Lexington cooling centers opening Saturday and Sunday


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Concerns about the heat this weekend is prompting Lexington to open cooling centers.

The city says the cooling centers will be open this weekend.

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The locations are:

  • The Dunbar Community Center, 545 North Upper St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Rooms at the Picadome Golf Clubhouse, at 469 Parkway Drive, and Tates Creek Golf Course, at 1400 Gainesway Drive, will be open from 7 a.m. to dark.
  • The Nathaniel Mission, Lexington Rescue Mission and Lighthouse Ministries will also be open on Saturday, July 18, as cooling shelters.

You must wear a mask and maintain social distancing at the centers.

Lextran is offering free rides to people who need a ride to any of the cooling
centers. Residents should tell the bus driver they are traveling to a cooling center.

Anyone wishing to report someone who may need a ride to shelter can call or text
the Compassionate Caravan at 859-255-0301. Messages are received and followed up but not always