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    Celebrate Parks in July!

    July is National Recreation and Parks Month!  Check out the Boone County Parks Department website to learn about special programs and activities this month.  The Boone County Parks Department is celebrating 42 years of service to our community.  The Department is responsible for 1,900 acres of parks and recreation facilities throughout Boone County.  Click here to learn more!

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    Construction continues on 18/237 Bridge

    Workers continue making progress on the wall at the intersection of KY 18 and KY 237.  This Kentucky Transportation Cabinet project will construct a single point urban interchange designed to allow free-flow of traffic on KY 18.  This is part of a larger project directed by KYTC for the total rebuild of KY 237.  The contract for this state project calls for construction to be complete by June 2015.

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    Burn Ban from May – September

    During the months of May, June, July, August and September, open burning is restricted to only certain activities.  Some of these activities include the cooking of food, prevention of a fire hazard, and training public employees.  Burning is prohibited until October 1st.  More details are available here.  Call Boone County Solid Waste Division if you need any more information. (859) 334–3629 or (859) 334–3151.

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    CodeRED Emergency Notification

    Boone County has implemented the CodeRED Mass Notification solution.  The CodeRED system provides county officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire county during emergency situations.  The CodeRED Weather Warning system will allow county officials to reach citizens who are in the projected path of a tornado, severe thunderstorm, flash flood or other weather event.  All Boone County residents are encouraged to enroll contact information and specify notification preferences.  Click here to enroll.

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Burlington, KY – Preparations for the 27th Annual Boone County Senior Citizen’s Picnic are underway and this year’s picnic is sure to be a great one. This year’s event will be held at the Boone County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, September 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

June 17, 2014

Traffic Pattern Changes at KY 18 and KY 237

Burlington, KY – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is making improvements on Camp Ernst Road (KY 237) from Rogers Lane to Golf Club Drive.  As construction continues on this project, please watch for flaggers and for trucks entering and leaving the highway.  Patrick Drive is currently open from McGrath Lane to Camp Ernst Road.  McGrath Lane is closed from Patrick Drive to KY 18 and will remain closed until June 20th.  There will also be a traffic switch on Camp Ernst Road from Patrick Drive to Golf Club Drive between June 23–30.  When this occurs, northbound and southbound KY 237 will be driving on the new bridge over KY 18.  SB and NB KY 237 traffic wishing to travel EB KY 18 will be required to turn at Patrick Drive, then turn left on McGrath Lane to access KY 18.  NB KY 237 drivers that would like to continue WB KY 18 should proceed over the bridge and turn left at the new signalized intersection.  EB KY 18 travelers will use the ramp on the right to access KY 237 or go under the bridge to continue on KY 18.  WB KY 18 traffic that would like to go SB on Camp Ernst Road will need to turn left at McGrath Lane and right onto Patrick Drive in order to get on to Camp Ernst Road.  Lastly, WB KY 18 drivers that wish to turn right onto KY 237 will be required to turn right onto McGrath Lane and left onto Florence Pike.  There will be a new ramp connecting Florence Pike to NB KY 237.  Detour signs will be installed to assist the public while the new traffic pattern is in place.  Please expect delays and watch for flaggers during the traffic switch.
Click here for a MAP with the proposed traffic changes.

June 11, 2014

Richardson Road Bridge Contract Awarded

Burlington, KY – The Boone County Fiscal Court voted 4–0 to award the contract to Intech Contracting, LLC for repairs to the Richardson Road Bridge.  The approved contract calls for a completion date of August 14, 2014.  Once the repairs are complete, the Richardson Road Bridge will be re–opened to vehicular traffic.  Click here to view a comprehensive review of this project.

May 30, 2014

OKI Seeks Input

Burlington, KY –The Ohio–Kentucky–Indiana (OKI) Regional Council of Governments is updating a policy plan to improve quality of life and service to the public in southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeast Indiana, and they want to hear from residents of Boone County.  This plan will guide future decision making at this planning organization for our metropolitan area.  To find out more and share your opinions, visit

May 14, 2014

Sign up for the CodeRed Emergency Notification System

Burlington, KY –Boone County has implemented the CodeRED Mass Notification solution.  The CodeRED system provides county officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire county.  On Monday, May 12th at 1:00 p.m., county officials will conduct a test of the CodeRED emergency notification system to assess the system’s capability to deliver a message to the entire county in case of an actual emergency.

CodeRedPrior to the test, all Boone County residents are encouraged to enroll additional contact information including cell phone numbers, text and email addresses and specify their notification preferences. “No one should assume their telephone number is included,” Ihrig said, urging all individuals and businesses to log on to the website,, and follow the CodeRED link to the community enrollment page.  hose without internet access may call Boone County Emergency Management at 859–334–2279 to supply their information over the phone.  Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number.  Additional phone numbers can be entered as well.

Sign up here

View the full media release here

May 12, 2014

Nightly Lane Closures on US 42

Burlington, KY – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 Office would like to notify the public that a pavement repair project on US 42 in Boone County is ready to begin. Starting March 19, traffic will be restricted to a single lane on Westbound US 42 from Scott Street to the I-75 overpass nightly from 9 PM until 5 AM. Traffic will also be restricted to one lane on Eastbound US 42 from the I-75 overpass to Ewing Boulevard from 9 PM until 5 AM nightly. Watch for trucks entering and exiting the highway and construction equipment. The completion date for the project is October 31, 2014.

March 19, 2014

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