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Weather Spotter Training

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Campbell County Office of Emergency Management P.O. Box
153 Alexandria, KY 41001


For more information, contact: William R. Turner, Director 859-547-3150

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Weather Spotters Training

Alexandria, KY — Do you like to watch the storms roll in? Would you like to know the difference in a thunderstorm cloud, a hail storm cloud and a burgeoning tornado?

The National Weather Service, in collaboration with Campbell County Office of Emergency Management, will be offering a Weather Spotter Class, Tuesday night March 22nd, 2016.

The free, two-hour class will be held at the Campbell County Fire Training Center, 10 Fire Training Center Drive, Highland Heights KY and will be from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

Weather Spotters work with the National Weather Service to report storms and other weather events they see. "When you become a spotter, you're helping your local community stay safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service," said William Ray Turner, Campbell County Emergency Management director. "And you can provide information in all types of weather hazards."

“The class covers basic information including the different types of severe storms, how they develop, what they look like, what the different cloud formations look like. It's not going to make you a TV Weatherman by any stretch of the imagination, nor is it meant to be," said Turner.

What the class does do is give you the opportunity to be more informed about what is happening out there in your community or wherever you may be.

"You may be coaching a playing golf or just working outdoors. And if you see changing weather, then you can alert other people and report it to the Weather Service," Turner said. That gives the weather service and the local emergency management agency the quick info they need to activate weather sirens, send out weather radio alerts, or take other action.

"The more eyes and ears we have out there that can report information to the National Weather Service, the better off we all are. By combining information from weather spotters with satellite and radar information, the weather service is "able to issue more timely and accurate warnings", Brandon Peloquin with the National Weather Service said. Peloquin continued, “Of course, taking the class doesn't obligate you to be a storm spotter. Anybody is eligible to attend the training. If people have any interest at all, they are welcome.”

The class will also cover basic severe weather safety and weather radios.

If you're interested in attending the class, you may register at: https://goo.gl/v3iLBc

Second phase of KY-9 expansion in Newport begins construction

Drivers passing through and residents of Newport are starting to see construction work beginning on the northern component of the KY-9/AA Highway expansion project in the city. According to KYTC District 6, this is an $8.7 million project that will improve and enhance regional connectivity. Campbell County Fiscal Court also anticipates this project will attract additional investment and increase economic activity in Newport's west side.

The full KY-9 project is split into three phases, and phase one-the new alignment between 12th and 9th Streets-is still in progress and is expected to be completed this fall. Now phase two will reconstruct traffic from 5th Street to the Taylor Southgate Bridge and includes two roundabouts by the 4th Street Bridge, as well as the Taylor Southgate Bridge. Phase three will tie these first two pieces together and is expected to begin construction in 2017.

For up-to-date info on lane closures, traffic realignment during construction, and how this work will impact several major events, visit http://transportation.ky.gov/district-6/pages/default.aspx or follow District 6 on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KYTC.District6. Campbell County will also work to share information with our website and social media visitors as warranted.

Take our 2016 Business Survey

As part of Campbell County's efforts to support the creation, attraction, and retention of all types of businesses here, on January 29, 2016, our economic development office launched our first annual business survey.

In an effort to better communicate with and respond to our businesses’ and employers’ needs, we invite any business owner or individual responsible for their business’ operations in Campbell County to participate in a brief, 10-15 minute survey.

Whether your business is a small restaurant in Highland Heights, a major industrial employer in the unincorporated county, or a boutique shop in Bellevue, this survey provides a way for you to let us know how business is going and how Campbell County can better support your needs and growth.

Please click here to take the survey now. Your responses are welcome via this link any time before 5pm on Friday, February 12, 2016.

Please direct any questions to Seth Cutter, Campbell County economic development officer, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (859) 547-1806.

Thank you in advance for your feedback and participation!

Note: This survey is intended for private-sector employers/businesses.

Natural Disaster Awareness for Senior Caregivers

This 4-hour course is designed to enhance the caregiver’s awareness of vulnerability factors associated with senior citizens. Senior citizens are particularly vulnerable to natural hazards. Factors such as physical limitations, mental ailments, and medication requirements are issues of concern for caregivers of senior citizens. These specific needs, amongst other considerations for natural hazards, must be addressed in preparedness plans for these at-risk citizens. Participants will learn how to identify, prepared, and perform a number of support activities that will ensure the safety and security of senior citizens when a natural hazard event occurs. Particular attention is directed toward developing an awareness of the preparedness and response needs of all senior citizens, inclusive of economic, medical, cognitive and mobility determinants.

For more information click here for the flyer click here

New Planning and Zoning form updates

The Planning and Zoning Department have updates many of the forms and applications available to the public. All forms are available here.

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