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KENTON COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER CLOSED JULY 20, 2017
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Kenton County Animal Shelter will be closed today (July 20, 2017).

All animals are safe. They will resume regular shelter hours tomorrow.
 
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) today announced that routine maintenance will take place on the Brent Spence Bridge, beginning Friday, June 23, at 9 pm, weather permitting. Significant impacts to traffic on the bridge and on routes to get around the bridge are expected for approximately two months. KYTC is managing the project, which is part of an ongoing program to maintain and improve the condition of the regional transportation network. Read More

Kenton County is hosting an Open House to gather feedback during the final step of the pre-design decision process for the new administration building. The Open House will be held on Wednesday, June 21st, at Covington Latin from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The County is encouraging the public to provide feedback on the Preferred Alternative and Alternative Concept design/build proposals. As the Court begins contract negotiations for the Preferred Alternative, the feedback will be utilized as the project moves forward. 

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LATONIA LAKES CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Due to gas main and gas service work that was unexpected, we regret to inform the residents of Latonia Lakes and Kenton County constituents that the Latonia Lakes Street Improvements project will not be completed by June 30. Further, this delay will cause the ribbon cutting planned for July 22 to be postponed and will be rescheduled for another date. We expect completion of the project in mid-August. 

Duke will have multiple crews on the project to expedite work as quickly as possible. Their crews will install a new main on Clubhouse between Dogwood and Fair Valley in addition to installing new service lines to residents throughout the neighborhood. Some of these services are on roadways in which Full Depth Reclamation was already completed. These areas will be reworked to the satisfaction of the Kenton County Engineer so that there are no deficiencies in the subgrade prior to placement of any asphalt pavement. Due to this delay, the assessment of each resident’s property will be pushed back one year and will not be included in your taxes until 2018. Again, we sincerely apologize for this delay and will continue to work toward completion as early as possible.

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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MARCH MONTHLY CLEAN-UP RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH 10

Kenton County Public Works & Solid Waste Management have rescheduled the March clean-up for this Friday, March 10 from 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. at Lincoln Ridge Park located at 420 Independence Station Rd., Independence, KY 41051.


Kenton County citizens may bring unwanted appliances, trash, tires, junk, and storm damage materials. The first four vehicle tires are free; additional tires will be accepted for a $3.00 per tire fee. Please note, hazardous materials and paint will NOT be accepted.

Follow the signs as you enter the park and Public Works staff will be there to direct you. Please bring help to unload waste.

 

If you have questions regarding disposal of a specific item, please call (859) 392-1920.

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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Patrick Noll was sworn in as the Quick Response Team (QRT) Officer for the Kenton County Police Department. The QRT will bring together law enforcement, fire/safety services and a substance abuse counselor to visit individuals who recently overdosed on opiates or heroin.  

Noll joins the team with twenty-two years of law-enforcement experience from the Covington Police Department. While there he served as a liaison for drug court and helped answer questions and problems for those participating in a drug-treatment program.  He served as the narcotics sergeant for one year and retired in 2015 as a first shift patrol sergeant.

 

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Kenton County is hosting a second open house to assist in the pre-design process for the new administration building in Covington and to kick-off the Independence Courthouse planning process at the Edgewood Senior Center on January 26th.

Attendees will be able to learn more about the two projects, talk to staff working on them, and submit ideas and questions. 

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KENTON COUNTY ISSUES RFQ
Kenton County Fiscal Court issues a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for potential Design-Build Teams for the new Kenton County Administration Building. 

Kenton County is continuing the pre-design process for its new administration building in Covington through a website active on December 1st and an open house on December 14th.

Citizens are encouraged to visit the “New Kenton County Administration Building Project” section on the Kenton County website at http://bit.ly/KCAdminBuildingProject to learn more about the project and submit ideas or questions.

 

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BURN BAN RESCINDED
The Burn Ban that was issued on November 16, 2016 has been rescinded today, December 1, 2016. 

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PASSING OF FORMER JUDGE/EXECUTIVE

We are saddened to hear of the passing of former Judge/Executive Rodney “Biz” Cain today. Biz served as an appointed Judge in 1998. 

BURN BAN

A burn ban has been issued effective immediately until further notice in Kenton County. “Open Burning” is defined as any fire intentionally set for any purpose including debris disposal from excavation or construction, bonfires and campfires. 

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With winter nearing, Kenton County Public Works wants Kenton County residents to be aware of road maintenance changes for snow and ice removal. Several state roads that have been maintained by Kenton County Public Works for the past several years have now been taken back by the state and will no longer be maintained by County Forces..... 

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At the Fiscal Court Meeting on September 13th, Kenton County was the first to take action on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Kenton, Boone and Campbell Counties. This is the first formal step in the process to bid a true regional radio system for public safety communications in Northern Kentucky. Read More
At the Fiscal Court Meeting on July 12, 2016, the Court approved the purchase of the Bavarian Brewery for the new home of Kenton County Fiscal Court. 

Read more to see what the Judge/Executive and Commissioners had to say about this purchase. 


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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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At the June 27th Kenton County Fiscal Court Meeting, the Fiscal Court voted to approve the lease agreement with Davey Golf with an effective start date of July 1, 2016. Read More
KENTON COUNTY DISPATCH RADIO PROJECT
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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#TakeBackThursday

April 30, 2016 is “National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” but we at Kenton County want you to join us in making April “Drug Take-Back Month”. We encourage you to use our hashtag #TakeBackThursday to help us spread awareness. Visit http://bit.ly/TakeBackThursday to learn where pill drop box locations are in NKY. 

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KENTON COUNTY GOLF COURSES- ASSESSMENT AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Kenton County Golf Courses -
Assessment and Recommendations for Kenton County Golf Program 
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To read the assessment and recommendations, click here. 

WHAT'S HAPPENING! IN KENTON COUNTY
The latest edition of the newsletter "What's Happening! in Kenton County" is here!

Read it online here.
KENTON COUNTY SHELTERHOUSE RESERVATIONS WILL BEGIN 2/1/2016
Kenton County Parks and Recreation will begin accepting reservations beginning Monday, February 1 at 7:30 a.m. for walk-in guests only. 

New for 2016: reservations will be made at the Kenton County Public Works Administration office, located at 420 Independence Station Rd. (in Lincoln Ridge Park), Independence, KY 41051.

To learn more about each shelterhouse, click here
STORMREADY COUNTY

At the Fiscal Court Meeting held on September 22nd, the National Weather Service recognized Kenton County as a StormReady County. The County had to meet certain requirements in order to be recognized. Through this preparation, Kenton County is better prepared to handle emergency weather.

For more information about what it takes to be a StormReady County, click here. 

BROMLEY CRESCENT SPRINGS ROAD

BROMLEY CRESCENT SPRINGS ROAD PROJECT