Old Fayette County Courthouse

Karyn Czar

It’s been returned to the original glory it celebrated when it first opened 119 year ago. The third floor of the Historic Courthouse was filled today. City leaders, planners and visitors stood on a glass floor under the dome as Mayor Jim Gray told us to “look up and view for the first time in 60 years, this remarkable restoration of the courthouse dome.”

Josh James / WUKY

Environmental work on Lexington’s old Fayette County Courthouse is slated to begin this summer. City officials held a public meeting downtown Wednesday to present the plan and take public comment.

Lexington’s Urban County Council added a measure to Thursday’s docket that continues action on restoring the Fayette County Courthouse.

SCAPE/Landscape Architecture of New York

The search is on for Lexington’s first project management director.

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council approved the fiscal year budget Thursday night, but during deliberation, there was controversy over spending on the County Courthouse. 

Lexington PVA

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Lexington a $200,000 grant to go toward cleanup at the old Fayette County Courthouse. The funds are administered through what’s called the EPA Brownfields Program, which aims to help communities rid properties of contaminates so they can be repurposed.