Neighborhood: police horse unit with civiliansMounted Police Unit
A few of our four-legged friends from Lexington Police Department visited Hamburg for the Holidays!

New medical center coming to Hamburg
New medical center coming to Hamburg and will be open by 2023. The center will span more than 100 acres at Polo Club Blvd near Man O’ War Blvd and I-75. In all, it will span across 129 acres. It is estimated to create between 600-700 new jobs for this area. The plans still have to be approved by the Urban County Planning Commission.

Future of Daylight Savings Time
Kentucky is among a growing number of states with hopes to remain on Daylight Savings time (“summertime”) year-round. This would mean even during the winter months, there would be an extra hour of darkness in the morning and an extra hour of daylight in the evening. A bill with similar intent was pre-filed in Frankfort before the 2020 General Assembly’s Regular Session. Since then, it has gained bipartisan support, as well as equal support from legislators in the Eastern and Central time zones.

Post Office Holiday Schedule
Christmas is approaching and that means shipping of gifts. The U.S. Postal Service has released a shipment deadline to make sure all of your gifts make it on time.
Dec. 9 — APO/FPO/DPO (ZIP Code 093 only) Priority Mail and First-Class Mail Dec. 11 — APO/FPO/DPO (all other ZIP Codes) Priority Mail and First-Class Mail Dec. 14 — USPS Retail Ground
Dec. 18 — APO/FPO/DPO (except ZIP Code 093) USPS Priority Mail Express Dec. 20 — First-Class Mail (including greeting cards)
Dec. 20 — First-Class packages (up to 15.99 ounces)
Dec. 21 — Priority Mail
Dec. 23 — Priority Mail Express

Neighborhood: a man dressed as elf and santa claus with kidsPancakes with Santa
Join Forcht Bank in Hamburg for their annual Pancakes with Santa on Saturday, December 14 from 9 am until 11 am, benefiting Visually Impaired PreSchool. Enjoy breakfast, reindeer games, ornament making, balloons, giveaways, and photo ops with Santa!

“Food for Fines”
LEXPARK is once again hosting their “Food for Fines” holiday program beginning Monday, November 25 and lasting until Friday, December 20. Customers who bring in 10 cans of food will receive $15 off any parking citation. Those with multiple citations may bring in as many cans as they wish to receive the $15 credit for every 10 cans. Even past due citations are eligible for this program.

State Champs!
Congratulations to the Henry Clay boys soccer team who took home the State Championship title last month, defeating Daviess County.

Frederick Douglass Football are the Class 5A District Champions. Also, congratulations to Walker Parks who was voted by coaches in the district for Best Player on the Field. He plans to take his football talents to Clemson in the fall.

I-75 and Man O’ War
The widening of the exit ramp for I-75 at Man O’ War Boulevard has been completed

neighborhood: group of girls holding a giant check with a car behind themYes Mamm!
Lexus of Lexington presented a $5,000 check to the Saint Joseph Hospital Foundation from their Pink Purchase Program.

Zero Hunger Donation
Kroger has recently donated $75,000 to God’s Pantry to help with their Zero Hunger program.




This article also appears on page 6 and 7 of the December 2019 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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