The Kenton City Council met last night in Council Chambers.


The Council was entertained by Dr. Rick Smith who serves as the Superintendent of the Ohio Hi Point career center. Ohio Hi Point will be up for a permanent levy in May that will provide the school with funds for improvements on the over 40 year old building. The levy will also allow funding for the centers multiple satellite programs, three of which are located in Hardin County. The permanent level will be a .6 mil levy that will be assessed on property tax value. For more information on Ohio Hi Point and their upcoming levy, visit


The Kenton Fire Department introduced a new firefighter to the Council. Luke Nemire has been with the Kenton Fire Department for around 6 months and is excited to serve the residents of Kenton.


The Kenton Police Department Chief, Dennis Musser, addressed the Council on the Resource officer for the Kenton City School District. Musser said that with a budget shortfall of 3,000$ he would like Council to address other pathways to fund the officer. The Finance committee will be taking up discussions on the matter during their next meeting on Monday April 2 at 5:30pm.


The next meeting of the Kenton City Council will be on April 9th in Council Chambers at 7 o’clock.