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Lexington shifts gears for annual Truck-a-Palooza with virtual event running now through Nov. 20

The City of Lexington is shifting gears for Truck-a-Palooza, the popular event that provides an up-close look at the vehicles used by the Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works. This year the event will be virtual from now through Nov. 20. During the five-week event, members of the public will have the chance to learn about the essential workers who keep the city running smoothly year-round....

Truck-a-Palooza offers up-close look at Lexington city trucks on Nov. 16; more than 20 trucks featured

The City of Lexington is hosting a free touch-a-tuck event on Nov. 16 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike. Truck-a-Palooza will feature more than 20 trucks from the Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works plus crafts, games and giveaways. “Truck-a-Palooza offers the public a rare opportunity to examine the vehicles our seven divisions use daily,” said Environmental...

Kentucky American Public Works Association honors Lexington with three awards

The City of Lexington was honored by the Kentucky Chapter of the American Public Works Association for three of its public works projects. SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM UPGRADE PROJECT: The Blue Sky Wastewater Treatment Plant acquisition and closure project won in the sanitary sewer services category. The project by the city’s Division of Water Quality included Lexington’s acquisition of the bankrupt Blue...

EcoART grant program’s new focus on larger public environmental artworks; call for artists

Artwork made from recycled plastic bags by Tonya Vance. Her “Bagtastic” exhibit and project were supported by an EcoArt grant. (Photo from Facebook)   A call for professional artists experienced in large-scale public artworks focusing on the environment is now open through Aug. 31. The call is for artists to apply for support from the EcoArt Grant Program of LexArts and Lexington’s...