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Union Vision and Values

Mayor Larry K. Solomon is pleased to announce the following Vision and Values Statements for the City of Union.

Last month the City of Union Commissioners met to develop agreed upon set of Community Values.  As a result of that meeting, they developed the following Community Values for the City of Union

Community Values

• Family oriented
• Fiscally responsible
• Managed growth
• Citizen centric

Value Statements

We value a city that is clean and safe, a unique place for families to come together and opportunities for all who desire a great quality of life.

We believe in being fiscally responsible of tax dollars by allocating our resources efficiently and effectively for the citizens of Union.

We are committed to managing growth that balances development and quality of life, making it a desirable place to live, work and raise a family.

We strive to put the interests of our citizens first, providing consistent, quality service in a timely and efficient manner.

Commission Values Statement

As elected leaders of the City of Union, we strive to be fiscally responsible as we manage growth of the city. We put the best interest of our citizens first with the aim of providing a unique place to come together and for a great quality of life.

Download Printable Values Poster

If you have questions regarding the value statements, contact David Plummer at [email protected]


The United State Census 2020 is now underway.  The Census is conducted every 10 years, and it is very important to be counted.  Invitations to participate in the online census are being mailed starting March 17, 2020, and you can complete the process in under 10 minutes!  Every individual in the US is impacted in some way by the Census, from school funding to road work and much, much more.

You can learn much more about the Census, from the two links below.

During the last census, Union led the way in Boone County with more than an 85% response….let’s top that number in 2020!

Information about the Corona Virus

Important Links

as of 4/2/2020

Mayor Larry Solomon provides an update on the City of Union and area COVID-19 response.  You can download and read the PDF at the link below.

Mayor Larry Update

as of 4/1/2020

The Northern Kentucky Health Department requests residents to notify the Kentucky Hotline of any instances where social distancing is not being practiced.  The number for the COVID-19 Hotline is 1-800-722-5725.  We are encouraging local HOA’s to remove or close those items such as basketball hoops and playgrounds where people can congregate and not practice proper social distancing behaviors.

as of 3/27/2020

We are sorry, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are forced to CANCEL this year’s Easter Egg Hunt. We know the children will be disappointed, and the Easter Bunny is very sad, but it is in the interest of keeping us all #HealthyatHome #TeamKentucky


An important update to Kentucky Tax Info. The deadline is extended to July 15–but interest on any amount you may owe the state is NOT. The rate is 12%. Please consult with your tax professional to see how this impacts your return:

Kentucky Income Tax Return Filing Date Extended to July 15
(March 22, 2020) At the direction of Governor Beshear, the Kentucky Department of Revenue (DOR) will adopt most of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) income tax relief described in recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 2020-18.

This includes:

Extending the 2019 Kentucky income tax return filing due date from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.
Late filing penalties will be waived for 2019 Kentucky income returns that are filed by July 15, 2020.
Kentucky income tax payments due on April 15, 2020 are deferred for 90 days to July 15, 2020.
Late payment penalties will be waived for income tax payments deferred from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020. However, interest still applies to the deferred income tax payments because Kentucky law prohibits the waiver of interest.
The Kentucky relief applies only to income taxes.
Additional guidance on COVID-19 Kentucky income tax relief will soon be available on DOR’s website.


as of 3/25/2020

The City Commission of Union will hold a VIRTUAL Special Meeting.  Learn all the details, including agenda and how to join the meeting at

as of 3/20/2020

The City of Union issues an executive order declaring a state of emergency and activating the Boone County Emergency Response Plan.  Read the order here

as of 3/19/2020

Our City Offices are still working, but we are not able to allow visitors. We have social distancing guidelines in place and most staff are working remotely. We can still respond to your needs, and our phones are being answered or monitored for messages. We will respond to your requests via the phone-so if you don’t get an answer, please leave a message! We have our office phones transferred to personal phones when not in the office, so if we just answer with a hearty Hello—we hope you understand.

You can still access our permits and complaint forms online at our website at We are also monitoring our email accounts and can respond to those.

Rice Cemetery is available for burials, as long as compliant with the health department recommendations. We will, however, only be selling plots for immediate burial needs until further notice. As this situation develops, we will continue to keep you updated on changes to our city services.

as of 3/16/2020:
In accordance with Boone County, we will be restricting face-to-face interactions between City Service Staff and the Public in Response to Coronavirus starting 3/16/2020.

Serving our citizens remains our top priority for city staff. Please contact our offices via phone or email for questions or for any needs.

We will continue to follow county and state guidance regarding keeping our offices open. Our website and social media will have the most up-to-date information possible.

In event of emergency, please contact Communications and Operations Director
Melissa Hinkle at

Or [email protected]

At this time (3/11/2020), there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Northern Kentucky, but we should anticipate the likelihood of cases occurring throughout the Commonwealth, including NKY.

This is something to take seriously, but not panic.

This is the time to be pro-active – There are actions we all can take to plan and prepare ourselves and our families.

Pay attention to personal hygiene (For example, washing hands, keeping your hands away from your face, staying away from ill people, staying home from school or work if you or a child is sick).

Remember that 80% of people who get infected will have mild illness.

If you have a fever, cough, and trouble breathing, call your health care provider to find out what you should do.

People over 60 and those with chronic medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, or kidney disease are more likely to have serious complications.  If you fit these categories, you should avoid crowds and do not fly on airplanes or go on cruise ships.

The NKY Health Department is working closely with all sectors of the community (e.g. local government, emergency management, fire/EMS, St. Elizabeth, CVG, schools, businesses, social services, and many others) to ensure that we are prepared together.

If you have a question or a concern, call the KY COVID HOTLINE at  1-800-722-5725.


You can stay up to date and find helpful resources by going to the health department’s website at (type COVID in the search box) or go to the websites for the CDC or Kentucky Department for Public Health.

Remain calm and take the appropriate steps to stay healthy.

Lynne Saddler, MD, MPH
District Director of Health


City of Union Hosts Annual Breakfast with Santa

Union, KY, Nov. 13- The City of Union will host the annual Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday, December 7, 2019.  This year’s event will be held at the Union Fire Protection District, 9611 US 42 Hwy, Union, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  The event is free, and open to the public.

In the holiday spirit, attendees are asked to bring a donation of cat litter, pet toys, dry or canned dog/cat food, paper towels, peanut butter or liquid laundry detergent as a donation to an area charity.  Boone County Animal Shelter will receive the pet items.  All donations will stay in Boone County.

This is a tradition dating back several years with the City of Union, where children can come to have their photos taken with Santa while enjoying pastries and hot cocoa.  For adults, there will also be hot coffee available.

Tickets are not required, but the city does request an RSVP on their Eventbrite page at to help with an anticipated crowd count.

There will also be a crafts area for children, along with tours of the Fire Station, information about fire safety, and other surprises.

Parking for the event will be available along Sweet Harmony Drive, Cobalt Way and Symphony Court in the Harmony Subdivision, along with parking across US 42 at Stillmeadow and Brilliance Drives.

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


City of Union to Hold Ribbon Cutting for Benchmark Physical Therapy-Union

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

The Ribbon Cutting will take place at Benchmark Physical Therapy, 9039 US Highway 42, Suite G, Union, at 10:00 a.m. on November 5.  Members of the Union City Commission will be present at the ceremony.  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.

BenchMark offers direct access to outpatient orthopedic physical therapy, including manual therapy, injury prevention, return to performance and total joint replacement therapy programs.  The clinic is open Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m  Physical Therapist Leigh Wagner, who has 17 years of experience, serves as clinic director.

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

City of Union Names Everman City Clerk/Treasurer

The City of Union has promoted Christy Everman to the City Clerk/Treasurer position.

Everman has worked for the city since August of 2016, and was serving as an administrative assistant for the city.

Everman will handle the day-to-day administrative duties for the city staff, with a special emphasis on accounting, finance and budgeting.  In addition, she will serve the city in a variety of capacities, including record keeping, scheduling, and other projects as assigned.

Everman brings experience to the position, with prior employment at Boone Kenton Lumber and Building Supply, where she was the assistant office manager for eleven years.  She was also an independent businesswoman, with the Thirty-One Gifts company, where she rose to the rank of Executive Director and received four promotions in ten years to rank among the top 1% of consultants nationwide.

Everman received a Bachelor’s of Science in psychology from Northern Kentucky University.

Everman, and her husband Jeff, reside in Independence with their three children.

For more information on the City of Union visit the city website at or contact Communications and Operations Director Melissa Hinkle at [email protected] or 859-384-1511.

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.

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 of Union Announces Addition of Traemore Subdivision to City

Mayor Larry K. Solomon has announced the completion of annexation proceedings which will annex the new Traemore subdivision into the City of Union.

Traemore, a Drees Homes development, includes 87 acres located adjacent to Frogtown Road in Union.  More than 170 homes are slated to be built in the new development, which will be similar in style to other Drees developments located at Jockey Club, Equestrian and Winners Circle in the nearby Triple Crown Subdivision.

“We are extremely pleased to add Traemore and its future residents to the City of Union,” said Mayor Solomon.  “We welcome these new residents into the second largest city in Boone County, and one of the fastest growing cities in Northern Kentucky.  This addition strengthens our city, and we look forward to welcoming the new homeowners into Union.”

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.

Newspaper Publication Requirement Change

Effective July 1, 2018 HB 487 changed the publication requirements for certain cities. The City of Union publishing requirements for ordinances, audits, and bid solicitations has changed as a result of this bill. Publications you are accustomed to finding in the newspaper are now available in full on our website.

HB 487 Section 143. Publishing Requirements: Notwithstanding KRS 83A.060, 91A.040, and Chapter 424, a county containing a population of more than 90,000 or any city within a county containing a population of more than 90,000, as determined by the 2010 United States Census, may publish enacted ordinances, audits, and bid solicitations by posting the full ordinances, the full audit report including the auditor’s opinion letter, or the bid solicitations on an Internet Web site maintained by the county or city government for a period of at least one year. If a county or city publishes ordinances, audits, or bid solicitations on an Internet Web site, the county or city shall also publish an advertisement, in a newspaper qualified in accordance with KRS 424.120, with a description of the ordinances, audits, or bid solicitations published on the Internet Web site, including the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) where the documents can be viewed.