Parks Department Spring/Summer Activities Schedule is now available!
Make sure you have your spring & summer filled with fun, family–friendly events, classes and programs. Visit our website for more information and details at http://www.boonecountyky.org/parks/Newsletter.pdf
Carroll Cropper Bridge Construction Underway
Beginning May 4th, a deck replacement and lighting project began on the I–275 Carroll Cropper Bridge that crosses over the Ohio River into Indiana. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction. The anticipated completion is November. Prepare for delays. Visit the county website and Facebook site for updates!
Boone County Passes “Right To Work” Ordinance
At the March 17, 2015, Boone County Fiscal Court meeting, the Court unanimously passed an economic development ordinance often referred to as “Right to Work.” The County has been advised that this designation is extremely important to prospective companies when they make decisions as to where to locate, or re–locate their businesses. According to Judge/Executive Gary Moore, “Competition in the economic development arena is as fierce as ever. 25 states and several Kentucky counties have adopted Right to Work legislation. Read More
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.
Boone County Mourns the Loss of Former Judge/Executive Bruce Ferguson
The Boone County Fiscal Court is sad to share news of the passing of former Judge/Executive Bruce Ferguson. Prior to his long political career, Judge Ferguson studied law and Agriculture at the University of Kentucky and earned a BA in history and political science from Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, KY. His career in public service began when he was elected to the Boone County Board of Education, where he served from 1955–1961. In 1964, he was elected County Judge/Executive for Boone County, serving until 1982. He later returned to the position of Judge/Executive, serving from 1986–1992.
During his tenure as Judge/Executive, Boone County experienced growth and several significant advancements. Judge Ferguson helped spearhead the creation of the Northern Kentucky Tri–County Economic Development Corporation (Tri–Ed) and other regional collaborations, the county’s first hospital, the Historic Preservation Review Board and a county water system. In 1992, he accepted a position as commissioner of the Department of Local Governments, serving until 1996, when he returned to Boone County. Bruce Ferguson remained active in the community and contributed as a member of a number of civic groups including the Boone County Conservation Board. He contributed to the history of Boone County in many ways serving as president of the Big Bone Historical and was instrumental in the effort to establish Big Bone Lick State Park and the Friends of Big Bone. Bruce Ferguson was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth to whom he was married for more than 50 years, and had five children. Judge/Executive Gary W. Moore shared that, “Boone County would not be what it is today without the tremendous leadership and vision of Bruce Ferguson. We are saddened to hear this tragic news. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and many friends of Bruce Ferguson.”
Arrangements are pending and will be shared when finalized.
May 4, 2015
Spring Cleanup is April 27 – May 3rd. Bring Boone County Public Works your junk for FREE disposal! Click here for details.
April 27, 2015
Boone County Judge–Executive Gary Moore
discusses the “Right To Work” Ordinance
March 30, 2015
2015 Boone County Farm Tour
Save the Date for the 2015 Boone County Farm Tour which will be held on June 27, 2015 – Rain or Shine!
This self–guided tour of some of the county’s finest working and historic farms will offer visitors a chance to learn more about agriculture in Boone County. Agriculture is a vital part of Boone County and there isn’t a better way to learn about where your food and fibre is produced than to visit with local farmers. For more information, visit Boone County Farm Tour.
April 3, 2015
Boone is the Healthiest County in Kentucky According to Recent Study
An annual survey of health in the nation’s counties released Wednesday found Boone County at the top in Kentucky, with Kenton County coming in at No. 18 and Campbell County at No. 22. For the full article, visit http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2015/03/24/counties-area-healthiest/70404858/
March 26, 2015
Boone County Supports National Work Zone Awareness Week
The Federal Highway Administration says on average 85% of the deaths in highway work zone crashes are drivers and passengers in cars. The National Work Zone Awareness Week campaign –which begins at the start of the highway construction season –aims to prevent work zone fatalities by encouraging safe driving through highway work zones and construction sites. 576 people died in work zone crashes in 2010, which equates to one work zone fatality every 15 hours. This Public Service Announcement video created by AASHTO for the National Work Zone Awareness campaign, March 23–27, highlights this year’s theme: Expect the Unexpected.
For information, visit: http://www.aashtojournal.org/Pages/VideoDetail.aspx?VideoId=430
March 17, 2015
Boone County PrepareAthon is underway!
We encourage everyone to participate. This includes, individuals, families, businesses, churches, government offices, schools ... everyone. During the PrepareAthon commit to take actions to improve your emergency preparedness. Plan to have your efforts culminate with a deliverable on April 30, 2015. That deliverable could be whatever goal you establish. Maybe you will develop or refine your emergency plans, build a disaster supplies kit, host a preparedness/safety fair, offer a training session or conduct an exercise or drill. The key is to take preparedness actions and use April 30th as your target date to complete your efforts. Join the Boone County PrepareAthon today. What will you do to be prepared?
For more information please visit Boone County Preparathon. Be smart. Take Part. Prepare.
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.
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, www.boonecountyky.org/em, 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.
May 12, 2014