6th annual winter coat drive kicks off


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Office of the Fayette County Sheriff is hosting there 6th annual winter coat drive through the month of December.

Republic Bank will continue to serve as drop off sites at all Lexington locations while Chase Dry Cleaners and Bluegrass Cleaners have agreed to clean all donated coats.

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This year’s drive will be held in honor of Diana Ross, a tireless advocate for victims of domestic violence throughout Central Kentucky.

Republic Bank drop off locations are found at:

  • Andover: 3098 Helmsdale Place
  • Chevy Chase: 641 E. Euclid Ave.
  • Harrodsburg Rd: 2401 Harrodsburg Rd.
  • Tates Creek: 3608 Walden Dr.
  • Vine St.: 333 W. Vine St. Suite 102

If you are unable to bring your donated items to a Republic Bank location, call the Office of Sheriff at 859-252-1771 to schedule a pick up time.


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