Lexington Community News – January 2021
Lexington is one of the most livable cities
Lexington ranked at number 14 for the most livable cities in America. SmartAsset conducted a study analyzing 100 of the largest U.S. cities on multiple factors including unemployment, crime, walkability, and home affordability to find the most livable places in America.
A 2021 travel destination
Travel + Leisure ranked Lexington as one of the 50 places to travel in 2021.
Blue Grass Airport
The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Airport Board welcomes Shirie Hawkins and Tonya Jackson as new members beginning in January of 2021. They will serve four-year terms on the airport’s 10-member board.The Airport Board is the governing body for Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport. Members are appointed by the Mayor of Lexington and approved by the Urban County Council.
Kentucky women’s basketball
Kyra Ely was officially named head coach of Kentucky women’s basketball. Elzy is a Kentucky native who has spent nearly a decade on the UK staff. She became the program’s eighth head coach and signed a contract through the 2025-26 season.
Meet Lexington’s Fire Chief
Jason G. Wells is Lexington’s new fire chief. Chief Wells is a 25-year veteran of the Lexington Fire Department, taking on his new role as Lexington Fire Chief in January 2021.
Remembering Manny Caulk
Lextran postpones fare collection
Fare collection for Lextran, which was originally scheduled to resume on January 4, will not resume until after January 31, 2021. This change applies to Lextran’s fixed-route service and Wheels, which is Lextran’s paratransit service.
This article also appears on page 8 and 9 of the January 2021 print edition of ace magazine.
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