The Elliot Feltner Benefit for Spinal Cord Rehabilitation

Please click here to read Elliot’s story and get information about the September 23rd event. Elliot and his family are residents of Park Hills.

Even if you have not registered for the golf and dinner, you may still participate in the raffles and live music. There are many wonderful items included in this years’ raffle!

Donations may also be given through Elliot’s GOFUNDME page: https://www.gofundme.com/elliot-feltner-has-no-limits

Construction Updates - Week of October 1st

North Arlington Road

·         North Arlington Road is temporarily closed at the intersection with Dixie Highway while the first section of the street is being rebuilt.

·         Drivers who are not residents of North Arlington Road are asked to please use an alternate route for the next several weeks during construction.

·         Construction will take place in 250-300 ft long sections, starting at Dixie Highway and progressing toward Old State Road.

·         Each section will take about two weeks to complete.

·         Estimated completion date is early December.

·         Rainfall will cause construction delays.

Work has also resumed on the Amsterdam Road utility pole upgrades and the Audubon Forest development.

If you have any questions, please contact the city's Public Works Director, Mr. Dan VonHandorf, by phone at (859) 486-9541, or by email at dvonhandorf@parkhillsky.net

Fall Hydrant Flushing

The Park Hills Fire Department and the NKY Water District will be conducting annual hydrant flushing beginning September 4th throughout the city. Daily flushing will occur between 8am and 4pm at various locations and should be concluded within 7-10 days. Household water may appear cloudy during these times, but should clear after running the cold tap for several minutes. For any questions, and for a complete list of hydrant flushing throughout NKY, visit: http://www.nkywater.org/currentprojects/flushing.html

Construction Update - Week of August 20th

North Arlington Road

·         Work on the new water main is underway near the intersection with Dixie Highway.

·         Businesses on Dixie Highway are being notified of pending service disruptions as their service connections are switched to the new main.

·         Work will progress toward Aberdeen Road once the work near Dixie Highway is finished.

Electric Utility Poles

·         Duke Energy's subcontractor, Bowlin Energy, is continuing to perform maintenance and upgrades to electric utility poles, working in the vicinity of Altavia Avenue this week.

Amsterdam Road Landslide

·         Amsterdam Road was reopened on Saturday at 3 PM after being closed on Friday due to soil and debris from the hillside falling onto the street.

·         The quick re-opening of the street was made possible due to the combined effort of the Covington and Park Hills Public Works Departments and Joshua One, the owner of the hillside property.

Pothole Repair

·         Pothole repairs will be performed at various locations in the city this week.

If you have any questions, please contact the city's Public Works Director, Mr. Dan VonHandorf, by phone at (859) 486-9541, or by email at dvonhandorf@parkhillsky.net

Amsterdam Road work in Ft. Wright

Over the next few weeks KS Energy will be working on Amsterdam between General Drive and Morris Road replacing the gas main. This is part of the reconstruction of Amsterdam between General and Redwood Drive. During this portion of the project they will be maintaining a lane of traffic with flaggers so delays will be possible. Construction is due to begin next year and this is just one step in the process of utility relocation.

North Arlington Road Project

Duke contractor, KSE, began gas main work on North Arlington today, May 31st.  Michels Construction will begin the storm sewer work within the next couple of days. Traffic may be obstructed so you may want to plan on an alternate route. If you have any questions, please contact Dan VonHandorf at 859-486-9541. Thank you.

 

Commonwealth of Kentucky
Office of Senator Chris McDaniel

For Immediate Release
May 18, 2018

Contact: Jena Scott

Jena.Scott@LRC.KY.GOV

100 Year-Old WWII Bomber Pilot Chosen as Grand Marshall for Park Hills Memorial Day Parade

State Senator Chris McDaniel Urges Attendance to Witness Historic Reunion

John H. Klette, a 100 year-old World War II and Korean War veteran, will be recognized as Grand Marshall at the Park Hills Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 28. A former U.S. Air Force pilot and Kentucky native, Mr. Klette was born in Park Hills in 1917. A rarity to hear the personal stories of a two-war veteran, Senator Chris McDaniel encourages all to attend this special event.

The day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, John Klette quickly enlisted and was accepted into the US Army Air Corps Reserves. In 1943, John was called to active duty and trained as a B-24 and B-17 bomber pilot. John flew 51 WWII B-17 combat missions from the US air base in Foggia, Italy. Among his multiple combat awards, John was awarded the Silver Star for a mission to destroy factories in the suburbs of Vienna, Austria. John’s heavily damaged B-17 aircraft was the only returning aircraft from his squadron that returned to Foggia. Following WWII, John was recalled to active U.S. Air Force duty in 1951. During the Korean War, John flew 50 Air/Sea Rescue Missions piloting the SA-16 and the C-47 before returning home in the winter of 1952.

This Memorial Day, Mr. Klette will be joined by his only surviving crew member from his mission in Italy, who will be traveling to Kentucky from Washington State. This is the first time the two have been reunited since their combat mission in Italy.

“Please join us if you are in the Park Hills or surrounding area on Memorial Day,” said Senator McDaniel. “John Klette is a true American hero who was raised in our backyard here in Senate District 23. While we reflect on the lives lost this Memorial Day, it is an honor to have Mr. Klette lead our parade as he has lived through some of the most tragic and uplifting moments in American history. Mr. Klette is a prime example of selfless American patriotism and servitude.”

The May 28 Park Hills Memorial Day parade will be held at 11:30 a.m. The parade route is from Dixie Highway to North Arlington to Old State Road to Terrace Drive to Amsterdam Road to Park Drive. A flag raising ceremony with the David Haldeman’s Stationary Marching Band at Park Drive will be held immediately following the parade.