Homeless camp near interstate causes concern

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Right off Interstate 75 exit 113 on highway 68, beyond a series of trees lies a homeless camp.

In the camp, you’ll notice tents, trash, floating toys and even signs where the homeless potentially do some panhandling.

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Trina Lane lives in a neighborhood nearby. Lane noticed the camp back in December.

“We need to leave them alone because they have nowhere to go,” said Lane.

Several neighbors tell ABC 36 they’ve had issues with homeless people breaking into homes the last couple of years.



“I’m not happy about having a bunch of homeless people that just roam free. You don’t know what they’re going to do,” said one neighbor who didn’t want to be identified.

The city says it received a report about the camp back in December.

“We do understand that it’s an eyesore for for the public. We do understand there’s concerned citizens,” said Polly Ruddick with the Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention.

The city says it’s currently working on getting the people in the camp to a safer shelter. After that, cleanup begins.