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Highland Heights Street Sign Damaged, City Prepares for Veterans Day Celebrations

The City of Highland Heights is preparing to host a slew of activities for the city and its veterans on Saturday morning with the dedication of the recently relocated Veterans Memorial and a senior citizens breakfast.

Steve Lehman, the city’s public works supervisor, said at Tuesday’s city council meeting that the memorials were moved this week from its previous location at Veterans Park to the current city building on Johns Hill Rd.

The original memorial was dedicated in the mid-1970’s by the city council and then-Mayor Jud Daum, who recently attended a city council meeting ahead of the dedication.

The dedication will take place at 8:30 a.m. and will be followed by a breakfast for senior citizens that will include bingo and other games.

Mayor Greg Meyers said there are still volunteer opportunities available for the breakfast and anyone interested can call the city building at 859-441-8575.

Other notes:

Lehman said that there has been an issue with the damaging and theft of the street sign for High Street. A truck was recently spotted trying to tear the sign out of the ground in an attempt to steal it. The city is currently looking at ways to improve the stability of the signs.

The controversial Alexandria Way striping has been moved to the spring due to the upcoming winter weather months, Lehman announced.

The council meeting moved into Executive Session at the end of the meeting. Per the KRS Revised Code, the media and public are not allowed in the session. City Attorney Steve Franzen stated it was for “litigation purposes.” The River City News is currently seeking comment from the city on the Jillian Ct. lawsuit.

-Clayton Castle, RCN contributor

Photo: Alexandria Pike Bridge (by Jordan Neumann, via Google)