The fate of two controversial Confederate-era monuments on the lawn of the former Fayette County Courthouse is still up in the air nearly 18 months after an arts review board recommended the statues of John C. Breckinridge and John Hunt Morgan be moved from downtown Lexington.
The Lexington History Museum has struggled over the past five years after it had to leave the former Fayette County courthouse in 2011. It is believed to be the only local museum in Kentucky to have a “virtual museum.” Still, it needs additional funding and professional staff to catalog its collection that includes more than 300 boxes.
A consortium of community, business and nonprofit leaders has committed $55,000 to erect historical markers and interpretative signs commemorating and celebrating the history of Lexington’s black community.
The Lexington council voted Thursday to approve an ordinance that would prohibit panhandlers and pedestrians from approaching cars at most major intersections and also passed an ordinance that would add more teeth to the city’s vicious dog ordinance.
The Lexington council agreed Thursday to make changes to Mayor Jim Gray’s proposed budget that included adding money for 12 additional EMTs, $4.5 million to design and build an extension between Citation and Winburn Drives as well as additional $150,000 for pedestrian safety improvements.
Lexington city officials say they want Spectrum or its parent company Charter Communications to come to a meeting at Lexington city hall to address citizens’ concerns about the cable provider. Lexington has a cable franchise agreement with Charter but that agreement gives the city little leverage over the company.
Auctioneer James L. “Jimmy” Riley, 83, who for decades entertained Lexingtonians with his spirited antiques sales, died Sunday. Riley co-founded Thompson & Riley Ltd. with E.I. “Buddy” Thompson Jr. in 1964.
Kris Kristofferson was in Lexington to introduce a screening of the 1973 Western “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid,” which was being shown at the Kentucky Theatre as a fundraiser for the Harry Dean Stanton Fest.
Two fatal shootings in Lexington within seven hours on Monday have caused some community members to fear a spike in violent crime, while police say that the murders do not necessarily indicate a brutal summer ahead.
A Lexington council subcommittee has voted not to set aside $5 million to preserve more than 1,000 acres of farmland owned by Irish citizen Shane Ryan. The proposal would protect Castleton Lyons on Ironworks Pike from future development.
A man died late Monday night at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital after a shooting on Anderson Street in Lexington. William Cole, 26, of Lexington died at 10:57 p.m., according to the Fayette County Coroner’s Office