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Health Dept. Issues Rabid Bat Warning

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department received word Wednesday afternoon that two bats found in Lexington have tested positive for rabies. The bats were discovered in homes in the Lakeview Acres and Cumberland Hills neighborhoods. The health department posted signs in the area on Wednesday to notify residents of the discovery. LFCHD officials continue to remind […]

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Lexington Emergency Weather Plan Activated

The Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention Weather Plan has been activated due to the forecast of extreme hot temperatures in Lexington. This plan will remain in effect through Tuesday, June 19, 2018. The plan is activated anytime the temperature is expected to exceed 90 degrees so that people experiencing homelessness in Lexington have access […]

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Look before your lock your car! – Babies in the back seat

Temperatures are on the rise this week and Lexington Emergency Management warns parents not to leave a child alone in a hot car. It may seem like common sense, but every year law enforcement agencies answer calls about unattended children in vehicles. The National Safety Council reports that 43 children died in the U.S. during […]

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US Forest Service Issues Black Bear Alert

The US Forest Service has issued an advisory about black bears thriving in the Daniel Boone National Forest and other areas in eastern Kentucky. Bears are becoming more familiar and less afraid of people. They’re dangerous and can attack if they’re threatened. The reminder from the forest service reminds campers “YOU are responsible for your […]

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Save a Life – Stop the Bleed – Take the Class

The Lexington-Fayette County MRC will be hosting a Stop the Bleed training on June 14th at 5:30pm. The training will be held at the Lexington-Faytte County Health Department at 650 Newtown Pike in the Rice C. Leach Training Room. The training will be taught by Amanda Rist, the Injury Prevention and Outreach Coordinator at UK […]

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Fayette County Outdoor Siren Testing Today – June 6 at 10am

Lexington Emergency Management will test its network of outdoor warning sirens today, Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 10am. If you live near a park or golf course, expect to hear the outdoor siren sound a series of chimes followed by a voice announcement “This is a test” This is a regularly scheduled test – THERE […]

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Don’t Leave These Items in a Hot Car!

As the summertime and hot temperatures become more frequent, the most common reminders for drivers are to be aware of how warm a vehicle can get while parked in the sun and to never leave a child or pet inside that car or truck. In addition, however, there are many other common items that are […]

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Lexington Emergency Management graduates its 28th CERT class

The latest Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class is nearing completion of its rigorous nine weeks of instruction.  Their graduation exercise will take place tonight, Wednesday, May 2, at the Lexington Fire Training Center (1375 Old Frankfort Pike) beginning at approximately 6:00 p.m. NOTE:  This exercise simulates an actual tornado strike or other disaster in […]

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Outdoor warning siren testing today at 10am

Lexington Emergency Management will test its network of outdoor warning sirens today, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 10am. If you live near a park or golf course, expect to hear the outdoor siren sound a series of chimes followed by a voice announcement “This is a test” This is a regularly scheduled test – THERE […]

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Lexington Outdoor Siren Testing Today at 10am

Lexington Emergency Management will test its network of outdoor warning sirens TODAY, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 10am. If you live near a park or golf course, expect to hear the outdoor siren sound a series of chimes followed by a voice announcement “This is a test” This is a regularly scheduled test – Last […]

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