Minimum Wage Bill Friday Marks First Phase Of Lexington Minimum Wage Hike By Josh James • Jul 1, 2016 Josh James / WUKY Low-wage workers in Lexington witnessed a small bump in their paychecks today. The first phase of the city’s minimum wage increase began, taking the hourly minimum rate from the $7.25 federal rate to $8.20. It's Groundhog Day For Kentucky's Minimum Wage Debate By Josh James • Jan 28, 2016 AP Minimum wage increase advocates applauded the passage of House Bill 278 out of committee Thursday morning, but don't expect any party balloons down the hall. Council Committee Tables Discussion on Raising Minimum Wage By Chase Cavanaugh • Jun 23, 2015 LFUCG A committee of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council has tabled further discussion on raising the city’s minimum wage. Mossotti Introduces Lexington Minimum Wage Ordinance By Chase Cavanaugh • Mar 17, 2015 LFUCG Wages and their effect on business were a major debate at the Lexington Urban County Council’s Budget, Finance and Economic Development Committee Meeting Tuesday. Minimum Wage Redux: House OKs Increase For Second Year By Josh James • Feb 10, 2015 Josh James / WUKY For the second year, the Kentucky House has put its stamp of approval on a minimum wage increase, though the bill’s prospects in the Republican-led Senate remain bleak.