The Kentucky League of Cities named Northern Kentucky Senator John Schickel (R-union) a Friend of Kentucky Cities — an award that goes to legislators for their work to improve Kentucky’s cities.
Among his work, Schickel co-sponsored Senate Bill 101, a Kentucky League of Cities initiative that extends contracts, subject to reimbursement for training costs, to five years for law enforcement officers employed by cities and counties.
Schickel also co-sponsored Senate Bill 28, a bill supported by the state league of cities, which helps Kentucky’s small farm wineries thrive and boosts the commonwealth’s rich spirits industry by allowing small farm wineries—including the over a dozen in Northern Kentucky and four in Boone County—to sell and deliver up to 12,000 gallons of wine to a retailer annually.
“Receiving this recognition is an honor, and I appreciate KLC’s work to create good policies allowing our cities to grow,” Schickel said. “I enjoy working with the organization and Mayor Larry Solomon of Union and Mayor Julie Metzger Abuchon of Florence on issues impacting the cities and Boone County. I love cities. It is the government closest to the people.”