Empower Lexington 

The 2023 Empower Lexington Plan is designed to be Lexington’s guide for a sustainable, resilient future. It will help Lexington-Fayette County adapt to both natural and manmade changes. This is a plan for the entire community, not just local government.

Fayette County residents are invited to rank the three recommendations they feel are the most important for each area. There is also the opportunity to suggest additional recommendations. Participants may choose to provide feedback for all six areas of the plan or focus only on the areas that are most important to them.

You can provide input using an online survey through August at lexingtonky.gov. 


Matching Grants Available 

Grants and Special Programs is now accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2024 from eligible neighborhood associations located in Fayette County. 

The FY24 application round for the Neighborhood Action Match Grant Program is open until 5 p.m., Monday, August 14, 2023. Visit https://www.lexingtonky.gov/neighborhood-action-match… for details and guidelines. Take advantage of this opportunity! The maximum program award to a neighborhood association is $10,000. The neighborhood association must match all funds it receives with an equal amount through cash contributions or donated materials, service or labor unless located in an eligible census tract. 






Celebrate Fitness Day at Pleasant Ridge Park on Saturday August 5, 2023 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Bring water and a yoga mat or towel. 




Join the office of Councilwoman Denise Gray and enjoy the Super Mario Brothers Movie at Dixie Park at 1850 Eastland Parkway on Sat Aug 12 at 7:30 pm. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. 



Enjoy Second Sundays at Hamburg, an outdoor creative market in the Regal Parking Lot on StarShoot. 



Join Lexington Parks and Recreation for Yappy Hour at Pleasant Ridge Park. The dog park evenings include food trucks, live music, frozen dessert, cold beer, hard cider, and activities for you and your furry best friends 6 pm to 9 pm at Pleasant Ridge Park.

This article appears on pages 6-7 of the August 2023 issue of HJ. To subscribe to the full digital edition, click here.