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


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 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 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 melis[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.


A Public Hearing will be held by the City of Union at the Warren Moore City Building, 1843 Mt. Zion Road on August 6 at 6:45 p.m. The purpose of this hearing will be to obtain written and oral comments regarding the use of Coal and Mineral Aid Funds. The City of Union anticipates receiving in Coal and Mineral Aid $1200.00 during the fiscal year 2018-19. 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.

Official Union Town Center Statement

With the listing of approximately 28 acres of property in the Union Town Center area for sale, the City of Union is excited to start the process for the development of the Union Town Center.

This administration has accomplished a lot over the past three years.  With the construction of the Mt. Zion Road project well underway, the completion of the new Union Kroger Marketplace and the addition of several new businesses to the Kroger out lot and Historic Union areas, we are seeing an uptick in interest in development in Union.

The goal over the next five years is to convert the old Union Town Plan into a new town.

This listing of property is just the start of the process.  The City of Union, working through the Economic Development Committee and in conjunction with Boone County and the Boone County Planning Commission, will work with developers to make sure plans reflect the needs and wants of current Union residents, using the old Town Plan as a guide.  This will ensure long-term success for the development and the City of Union.

“Recent publicity has said the town is a go, but in actuality, it is a go to start the development process and not a go to start building tomorrow,“ said Mayor Larry Solomon.

As part of this process, the City of Union will be obtaining feedback from residents for their buy-in and consensus of the vision and future of the city.  We will be keyed in on the details and looking at the development from all angles to ensure all are represented, so future city growth can be responsibly managed.

For more information on the Union Town Plan, please visit the city website at or by contacting Communications and Operations Director Melissa Hinkle at [email protected] or 859-384-1511.

City Seeking Volunteers for Economic Development Committee

Looking for a Volunteer Opportunity?

The City of Union is seeking qualified applicants to fill immediate vacancies on the Economic Development Committee. The purpose of the Economic Development Committee (EDC) is to advise the Union City Commission on economic development issues and to assist in the development of the Union Town Center. The Union EDC usually meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:00PM at the Union City Building.

As a representative to this board, the appointee will be required to attend monthly business meetings usually on the third Wednesday of every month at the Union City Building, 1843 Mt. Zion Road, Union, KY . Additional committee meetings and special meetings may apply. Appointments are for four (4) year terms.

Qualified candidates should be well rounded and generally familiar with business development, economic planning and basic principles of planning and zoning. Candidates must either reside in the City of Union, or own or operate a business in the City of Union.

To apply, please send a brief cover letter (addressed to Commissioner Jeremy Ramage) detailing your interest in being appointed to the position, in addition to a general resume of your work history. Position is will be open until filled. Please call David Plummer, Union CAO at 859-384-1511 for any questions or concerns.

Union Celebrates America Information

The City of Union announces Union Celebrates America 2018

Set your calendars now for Union Celebrates America, June 29, 2018!

Celebrate America FAQ

When: June 29, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to approximately 10:15 p.m.

Where: The Celebrate America parade route will run along US Highway 42, from Braxton Drive to Mt. Zion Road. The Parade begins at 7 p.m.  The parade will end on Mt. Zion Road, and turn down toward Old Union Road (Old US 42) to disperse. The Celebrate America event will continue following the parade at the DelMonde, Inc. Building, located at 10087 Old Union Road.  US HIGHWAY 42 from BRAXTON ROAD TO MT. ZION WILL BE CLOSED for this PARADE.   Please plan alternate routes if you need to travel in this area between 6:50 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, as the area of Old Union Road where the party is held will be closed to vehicle traffic. 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 in the designated consumption areas near the DelMonde Building.  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.

Handicapped parking will be available, and those needing special accommodations should contact David Whitehouse at Boone County Parks for arrangements. [email protected] or 859-334-2117

Bring your dancing shoes. We encourage everyone to enjoy the music and dance in the streets and parking lots. There will also be sidewalk chalk available for those younger fans to enjoy until dark.

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 Mt. Zion Road. Exit right and turn left on Old Union Road. The DelMonde Building will be on the rightside 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. Continue through the lights and follow Mt. Zion to Old US 42/Old Union Road. Turn left on Old Union Road, and the DelMonde Building will be on the right side of the road.

Using a GPS Device or the WAZE App, enter 10087 Old Union Road, Union KY 41091 and follow the directions provided.

What to Eat

Celebrate America List of Vendors 2018

Where to Go

Parking and Maps

Schedule of Events

6 p.m. –Recorded music begins at DelMonde building/vendors begin setup/Old Union Road closed to all through traffic from Mt. Zion to New US 42
6:30 p.m.-Check in for Union Celebrates America Parade, off Braxton Drive near Domino’s Pizza
6:45-Parade Entry Lineup/Boone County Sheriff Prepares to Close US42
7:00 –Parade Begins/US 42 Closed to Through Traffic (Braxton to Mt. Zion)
7:30 – (Approximately) Parade Ends on Mt. Zion Road/US 42 Reopens
7:30-Street Party Begins on Old Union Road, near Union Community Building, Kids Events Begin (Bounce Houses, Bubble Machines, Balloon Animals, Face Painting, Sidewalk Chalk Crafts); Food, Drink and Novelty Vendors are open for business
7:45-Mayor Larry Solomon Introduction of Grand Marshall and 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.

Our 2018 Union Celebrates America Grand Marshalls
Randy and Linda Barlow-UCAParadeGrandMarshalls2018

Thank you to our sponsors

DelMonde Heating and Air Conditioning

Littlest Angels Learning Center

A&A Lawncare and  Landscaping

with special thanks to

Boone County Parks

Union Baptist Church

Union Presbyterian Church

St. Timothy’s Catholic 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.