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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…MORE

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…MORE

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…MORE

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…MORE

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…MORE

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…MORE

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.…MORE

Teen Shot in Lex

(Lex 18) – Lexington Police say a 17-year-old girl is in the hospital after a shooting in an apartment. Officers responded to the scene around 8:45 p.m. Thursday night at an apartment complex at Palumbo Drive and Man O’ War Blvd. It was first called out as an accidental shooting, but investigators say it’s too…MORE

Winter is Coming

(LEX 18)– It will get rapidly colder this weekend. “It’s going to be probably our most significant shot. Coldest day of the season. Big ‘ol arctic blast tracking in so it’s going to have multiple impacts,” said LEX 18 Meteorologist Tom Ackerman. One of the impacts may include snow. “It may be enough to cause some…MORE

Offers for Fuloughed Federal Workers

(LEX 18)– Several local businesses and organizations are offering discounts for furloughed US Government employees affected by the government shutdown. These deals apply to the current government shutdown. High on Art & Coffee at 523 E High Street in Lexington. They are offering your lunch if you are a federal employee. You must show your government…MORE