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Pothole Maintenance

Roads in Kenton County are maintained by either the city, county, or state. The Planning and Development Services of Kenton County created a Kenton County map that has each road in the County listed with contact information for the municipality responsible for its maintenance. Click here to learn more.

Kenton County Parks and Recreation will begin accepting reservations for the upcoming season beginning Monday, February 4 at 7:30 a.m. for walk-in guests only. Reservations can be made at the Kenton County Public Works and Parks & Recreation Administration office, located at 420 Independence Station Rd. (in Lincoln Ridge Park), Independence, KY 41051.

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he Kenton County monthly clean-up events have been replaced with a voucher program. Beginning in January 2019, unwanted waste can be taken direct­ly to Bavarian Landfill (12764 McCoy Fork Rd., Walton), instead of Kenton County Public Works.


The voucher system will allow the community to dispose of their waste at Bavarian Landfill, Monday - Saturday, during normal business hours. Kenton County will NO longer host monthly clean-up events.

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March 5, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Kenton County Library (Bronte Room)
401 Kenton Lands Road,
Erlanger, KY 41018

As a trained spotter, you perform an invaluable service for the NWS. Your real-time observations of tornadoes, hail, wind, and significant cloud formations provide a truly reliable information base for severe weather detection and verification. By providing observations, you are assisting the meteorologists at Wilmington in their warning decisions, and enabling the NWS to fulfill its mission of protecting life and property. You are helping to provide the citizens of your community with potentially life-saving information. Read More
Conley Road near the Decoursey Pike HWY 177 intersection will be closed to through traffic beginning November 5 for approximately three weeks for a slide repair.
Click here for the approved Fiscal Year 2019 Budget.

Beginning July 1st, the Kenton County Animal Shelter will have new shelter hours to offer better services for the public. These hours will affect both the Adoption Center side and the Receiving Center side of the shelter. Previously, each side had slightly different hours.

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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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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 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

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

“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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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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