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Halloween Festival and Parade guarantee a spooky good time in downtown Lexington

The annual Halloween Festival and Parade will take place on Sunday, Oct. 27. New to the parade this year is the Monster Mash-up Flash Mob.

Mulch Giveaway – Saturday, September 21

Yard waste collected by the city is now available as mulch and will be given away free to Lexington residents on Saturday, September 21, at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike.

Sanitary sewer cleanings, inspections Sept. 16 – 28

Citizens on the streets listed below may see vehicles, work crews, and small equipment. Work crews will be wearing reflective vests and appropriate identification. Asbury Ln Astaire Ct Balfour Dr Bedinger Ct Boardwalk

Volunteers needed to build new Shillito Park playground

Volunteers are needed to help build a new playground at Shillito Park. This community playground build will take place on Sept. 18 – 22.

Lexington residents receive 2019 Kentucky Hero Award

On Sept. 3, Lexington residents Mark Beude, along with his daughter Faith Buede, were presented with the 2019 Kentucky Hero Award during the annual Kentucky Emergency Services Conference for their efforts in helping law enforcement identify and apprehend a sexual predator. 

Festival Latino de Lexington starts Friday

The festival is co-sponsored by Lexington Parks & Recreation and FLACA. It runs Sept. 13 – 15 in downtown Lexington.

Everything’s coming up Purple Coneflowers

All signs point to the Purple Coneflower being named Lexington’s official flower, Mayor Linda Gorton announced today.

Heat prompts change in waste collection schedule

With Lexington expecting temperatures to be in the 90s and the heat index above 100 this week, the city’s Division of Waste Management will be adjusting its regular waste collection window.

Three charged in connection with Reynolds Rd homicide

A disputed narcotics deal led to the shooting.

City increases efficiency with optimized collection routes

Waste Management will start using new collection routes on Monday, September 9, 2019. Collection days will not change.