New playground at Shillito Park officially open, and ready for fun

“We did it,” said Mayor Linda Gorton, as she officially declared the new accessible playground at Shillito Park open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this morning. “Our City came together, an army of volunteers, to build a new playground that will be enjoyed for years to come.”

Safety Net takes aim at addressing violent crime

Mayor Linda Gorton, Police Chief Lawrence Weathers and a group of local officials today announced plans for a new Safety Net initiative designed to address violent crime, and attempt to reduce the potential for young people to fall into a life of violent crime.

Lexington Fire Dept. announces 2019 Junior Fire Chief

Lexington has a new Junior Fire Chief. Abdulrahman (Abdul) Alyafi, a fifth grade student at Brenda Cowan Elementary School, was given the honorary title today by Fire Chief Kristin Chilton, at a ceremony held at Brenda Cowan Elementary.


Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

  1. Fall Festival & Family Fun Celebration

    6 – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019

  1. Canoeing on the Kentucky River program

    9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

  2. Fall 2019 Prescription Take Back Day

    10 a.m. – 2 p.m.