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West Nile Virus infection confirmed in Lexington

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has confirmed a case of West Nile virus in a Lexington resident. West Nile virus infection is an illness spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. The virus is known to be present in mosquito populations in Kentucky. In most instances, people infected with the West Nile virus either […]

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Radio Lexington upgrades this week

Radio Lexington, the AM radio service operated by the Division of Emergency Management, is being upgraded this week. These upgrades require that the transmitter and studio equipment be relocated. The stations, operating at 1620AM, will be off-the-air for short periods of time from Tuesday, June 27 to Friday, June 30. Full operations will resume on […]

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Lexington Police increase seat belt enforcement during Click It or Ticket campaign

As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacations, the Lexington Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep you and your family safe, the national seat belt campaign will take place May 22 through June 4, concurrent with one of the […]

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Spring Graduation Adds 21 to Lexington CERT

The latest Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) class has completed its rigorous nine weeks of instruction. Their graduation exercise took place on Wednesday, April 26, at the Lexington Fire Training Center (1375 Old Frankfort Pike). NOTE: This exercise simulates an actual tornado strike in an urban Lexington neighborhood. CERT members will perform actual victim extraction, […]

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It’s Lightning Safety Awareness Week

It’s most common in the spring and summer, although lightning can occur any time of the year. While a high energy thunderstorm can be fascinating to watch, no one outdoors is safe from a lightning strike. Over the past 10 years, nearly 300 people have been killed by lightning and ten times that number are […]

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Lane reductions on I-75 in Rockcastle county begin April 10

The following comes from our partners at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Beginning April 10, Interstate 75 in Rockcastle County between mile points 50.7 (Laurel/Rockcastle county line) and 52 will be reduced to two lanes in both directions. The lane reductions are necessary for pavement improvements.

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March is Severe Storms Preparedness Month for Fayette County

Severe weather can happen during any month of the year in Fayette County, but March is particularly hazard-prone. That’s why the Lexington Division of Emergency Management designates March as Severe Storms Preparedness Month. “March weather is especially unpredictable,” says Patricia Dugger, Director of Lexington’s Division of Emergency Management. “Last year, Fayette County experienced near record […]

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Residents living along snow routes will get phone notifications

Lexington will be using its emergency notification system to request residents to move vehicles from on-street parking to off-street parking lots or other parking areas. These calls will be targeted to those persons living on snow emergency routes. “Snow emergency routes are marked by street signs along major arteries within the city of Lexington,” said […]

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Mayor says city is prepared for Friday’s winter storm

Lexington is prepared for the winter storm forecast for Friday, Mayor Jim Gray said. “We’re ready. Our focus is on getting our roads clear as fast as we can, and reaching out to meet the individual needs of our citizens,” Gray said. “This is supposed to be a big storm, so those who can stay […]

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Park FREE in Lexington’s Garages after 6pm Tonight

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray: “So we can better clear and treat our downtown streets, free parking will be available from 6:00 tonight until noon Sunday at all Lexington Parking Authority garages. This includes the Helix, Transit Center, Courthouse and Victorian Square Garages.”

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