• Events
    There is supposed to be an Earth-shattering kaboom!

    Blasting at the CentrePoint site in downtown Lexington will begin with a test blast on March 8, 2014. Regular blasting operations will begin on March 17, 2014 and continue for several weeks. There will be one blast a day at 10 am, five to six days a week. Expect traffic disruptions during...

  • Disaster History
    Two Days, Two May Tornadoes

    “On a typical day a good plan can save some lives. On days that are not typical, facing two tornadoes with a focus on preparedness, a great plan can save every life in the building, including my family, and our work family.” – Shane Cohea, Director of Safety, Security, and Emergency Preparedness...

  • Preparedness
    Statewide Tornado Drill Scheduled for Tuesday, March 5

    The weather over the last 24 hours has given us a great introduction to Severe Weather Preparedness Month here in Lexington. Hopefully, this was the last severe threat we’ll see from the winter of 2013-2014 – which means it’s time to turn our attention to typical spring weather concerns. The Kentucky Division...

  • Travel
    Noon Update – March 3

    Weather radar shows that the last of the snow has moved out of Lexington. The National Weather Service has canceled the winter storm warning for Fayette County, though the warning remains in effect for counties to the the south and east of us. Travel remains difficult around the region. Most primary and...

  • Travel
    Morning Report – March 3, 2014

    Good morning, Lexington. As promised, we’ve* been in the emergency operations center all night, monitoring the weather situation and consuming coffee. Our Facebook and Twitter feeds have the overnight updates, should you want to review them. Here’s the current picture from our office and around Fayette County. Weather: The worst of this...

  • Winter Weather
    Winter Storm Update – Snowfall Estimates Increased

    The National Weather Service has upgraded the snowfall amounts for Fayette County. Snowfall totals may approach 10″ in the southern parts of Fayette County. This is a dangerous winter storm with winds. Snow will start in the next two hours. Roads are already slick from sleet and freezing rain. Here’s the complete...

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