Lexington Urban County Government

Lexington Continues To Face Recycling Challenges

Jun 6, 2019
Stu Johnson

Lexington’s recycling efforts are facing some challenges.  The downtown recycling center is shut down due to a mechanical problem with a machine which sorts aluminum cans. 

City officials suspended paper recycling in mid-May because regional mills were overrun with material.  Angela Poe with Lexington’s Environmental Quality and Public Works Department said the city remains committed to door -to-door recycling. 

Stu Johnson

Lexington’s sidewalk repair assistance program has seen a sizeable number of requests over the last several months.  The government program for homeowners, landlords, and commercial entities seeking to fix sidewalks currently has a waiting list. 

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government

Lexington city leaders are moving forward with working with a consultant to study re-timing certain traffic signals on weekends. 

The study involves more than 40 traffic lights in the Hamburg and Nicholasville road areas.  Council Member Jennifer Mossotti asked Acting Environmental Quality and Public Works Commissioner Charlie Martin about the Reynolds Road light near Fayette Mall. “I mean that whole intersection is just a dead stop now.  Not any better when the holidays are gone,” said Mossotti. 

Stu Johnson

The first “Imagine Lexington Week” activities will be visible at several venues next week.  It’s being promoted as one more opportunity for citizens to weigh in with comments regarding the government’s road map for commercial and residential development. 

Lexington Homelessness on the Decline

Mar 6, 2018

Greater Lexington has seen a significant decline in the number of homeless persons.  According to the annual homeless count in January, Lexington homelessness reached its lowest level since 2005.  

Neighbors Meet on UK-City Land-Street Swap

Mar 6, 2018
Stu Johnson

The land-street swap deal between Lexington and the University of Kentucky lacks one more approval before it’s a done deal.  It needs Lexington City Council backing to move forward. But first,  UK’s neighbors will get a chance to review the plan Tuesday evening.


UK Board Approves Land-Street Swap Deal

Dec 12, 2017

The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved Tuesday a land/street swap with Lexington Urban County Government.  Only one step remains to make the deal final.


Non-profit workforce development organizations can make grant applications for a part of $300,000 in Lexington government funds to assist with job training. 

This second round of funding represents twice the amount distributed previously.