by Mayor Ed Riehl
Well with this month summer will draw to a close and fall will arrive soon. This summer has been a hot and humid mess. Mother Nature has blessed us with 90 degree days for almost a month straight. Hopefully those cooler fall temperatures will be with us soon, making it easier to get outside and enjoy our community and neighbors. Please remember that school is back in full swing so slow down and watch out for all our children moving to and from school and fully stop at stop signs and crosswalks because pedestrians have the right of way. Once again both Grandview Elementary and Bellevue High School both put on great open house events to welcome all the new students and staff to our Bellevue community. I hope you check out the fall sports schedules from Bellevue high school and catch a game to show your support for your home town Tigers.
This year’s senior appreciation luncheon was once again a huge success. The attendance was the best in years and all had a great time. Thanks to Mary Scott for once again putting together this wonderful event. And a special thanks goes out to all our local businesses for their extreme generosity to makes this luncheon a success for all our wonderful seniors.
Art in the Park will be taking place this weekend Saturday September 10 at Thomas J. Wiethorn Memorial Park from 11 am to 5 pm. And our final concert in the park will take place later that same day at 7 pm. Some 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 as they welcome visitors for a special night of shopping and dining. Now with fall just around the corner be on the lookout for more chance this fall to gather and keep Bellevue vibrant. The newest addition this fall will be the Old Kentucky Makers Market created by a group of citizens interested in economic and community development. The events scheduled for first Fridays through the fall featuring a Kentucky theme, the place that we call home. These shopping/dining events are always memorable and fun. So come on down and shop our great independently owned local businesses and keep those dollars here at home.
Hats off to our Public Services Department for keeping up with all the damage around town from the recent historical rain falls. Our old infrastructure has being put to the test this summer. Our community have taken a few hard hits but with our fine crews have been hard at work making the necessary repairs to get things back to normal.
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 you may need for your projects. Have a great fall and see you at the Football games. Go Tigers !!!