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UPDATE: Council nears tax break, eyes another small business grant effort

Urban Council to take up the measure Tuesday.

COVID-19 testing returns to Consolidated Baptist

The Mayor Mobile Neighborhood Testing Program is returning to Consolidated Baptist Church.

Residents urged to join Lexington’s three-day virtual Neighborhood Summit

Residents urged to participate in virtual events Nov. 17. Nov. 18, Nov. 19

Lexington’s mayor recommends using federal money to create police review board

Mayor Linda Gorton recommended spending $50,000 in CARES Act money to pay for a consultant to properly create a police review board. 

WATCH: Lexington Police release body camera video to refute racism, chokehold claims

Lexington Police are responding to protesters' new accusations of violence and racism with body camera video showing the moments Saturday when officers arrested five protesters.

Lexington Mayor, Chief say protests an “opportunity for change”

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Three days and nights of peaceful protests in downtown Lexington provide a foundation and opportunity for needed changes, Mayor Linda Gorton...

Lexington leaders still frustrated with prison

With a new budget year starting in less than six weeks, leaders in cities across the state hope some $300 million in federal funds to reimburse for coronavirus-related expenses will help.

Mayor of Lexington to discuss city’s economic recovery from COVID-19

Lexington's mayor and the head of Central Bank are scheduled to talk about the city's economic recovery from COVID-19 on Monday.

City of Lexington changing code to help restaurants

LEXINGTON, KY (WTVQ)- Lexington restaurants could soon be able serve in-person dining on streets and parking lots. Planning is moving fast at J. Render’s Southern...

City, social service agencies ask donors to help offset shortfall

Lexington’s budget for next year has been crippled by a $40 million shortfall because of fallout from COVID-19

Telecommuting may become norm for some city workers

Lexington is preparing for the gradual reopening of some parts of city government starting Monday and then even more in June.

City, groups come together to offset losses due to virus

Social service agencies, community groups try to help offset financial losses.

Lexington Mayor recommends cancelling, postponing events

Mayor says risks are too high to not consider cancelling some events.

Lexington Mayor and city officials give advice for winter conditions

Lexington mayor Linda Gorton held a news conference Friday morning to update the public on some of the impacts the weather's having on residents.

Mayor Gorton gives State of the City/County Address

Lexington Mayor, Linda Gorton gave her state of the city/county address on Tuesday.

Safety Net initiative aims to stop violent crimes in Lexington

The city of Lexington announced a new anti-violence initiative following a weekend of gun violence that killed two teenagers and injured two more people.

Tenth annual Dining Out For Life event in September

AVOL Kentucky announced the tenth annual Dining Out For Life event date.

Site made available for ‘Breaking the Bronze Ceiling’ monument

The “Breaking the Bronze Ceiling” monument has a prominent address.

Mayor Gorton hosts her first neighborhood summit

Mayor Linda Gorton held her first neighborhood summit on Saturday.

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UPDATE: Woodland Pool is losing its pirate ship…for now

Ship will eventually be replaced but maybe next year.

Walter Mondale, Carter’s vice president, dies at 93

Former Vice President Walter Mondale, a liberal icon who lost the most lopsided presidential election after bluntly telling voters to expect a tax increase if he won, has died.

Beshear challenges law shifting fair board appointment power

Gov. Beshear has asked a judge to strike down a Republican-backed law that eroded his appointment authority over the state fair board.

Elkhorn City man killed in crash in Pike County

42-year old Jason Spangler died Saturday when the pickup truck he was driving went off the road and over an embankment, according to KSP.