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The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council began discussions Tuesday on a proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, up from the current state mandated low wage of $7.25 per hour.The proposal is being backed by council... more

Mar 17, 2015 6:24 PM Business

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is leading a push to bring a fiber-optic network to the city that would vastly increase Internet speeds for businesses and residents.As part of the effort, the city has sent out a request for private sector... more

Mar 10, 2015 4:41 PM Business

The ruling after a Board of Adjustments hearing on July 25th was that Art Bar must reduce its closing time from 2:30 to 1:00 in the morning.The hearing came just a couple of weeks... more

Aug 7, 2014 7:24 PM Community

On Saturday, June 28, 2014, at 10 a.m., all supporters of the Tates Creek sidewalk project are invited to join Vice Mayor Linda Gorton, Council Member Bill Farmer, Jr., and other Council... more

Jun 26, 2014 8:32 PM Arts & Culture

On Saturday, June 28, 2014, at 10 a.m., all supporters of the Tates Creek sidewalk project are invited to join Vice Mayor Linda Gorton, Council Member Bill Farmer, Jr., and other Council... more

Jun 26, 2014 8:29 PM Community

April 10, 2014 - Council is back from Spring Recess and while our regular meetings Tuesday were rescheduled to accommodate a welcome home to our Cats at Rupp Arena, that... more

Apr 10, 2014 7:17 PM Community

Kevin O. StinnettLexington, KY – Kevin O. Stinnett, Urban County Councilmember for the 6th District since 2005, will seek an at‐large seat on the Lexington-Fayette [...] more

Business

Lexington, KY – Starting with Tuesday afternoon’s council work session and continuing at Thursday night’s council meeting, the issue of food trucks will be debated.The council will be considering a pilot... more

May 21, 2013 4:37 PM Business

Lexington, KY - In a speech before Urban County Council, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray laid out his plans for a budget that would run the city from July through next June.In his address, Gray stated a desire to lower... more

Apr 9, 2013 8:09 PM Business

As spring has officially begun, so has the budget season at City Hall. This will be yet another challenging task that will have a midpoint of sorts when the mayor delivers his Budget Address on April 9. Divisions of government were asked... more

Apr 8, 2013 8:00 PM Community

Lexington's Urban County Council votes 11-1 in favor of historic zoningLexington's Urban County Council has voted to classify the Ashland Park neighborhood as a H-1 zone, a historic district. In a special... more

Jan 24, 2013 3:25 PM Community

Jennifer Mossotti certainly isn’t a stranger to local politics, and after a nearly decade long hiatus, she has returned to her familiar seat as the 9th District Councilmember.Councilmember... more

Jan 24, 2013 2:10 PM Arts & Culture

Spurred by his experiences with the Harrods Hill Neighborhood Associ-ation and directing the University of Kentucky School of Music, Harry Clarke was elected as the representative for... more

Jan 24, 2013 2:05 PM Arts & Culture

The public is invited to attend the swearing-in ceremonies for the Urban County Council's 12 district councilmembers. The ceremonies will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 6, in the Kentucky Theatre.Councilmembers being sworn in will include... more

Jan 3, 2013 4:15 PM Community

The public is invited to attend the swearing-in ceremonies for the Urban County Council's 12 district councilmembers. The ceremonies will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 6, in the Kentucky Theatre.Councilmembers being sworn in will include... more

Jan 3, 2013 2:54 PM Arts & Culture

With the weather turning cooler, and football and fire pit season upon us, it’s time for my fall update on city happenings on Lexington’s Southside.There is increasing concern... more

Oct 4, 2012 1:10 PM Arts & Culture

As you may have heard, the council’s Planning & Public Works Committee recently discussed a proposal by Councilmember Steve Kay to allow residents to keep certain farm animals within... more

Aug 23, 2012 12:48 PM Arts & Culture

I hope that summer finds you well, and that as the heat mounts, you slow down as needed in order to be safe.New District DetailsThe recent redistricting for our 5th Council District has brought three new... more

Jul 3, 2012 4:35 PM Community

Lexington, KY - The Fayette Alliance today called on the Lexington Fayette Urban County Council to “hold the line” on expanding the city’s Urban Services Area and Rural Activity Centers.The Council votes... more

May 15, 2012 4:06 PM Business