First stage of Lexington minimum wage hike begins Friday

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Some people in Lexington will get a raise starting Friday.

Last year, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council voted to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour.  The increase, however, happens in stages.

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The first stage starts Friday with the minimum wage in Fayette Co. rising to $8.20 an hour.

A year from now, the minimum wage will go up again, to $9.15 an hour.

Finally, on July 1, 2018, it will rise again to $10.10 an hour.