Letter from Bellevue Mayor Ed Riehl

by Mayor Ed Riehl

Ed RiehlWell with this month summer will draw to a close and fall will arrive soon. Although this summer has been somewhat mild, Mother Nature has blessed us with 90 degree days these past few weeks. Hopefully, those cooler fall temperatures will be with us soon. Please remember that school is back in full swing so slow down and watch out for all our children moving to and from school. Once again both Grandview Elementary and Bellevue High School put on great open house events to welcome all the new students and staff to our Bellevue community.

This year’s senior appreciation luncheon was once again a huge success. The attendance was very good and all had a great time. Thanks to Mary Scott for putting together this wonderful event. But a special thanks goes out to all our local businesses for their extreme generosity to makes this luncheon a success and fun for our seniors.

 Art in the Park will be taking place next weekend Saturday, September 12at the Thomas J. Wiethorn Memorial Beach Park from 11 am until 5 pm. And our final concert in the park will take place later that same day at 7 pm featuring the local talent of Whiskey Tango. So come down to the most amazing park on this side of the river for a full day of family fun in the sun.

First Friday Shop Bellevue! events are going strong this summer with hot deals all up and down the blocks. Now with fall just around the corner be on the lookout for cool deals this fall. Stop by and say hello and welcome our newest additions, Irish Leather Works and Frame and in their new and expanded space, Frame and Hang Studio and Gallery. Remember that shopping In Vue keeps those dollars reinvesting here in Bellevue.

Bellevue shined with the third annual Mayesfest Bluegrass Festival at the Thomas J. Wiethorn Memorial Beach Park. Last year’s event rained out, but Mother Nature blessed us with a perfect weather day. This event featured the region’s best musician in the business. Thanks to all who stopped down to this year’s event and support this great musical tribute in a great setting. We appreciate the presenters for partnering with us on this great event.

A special thanks goes out to our Public Services Department, Police Department, and Fire Department for all their hard work showing up and working the many special events we have hosted in Bellevue this summer. Without all of your efforts, these events would not run as smoothly and seamlessly without a collective effort from all.

As always if you are planning any fall project around the house please don’t hesitate to call the city offices at 859-431-8888 and our staff will assist you with permits, inspections, and COA’s that may be needed for your projects. Have a great fall and see you at the Football games. Go Tigers !!!


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