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...

Lexington Parking Authority to offer reduced fines for donations as part of 2017 ‘Food for Fines’ program

The Lexington Parking Authority has announced its LEXPARK program will run the “Food for Fines” canned food drive for a fourth straight year. This year the Food for Fines program runs from Monday, November 20 through Friday, December 15. Customers who bring in 10 cans of food will receive $15 off any LEXPARK or Lexington Police issued parking citation. Customers with multiple citations...

LEXPARK’s Food for Fines holiday food drive experiences another successful campaign

The Lexington Parking Authority (LPA) announced that $13,000 in citations were “paid for” with 8,300 food items collected during the six-week “Food for Fines” campaign. All donations received by LEXPARK were given to God’s Pantry Food Bank. According to God’s Pantry, 8,074 pounds (or 4 tons) of food was received, which is the equivalent of 6,728 meals. James Frazier, LPA Board Chair...

‘Food for Fines’ still in place in Lexington, collected 2000 cans in two weeks; no meter-feeding on Friday

The Lexington Parking Authority (LPA) announced that its nationally recognized “Food for Fines” canned food drive collected nearly 2,000 cans during the first two weeks of the program. Over 100 parking citations were cleared using the program. Food for Fines runs from November 7 through December 16.   Customers who bring in 10 cans of food will receive $15 off any LEXPARK or Lexington Police...

Lexington Parking Authority announces 2016 ‘Food for Fines’ holiday canned food program

The Lexington Parking Authority announced that its LEXPARK program will once again run the “Food for Fines” canned food drive from Monday, Nov. 7 through Friday, Dec. 16. Customers who bring in 10 cans of food will receive $15 off any LEXPARK or Lexington Police issued parking citation. Customers with multiple citations may bring in as many cans as they wish and receive $15 credit for every set...

LEXPARK’s ‘Food for Fines’ campaign already a success, with 4,200 items donated; two weeks left

The Lexington Parking Authority says more than 4,200 food items have been collected in the first three weeks of the five week campaign. Food for Fines runs from through Dec. 18. “We are very pleased with the turnout so far and expect the volume in the final two weeks to continue to exceed our expectations. It’s an honor for our organization to be in the position to allow citizens the opportunity...

LEXPARK’s ‘Food for Fines’ program collects nearly 1,000 cans – and a lot of attention – in first week

The Lexington Parking Authority says its nationally recognized “Food for Fines” canned food drive collected nearly 1,000 cans in its first week. Over 60 parking citations were cleared using the program. Food for Fines runs Nov. 16 through Dec. 18. As a result of the campaign, LPA, God’s Pantry Food Bank and the city of Lexington have received international media attention. Most recently, Food...

LEXPARK sponsoring ‘Food for Fines’ canned food drive Nov. 16-Dec. 18; donations go to God’s Pantry

Lexington Parking Authority’s LEXPARK program will once again run the “Food for Fines” canned food drive from Nov. 16 through Dec. 18. Customers who bring in 10 cans of food will receive $15 off any parking citation issued by LEXPARK or the Lexington Police Department. Customers with multiple citations may bring in 10 cans per citation to receive the discount, and past due citations are...

LEXPARK will issue refunds for incorrectly assessed late fees on “expired meter’ citations

A “clerical error” resulted in late fees being assessed on some parking tickets in Lexington from late July 2008 through mid-April 2012, and now the Lexington Parking Authority is issuing refunds to affected citizens.   James Frazier, chair of the parking authority board, said in a press release that the board recently learned of the error from LEXPARK Executive Director Gary Means,...

LEXPARK's "Food for Fines" brings in over 6,000 cans for God's Pantry Food Bank

(Photo from Wikimedia)   The Lexington Parking Authority announced that its LEXPARK “Food for Fines” food drive exceeded all expectations. The first program of its kind in Lexington, Food for Fines raised over 6,200 cans of food as payment for over 600 meter citations.   The food for fines program ran from November 17 through December 19 and allowed customers to bring in 10 cans of food...

'Food for Fines' canned goods drive accounts for over 900 contributions in opening days

The Lexington Parking Authority’s (LPA) LEXPARK program “Food for Fines” canned food drive, which runs through Dec. 19, is off to a promising start, city officials said.   At the end of the first seven days, the LEXPARK office had received over 900 cans of food covering over 90 meter citations. As a reminder, customers can bring in 10 cans of food to the LEXPARK office located at 122...

Art, community collaboration in full bloom
as garage’s ‘blank canvas’ becomes mural

A mural featuring a tulip poplar will grace the entrance to the Victorian Square parking garage. (Speculative photo provided)   A new collaboration is blooming in downtown Lexington.   Saul Good Restaurant and Pub, LEXPARK, the Webb Companies and US Bank have joined forces to commission a new mural featuring the state tree of Kentucky, the tulip poplar. It is on the east side of North Broadway,...

Art, community collaboration in full bloom as garage’s ‘blank canvas’ becomes mural

A mural featuring a tulip poplar will grace the entrance to the Victorian Square parking garage. (Speculative photo provided)   A new collaboration is blooming in downtown Lexington.   Saul Good Restaurant and Pub, LEXPARK, the Webb Companies and US Bank have joined forces to commission a new mural featuring the state tree of Kentucky, the tulip poplar. It is on the east side of North Broadway,...

UK interior design students exhibit proposals for new downtown retail space at gallery hop

Retail studio students in the University of Kentucky School of Interior Design will host an exhibition featuring ideas for a new retail space downtown near Victorian Square from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 19, at 126 Broadway. Part of the LexArts Gallery Hop, the free public exhibit will showcase student work developed over the course of a semester.   (Photo from UK/Facebook) In coordination with Schrader...