A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Lexington Parking Authority surpasses one ton of canned goods in ‘Food for Fines’ program

The Lexington Parking Authority (LPA) announced Monday that its nationally recognized “Food for Fines” canned food drive collected 2,160 cans during the first two weeks of the program. A total of 110 parking citations were cleared using the program. Food for Fines runs through December 15. Customers who bring in 10 cans of food will receive $15 off any LEXPARK or Lexington Police issued on-street...

Follow the Law: Lexington police, firefighters urge fireworks safety this summer

When celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks this summer, use caution and follow the law. The Lexington Fire Department and Lexington Police Department are reminding citizens, if it goes up or blows up, it’s illegal in Lexington. In general, the only consumer fireworks allowed to be sold or used in Lexington are sparklers, ground spinners and fountains. Under city ordinance, aerial and audible...

Man charged with sending threatening message to Islamic Center of Lexington

Lexington police have arrested 31-year-old Anthony Catapano for sending a threatening message to the Islamic Center of Lexington. Officers responded to the center at 649 S. Limestone after the message was received via email. No further information about Catapano or the contents of the email was provided, but the Lexington Police Department is asking anyone who knows anything about this case to call...

Police warn of telephone scam: caller says he is Fayette Co. deputy sheriff

  The Lexington Police Department is joining the the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office in warning Lexington residents of a telephone scam.   If you are contacted by this scammer do not send money. Get as much information about the caller as you can and contact the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 859-252-1771. The scam caller claims that your or someone in your household...

'Love Your Neighborhood' event part of effort to renew focus on public safety in Lexington

“We Care – Love Your Neighborhood” is a dual effort of Lexington Police and Lexington Habitat for Humanity. (Photo provided)   As part of the Lexington Police Department’s concentrated efforts to increase safety in the community, they are joining Lexington Habitat for Humanity in a “We Care – Love Your Neighborhood” event in the Georgetown Street area Thursday,...

‘Love Your Neighborhood’ event part of effort to renew focus on public safety in Lexington

“We Care – Love Your Neighborhood” is a dual effort of Lexington Police and Lexington Habitat for Humanity. (Photo provided)   As part of the Lexington Police Department’s concentrated efforts to increase safety in the community, they are joining Lexington Habitat for Humanity in a “We Care – Love Your Neighborhood” event in the Georgetown Street area Thursday,...

Lexington Police warn of scammer pretending to be Kentucky Utilities billing representative

The Lexington Division of Police Financial Crimes Unit is warning citizens about a scammer pretending to represent Kentucky Utilities.   During the past 48 hours, Lexington residents and business owners have received phone calls from a person pretending to be a Kentucky Utilities employee. The suspect tells customers that their billing account is overdue and warns that their electrical service...