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Lexington Wants Volunteers for Homeless Count

(LFUCG)–Lexington’s Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention (OHPI) is seeking volunteers to assist with LexCount 2019, an annual count of homeless individuals and families in Fayette County. “LexCount is extremely important because it gives us a continuous longitudinal look of how effective the city’s efforts are in reducing and ending homelessness,” said Polly Ruddick, director…

Woman Injured in Accident

(LEX 18)– A woman is injured following an accident outside a Lexington factory. It happened Friday morning at International Paper on Palumbo Drive. Police say a woman was backing a semi up into a loading dock when she got out to check something and the semi started rolling forward. She tried to jump back in and…

Hope Center Activates Cold Weather Policy

(LEX 18)– Anticipating the coldest temperatures yet this winter, the Hope Center has activated its winter weather policy for the Men’s Emergency Shelter. It acted in concert with the city, which implements its winter weather plan when temperatures dip below 32 degrees. Among other things, the Hope Center: Deploys its Cold Patrol, where street outreach…

Crash on I-75

(LEX 18)– Interstate 75 was shut down for hours Friday morning following an accident where a semi overturned. It happened around 4:50 a.m. near the 125 mile marker. Officials say a semi rolled over and lost its load. Both sides of the interstate were covered with dozens of metal gates that the semi was hauling. Drivers…

National Thesaurus Day

When you’re looking for that perfect word to convey your thought, or don’t want to repeat the same word over and over again, where do you go? The thesaurus, of course!You’ve got Peter Mark Roget to thank for that wonderful book, and we celebrate his creation on National Thesaurus Day on January 18! Roget started…

Winter Weather Ahead

(NWS)–A potent cold front and upper level jet stream will combine to produce a wild weekend of weather. Rain will come in early Saturday morning…and increase in intensity during the day. Expect rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches with southern Kentucky likely seeing the higher amounts. This rainfall will cause streams and creeks to…

Officer Bitten by Dog

(LEX 18)– An officer with the Lexington Police Department is recovering after getting bit by a dog. It happened around 1:30 a.m. Friday near the intersection of East Maxwell Street at South Martin Luther King Boulevard. Police say officers were conducting a traffic stop when a pit bull from the driver’s vehicle bit the officer.…

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