Give Me Some Latitude

Latitude, a "Community Day Program" is celebrating the opening of their new space, Friday April 18th from 5pm to 8pm. On hand will be food, art, poetry, and more.

The new office space is located at 200 West Second St. For more info, call 859/806-0195.


Peta's controversial "Holo-caust on Your Plate" display is coming to town, Monday, April 21. The tour, features a display consisiting of eight 60-foot-square panels, which show photos the practices of factory farms and slaughterhouses next to photos of Nazi death camps. The exhibit is an attempt to draw parallels between the practices of factory farms and slaughterhouses analogous with the death camps.

The exhibit will be held downtown at 140 East Main St. in Phoenix Park from noon to 2pm. Visit for more infromation.

Mother Earth

Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22. So what are you going to do? The goal of Earth Day is to plant trees has been to replenish forests that protect key water supplies, help stop the depletion of rural deforestation Now Earth Day Network is spearheading a campaigns to increase tree planting by local governments, youth groups, civic and garden associations, and many other types of organizations.

In the United States the goal of Trees Across America is to help get one tree planted for every American by 2007, approximately 285 million trees. The current number of trees planted is 20,250,000, so it's time to get cracking. So, take off those Birkenstocks, put on some Timberlands, grab a shovel, and plant a tree. Also, Mayor Teresa Isaac will be at Jacobson Park to announce details of energy and air pol
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lution reduction projects in Lexington.

That's Debatable

The race for governor is heating up, as Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Steve Nunn and Ernie Fletcher will debate one another on (presumably) the issues in Hazard, Kentucky. The debate will be televised statewide Wednesday, April 23. It will air at 8pm and can be seen on WKYT Channel 27.

Plant One

Arbor Day is on Saturday, April 26. The Arboretum will be having its annual Arbor Day celebration. There will be exhibits and activities for all ages.

The events will kick off with a "Recycle Yourself" walk, which is sponsored by Kentucky Organ Donor Association. Registration for the walk is $10. Tree plantings will take place at 1:30pm.

Ban This

Vice Mayor Mike Scanlon has asked the Board of Health to back off the smoking ordinances and let the City Council do its job. This comes on the heels of the Board of Health setting a date of Monday, May 12 as the deciding day on the smoking ban. The Board of Health will comply with Scanlon's request.

An Ad Hoc Committee was formed by the City Council to the decide on the ban, and they will bring the issue before the Services Committee sometime in June.

While the fate of the smoking ban is still up in the air, the Fayette County Board of Health has set its sights on passing the smoking ban as a countywide regulation if the city does enact a law to ban smoking.

Water Company

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