Hamburg Neighborhood News – December 2020


Camp Kesem and Kelle

Three years ago, our longtime HJ designer, Kellee Edwards, lost her battle with cancer. Camp Kesem, which supports children impacted by a parent’s cancer diagnosis, was a cause very dear to her heart. We encourage holiday donations in her memory. (Kellee was photographed here with daughter Kate in 2017.)

“Food for Fines”

LEXPARK is hosting their “Food for Fines” canned food drive in partnership with God’s Pantry Food Bank through Friday, December 18. Bring in 10 cans of food to receive $15 o any LEXPARK or Lexington Police issued parking citation.

Share the Love

The annual Share the Love Event has begun at Quantrell Subaru. Help fill their donation box with items for The Nest through January 4.

Post Office Holiday Schedule

Christmas is approaching. The U.S. Postal Service has released a shipment deadline to make sure all of your gifts make it on time. Below are recommended send-by dates for expected delivery before Christmas Day on December 25 (excluding Alaska & Hawaii).

  • Dec. 15, USPS Retail Ground Service
  • Dec. 18, First-Class Mail Service
  • Dec. 19, Priority Mail Service
  • Dec. 23, Priority Mail Express Service


Neighborhood Year in Review

In July, Hamburg’s councilmember Angela Evans resigned her 6th District Council seat for a new opportunity to attend graduate school at Princeton. Soon a er in August, Mayor Gorton appointed Lisa Higgins-Hord to fill the remainder of Evans’ term. In early 2021, the 6th District will welcome a new councilmember, David Kloiber. Kloiber ran unopposed for the seat. The next City Council will be sworn-in in early 2021.

The Year in Food: Highlights

Seeing double? Texas Roadhouse began and completed construction on its new location on Richmond Road in the former Walmart parking lot. The restaurant left its original home near Kroger on Richmond Road to relocate across the street in a newly built, larger location.

Morning commutes to work were altered when Tudor’s Biscuit World opened in the neighborhood near the Winchester Road corridor.

Sweet Creations Bakery, located on Palumbo Drive, specializes in fondant and buttercream cakes, made-to-order donuts, pastries, cookies and more. The bakery originally opened in May, but closed their doors until mid July. With a canceled grand opening, their hope is to host a grand re-opening celebration once it’s safe to do so.


Construction, Trail, and Water Projects for 2020

A new Baptist Health Lexington medical facility is moving into the neighborhood near Costco on Polo Club Blvd. The construction sign was unveiled in November.

Work began on the Brighton Rail Trail Bridge. The 280-foot bridge will connect rail trails East and West of Man O’ War Blvd. Once the bridge is complete, the trail will stretch 4.5 miles, traveling through Liberty Park and Hamburg neighborhoods. “We’ve been looking forward to this day since 2009, when we started working on this funding. This bridge makes important connections to trails and neighborhoods,” Mayor Linda Gorton said.

Kentucky American Water began a water main improvement project on Winchester Road between Hume Road and Man O War Boulevard. The project, which will total approximately $1.1 million in investment, involves upgrading to a larger one-and-a-half miles of water main installed in the 1950s.



This article also appears on page 6 and 7 of the December 2020 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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