Lexington Community News – September 2020
Main Street’s pedway removal
The 27-year-old elevated pedway above Triangle Park, connecting Central Bank Center with The Square on Main Street, was demolished in August as part of the ongoing renovations and expansion of the Lexington Convention Center and Rupp Arena.
Town Branch Sign
The Town Branch signage on the corner of Jefferson and Main received an upgrade. This summer Town Branch Park, Inc. celebrated the anniversary of operating as a standing alone non-profit organization and Lexington’s first independent park conservancy.
New Councilmember named to Lexington’s 6th District
Lisa Higgins-Hord, a University of Kentucky administrator, was named the new Councilmember for the 6th District. Higgins-Hord was also recently elected chair of the Carnegie Center Board of Trustees in July.
Central Kentucky Job Club September Schedule
The Central Kentucky Job Club is a free group open to the public that meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The 2020 fall schedule will be offered online via Zoom.
- September 8: Talking Talent: What Are Your Strengths and Weaknesses?
- September 22: It’s NotMe… It’s You” -Preparing for the Interview Process.
Lexington Public Library reopens more locations
The Lexington Public Library will reopen its Beaumont, Eastside, and Tates Creek branches at a reduced capacity on Tuesday, September 8. Curbside service will remain available at all Lexington Public Library locations.
Blue Grass Community Foundation awards grants for virtual learning
Blue Grass Community Foundation and its fundholders awarded $19,000 in grants to William Wells Brown Elementary School to facilitate the transition to virtual learning for educators and students.
Base110 launched baseEDU, a new membership benefit that offers an educational hub in the same building as a workspace. Meeting and office spaces inside Base110 have turned into safe,socially-distanced spaces to host kids during their virtual learning sessions. Membership packages include a private office space for parents to work while their child is supported and supervised during the school day by staff and facilitators.
As part of its ‘Give Back’ program, Churchill McGee created a multi-use community space to be used by groups behind its offices on Main Street.
Election officers needed
Fayette County Clerk’s office is seeking election officers to help with in-person voting for this upcoming election. People are needed to start working on October 13 for early voting through Election Day, November 3, weekdays roughly 8:30 am until 4:30 pm and Saturdays 8:30 am until 1 pm. Pay is around $12 per hour. Election officers have to meet several statutory requirements, including being a registered voter in Fayette County.If you are interested, please email the clerk’s office (do NOT call) at [email protected] and provide your full name, address, and day time phone number.
Learn more about How to vote in Kentucky in the Fall 2020 election.
Lexington Humane Society launches lottery for community help
Lexington Humane Society is asking the community for help to balance the money lost in event revenue in 2020 due to the pandemic. Tickets for Lucky Dog Raffle are $5 and all proceeds benefit the animals. Enter for a chance to win $1,000 or possibly three free months of fiber-optic internet. Online registration ends on Thursday, September 24 at 5 pm. A random drawing will be held the following day, September 25 at noon.
Lexington Main Street Clean Sweep is a one-day, community-led litter cleanup to encourage community engagement, pride in place, and beautifying communities. Check in at 1850 Pisacano Drive on Saturday, September 19 at 10 am. Clean ups are held rain or shine.
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