LEXINGTON, Ky. - Financial statements for the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government are in good order, according a recently completed audit of last fiscal year. Finance Commissioner Jane Driskell says auditors with the accounting firm Dean, Dorton, Allen & Ford issued an unqualified opinion to the city.

“It’s unqualified in that we fairly represented our financials and that there was no major issue that would lead them to not give us a clean opinion.”

EOP Architects

A fifth version of the CentrePointe design will be open for public comment at a meeting in downtown Lexington this week.

“We’re basically ready to get this thing built,” says Rick Ekhoff of EOP Architects.

Ekhoff and developers from The Webb Companies hope the latest renderings will be the final design for the hotel, condominium, and retail space. Planning on the project started four years ago but the Webbs ran into funding problems.

The new building proposal went before the Courthouse Area Design Review Board earlier this month.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The city of Lexington signed a four-year labor agreement Tuesday with employees of the Fayette County Detention Center. The contract, which was ratified last month, represents $1.2 million in savings to the government.

"The Community Corrections officers and sergeants understand the financial crisis the great city of Lexington is facing and we wanted to answer the mayor's call for public safety employees to make sacrifices," says Sgt. Kevin Johnson, President of Town Branch FOP Lodge #83.