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Bill Farmer Jr.

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... Read more

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The council is in winter recess and will not begin regular meetings until the second full week of January 2014.The SidewalkAs of this writing, all of the “flat” surfaces of the new Tates Creek Road... Read more

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Crime statistics may be down but recent high profile incidents in our neighborhoods fly in the face of that fact. If you have been with me at any of several recent neighborhood association meetings, the division of police representatives... Read more

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This council break has been anything but as the Tates Creek Road Sidewalk Project has received its final push to make sure we’re all on the right path. Here I will give you an update on the schedule for a project that has seemed like... Read more

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As previously heralded, the paving season has begun in earnest. I believe you will subtly notice several changes and question others. I welcome your input as we have already begun to compile a paving list for Fiscal Year 2014. It never... Read more

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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... Read more

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With council work in full swing, an active mayor and a legislature in session, it seems to me there’s a lot going on.Brown OutsWith the on-going work we do to plan our budget forecast each month, a subtle... Read more

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As we look to 2013 there is much to be thankful for and much to do. Lexington continues to position itself as not only the Horse Capital of the World but as a Great American City, and it’s a great time to be here for both.District-wide... Read more

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It is time again for the 5th District to come together as a whole to discuss the many goings-on in our neighborhoods and in city government. Please mark your calendars for Jan. 8, 2013,... Read more

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Autumn in Lexington is hard to beat. The beauty of spring and summer culminate in a fall that makes us famous. I hope you enjoy it.Ashland Park Historic OverlayAt the most recent Planning Commission meeting,... Read more

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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... Read more

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May is National Health Awareness Month, and as such there is no better time to take on the slogan of Parks and Recreation to “Get out and play.” While there is debate right now as to the funding of certain parks amenities in Fiscal... Read more

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May is National Health Awareness Month, and as such there is no better time to take on the slogan of Parks and Recreation to “Get out and play.” While there is debate right now as to the funding of certain parks amenities in Fiscal... Read more

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Lexington, KY - The holidays and New Year have been eventful and the council office continues to be busy. But before moving on, we're taking one step back. Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, has long been a gem in the district,... Read more

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Lexington, KY - This has been an eventful year for the Urban County Council, as local governments continue to struggle with the effects of a sluggish economy. While we faced many challenges in the 5th District and the... Read more

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Lexington, KY - The next major project resulting from the EPA's mandate to repair our sanitary sewer system will begin in early spring next year. The first targeted area will be in the 5th District.I am already... Read more

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Crime is on my mindSince my last column, there have been two shooting incidents in the area around Henry Clay High School. Those two incidents, plus a number of other shootings in other parts of the city, have heightened the awareness... Read more

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On streets and roads Making sure that our streets and roads are properly maintained is not the most exciting thing an Urban County Council representative does, but it is one of the most important. Being your spokesman... Read more

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Making government more efficient is a year-round jobSchool is back in session. Temperatures are falling ... a little. Football is in the air. And the Urban County Council is back to work after a brief summer break.After... Read more

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Blown awayThere was good news and bad news regarding Fourth of July festivities this year. The good news is that the downtown activities and other events associated with the Fourth provided a lot of great entertainment... Read more

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Remembering the matriarch of a Chevy Chase neighborhood touchstone business Read more

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