Campbell County is celebrating National County Government Month

April is National County Government Month, and Campbell County wants to offer you a chance to learn more about your hometown county.

The National Association of Counties has designated April as National County Government Month, offering those interested a chance to learn more about your local county government (the Campbell County Fiscal Court) and the services we provide to the community. Here are some facts about the county, our leadership, and our organization.

Campbell County

  • Founded in 1794, Campbell County originally included what is now Boone, Grant, Kenton, and Pendleton Counties.
  • Campbell County is one of only two of Kentucky's 120 counties that has (and is authorized to have) two county seats: Newport and Alexandria.
  • Our county is proud to be the home of Northern Kentucky University, as well as a thriving urban core and vast, productive farmland and hillsides created by the rivers that surround us on three sides.

County Government

  • The Campbell County Fiscal Court consists of the county judge/executive and three county commissioners, who are elected at-large but must reside in their respective commission district. These officials provide the elected leadership and oversight of the county's budget, as well as its 200+ employees.
  • The county provides a broad range of services to residents and businesses both in unincorporated county and our 15 municipalities, including planning and zoning services, public safety functions, operation of the county animal shelter, management of the county parks and golf course, county roads maintenance and construction, economic development, and more.

Judge Steve Pendery

  • Steve Pendery is in his fifth term (18th year) as county judge/executive, first elected to the post in November 1998. He previously served as the mayor of Fort Thomas.
  • Judge Pendery is active with Northern Kentucky Tri-ED, the OKI Regional Council of Governments, the Campbell County Conservation District, and the Dan Beard Council of Boy Scouts, among many others.

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Thu, 16 Nov 2017

NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF NO SIGNIFICANT EFFECT ON THE ENVIRONMENT Date: November 16, 2017 Applicant: Campbell County Fiscal Court Address: 1098 Monmouth Street, Newport, Kentucky Telephone: 859-292-3838 TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS AND PERSONS: On...

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Public Notice: Brighton Recovery Center

Thu, 26 Oct 2017

To all interested agencies, groups, and persons: On or about November 14, 2017, the Campbell County Fiscal Court will request the Kentucky Department for Local Government to release federal funds...

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Hazardous waste day is November 4

Mon, 23 Oct 2017

The Northern Kentucky Solid Waste Management Area is hosting a waste day on November 4.

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Fall clean-up days are October 20-21

Wed, 27 Sep 2017

The fall clean-up days are scheduled for Friday, October 20, and Saturday, October 21.

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Fall 2017 Animal Shelter events

Fri, 15 Sep 2017

Two fundraisers are planned this fall for you to support the Animal Shelter!

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Brighton Properties and the Diocese of C…

Fri, 01 Sep 2017

Brighton Properties and the Diocese of Covington Request for zoning verification details are available at

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Senior Picnic is September 21

Thu, 10 Aug 2017

The Campbell County Senior Picnic is celebrating Fifty Golden Years this fall!

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Citizens' Academy to launch this fall

Wed, 09 Aug 2017

Campbell County is excited to announce we are launching a Citizens' Academy program this fall!

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Info on waste tire collection event

Thu, 20 Jul 2017

A free waste tire collection event will be held for residents on August 10, 11, and 12.

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Festival on the Lake is August 12

Tue, 18 Jul 2017

The 2017 Festival on the Lake event is Saturday, August 12.

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Sun Valley Music Festival is July 8

Thu, 29 Jun 2017

This year's Sun Valley Music Festival will be Saturday, July 8, 2017, at A.J. Jolly Park.

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Info on 2017 Brent Spence Bridge project

Mon, 19 Jun 2017

Routine maintenance to impact entire region this summer

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New P&Z software deployed

Mon, 19 Jun 2017

SmartGov system to assist staff in managing back end processes more efficiently

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Notice of Public Hearing

Thu, 08 Jun 2017

To all interested citizens of Campbell County, Kentucky:

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Campbell County Fiscal Court
Executive Offices

1098 Monmouth Street
P.O. Box 72340
Newport, KY 41072-0340