Community Programs

Community Programs

Calendar Contest

The Kenton County Attorney’s Office looks forward each year to hosting the Annual Why I love America calendar contest. Each Fall, students across Kenton County have the opportunity to illustrate "Why I love America" through artwork. This contest encourages students and teachers to discuss our nation's history, how the government works, and what patriotism means. We then choose 26 winners and their artwork is featured in a calendar for the upcoming year. Winners are revealed at a ceremony with parents, teachers, and fellow students. All proceeds from the calendar contest go to a local non-profit organization in our community.

Any student, grade K-12, enrolled in a Kenton County public or private school. The name of each participant will be listed in the back of the calendar. All participating students and teachers will receive a complimentary copy of the calendar.

Thank you to our Title Sponsor:   Republic Bank

For more information on our calendar contest, please contact Executive Director, Susan Topmiller at 859-491-0600 or


Kenton County Government Academy

Now accepting participants for 2022!

As an outreach service to the constituents of Kenton County, citizens are invited to take an inside look into the workings of their county government by participating in the Kenton County Government Academy.

Beginning early January, this ten week course will educate participants about all facets of county government. The program features presentations from local elected officials and administrators, and provides unique "behind-the-scenes" tours of vital governmental facilities.  Some of the topics and visits will include: Fiscal Court, Judicial Branch, Planning and Development Services, School Districts, Health District, Library, Animal Shelter, Local fire and police departments, Kenton County Detention Center, Northern Kentucky Water District, Sanitation District No., Cincinnati/Northern KY International Airport, and much more!

 “Our goal is to continue a process where the average citizen will have a clear understanding where their tax dollars go, and how the money gets spent.” said Kenton County Attorney Stacy Tapke.  

Over 300 Kenton County residents have graduated from this program. While all have gained valuable knowledge, some have gone on to become city council and committee members, volunteers, and leaders within their own communities. 

For more information, contact Susan Topmiller, Executive Director for the Kenton County Attorney at 859.491.0600 or