Lexington bids farewell to six councilmembers

Mayor Linda Gorton’s reception with outgoing Councilmembers, Dec. 6, 2022.
Photo by Amy Wallot

At the final City Council meeting of 2022 on December 6, Mayor Linda Gorton took the opportunity to thank six Councilmembers who left the Council: David Kloiber, Susan Lamb, Amanda Mays Bledsoe, Josh McCurn, Richard Moloney, and Vice Mayor Steve Kay.

Mayor Gorton said, “They have all committed a portion of their lives to serving the people of Lexington. We thank you for taking the step forward to be a leader in our city, and wish you all well in the future.”


License Plate Reader (LPR) FAQs

Since the first license plate reader was installed in March 2022, LPRs have helped the Lexington police department recover 104 stolen vehicles worth over an estimated $1.6 million, locate 13 missing people, advance 41 criminal investigations, and more. The readers have even helped decrease the number of days victims have to wait before having their stolen vehicle recovered.

To learn more about how license plate readers are being used in the Lexington community to help crime victims, visit lexingtonky.gov/flock-safety-license-plate-readers 

The Council voted in December to fund an additional 75 license plate reader cameras. The vote was 10-4. Flock Safety will determine the location of the new cameras using crime-call data. It is anticipated that it will take approximately three months for the cameras to be fully installed.


Survey: Lexington ranked among best places to live in the U.S.


Lexington has been ranked 36th in Travel + Leisure‘s “50 Best Places to Live in the U.S.,” according to a survey by Niche, a website that compiles ratings and reviews.

Niche ranked the best places to live in the U.S. according to their overall livability, considering factors such as the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics, and access to amenities.


Recycle Drive at Neighborhood Businesses

Each winter, Lexington’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works partners with businesses in Fayette County to host a special collection drive, making it even more convenient for residents to properly dispose of these items. This is the fifth annual holiday lights drive. Approximately 2,400 pounds of lights and other small electronics were collected for recycling last year.

Lexington’s holiday light collection program continues to impress,” says Environmental Quality and Public Works Commissioner Nancy Albright. “Residents are able to recycle their holiday electronic waste at convenient drop-off points while keeping these items out of our Recycle Center.”

Collection bins will be at the following locations in our neighborhood through Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023: 

Kre8Now Makerspace – 305 Codell Dr.

Wild Birds Unlimited  –  152 N Locust Hill Dr.

Lights can also be taken directly to the Electronics Recycling Center, 1306 Versailles Road.

This article appears on pages 6-7 of the January 2023 issue of HJ. To subscribe, click here.