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Join the Union Celebrates America Parade

Plans are currently underway for the upcoming 2019 “Union Celebrates America” parade and community event scheduled on Friday, June 28th.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to be a part of the 2018 Union Celebrates America parade.

The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Mt. Zion and Old Union Road.

Proceeding East on Mt. Zion, the parade will turn right on US Highway 42 and proceed to Double Eagle Drive (near Ryle HS) where it will end.

We would also like to encourage you to attend the community street celebration event immediately following the parade at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church.  There will be food trucks and kid-friendly entertainment options with music by professional entertainers “The Wulfe Bros.” at 8:30 p.m. with fireworks following at approximately 10:00 p.m.

Complete the 2019 Parade Entry Form if you would like to participate in the parade.

Please feel free to call the city building at 859-384-1511 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday should you have any questions or email at [email protected] for more details.

City to Host Union Business Mixer May 20, 2019

JOIN US for our FIRST Union Business Mixer on Monday, May 20th 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.

RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/union-business-mixer-tickets-61049831690

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 www.cityofunionky.org 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 http://www.eventbrite.com/e/city-of-union-easter-egg-hunt-tickets-56501103321?aff=eac2 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]

Union Hosts Breakfast with Santa December 8th

The City of Union will host the annual Breakfast with Santa event sponsored by Rainbow Child Care of Walton on Saturday, December 8, 2018.  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 the Boone County Animal Shelter.  All donations will stay in Boone County.  Donations are not required to attend this event.

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.

Additional event sponsors include Costco of Florence, A&A Lawn Care and Landscaping and the Union Fire Protection District.  Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.  Tickets are not required, but the city does request an RSVP on their Eventbrite page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breakfast-with-santa-tickets-51522150138 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 special guests.

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.

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.

City of Union to Serve as Dropoff Point for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Oct. 27

The City of Union City Building, located at 1843 Mt. Zion Road, will serve as a drop off point for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 27.

The National day, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, will provide an opportunity for citizens to turn in their unused or expired prescription medications for safe disposal.  Officers from the DEA and Sheriff’s Office will supervise the collection.

Citizens will be able to drive through and drop off their medicines from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the City Building.  For more information on the program, citizens are urged to visit www.deatakeback.com or call 1-800-882-9539 for information.  The program is unable to accept any liquid or salve medications and is unable to process needles for exchange.

This is the third time the City has hosted such an event.  The city also participated in a drug-take back day in October 2017 and also this past April.

“We continue to see a high demand for this service here in Union, and we consistently lead NKY in collections,” said Commissioner Eric Dulaney.  “We can do our part to help alleviate the opioid crisis by providing proper disposal of prescription drugs.  This is a program that our community responded to very positively, and we wanted to again offer this service to our residents.”

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

SIGN UP UNDERWAY FOR ZACH SALMON-Union Adopt-A-Unit Run

Registration has begun for the annual SPC Zachary Salmon Soldier Run to be held September 30, 2018, 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 https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=131791. For more information on the Union Adopt-A-Unit program visit https://www.facebook.com/spczacharysalmonsoldierrun.

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

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 www.cityofunionky.org 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.