Weekly Recap: June 3

Camping at Boone's Landing; Fiscal Court Recap: What's Been Happening in Your Boone County

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

  • Medical cannabis update from the Fiscal Court
  • Recap from the Tuesday, June 4 Fiscal Court meeting
  • Tent camping is now available at Boone’s Landing
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Fiscal Court Hears from Expert Panel on Medical Cannabis

Major Mark addresses the Fiscal Court about medical cannabis
The Kentucky legislature recently passed a law that will legalize medical cannabis use and related businesses across the state, as of January 1, 2025. Local counties and cities must determine if medical cannabis businesses will be allowed within their jurisdictions.

A first reading of an ordinance that would prohibit medical cannabis was held at the Fiscal Court meeting on Tuesday, June 4. This was a temporary measure that preserved all options for the Court. On Thursday, June 6, The Boone County Fiscal Court heard from several expert presenters on the new law, cannabis use and its impact on public health. Presenters included:

  • Jordan Turner, Boone County Attorney
  • Michael Schwartz, Zoning Administrator, Boone County Planning Commission
  • Scott Hardcorn, Director, Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force
  • Amanda Peters, Director, Northern Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy
  • Stephanie Vogel, Population Health Director, NKY Health Department
  • Major Bill Mark, Patrol Division Commander, Boone County Sheriff’s Department

No action was taken at the caucus meeting. The Fiscal Court will continue its discussion on medical cannabis at its next regular business meeting on Tuesday, June 18. The public is invited to attend in person or watch from home. Residents can also contact County Commissioners and Judge Moore to share their insights, questions or concerns on the topic.

Watch the recorded livestream.

Fiscal Court Meeting Recap: Tuesday, June 4
The Fiscal Court held its first regular business meeting of June this past Tuesday (June 4). Most notably, the Fiscal Court unanimously approved the hiring of a new Human Resources Director, Jeff Lucas. Mr. Lucas will replace the current HR Director Lori Zombeck who is retiring at the end of the month.

Other business items included:

  • Second readings of ordinances approving various zoning matters. (You can review all recent ordinances online.)
  • Several board and commission appointments by Judge Moore, including individuals to the Hebron Fire Protection District, Northern Kentucky Health Department and the Boone County Archive Commission.
  • Approval of bids to various contractors, including a bid awarded to Florence Hardware.

Pitch a Tent! Camping Now Available at Boone’s Landing
Boone's Landing Camping
Enjoy the great outdoors and the beauty of Boone County with an old-fashioned camp-out (or glamping if that’s your style!) at Boone’s Landing. Onsite features include:

  • Bathhouse
  • Boat ramp
  • Lighted shelter
  • Fishing
  • Creekside campsites

Best of all, Boone’s Landing is just three short miles from Big Bone Lick State Park.

Ready for your next adventure? Keep these tips in mind:

  • All campers must make a reservation. (No walk-ins allowed.)
  • Camp sites are limited to six people or less.
  • No guests or visitors allowed.
  • Check-in: 2-9 p.m.
  • Check-out: Noon.
  • Open fires are only permitted in designated areas.
  • Dogs must be leashed.
  • Alcohol is NOT permitted.

Learn more about camping at Boone’s Landing. Camping fee is $25/night plus tax.

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