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Sweep near UK yields hundreds of code violations

A team of police and code enforcement officers conducted housing inspections in the neighborhoods around the University of Kentucky campus on Thursday to address concerns about conditions around the start of the academic year.

Out of the 1,000 properties inspected, 236 were cited, said David Jarvis, Lexington's code enforcement director.

Violations included missing gutters and nuisance problems, such as trash, debris and indoor furniture outside.

The city plans to conduct a follow-up inspection on Sept. 23 to issue fines or to hire contractors to do the clean-up work.