Urban County Council

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11:30 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Council Reverses Itself On Location Of Second Salt Barn

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Urban County Council members have reversed their decision to place a salt storage facility off Winchester and New Circle Roads.  More from Karyn Czar.

The temporary structure was proposed for the former site of the Continental Inn and last month, council approved a lease for that location.  Yesterday, they decided against it.

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10:39 am
Wed August 21, 2013

New Senior Citizens Center To Be Built In Idle Hour Park

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- After debating nearly 20 sites around the city, the Urban County Council has decided that Lexington's new Senior Citizens Center will be built in Idle Hour Park, current home to a youth football league and adjacent to Southland Christian Church.

During the work session on Tuesday council members discussed three other locations, Liberty Park, Turfland Mall, and a site near the YMCA on West Loudon Avenue before ultimately giving approval to the Idle Hour plan.

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1:32 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Council Clears The Way For Euclid Kroger Expansion

Credit Kroger

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Following a more than 6 ½ hour public meeting early Wednesday, the Urban County Council voted unanimously to grant a zone change requested by Kroger, clearing the way for a major expansion of its Euclid location. The decision comes over the objections of residents who fear the new store will overwhelm the neighborhood.

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9:22 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Rule Change Aimed at Speeding Up Lexington Council Meetings

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Lexington Urban County Council is weighing transparency and practicality as it considers a change in what items need to be publicly addressed at a full council meeting.

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12:40 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

New Council Members To Be Sworn In Sunday

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Nearly a third of Lexington’s Urban County Council will be made up of new faces next week. The newly elected members will be sworn in Sunday.

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8:29 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Urban County Council Candidates Debate Downtown Issues

1st District Council candidates Marty Clifford (left) and incumbent Chris Ford

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Candidates running for election in three Urban County Council districts that make up downtown Lexington sounded off Thursday on issues ranging from public safety, economic development, and local entertainment.

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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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