

We look forward to kicking off the 25th year of the program with a new group of students, already selected, this coming August.

Plan Ahead! Boone County Government Offices Closed Monday, May 27
All county, state and federal offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. Please be sure to plan ahead if you need to conduct any business. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 28. You can visit boonecountyky.org to complete some tasks online, including registering for a dog license, applying for a permit or applying for a job.
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