Children and adults alike will be schooled this weekend in Lexington on a variety of safety issues. Officials with the inaugural Summer Safety Fair aim to provide positive interaction between police and children.
Lexington police officers may be asked to pay a monthly fee to use their cruisers for personal reasons. The issue came before Tuesday’s meeting of the Urban County Council's Public Safety Committee. Mayoral Senior Advisor Scott Shapiro says the aim is to increase police presence throughout the community. He says officers would pay a fee of $50 per month for personal use of police vehicles. “That helps police officers convenience, but it certainly helps the city to have a greater police presence out driving around," said Shapiro.