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Lexington-Fayette County Health Department giving free flu shots this Thursday at Fayette Mall

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is once again giving you the chance to fight the flu for free. The department’s annual free flu shot event will be held 1-7 p.m. this Thursday (Oct. 10) at Fayette Mall, near the interior entrance of Dillard’s. “An annual flu shot is the best way to fight the flu each fall and winter,” LFCHD spokesman Kevin Hall said. “The special clinic lets...

Halloween Festival and Parade guarantee a spooky good time in downtown Lexington on Oct. 27

Lexington Parks & Recreation presents its annual Halloween Festival and Parade on Oct. 27. This annual tradition has become a local must-see as Halloween enthusiasts of all ages descend on downtown Lexington to celebrate the season and community. The parade rain date is Oct. 28. Lexington’s largest, free Halloween party will kick off with Halloween-inspired art and performances at the Wicked...

Go green — recycle used cooking oil FREE at Gobble Grease Toss on Friday; please don’t pour it out

Go green on Black Friday. Recycle your used cooking oil for free at the Gobble Grease Toss on Friday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Redwood Cooperative School, 166 Crestwood Dr. Last year, the Gobble Grease Toss collected more than 400 gallons of used cooking oil, a record amount! Help us break that record this year. The cooking oil that we collect will be recycled into biofuel by Kelley Green...

Economic Empowerment Project offers those who qualify free assistance this tax season

  Eligible taxpayers can receive valuable help this tax season through the Central Kentucky Economic Empowerment Project, which is providing free tax preparation assistance at 17 sites across Central Kentucky. IRS-certified volunteers will not only help families and individuals file their returns but also help ensure they receive the tax credits for which they qualify.   In addition, some...