Aunt Jemima and the Complexities of Race, a community conversation about stereotypes and race relations, will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lyric Theatre, 300 East Third Street. The program is free and open to the public.
The Community Action Council will now provide early childhood education to the young children (6 weeks to three years old) of the women of Chrysalis House, a residential treatment program for mothers with substance abuse disorders.
A dog died after a fire at a home on West Maxwell Street Saturday evening. Lexington Fire Department Major Chris Burke said some residents of the home at 726 West Maxwell grilled out on the back deck Saturday afternoon before going to the University of Kentucky football game. Later, a coal caught the wooden deck and the back of the house on fire, he said.
President Donald Trump should pursue a recommendation that Kentucky’s Camp Nelson become a national monument recognizing black history. The recruiting and training center for black Civil War soldiers was an icon for freedom.
The University of Kentucky and the city of Lexington installed a new type of pedestrian crossing this week at South Limestone and Prall streets in front of the UK College of Law. The ‘pedestrian scramble’ stops all vehicular traffic for less than 30 seconds and allows pedestrians to cross from all directions.
Members of a predominately black church in downtown Lexington say a proposal to expand the Lexington Convention Center and build a 10-acre park on Main Street could jeopardize its future if the city doesn’t honor a decades-old agreement to provide parking for the congregation.
The Newtown pike extension named Oliver Lewis Way was officially opened to a ribbon cutting from mayor Jim Gray. The new road extension connects West High street with the South Broadway and Bolivar street intersection.
The intersection of Prall Street and South Limestone was converted into Lexington's first "pedestrian scramble." All stoplights turn red on cars to allow pedestrians to use the entire intersection to cross.
University of Kentucky football fans can support the team for Friday’s game against Florida and help out Hurricane Irma victims at the same time. Wildcat Wearhouse, a retailer specializing in UK gear, has re-released its “Gator Hater” T-shirt; $5 from each goes to relief.
A custom treehouse in Fayette County will be featured in a television show on Animal Planet Friday. Treehouse builder Django Kroner and his team at The Canopy Crew, are the focus of a new television pilot, “Canopy Kings,” which airs at 10 p.m. Sept. 22.
A long-awaited section of the Newtown Pike extension will open Friday. Oliver Lewis Way from Versailles Road to South Broadway has been more than a decade in the making and creates a direct route from Interstate 75/64 to South Broadway.
When Lexington opens a new section of Oliver Lewis Way on Friday that runs between Versailles Road and South Broadway, it will also be paving the way for a brighter future for the Davis Bottom neighborhood.