From The Desk Of Mayor Wright 3rd Quarter 2023

Bravo Ludlow Schools

I want to begin this edition of the newsletter by acknowledging our amazing school district! Recently, Cincinnati Magazine ranked Ludlow Independent Schools as the third best district in Northern Kentucky. A huge congratulations to the students, staff, leadership, and board of education for the amazing work they do.

I feel very fortunate to have had many relationships with Ludlow Independent Schools in my life: as a student grades K-12, as a teacher for 11 years, and now as a parent to two students attending Mary A Goetz Elementary. I've shared numerous times that, when Ashley and I were deciding where we want to raise our family, the quality of the public school district was one of the absolute top factors. We couldn't be happier with the decision that we made years ago and are equally as excited for other families that come to town for the similar experience. Way to go Ludlow Schools, keep doing an amazing job Building Tomorrow: Once a Panther, Always a Panther!

Property Taxes Due October 31st

Click HERE to pay online.

Shop Ludlow Saturday

November Election Ballot

On November 7th, voting will occur at the Ludlow Community Center. Votes you will have as a Ludlow Voter: Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Auditor of Public Accounts, State Treasurer, Commissioner of Agriculture, Ludlow City Council (One Unexpired Term), Ludlow School Board (One Unexpired Term).

Ludlow Holiday Parade

Save the date! Light Up Ludlow and Bromley is set for Saturday, December 9, 2023! We are looking for participants for the lighted Christmas Parade - floats, cars, jeeps, golf carts, bicycles, etc. Get creative with those lights! After the parade, meet us at the Train Viewing Station for festive holiday celebration. There will be food trucks, vendors and, of course, visits with Santa! If you are interested in participating, please contact Paula Graszus (or myself and I will forward your information along).

County Board of Adjustments Opening

Ludlow currently has an opening for a representative on the County Board of Adjustments.

The Kenton County Joint Board of Adjustment represents eight jurisdictions in Kenton County - Bromley, Fairview, Independence, Kenton Vale, Ludlow, Ryland Heights, Unincorporated Kenton County, Elsmere.

The Board currently consists of seven members, all of whom must be citizen members. It has the power to decide applications for:

  • Approve applications for changes from one non-conforming use to another
  • Conditional Use Permits
  • To hear and decide cases where it is alleged by an applicant that there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or refusal made by an administrative official in the enforcement of zoning regulations
  • Variances

Interested individuals should e-mail Mayor Chris Wright at cwright@ludlow.org by October 6th.

RAISE Grant Awarded To River Cities

The cities of Ludlow, Covington, Bromley, Newport, Dayton, Bellevue, Silver Grove, and the Campbell County Fiscal Court were collectively awarded a nearly $3.8 million grant to use towards the engineering of the Riverfront Commons Project.

Riverfront Commons is a vision for a continuous riverfront corridor along the southern edge of the Ohio River through a safe and efficient active transportation system connecting communities to vibrant riverfronts, downtown business districts, and public green spaces to improve economic development and quality of life in the region.

For more information on Riverfront Commons and the projects recent rebranding efforts: https://linknky.com/news/2023/07/20/southbank-partners-unveils-new-brand-for-riverfront-commons/

For more information on the RAISE Grant: https://www.lanereport.com/166232/2023/07/southbank-partners-city-of-bellevue-get-riverfront-commons-grant-of-3-7m/

Welcome Scarlet Rose and Welcome Back Buffalo Bar!

NKY Tribune article about the opening of Scarlet Rose Books & Vintage Boutique as well as the re-opening of the Buffalo Bar: https://nkytribune.com/2023/09/ludlow-to-celebrate-grand-opening-of-scarlett-rose-books-boutique-reopening-of-buffalo-bar-saturday/

Conserva Profile

Conserva Tapas Bar recently had a terrific profile in Edible Ohio Valley. Check it out here: https://www.edibleohiovalley.com/eov/2023/conserva-tapas-bar

Congratulations Ludlow Fire Department

The Fire Department is now an educational institution and can teach EMR and EMT classes as well as Continuing Education for existing EMTs and Paramedics! This was quite the undertaking for the department and I am very proud of their leadership to make this happen!

Park Vandalism Issues

There have been some recent incidents of destruction of property at the park, specifically the restrooms. Our park went a significant amount of time without working restrooms until the recent renovations. In short, if you see vandalism, don't hesitate in calling Ludlow Police.

Major Motion Picture Shot in Ludlow

Did you know that an upcoming major motion picture recently shot in Ludlow? Learn more about The Bikeriders (please note, this movie is Rated R and, as such could contain sensitive material): https://www.citybeat.com/arts/were-playing-i-spy-cincinnati-in-the-bikeriders-new-trailer-15930471

Trash Amnesty Weeks

Conversations With Mayor Chris

Ludlow Fire Department Community Connect

We are always looking for ways to better serve the citizens of Ludlow. For this reason we are rolling out a new program to protect our residents and their property in the most effective way possible. Community Connect is a free, secure, and easy to use platform that allows you to share critical information about your household that will aid first responders and emergency response personnel when responding to your residence. By providing information about your household that you feel is important for us to know about at the time of an emergency, we can ensure you and everything you care about is protected to the best of our ability-Chief Steward


Council Meeting Video Archive

Did you know: you are able to access past video of council meetings at Ludlow City Council Meeting Archive

Additionally, previous council meeting minutes can be found HERE and council meeting agendas can be found HERE.

Open Financial Information

Looking for information about the city's financials. Open financial information can be found HERE.

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