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Join the Union Celebrates America Parade

Plans are currently underway for the upcoming 2018 “Union Celebrates America” parade and community event scheduled on Friday, June 29th.

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 around 7:00 p.m. in the loading alley behind the Union Kroger complex with the parade route as follows:

Starting at Union Kroger/Braxton Drive down US Hwy 42 to Mt. Zion Road turning right on to Old Union Road where it will end.

We would also like to encourage you to attend the community street celebration event immediately following the parade at the DelMonde Building (formerly the old firehouse) at 10087 Old Union Road – music by professional entertainers “The Wulfe Bros.” begins at 8:30 p.m. with fireworks following at approximately 10:00 p.m.

Complete the 2018 Parade 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.

City Announces 2018 City Events

The 2018 City of Union Events have been announced.

The City will be offering three events this year for residents starting with the “Annual Easter Egg Hunt”. The Date for this event is Saturday, March 31, 2018. The event will begin 8:30 am with registration, followed by two age-ranged hunts at 9 and 9:30 am. Light refreshments will be provided, and there will be several door prizes for children available. The Easter Bunny will be there for pictures at no cost. The event will be held at Union Presbyterian Church and adjacent grounds.

The next scheduled event will be the “Union Celebrates America” event on Friday, June 29th, 2018. The event will begin at 7:00 pm with the parade on US 42 and will conclude around 11:00 pm. A street dance with music from the Wulfe Brothers Band, along with several food truck vendors and beer from Braxton Brewery will be on hand to entertain and sustain attendees. The firework show from Vito’s Fireworks will begin at dark near the DelMonde, Inc. Building, 10087 Old Union Road, (former Union Community Building) at approximately 10 p.m.

The last event for 2018 is the “Breakfast with Santa” to be held on Saturday December 8th, 2018, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am. The event will be at the Union Fire Protection District on US 42. Santa will be there for photos and to take care of those special Christmas wishes. Donations will again be accepted for the Boone County Animal Shelter, and there will be opportunities for crafts as well. Light refreshments will be provided, along with door prize opportunities.

All City of Union events are free to the public, and you do not have to be a resident of the city to attend. More information is available on the city website regarding each event, and through the City’s official Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Event sponsorship opportunities are available.  2018 City of Union Sponsorship Packet

Contact Communications and Operations Director Melissa Hinkle at melissah@cityofunionky.org or 859-384-1511 for more information.

City of Union Seeking Part Time Maintenance Technician

City of Union Seeking Part-Time Maintenance Technician
February 2017

Qualifications: The City of Union is seeking qualified applicants for a Maintenance Technician.  The Candidate should have…

  • Experience working as a maintenance technician or any other comparable capacity.
  • Basic knowledge of hand/power tools.
  • Satisfactory communication skills to interact with the public and city employees.
  • Must be bondable.
  • Must possess a valid Driver’s license and have a personal vehicle.

Responsibilities: General Maintenance and minor repairs to equipment, clearing of storm drains, clean up of Trash and Debris, the installation and removal of street signs, basic masonry, basic carpentry and interior repair and finishing.

Position is open until filled.   This position will not have a set weekly schedule.  Work is scheduled by the City Administrator on an as needed basis.  Interested candidates can submit an application to the city of Union at 1843 Mt. Zion Rd., Union, KY 41091 or email with subject line “Maintenance Tech” to David Plummer (cityadministrator@cityofunionky.org) by February 23rd, 2018.

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Union Holds Ribbon Cutting for Lefty’s Barbershop

Union, KY-The City of Union will hold a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony for Lefty’s Barber Shop, to welcome the business to the City.

The Ribbon Cutting will take place at Lefty’s Barber Shop, 9900 Old Union Road, Suite A, Union, at 10:30 a.m. on October 6.  Union Mayor Larry Solomon, along with members of the Union City Commission will be present.  The Mayor will make a series of brief remarks prior to the cutting of the ribbon.

John Bernard is the owner of Lefty’s Barber Shop, and will attend the ceremony along with other employees and friends.  The ceremony is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

For information regarding the ceremony, contact Melissa Hinkle, Communications Coordinator, The City of Union, 859-384-1511 or melissah@cityofunionky.org

City of Union Announces Notary Services for Residents

The City of Union announced that free Public Notary services will be available for city residents.

The City has three public notaries on staff and can provide notary services during regular business hours.  The City Building is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for federal and state holidays.

City residents should be prepared with all necessary documents and forms of identification as required by law and in compliance with the documents to be notarized.  There are no charges for the notary services, but copy fees may apply if needed for the transaction.  The notaries are all State of Kentucky notaries, and can only notarize documents within the state of Kentucky, and will follow the rules and guidelines established by the state.

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 melissah@cityofunionky.org or 859-384-1511.

Union City Staff Organized for Long-Term Success

City of Union Mayor Larry Solomon has released an updated staffing organizational chart showing the reorganization of the city staff.

The City of Union is now the second largest city in Boone County and we are growing at a rate of approximately 2% per year.  It is projected that by 2020 our population will be between 8,000-10,000 people.  In the past when the City of Union’s population was 2-3,000, it was appropriate for there to be a City Commission and one full-time employee.  But now, the City of Union has to be positioned to be able to handle continued city growth.

“It is important to stay ahead of the game so the City of Union can better manage growth.  Growth will not stop coming; I prefer to manage it, than it manage us!”  Mayor Solomon notes that the updated City of Union staffing organizational chart shows how the City is now poised from a staffing perspective to better serve the city, its residents and, most importantly, manage growth.

The new system reorganizes all city staff under the direction of the City Administrator David Plummer.  Plummer was appointed Union CAO in June of this year.

Melissa Hinkle, who has served as the Communications Coordinator since September of 2016 has been moved to Communications and Operations Director, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the city office, in addition to her duties as the chief public relations contact for Union.

Donna Wahoff was appointed to the position of City Clerk in June, and has taken over the primary responsibility for city forms, public information requests and compliance with city, county and state laws, particularly in the areas of records retention and maintaining office files and systems.

Christy Everman, who has served as Administrative Assistant for the city since August of 2016, remains on in her capacity as the primary point of contact for office visitors, and continues to handle the day-to-day organization and structure for the city financial records, including accounts payable and receivable.  She was hired as a permanent member of city staff in June, moving from a temporary position with the city.

The city is in the final stages of filling a part-time position as a city treasurer, and hopes to announce that individual in the fall.  This person will have administrative oversight for the city’s finances and will assist in preparing financial documentation for commission meetings and the annual state audit.

“These changes position Union for long-term growth,” Solomon said.  “Union is the fastest growing city in Northern Kentucky, and we need a stable, organized and competent staff in place to keep pace with that growth.  The team we have assembled is ideal to help Union continue to grow and reach its full potential as the place to live in Northern Kentucky.”

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 melissah@cityofunionky.org or 859-384-1511.

City of Union Names Christy Everman Administrative Assistant

The City of Union has named Christy Everman as an Administrative Assistant.

Everman has worked for the city since August of 2016, and has been named to the permanent staff after serving as an administrative assistant in a temporary capacity.

Everman will handle the day-to-day administrative duties for the city staff, with a special emphasis on accounting, finance and budgeting.

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 is also an independent businesswoman, with the Thirty-One Gifts company, where she has risen 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 www.cityofunionky.org or contact Communications and Operations Director Melissa Hinkle at melissah@cityofunionky.org or 859-384-1511.