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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...

Harsh winter weather costs state $27M in ice and snow removal at season’s midway point

Halfway through the winter season, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has spent $27 million on snow and ice removal. This figure reflects costs of all kinds – labor, equipment, materials and contractors.   At winter’s midway point, the KYTC has spent $27 million on snow and ice removal. (Photo from KYTC) With several snow and ice events already on the books for this season, KYTC’s...