Catholic Action Center

Mary Meehan

Health officials are urging everyone in Fayette County to get vaccinated against Hepatitis A.

At a press conference Tuesday, Health Commissioner Dr. Kraig Humbaugh said Fayette County has only 9 cases confirmed so far, but that the vaccine has “an excellent track record” of preventing the spread of the disease.

Mary Meehan/Ohio Valley ReSource

The low rumble of industrial fans fills the Catholic Action Center in Lexington, a shelter that provides meals and other services for homeless people.

It’s mid-morning on a hot July day and dozens of people sit camped on couches in the entryway, or slouch at tables nearby. Despite the fans the air is stale from too many bodies too close together — ideal conditions for the spread of disease.


Lexington Homeless Shelter in Its New Home

May 24, 2017
Stu Johnson

The transformation of a well-known Lexington provider of services to the homeless is officially complete. 

Government, business, church, and volunteer representatives participated Wednesday in the ribbon-cutting for the new Catholic Action Center.

Stu Johnson

Final preparations are underway in Lexington for the opening of a new Catholic Action Center for homeless men and women.  The new site off Industry Road is expected to open in about two weeks.

Daytime and overnight homelessness services offered by Lexington’s Catholic Action Center are being merged into one complex.  Ironing out details has been more than a year in the making.

Despite original projections of a much earlier date, a 24-hour homelessness center on Industry Road is now expected to open in early 2017.  It comes after Divine Providence, the corporate entity for Catholic Action Center and Community Inn paid the city $550,000 for the building. 

Council Considers New Site for Lexington Homeless Shelters

Aug 31, 2015
Stu Johnson / WEKU News


Lexington’s Council has given “first reading” approval to a proposal to relocate the city’s services for the homeless. With final Council approval, by next summer, some night and day services could end up combined at one location.