Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Lexington is getting a boost in public safety in the form of a $2.6 million dollar grant to hire more firefighters.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - After hearing from 116 volunteers, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray named 31 people Thursday to a new Commission on Homelessness.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The saga surrounding the employment status of embattled Lexington fire Chief Robert Hendricks is over. More than a year after Hendricks was asked by the mayor to step down from his post, the city announced today that he will transfer to another position as part of a settlement agreement.

“Starting Tuesday he will be a firefighter/paramedic with our Division of Fire and Emergency Services. He will no longer be chief, he will be a firefighter/paramedic,” says Susan Straub, a spokeswoman for Mayor Jim Gray.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - It once glowed with neon lights, sat on a cast iron column, and even had a pair of 3D eye glasses. The Skuller’s street clock on the corner of Main Street and Limestone in downtown Lexington has been in need of major repair for decades.

Now more than 100 years after it was erected by the Skuller family outside their jewelry store, the timepiece will soon undergo a complete restoration.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Lexington Division of Fire is currently training a class of 26 recruits, but they likely won’t have the benefit of using a multi-story training tower.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A company known for its hamburgers, hot dogs, and root beer is back in central Kentucky. A & W Restaurants cut the ribbon Wednesday at its new headquarters in Lexington.

Underneath the heart of downtown Lexington flows the Town Branch Creek. It’s been buried for more than 100 years, but now community leaders are talking about bringing the water back to the surface as part of the creation of a Rupp Arena, Arts, and Entertainment District.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Wanted: someone who knows about the city of Lexington and local government, is a good listener, and is resourceful.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Police officers in Lexington are using an online tool to keep track of crime trends across the city, and the information is also available to the public.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Lexington Fayette Urban County Council is wondering what’s holding up contract negotiations between the city and public safety unions.

At a budget committee Tuesday, the council learned that the last collective bargaining meeting with police representatives was nearly three months ago on December 12.

“I guess I don’t feel the sense of urgency in why we’re not actively pushing and meeting and trying to get to some resolution so we can figure out how much it’s really going to cost us,” said Councilman Kevin Stinnett.

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