panhandling

City of Lexington

The city of Lexington has installed signs at busy intersections asking people not to give to panhandlers.  The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the signs are part of an effort to restrict panhandling after the state Supreme Court ruled the city's ordinance outlawing begging on public streets was unconstitutional.

Josh James / WUKY

A city ordinance barring panhandlers and other pedestrians from approaching cars or standing in the roadway in 75 high-traffic areas will hit the docket later this week.

Josh James / WUKY

With Lexington’s anti-panhandling ordinance struck down and the practice on the rise, city leaders are trying out new language aimed at protecting pedestrians on or near roadways.

Josh James / WUKY

The city of Lexington is launching a new program to pick up panhandlers and offer them work in a bid to cut down on the practice, which has been on the rise in recent months.

WKYT-TV

The panhandling surge in Lexington has captured the attention of city leaders and law enforcement.