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State and Boone County officials honor former Commissioner Patrick with highway designation

In honor and remembrance of Commissioner Irene Patrick, Senate Joint Resolution 44 designates a portion of Kentucky Route 20 (Petersburg Road) in Boone County to be renamed as the “Irene Patrick Memorial Highway.”

Patrick in a photo from 1978 (photos courtesy of the Kenton County Public Library archives).

The resolution was sponsored by State Sen. John Schickel (R-Union).

A beloved member of the community, Irene Patrick made history in 1978 when she was sworn in as the first female county commissioner in Boone County’s history. She went on to serve four terms in the office. Commissioner Patrick was known for her abiding concern for her constituents and her love of service.

“Irene Patrick loved Boone County and Boone County loved her back,” said Senator John Schickel. “It is fitting that we named Petersburg Road, which ran in front of her home and business, the Irene Patrick Memorial Highway.”

Boone County Judge Executive Gary Moore and the Boone County Fiscal Court are also in support of the resolution.

“Irene Patrick worked tirelessly to serve the people of Boone County,” Said Judge Executive Gary Moore. “Her genuine concern for the welfare of people and for the County as a whole set her apart and has made a lasting impact on our community. This is a fitting tribute to a true servant leader.”

The official road naming ceremony will be held on Friday, June 21, on the second floor of the Historic Court House, 2988 Washington St., Burlington, Kentucky, beginning at 9 a.m.

Kentucky Legislative Research Commission

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