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Urban Council eyes help for families with rent, utilities; plan needed first

Funding for independent police review committee also included.

Lexington Police want to expand body camera program to entire department

Lexington Police wants to expand its body camera program to the entire department.

Lexington PD: no credible threat on 20th night of protests after bomb threats shouted during council meeting

Lexington Police tweeted Wednesday night there is no credible threat to protesters or the downtown area after bomb threats were shouted during an Urban County Council meeting earlier in the day.

Lexington’s Urban County Council considers police reforms

The Lexington Urban County Council's Public Safety Committee began a detailed review of the city's police department, its collective bargain agreement and other details in a lengthy meeting on Tuesday.

Mayor Linda Gorton announces 798 cases, 13 deaths in Lexington

In a teleconference, Mayor Linda Gorton announced 798 total confirmed cases and 13 deaths in Fayette County.

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.

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?

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.

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

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.

Lexington continues battle with Spectrum Cable

Here's something we've all grumbled about TV service, and how much we pay for it.

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.  

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.

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.

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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COVID-19 vaccine plan shared with lawmakers

Overall, Stack said the task of administering the vaccine is going to be “very difficult.”