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Former Kenton Sheriff, Ludlow Mayor Recognized as County Pioneer Award Winner

He served as Kenton County Sheriff and Circuit Court Clerk in the 1970s and as mayor of Ludlow from 2002 to 2010.

Ed Schroeder was honored on Tuesday night at the Kenton County Fiscal Court meeting for his long life of service in the community. He was presented with a proclamation from Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann.

Schroeder's service dates back more than four decades, and won all five elections he ever competed in, including a three-way mayoral race in which he received 79 percent of the vote, according to a news release.

Schroeder has also been active in the Father Kehoe Council of the Knights of Columbus, Ludlow Vets, Panorama Senior Apartments board of directors, St. Boniface and St. James Church, Covington Catholic High School board, the Catholic Education Association (which he founded), and an after-school program for Ludlow students.

The Covington resident was married to Mary Lou Bussman Schroeder, who passed away in 2016. Together they have four children, ten grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Established in 2017, the Kenton County Pioneer Award honors living residents of Kenton County who have a record of outstanding service to the community and exemplify the highest standards of personal integrity.  The Pioneer Award honors those who demonstrate servant leadership combined with awareness of the needs of fellow residents.

A committee, composed of the members of the Kenton County Ethics Commission, reviewed the nominations, identified five deserving individuals, and forwarded their names to the Kenton County Fiscal Court for consideration and approval. The 2018 Pioneer Award recipients are Ralph Drees, Mer Grayson, Robert Hoffer, Kim Kitchen, and Ed Schroeder. They also recommended special recognition for Parker Willman as a “Young Pioneer”.

-Staff report

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