A Lexington planning body rejected a bid by Republic Services to put a garbage transfer station on an 8-acre site on Lisle Industrial Avenue after a more than three-hour hearing. The Board of Adjustment voted unanimously Friday after hearing testimony from Republic Services of Kentucky officials and a dozen neighbors who opposed the transfer station. Republic Services requested a conditional use permit to put the transfer station at 203 and 205 Lisle Industrial Avenue, which is zoned heavy industrial. The site was previously used by Wise Recycling.
Work continues of the extension of Oliver Lewis Way from the Versailles Road corridor to South Broadway. This is part of the project around northwest Lexington commonly referred to as the Newtown Pike extension.
A new report released Wednesday recommends that Lexington officials improve communication between Raven Run park staff and emergency responders and that the city consider adding signs at the popular nature sanctuary that warns visitors not to veer from designated hiking trails.