Weekly Recap: May 10

Pickleball Courts Open; Rural Water Update and More: What's Happening in Your Boone County

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

  • Fiscal Court Recap from Tuesday, May 21
  • Spotlight on the County’s 225th Anniversary
  • Sign up for CodeRed to receive severe weather updates
  • Rural Water 3.0 update
  • Senior meals are available at local community centers.

Fiscal Court Recap: Tuesday, May 7
There was a Fiscal Court meeting on Tuesday, May 7. Several matters were discussed and approved at this routine business meeting, including:

  • A resolution to declare computer equipment and Sheriff’s vehicles as surplus. The public can bid on items once posted to com.
  • Approval to begin repairs on one of the ponds at England-Idlewild Park.
  • Review and follow up of the proposed FY25 County budget.

The public can learn more about the budget process, review the proposed FY25 budget and submit questions or comments. Visit yourvoice.boonecountyky.org/budget25. Comments will be accepted until noon on Friday, May 17. There will be a public hearing at the Tuesday, May 21 Fiscal Court meeting, where the public can also share input and questions on the proposed budget.

From the Frontier to the Future: Celebrate Boone County!
Boone County 225th Anniversary: Saturday, June 1, 2024
June 1 is quickly approaching, and the marquee event of Boone County’s 225th Anniversary is taking shape! The event runs from noon to 9:45 p.m. at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Mark your calendars now to join on the fun. The day will include:

  • Food trucks
  • Live music
  • Square dancing
  • Touch-a-Truck
  • Classic Car Show
  • Farmers Market
  • Children’s activities
  • ChalkFest
  • Historic demonstrations
  • Fishing derby
  • Firework show at 9:45 p.m.

Learn more about the event.

Stay Weather Aware
Stay Weather Aware.
The warmer temperatures often bring a higher risk of severe weather. Stay weather aware with CodeRed Weather Warning. Here’s how it works:

  • Visit this site to create an account or enroll as a guest.
  • Provide first and last name, and the language you want to receive messages.
  • Enter the specific location (via address) that you want to receive weather alerts for. You can sign up for multiple locations, including home, work and even relatives’ homes.
  • Provide your phone number.
  • Sign up for text, calls or tone delivery (for hearing impaired) notifications.
  • You can also add an email address.

Once enrolled, the system will notify you seconds after the National Weather Service (NWS) office issues severe weather warnings. You’ll receive a text or call when the following weather events are predicted:

  • Tornado Warning
  • Severe Thunderstorm Warning
  • Flash Flood Warning

Please keep in mind that CodeRed does not provide real-time notification tracking. CodeRed only alerts you when severe weather is predicted for the address you entered during registration.

Learn more about CodeRed.

An Update on Rural Water 3.0
Residents who live on identified streets for Rural Water 3.0 are invited to a Public Meeting on May 29 and May 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boone County Extension Enrichment Center (1824 Patrick Drive, Burlington KY 41005). Boone County Assistant Administrator/County Engineer Robert Franxman will be on hand to explain the program and answer any questions.

Residents do not have to attend the meeting to be eligible for water hook-up. A letter will be mailed the week of May 13 with additional information. Residents can also visit yourvoice.boonecountyky.org/ruralwater3 for more details and to sign up to receive notifications on the project.

Jump In Some Fun: Pickleball Courts at Union Park
We are so excited to announce that the new pickleball courts are open to the public! Eight courts are now available at Union Park, one of Boone County's many parks. Located off Old Union Road, the courts features an asphalt surface. A few key rules:

  • USAPA rules apply.
  • Courts are for pickleball play only.
  • When courts are full:
    • One game to 11 points; win by one
    • Four players on; four players off.

Learn more! Call the Parks Department at 859-334-2177.

Enjoy a Free Meal and Company at Boone County Senior Centers
Seniors in Boone County are welcome (and encouraged) make a reservation at one of three senior centers for a free, hot lunch. Congregate meals are a great way to enjoy other people’s company and receive a healthy, balanced lunch.

If you’re over 60 and interested in receiving a free, hot meal, please call your local senior center at least 48 hours in advance.

Boone County Senior Center (RC Durr YMCA)
Lunch reservations available Monday-Friday*
5874 Veterans Way, Burlington
859-334-6518

Florence Senior Center
Lunch reservations available Monday-Friday*
7431 U.S. Hwy 42, Florence
859-282-4061

Walton Senior Center
Lunch reservations available Monday, Wednesday and Thursday*
44 N. Main Street, Walton
859-485-7611

*Please note lunches will only be available to those that call 48 hours in advance to reserve a lunch.

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largest county

1798

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of riverfront