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Council puts talk of new city hall on hold

Efforts in Lexington to get a new city hall are on hold after a vote by the Urban County Council at Tuesday's work session.

Community discusses proposal for new city hall

The idea of a new city hall in Lexington has been talked about for years. Is it finally about to happen?
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Lexington’s Urban County Council votes to support medical marijuana

Lexington's Urban County Council approved a resolution on the legalization of medical marijuana in Kentucky.
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Urban County Councilmember resigning after taking new job

Urban County Councilmember Jennifer Scutchfield says she's resigning her position, effective this Thursday, after accepting a job with the State Board of Elections. 

Mayor Jim Gray says Lexington to become a “gigabit city”

Mayor Jim Gray says Metronet will transform Lexington into a gigabit city
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Ex-councilwoman get 3 weeks in jail for fake checks

A former Urban County councilwoman in Lexington was sentenced to three weeks in jail and three years of probation after pleading guilty to crimes related to cashing bogus payroll checks.
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Lexington continues battle with Spectrum Cable

Here's something we've all grumbled about TV service, and how much we pay for it.
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UPDATE: Urban County Council endorses moving 2 Confederate statues

Lexington's Urban County Council takes a decisive stand in favor of moving two Confederate statues from prominent places outside a former courthouse.

Breckinridge descendant supports moving statue in Lexington

Descendant of John C Breckinridge supports the relocation of his statue from downtown Lexington, according to a letter shared by Mayor Jim Gray.  
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UPDATE: Lexington’s Confederate statues will not be moved to Veterans Park

Veterans Park in Lexington is no longer being considered by the city as a possible site to relocate two Confederate statues that currently sit downtown, according to city officials.
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Lexington vigil encourages unity after Virginia tragedy

Thousands of people gathered at the courthouse plaza Monday in downtown Lexington, standing in solidarity with those who lost their lives in Charlottesville Virginia over the weekend.

UPDATE: Former LFUCG councilwoman pleads guilty in theft case

Former Urban County Councilwoman Sasha Love Higgins faces up to two-years in prison after admitting to cashing bogus payroll checks at the hotel she used to manage, according to Fayette Circuit Court officials.
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Lexington strengthens vicious-dog ordinance

Lexington's Urban County Council voted Thursday night to strengthen the city's vicious-dog ordinance, according to a report in the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Urban County Council passes panhandling ordinance

By a vote of 13-to-2, Lexington's Urban County Council Thursday night approved an ordinance that prohibits panhandlers and pedestrians from approaching vehicles at most major intersections.
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Mayor to announce nominee for vacant Urban County Council seat

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is scheduled to announce Friday morning his nominee to fill the vacant 2nd District seat on the Urban County Council.

High-rise development deal on Newtown Pike dead

A proposed $34 million development deal on Newtown Pike in Lexington is dead, according to a report in the Lexington Herald-Leader.
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Red Mile Place Renamed in Honor of Former Vice Mayor Harry Sykes

On Friday, Mayor Jim Gray and the Urban County Council announced the renaming of a Lexington street “Harry Sykes Way” to honor the late Harry Sykes, Lexington’s first African American city commissioner, mayor pro tem and vice mayor.
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Lexington Mayor Wants to Name Street After Harry Sykes

Lexington mayor to ask council to rename street after Harry Sykes, the city's first African American city commissioner, mayor pro tem and vice mayor.
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Lexington program financing affordable housing units

A program in Lexington is allocating grants and low-interest loans to groups developing affordable housing projects.
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City lays out its options on CentrePointe

A lawyer for the City of Lexington says in an e-mail to Urban County Council members that the city could fill in the existing hole at the CentrePointe construction site downtown, or foreclose on the property after March 30th.

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