Fayette County

Lexington shelters to remain open over the weekend

Shelters in Lexington will remain open over the weekend to help residents as weather forecasters predict more snow and continued cold temperatures.

All shelters in town have been at or were over capacity the past few nights because of the bitter cold.

Friday afternoon, officials said the West End Community Center, 913 Georgetown Street, will be open through the weekend as a shelter. It opened at 7:30 Friday night and will remain open until 7:30 a.m. Monday, they said.

Also open will be the Hope Center Emergency Shelter for Men, 360 West Loudon Avenue; the Salvation Army Emergency Shelter for Women and Children, 732 West Main Street; the MASH Drop-In Center for youth, 536 West Third Street; and the Catholic Action Center, 400 East Fifth Street.

The Community Inn, 824 Winchester Road, also will be open to shelter people from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily over the weekend, according to director Ginny Ramsey.

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