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New Fayette County Public Schools initiative encourages families to emphasize early learning

In an effort to support kindergarten readiness and improve the opportunities for young children to achieve success later in life, Fayette County Public Schools formally announced “First 5 Lex – Read, Talk and Play from Cradle to Kindergarten” at a news conference at the Family Care Center. The First 5 Lex initiative gives families and caregivers access to information about early learning and...

Gray, Urban County Council rename street near Red Mile to honor former commissioner Sykes

Mayor Jim Gray and the Urban County Council have renamed a Lexington street “Harry Sykes Way” to honor the late Harry Sykes, Lexington’s first African American city commissioner, mayor pro tem and vice mayor. “As we prepare to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, and all of that he did for our country, today we are recognizing the accomplishments of a man whose leadership and service...

Long-awaited Lexington Community Radio
to hit the airwaves with ‘Amazing Radio Race’

Lexington Community Radio is located in the Lexington Steam Academy. The studio features artwork from Homegrown Press Studio and Gallery and freshly FCPS students. (Facebook photo)   Lexington’s new nonprofit, low-power FM station, WLXL-LP 95.7 FM, will start broadcasting Saturday, Sept. 19, with a scavenger hunt through Lexington’s North End called the “Amazing Radio Race.” Lexington...

Commemorative Civil Rights March leads to forum on black participation in state politics

March may not be officially part of Black History Month, which is February, but March 2014 has great significance for black history in Kentucky.   Next week on Wednesday, March 5, thousands will gather in Frankfort at the corner of Second Street and Capitol Avenue for a march and rally commemorating one held 50 years earlier. The historic March 5, 1964, Civil Rights March on Frankfort brought...

In 25 years, Lexington Habitat for Humanity builds 381-plus homes; open house at Lyric

Lexington Habitat for Humanity Volunteers put finishing touches on a new home at 862 Charles St. with the help of Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company on Aug. 28. (Photo from Facebook)   The month of September marks the 25th anniversary of Lexington Habitat for Humanity’s first home dedication and its celebration this Sunday, Sept. 22.   On Sept. 7, 1988, Lexington Habitat for Humanity...