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Food Truck Finale Set for Sept. 28

Union Park from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Finish the summer in style with great food, music and fun

  • Johnson Bros Band performing
  • 10 Food Trucks
  • Bounce Houses, Balloon Artists, Face Painter, Games and more

Mark your Calendars Today!


Registration has begun for the annual SPC Zachary Salmon Soldier Run to be held September 29, 2019, at the Boone County Arboretum, 9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union, KY.  The race will begin at 9 a.m.

The annual run raises funds for the Union Adopt-A-Unit Program that supports the HHT, 1-32 CAV, 1st BCT, 101St Airborne Air Assault Unit at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

The Run honors the memory of Boone County resident SPC Zachary “Fish” Salmon, who was killed by a sniper in Afghanistan on January 12, 2011.  He was 21.

This program is organized by local resident Kim Voss, and sponsored by the City of Union and America Supporting Americans, a 501-3c organization which encourages support for military organizations and their families through a variety of activities and events nationwide.

The race will be held at Central Park and runners of all levels, walkers and families are welcome.

Register for the race at For more information on the Union Adopt-A-Unit program visit

More information regarding the City of Union can be found on the city’s website or by contacting Communications and Operations Director Melissa Hinkle at [email protected] or 859-384-1511.

City of Union to Hold Ribbon Cutting for Orangetheory Fitness -Union

Union, KY-The City of Union will hold a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony for Orangetheory Fitness of Union, to welcome the business to the City.

The Ribbon Cutting will take place at Orangetheory Fitness-Union, 9031 US Highway 42, Suite C, Union, at 4:00 p.m. on July 11. Members of the Union City Commission will be present along with several other Boone County officials. Larry Solomon, Mayor of the city, will make a series of brief remarks prior to the cutting of the ribbon.

The location will hold a short reception for the event at the building, immediately following the ribbon ceremonies.

Orangetheory is a 1-hour, full body workout, focused on training endurance, strength, and power. It utilizes heart-rate based interval training, to burn more calories post workout than traditional exercise. Orangetheory has more than 1,000 locations nationwide. The ceremony is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

For information regarding the ceremony, contact Melissa Hinkle, Director of Communications and Operations, The City of Union, 859-384-1511 or [email protected]

Learn more about Orangetheory Fitness Union – Florence on their Facebook site.

Union Celebrates America 2019

The City of Union announces Union Celebrates America 2019

Set your calendars now for Union Celebrates America, June 28, 2019!

Celebrate America FAQ

When: June 28, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to approximately 10:15 p.m.

Where: The Celebrate America parade route will run along Mt. Zion Road to US Highway 42.  The Parade will assemble on Old Union Road between Westbrook Boulevard and Mt. Zion Road.  The Parade will run East on Mt. Zion Road to US 42, where it will turn South toward Frogtown Road.  The Parade will turn West to Double Eagle Drive (near Ryle High School) where it will disburse. The Parade begins at 6:30 p.m.   The Celebrate America event will continue following the parade at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, located at 10272 US Highway 42 (at the corner of Frogtown Road and US 42).  US HIGHWAY 42 from MT. ZION TO FROGTOWN WILL BE CLOSED for this PARADE.   Please plan alternate routes if you need to travel in this area between 6:00 and 7:30 p.m.

What: In addition to the parade, there will be a street party with the Wulfe Brother’s live band, moon bounce houses, kid crafts and entertainment and a street dance. Music begins at 6 p.m., with the Wulfe Brother’s starting their performance at approximately 8:30. The “stars” of the show, the famous Vito’s Fireworks show will begin between 9:45-10 p.m., and we are proud to say it’s the best fireworks show in Boone County!

How Much: The event is Free and open to all. People can learn more on our website, and our City Facebook page.

Why: This is a service to the residents of Union. No, you do not have to be a resident to attend.

What Should I bring?: You are welcome to bring chairs and blankets, but do anticipate at least a short walk to the event. We also recommend sunscreen and bug spray for optimal enjoyment!

We will have a variety of Cincinnati Food Truck Assoc. vendors with food and drinks available for purchase at the event, and Braxton Brewing will be a special guest with local craft beers. We also have Boone County Distilling as a special guest as well, serving adult Root Beer Floats and other cocktails for those over 21.

You may bring your own food and soft drinks, but outside alcoholic beverages are prohibited.  All alcoholic beverages must be purchased on site and remain on the grounds at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church.  All purchases will require a valid ID and all ABC regulations will be enforced.  Boone County Sheriff Deputies will be on patrol for enforcement.

Where to Park: There will be parking available at Union Baptist Church, and Union Presbyterian Church, along with parking at Union City Building at 1843 Mt. Zion Road. There will also be parking at the Old St. Elizabeth’s Health Center on Old Union Road.  There are also public lots at the High School complex and at Lassing Point Golf Course.

Handicapped parking will be available, and those needing special accommodations should contact Melissa Hinkle at the City of Union for arrangements. [email protected] or 859-384-1511.  No handicapped parking will be allowed without proper state-issued permit.

Bring your dancing shoes. We encourage everyone to enjoy the music and dance in the streets and parking lots.

How do I get there? From Cincinnati, take I71/75 South to the US 42 Exit (Exit 180). Turn South on US 42 toward Union. Follow US 42 until you reach Frogtown Road. St. Timothy’s Catholic Church will be on the left side of the road.

From Lexington/Louisville, take I71/75 North to the Mt. Zion KY 538 Road Exit (Exit 178). Turn left onto Mt. Zion. There is construction on Mt. Zion, so please allow extra time. Follow Mt. Zion until you reach US 42. Turn right onto US 42 and continue South to Frogtown Road, and St. Timothy’s will be on the left side of the road.

Using a GPS Device or the WAZE App, enter 10272 US Highway 42, Union KY 41091 and follow the directions provided.

What to Eat

Celebrate America List of Vendors 2019

Schedule of Events

6 p.m. –Recorded music begins at St. Timothy’s/vendors begin setup.
6:00 p.m.-Check in for Union Celebrates America Parade, on Old Union Road near Goodwill Building.
6:15-Parade Entry Lineup/Boone County Sheriff Prepares to Close US42
6:30 –Parade Begins/US 42 Closed to Through Traffic (Old Union Road to Mt. Zion and Mt. Zion to Frogtown Road)
7:30 – (Approximately) Parade Ends on Mt. Zion Road/US 42 Reopens
7:30-Street Party Begins at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, Kids Events Begin (Bounce Houses, Bubble Machines, Rock Wall, and more); Food, Drink and Novelty Vendors are open for business
7:45-Mayor Larry Solomon Introduction of Special Guests
8:30-Wulfe Brother’s Band Begins Performance/Street Dancing
9:00-Kids Activities Close
9:30-9:45-Vendors Close
9:50-(Approximately) Vito Fireworks Show Begins
10:15-(Approximately) Event ends
Times are approximate, and may vary due to weather.

Thank you to our sponsors

St. Timothy’s Catholic Church Parish

Littlest Angels Learning Center

A&A Lawncare and  Landscaping

Costco of Florence

with special thanks to

Boone County Parks

Union Baptist Church

Union Presbyterian Church

Mr. Patrick Muldoon

Thanks to our band

Wulfe Brothers Band

and the BEST fireworks show in Boone County from

Vito’s Fireworks

Questions? contact Communications and Operations Director Melissa Hinkle at [email protected] or 859-384-1511.

Area Residents to be Affected by Road Closures for Celebrate America Parade

Area residents will be affected by the closure of US Highway 42 on Friday, June 28, from 6 p.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m.

The US 42 between Mt. Zion Road and Frogtown Road will be closed starting at 6:30 p.m. for the annual Union Celebrates America Parade.  US42 will reopen immediately following the conclusion of the parade event.

The area of OldUS42/Old Union Road between Westbrook Boulevard and Mt. Zion Road will also be closed from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. for through traffic to stage the parade event.

This is the 10th year for the Celebrate America Event, and the event continues to grow.  The Celebrate America event is free to attend, and you are not required to be a resident of the city.  A complete schedule, parade maps and directions to the event are available on the city website at

The city will hold a street party following the parade at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, featuring live music from the Wulfe Brothers Band, beer and food truck vendors from the Cincinnati Food Trucks Association and children’s activities including bounce houses, crafts and a bubble machine.  The event will conclude at approximately 10 p.m. with a fireworks show by Vito’s Fireworks.

More information regarding the City of Union can be found on the city’s website or by contacting Communications and Operations Director Melissa Hinkle at [email protected] or 859-384-1511.

Coal and Mineral Fund And Municipal Road Aid Public Hearing

A Public Hearing will be held by the City of Union at the Union Fire Protection District, 9611 US Highway 42 on June 3 at 6:15 p.m. The purpose of this hearing will be to obtain written and oral comments regarding the use of Coal and Mineral Aid and Municipal Road Aid Funds. The City of Union anticipates receiving in Coal and Mineral Aid in the amount of $1800.00 during the fiscal year 2019-20. The City of Union anticipates receiving in Municipal Road Aid in the amount of $110,485.00 during the fiscal year 2019-20. All interested persons and organizations in the City of Union are invited to the Public Hearing to submit oral and written comments for the possible use of these funds. Any person(s) that cannot submit comments should call the City Building at 859-384-1511 so that arrangements can be made to secure their comments.

City to Host Union Business Mixer August 12, 2019

JOIN US for our second Union Business Mixer on Monday, August 12th from 6-7:30pm.

This is a great opportunity to Network, Meet New People, and Have Fun!

Hosted by The City of Union

We are hosting our Business Mixer at Union 42 Bourbon and Brew in Historic Union. The cost is free to local businesses which includes amazing catered food! Union 42 Bourbon and Brew is located at 9900 Old Union Road in Union.

Also, enjoy a glass of more than 100 unique Bourbon and drink offerings tasting from Union 42 for an additional cost.

Commissioner Jeremy Ramage will give an update on the Union Town Center Development.

We hope you can join us as we connect professional business people in the City of Union.

Due to space, we request only business owners/managers from the Union postal area.


City Fish Fry Set for April 19

The 2019 City of Union Fish Fry, with Boy Scout Troops 805 and 702 will be on Friday, April 19.

The Fry will be held at Union Presbyterian Church from 4:30-7:30 p.m.   The Church is located at 10259 US Highway 42 in Union.   The meals include fish or shrimp with a choice of two sides. Cheese pizza and barbeque options are also available.  Participants can dine in or take advantage of the drive through option as well.

The Fry is an annual Good Friday tradition in the City, and benefits the Union Boy Scout Troops 805 (Union Presbyterian) and 702 (St. Timothy’s).  St. Timothy’s Church, Colonial Cottage and Union Presbyterian also co-sponsor the event along with the City.

More information on the fry is available on the city’s website or by contacting Communications Coordinator Melissa Hinkle at [email protected] or 859-384-1511.

City Hosts Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The City of Union will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt event on Saturday, April 20, 2019.

This year’s event will be held at the Union Presbyterian Church, 10259 US 42 Hwy, Union, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The event is free, and open to the public.

The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration, followed by the 6 to 13-year old egg hunt at 9 a.m. and the 2 to 5-year old egg hunt following the older group at approximately 9:30 a.m.

The hunt has become an annual tradition in the City of Union, where children can come to have their photos taken with the Easter Bunny while enjoying donuts and juice. For adults, there will also be hot coffee available.

Tickets are not required, but the city does request an RSVP at to help with an anticipated crowd count. There is also no charge for photos with the Easter Bunny, but attendees should provide their own cameras for photography.

There will also be a crafts area for children, a face painter, balloon artist and other special activities. The city will also hold a drawing for door prizes among all attendees.

For information regarding the event, contact Melissa Hinkle, Communications and Operations Director, The City of Union, 859-384-1511 or [email protected]

City of Union Announces Trick Or Treat Times


The City of Union has announced that the official Trick or Treat times for the city have been set at 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Citizens who would like to participate should turn on their porch lights to indicate. Residents are urged to exercise caution driving and to look out for small children who may be entering crosswalks and roadways through out this period.