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The Lexington Health Department is changing the look of restaurant inspection placards found posted at eating establishments. 

Currently, the scores posted in green ink signify a passing grade and red used for a failing inspection.



Workforce training is high on the list of priorities at Lexington's City Hall as Mayor Jim Gray made clear in his recent "State of the City" address. 

Elodie Dickinson has been serving in the role of workforce development manager for just a few months.  She said her responsibilities include connecting people needing jobs to educational institutions and other agencies that provide training.  Dickinson said her office will be evaluating a new city-financed job training grant program.  


Jim Gray is halfway through a second term as Lexington Mayor. The Glasgow native and construction business veteran just completed an unsuccessful attempt to unseat U.S. Senator Rand Paul. 



Lexington officials are updating staffing policies following a weekend barn fire killing 23 horses.

Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Glenn Brown said six temporary staff members are being added to the 9-1-1 center.  

Traffic Signals May Be Changing in Lexington

Dec 9, 2016

Lexington could be getting more blinking caution lights. David Filiatreau in Traffic Engineering told the 

Lexington City Council earlier this week that  some stop lights could be switched out for blinking yellow lights.

Marisa Hempel

Health issues are in the news often these days.

From hundreds of reported overdoses in Kentucky, to concerns about the Zika Virus...to the annual push for flu shots...problems with drug abuse in central and Southeastern Kentucky, and skyrocketing prices for medicine like the EpiPen: all will be discussed with Fayette County Health Commissioner Dr. Kraig Humbaugh.


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A central Kentucky law enforcement agency is helping to roll out two new domestic violence related initiatives.  Both focus on expediting the paperwork for emergency protective services.

Open Burning Ban in Place for Lexington Area

Mar 31, 2015

Spring time temperatures coupled with breezy conditions are prompting wildfire concerns this afternoon.  An open burning ban is in place for the Lexington area.

The open burning ban is being issued in response to a National Weather Service Advisory.  It states that a dry cold front passing through is producing gusty west winds coupled with relatively low humidity levels.  Officials with the Lexington Fire Department say it’s creating dangerous fire weather conditions.

Fayette Driver’s Ed Program Celebrates 500th Graduate

Jul 9, 2014
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Fayette County's Driver Education Program is recognizing its 500th graduate this week.  Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and County Attorney Larry Roberts marked the accomplishment during a news conference Wednesday.