NKU to be annexed in to Highland Heights

(HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY) -- Northern Kentucky University will be annexed by Highland Heights this summer.

Starting July 1, the city will start collecting about $800,000 in additional taxes from NKU employees.

That money will go toward more police and fire services.

"Forty years from now and 40 years beyond that, I believe that we'll be celebrating this day where campus and community got together. I am proud of this because it's the right thing to do and it's the right time to do it, and all will benefit," said NKU president James Votruba.

Highland Heights will also turn over its current city building after it builds a new one, which will be part of the Bank of Kentucky Center complex.