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Get Ready to Shake Out, Not Freak Out During an Earthquake

The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut is an annual opportunity to practice how to be safer during big earthquakes: “Drop, Cover and Hold On.” The ShakeOut has also been organized to encourage you, your community, your school, or your organization to review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies, and to secure your space in order to prevent damage and injuries. In […]

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Free Fayette County Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, Oct. 19

Fayette County residents can safely dispose of unwanted hazardous waste at a free collection event this Saturday, October 19. Lexington’s Division of Waste Management and other city agencies are coordinating the free event that will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at the former landfill site at 1631 Old […]

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Protect your passwords and yourself from cybercrime

Creating a strong password is an essential step to protecting yourself online. Using long and complex passwords is one of the easiest ways to defend yourself from cybercrime. No citizen is immune to cyber risk, but there are steps you can take to minimize your chances of an incident. SIMPLE TIPS Creating a strong password […]

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First Lexington Influenza Case Reported

Flu season has officially started in Lexington. The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is reporting the city’s first lab-confirmed case of the flu for the 2019-20 flu season. Information about the case cannot be provided because of federal privacy laws. Last year, Lexington had 5 deaths from flu-related causes and 506 confirmed cases of the flu, […]

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Free Flu Shots at Fayette Mall on October 10

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is once again giving you the chance to fight the flu for free. The department’s annual free flu shot event will be held 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Fayette Mall, near the interior entrance of Dillard’s. “An annual flu shot is the best way to fight the flu each […]

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September is National Preparedness Month

Lexington, Kentucky is launching its National Preparedness Month campaign for September, as part of a nationwide effort, with the theme, “Prepared, Not Scared – Be Ready for Disasters.” The goal is to remind residents to take personal action “now” to prepare throughout the year for any emergency that may arise. “We continue to see emergencies […]

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Lexington Fire Offers Free Smoke Alarm Installations

The Lexington Fire Department Community Services Division, in partnership with the American Red Cross, will install 10-year lithium battery smoke alarms in all homes in Fayette County. The smoke alarms are free and will be installed by the Lexington Fire Department at no cost to the occupant. As part of the installation, the LFD will […]

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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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Watch out for signs of heat related illness

There are five defined categories of heat-related illness. Heat Rash – Sometimes known as prickly heat. Typically found with infants and younger children. The suggested remedy is to keep the person in a cool, dry place, keep the rash area dry and use powder to soothe the rash. Sunburn – Can be mild to severe. […]

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Excessive Heat Warning Issued for Lexington

The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect from 2 PM EDT Thursday to 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ Sunday. The Excessive Heat Watch is no longer in effect. Heat indices ranging from 100 to as high as 110 degrees will be possible each afternoon from […]

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