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Kenton County Adopts Voucher System for Junk and Large-Item Drop-Off

Kenton County is changing the way it handles junk collection.

In the past, the first Saturday of each month offered an opportunity for Kenton County residents to drop off large items to discard at Lincoln Ridge Park.

But, the response has been overwhelming, causing long lines with residents sometimes waiting hours before their items can be dumped, according to Kenton County Public Works director Nick Hendrix.

So, a new system will be installed, one involving vouchers.

Kenton County will issue 200 vouchers per month. Residents will be able to obtain one at the Public Works office at 420 Independence Station Road. Residents will have to show a current trash or tax bill (paid) and a driver's licence. The paper voucher can then be taken to Bavarian landfill in Walton when it is open.

"Personally, I think it's a heck of a lot more convenient," Hendrix told the Kenton County Fiscal Court this week.

The new system begins next week after Bavarian sets up its side of the system.  

Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann agreed that the new system will be more convenient.

In other business, the fiscal court clarified by ordinance that the roadway that runs east to west between Madison Pike and Taylor Mill Road is known as Harris Pike.

The next meeting of the fiscal court will be Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m. in Covington.

Written by Patricia A. Scheyer, RCN contributor