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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.”
Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and other city officials will hold a news conference today (Thursday) at 4:30pm to discuss the city’s plans for the upcoming snow event. The news conference regarding the potential severe winter weather will be live on GTV3 and will be closed captioned. It will also be streamed through Lexingtonky.gov.