The state Public Service Commission has given its final approval to a rate increase for Kentucky American Water that will result in the average monthly bill going up by $3.60. The utility serves customers in 10 counties, but most are in Lexington.
Police are investigating an incident in which a Georgetown College football player was injured after he jumped down a flight of stairs at a fraternity house. Colson Machlitt, a sophomore defensive lineman from Villa Hills, was listed in critical condition at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital in Lexington.
Construction on a three-story underground parking garage at the CentrePointe site in downtown Lexington is continuing, the developer of the long-stalled development said Monday. Crews who were working on the proposed 700-space underground parking garage exited the site late Friday with their equipment. Another group of subcontractors will arrive soon, developer Dudley Webb said.
Downtown Lexington Corp. is accepting nominations for the 2016 DLC Awards of Excellence, which recognize outstanding businesses and/or individuals in six categories: the Urban Innovation Award, Landscape and Streetscape Award, Leadership Achievement Award, Perfect Partner Award, Outstanding Individual Award and the Smiley Pete Award.
A decade after the crash of Comair flight 5191 at Blue Grass Airport, the legacies of the 49 lives lost continue to affect Lexington and the world. Brian Smith and Jennifer Combs have continued their father’s mission work in Ghana and with Habitat for Humanity. And the death of Wyn Morris’ father inspired him to start a bookstore — and gave him the courage to sell it now and pursue other dreams.