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    34th Boone Woods Annual Arts & Crafts Show – FREE

    Boone Woods Park is the setting for the 34th Annual Arts and Crafts Show! Fifty area artists/crafters will be selling their arts and crafts. Bluegrass music will be on the Creekside Stage. Come and enjoy a relaxing day in the park while shopping for unique gifts!

    Sunday, September 21 from 11AM – 4PM

    Vendor spaces are still available!

    Call 859.334.2117 for more information. Spaces are $70 each.

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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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Halloween Trick–or–Treat Date and Times Announced for Boone County

Burlington, KY – Boone County has established that the Trick or Treating times this year will be on Friday, October 31st, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in unincorporated Boone County. Residents interested in participating are asked to turn on their porch light.

September 19, 2014

The 27th Annual Boone County Senior Citizen’s Picnic

Burlington, KY – The 27th Annual Boone County Senior Citizen’s Picnic was held on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at the Boone County Fairgrounds.  More than 960 seniors enjoyed live music, refreshments, door prizes, entertainment and a picnic lunch.  The picnic is sponsored by the Boone County Fiscal Court and Boone County Judge/Executive Gary Moore said it continues to be a success because of the support and donations from area businesses and the efforts of more than 100 volunteers.

For a photo tour of this year’s picnic, click here

September 15, 2014

Road Construction on Camp Ernst Road (KY 237) from Rogers Lane to Golf Club Drive

Burlington, KY – As construction continues on this project, please watch for flaggers and for trucks entering and leaving the highway.  New traffic patterns are in place and will remain until winter.  Please follow detour signs to access KY 18 and KY 237.  A rolling roadblock will be performed on September 10 between 10 AM – 2 PM to set the remaining beams on the bridge.  Traffic may be stopped occasionally for 10 – 15 minutes to set the beams during this timeframe.  Please expect delays during this time on September 10th.

September 10, 2014

Richardson Road Bridge Project Updates

Burlington, KY – The Boone County Fiscal Court is pleased to announce that the Richardson Road Bridge repairs have been completed and the bridge re–opened to traffic at 7p.m. pm August 29, 2014.  The Bridge will be closed for a period of September 5, 2014 to allow for the state to conduct measurements for final load analysis.

September 2, 2014

Road Work Affects US 25 in Florence

Burlington, KY – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 advises that:
US 25 (Dixie Highway) – Beginning the week of September 1, 2014 – the Northern Kentucky Water District will begin an extensive project to line existing water main service along US 25 (Dixie Highway) from Price Avenue to Turfway Road crossing through Kenton and Boone Counties including the cities of Erlanger, Elsmere and Florence.  The project will be completed in phases and is scheduled to complete in November of 2014.  During this time, motorists can expect lane closures in the SB direction of US 25.  Delays may be possible so please plan accordingly.  Bus stops will be affected in this area.  Please contact TANK at (859) 331–8265 for any possible stop location changes.  Any questions regarding water service should be directed to the Northern Kentucky Water District at (859) 578–9898

September 2, 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

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.

CodeRedAll 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

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May 12, 2014

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