Local/Regional News
4:24 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

City and Fire Chief Hendricks Reach Settlement

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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Local/Regional News
3:23 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Historic Street Clock to Undergo Renovation

Skuller's street clock - circa 2005
mightyquinninwky©™ - flickr

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.

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Local/Regional News
8:36 am
Mon May 21, 2012

With No Budget Funds Available, Fire Training Tower Sits Condemned

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.

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Local/Regional News
3:53 pm
Wed May 16, 2012

A & W Opens Lexington Headquarters

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray (left) with A & W executives (and Rooty the Great Root Bear) at the company's ribbon cutting.

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.

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WUKY In Depth
2:19 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

In-Depth: Could Town Branch Creek Flow Again Through Lexington?

Town Branch Creek at the Cox Street parking lot - CLICK FOR MORE PHOTOS

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.

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Local/Regional News
1:46 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Lexington Government Seeks Citizens' Advocate

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

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Local/Regional News
2:45 pm
Thu March 22, 2012

Online Map Keeps Track of Lexington Crime

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.

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Local/Regional News
2:59 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

City's Negotiations With Police Union Stalled

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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Local/Regional News
4:47 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Several Months Late, Lexington Gets Clean Audit

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.”

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Local/Regional News
2:27 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Public Meeting Planned for CentrePointe Design

Proposed CentrePointe design from the corner of Vine St & Limestone St
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.

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