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Lexington Outdoor Siren Test Today at 10am

Lexington Emergency Management will test its network of outdoor warning sirens today, Wednesday, October 3, 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 be fooled by fake utility workers

Kentucky American Water wants to remind customers to be wary of individuals posing as water company employees trying to gain access to customers’ homes, obtain their personal information or scam them out of money. “We want our customers to know that Kentucky American Water employees always carry company-issued photo ID badges and will never come […]

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Health Dept. Confirms Human Case of West Nile Virus in Lexington

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has confirmed a case of West Nile Virus in a human. As a result, the health department will conduct mosquito-spraying activities in the pre-dawn hours Thursday (September 27) morning in portions of the 40505 and 40508 ZIP codes. This is the first human case of West Nile Virus in Fayette […]

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Fayette Health Dept. Offers Flu Shots Starting on Oct. 1

Anyone wanting to get an early start fighting the flu can do so at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department starting Monday, Oct. 1. The health department will offer flu shots 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Thursday at its Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike. No appointment is necessary, and the cost for a flu […]

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Jacobson Park Closed for CSEPP Exercise on Sept. 19

As part of its county-wide preparedness effort and its participation in the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP), Lexington’s Division of Emergency Management, along with other public safety, health and medical, transportation and social service agencies, will conduct a disaster exercise at Jacobson Park on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. The exercise will begin at approximately […]

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CSEPP Exercise is September 19

September is National Preparedness Month and this year’s theme is Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Blue Grass Army Depot, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and county emergency management agencies will conduct the annual Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) exercise on Sept. 19. This exercise allows first responders, emergency managers, medical providers and schools […]

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National Mobile Phone Alert Test Scheduled for Oct. 3

Note: Due to Hurricane Florence response and recovery activities, the mobile phone alert test has been rescheduled to October 3.  This story has been revised to reflect the new date. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be taking over all cell phones and airwaves in the United States […]

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National Emergency Mobile Phone Alert Test on Oct. 3

Note: This test was originally scheduled for September 20.  It has been postponed to October 3 due to Hurricane Florence response and recovery efforts. The following release has been edited to reflect the new date. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be taking over all cell phones and […]

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Rabid Bat Found in Lexington’s Chevy Chase Area

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department received word Tuesday afternoon that a bat found in Lexington has tested positive for rabies. The bat was discovered in the Chevy Chase neighborhood and there does not appear to be any human exposure. The health department posted signs in the area on Tuesday to notify residents of the discovery. […]

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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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