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SECTION OF CRUISE CREEK ROAD CLOSED

Kenton County Public Works will be closing Cruise Creek Road (between 2552 Cruise Creek Road and 2730 Cruise Creek Road) starting Friday, May 18, 2018 at 6 p.m. until further notice due to a road slide. Local traffic is advised to use caution when travelling the route. Should you have any questions, please contact the Kenton County Public Works office at 859-392-1920.

NORTHERN SECTION OF PAW PARK TO CLOSE MAY 20TH
Over the years, the Paw Park at Pioneer Park has suffered from major maintenance issues caused by flooding and lack of proper drainage. These issues are not only costly to repair but are also, unfortunately, reoccurring which makes it difficult to create a long-term solution. We have heard from you and recognize that this location is not ideal for a dog park. Because of this, we will be closing the northern section of the Paw Park effective Sunday, May 20. 

The southern section of the Paw Park (past the small bridge) will remain open and will receive an overhaul of maintenance while we work on finding a better location where you can spend time with your furry friends.

Thank you to everyone for your feedback and for your upcoming patience. We are striving to make our parks even better for you to enjoy.

BURN BAN BEGINS

The Kentucky Environmental Protection Cabinet issued their annual burn ban which begins May 1st and remains in effect until September 30th.  No open burning will be permitted except for those exceptions listed in the Burn Ban law and or as permitted by certain city ordinances. For more information go to Section 5 of 401 KAR 63:005.

Kenton County recognized one of the 2018 Pioneer Award Honorees. Ralph Drees was presented a proclamation for his outstanding community leadership at the Fiscal Court Meeting on April 30th. 

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Kenton County recognized the first 2018 Pioneer Award Honoree at its Fiscal Court Meeting on April 10th. Parker Willman was named a “Young Pioneer” for his example of youth leadership.

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KENTON COUNTY SELECTS TEAM FOR NEW ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AND 303 COURT STREET PROJECT

On Wednesday, June 21st, following the recommendation of a selection committee, the Kenton County Fiscal Court chose the proposal of a team led by Turner Construction Company to design and execute construction of the new county administration building and the 303 Court Street project, contingent upon successful negotiations.

The team selected to execute the $24,900,000 project includes Turner Construction Company, Brandstetter Carroll Inc., SFA Architects Inc., THP Limited Inc., Al. Neyer and Urban Sites.

“The new County Administration Building will have much improved accessibility and free surface parking continuing our efforts to improve basic services.” said Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann. “As we move forward in the design and construction process, we want to think through all possible scenarios to make this the best project possible for our residents.”

We encourage you to visit the "New Kenton County Administration Building Project” section on our website to learn more about the project and submit comments.

After a regional bidding process, Kenton County has joined Boone County in the implementation of the CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service provided by Emergency Communications Network.

Kenton County has been provided an initial database of residential and business telephone numbers, however, all residents are encouraged to visit http://bit.ly/KCCodeRED to enroll additional contact information including cell phone numbers, text and email addresses. If you live in an area with reduced cellular/internet connectivity, please make sure to register your land line phone in addition to cellular devices. No one should automatically assume they are in the emergency contact database.

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TORNADO STORM WARNING DISSEMINATION MEMO
Tornado Storm Warning Dissemination Memo

Citizens of Kenton County will now be able to navigate the County budget through a platform known as OpenGov. The OpenGov platform transforms complex financial data into an interactive, digital format that enables better analysis and understanding of the County’s finances. The platform may be accessed at www.KentonCountyKY.opengov.com/transparency.

“OpenGov is in line with our continued efforts to be transparent with our community,” said Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann.  “It gives residents the tools to understand how the County allocates public money without having to be an expert in finances.”

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Yesterday, Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties were granted more than a quarter of a million dollars from the federal government to intensify Northern Kentucky’s fight against the opioid epidemic. These funds are being fully directed to the Northern Kentucky Drug Strike Force to support law enforcement initiatives to battle illegal distribution and use of heroin across the region.

On March 14, 2017, the Office of National Drug Control Policy released a promissory note for $275,000 to Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties as part of the three-county area’s inclusion in the Ohio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). Additional funds are anticipated to be released in 2018.

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During the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 1, 2017, Kenton County Emergency Communications Center (KCECC) experienced an operational failure that resulted in the County’s Storm Warning Sirens not being activated during a tornado warning.  Steve Hensley, Director of Kenton County Homeland Security and Emergency Management, is leading the investigation into this incident.  A full report will be made to the Kenton County Fiscal Court and public once all facts have been ascertained and reviewed.

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Kenton County partnered with Boone CountyCampbell County and St. Elizabeth Healthcare to launch the new helpline with Addiction Services Council. The Northern Kentucky Area Development District will serve as the managing partner for this initiative.

The Northern Kentucky Helpline will be 859-415-9280.
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NEW E-NEWSLETTER FOR KENTON COUNTY

Kenton County launched an external newsletter to help push information out to the County. We invite you to share with your friends and family members about the e-newsletter, and we encourage you to sign up!

Kenton County is utilizing the platform Cerkl to deliver news that is important to our follower right to their inbox. The electronic newsletter will feature various aspects of Kenton County that lets followers select what is most important to them.

Cerkl allows us to better communicate, and we hope that you will be a part of it.

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