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Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Independence Courthouse

The Kenton County Courthouse in Independence is 100 years old and the City of Independence is celebrating Friday and Saturday with some special events that are free to the public. Starting at 5:00PM Friday, there will be guided tours of the building as well as informational displays from the County Clerk's office and historical information from the Library. It runs until 8:00PM Friday.

On Saturday, starting at 9:00AM, there will be more tours, vendor booths, the Independence Farmers Market, and local artist Tom Gaither will have special prints of the courthouse available for purchase. At 10:00AM, the Simon Kenton High School choir performs followed at 11:00AM by a two-hour performance from the Noyz Boyz Band. At 1:00PM, the Centennial Celebration Ceremony presentation will include a playing of the National Anthem and My Old Kentucky Home by Dennis Flerlage. Kenton County Judge-Executive Steve Arlinghaus will make a proclamation and Gailen Bridges will present the history of the courthouse. Centenarians present will also be introduced.

The Saturday fun ends at 5:00PM with a performance from 2:00-4:00PM by the Cave Mountain Band. 

The tours available will offer you the chance to see the seldom-seen second floor of the courthouse. Parking at Saint Cecilia is free and a shuttle bus will be available to transport visitors to the courthouse site.

PHOTO: Kenton County Courthouse