Fayette County

Fayette County

Kentucky Capitol restoration underway

The state Capitol in Frankfort has been the seat of state government since it was dedicated on June 2, 1910, after six years of construction at a cost of $1.8 million. Pamela Trautner, public affairs officer with the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet, said it has been more than 50 years since any sort of thorough cleaning on the façade has been done. There is a granite base for the first 4 or 5 feet, and the rest of the building is limestone. Most of the work being done is cleaning off the biological growth and repointing any areas where mortar has eroded. A laboratory analysis of the original mortar provides the formula for any new mortar that is used. Modern sealants are used in some areas to allow for the expansion and contraction of materials. K. Norman Berry Architects from Louisville have specified the cleaning and restoration criteria.

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Truck strikes Lexington bar

The front entrance of Harvey's Bar at West Main and South Upper streets was damaged when it was struck by a pickup truck involved in a wreck in the intersection. The driver of the truck was taken to a hospital, and no one in the bar was hurt. Lexington firefighters shored up the entrance until a structural engineer could arrive for a structural assessment.

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Lawsuit filed against Portofino manager; restaurant’s attorney disputes claims

An employee of Portofino restaurant in Lexington is named as a defendant in a civil lawsuit that seeks damages for battery and false imprisonment against a teen-age girl during a Nov. 5 incident. The suit does not name the restaurant or its owners as defendants. Lexington attorney Richard Getty, who represents the manager and Portofino, said he doesn’t think there is any basis for the claims.

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Truck strikes Lexington bar

The front entrance of Harvey's Bar at West Main and South Upper streets was damaged when it was struck by a pickup truck involved in a wreck in the intersection. The driver of the truck was taken to a hospital, and no one in the bar was hurt. Lexington firefighters shored up the entrance until a structural engineer could arrive for a structural assessment.
cbertram@herald-leader.com
Truck strikes Lexington bar 0:48

Truck strikes Lexington bar

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Tina Portwood on her grandson's injury

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Student's emotional appeal to school board over athletics

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Serious wreck near Forbes Road