Greg Kochur, Lexington Herald-Leader en Tanks for the Traffic Jam <p><a href="">A big rig monopolized major </a>thoroughfares in Lexington and Richmond during Monday evening rush hour as it transported a piece of equipment for the chemical-destruction plant in Madison County. The 200-foot-long tractor-trailer carrying an empty 100-ton steel vessel arrived at Man o&#39; War Boulevard in Lexington shortly before 4 p.m., nearly an hour earlier than expected, officials said. About 6 p.m. the truck arrived at Blue Grass Army Depot in Madison County, where the vessel will be installed in a plant that will destroy chemical weapons.</p><p> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 14:38:47 +0000 Greg Kochur, Lexington Herald-Leader 21818 at Tanks for the Traffic Jam Lancaster Mayor Refuses to Resign <p><a href="">Lancaster Mayor Brenda Powers refused </a>to resign Monday and asked for a full public hearing to answer allegations made against her last week by members of the Lancaster City Council. In addition, Powers accused city council members of violating the state Open Meetings Act and said she would ask the state attorney general&#39;s office to investigate. Last week, members of the city council presented Powers with a memorandum outlining more than 20 allegations of misconduct, willful neglect of duties and incapacity. The memorandum, signed by five of the six council members, sought her resignation by Monday.</p><p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 14:51:31 +0000 Greg Kochur, Lexington Herald-Leader 21406 at Lancaster Mayor Refuses to Resign