Greenbrier Open 2022  Winners Announced 


Greenbrier Golf and Country Club near Hamburg has announced the winners of this year’s Greenbrier open. Josh Teater is this year’s winner with a score of 68 (-4). Andrew Marrs won Low Amateur honors with an even par, 72. 


ConGRADulations Firefighters! 

Lexington’s newest firefighters graduated from Recruit Training in October. The 32-week academy prepares new firefighters for the challenges they will face as part of the Department. “I am very proud of these recruits and the effort they’ve given,” said Training Battalion Chief Jordan Saas. “They have trained hard, met the standard, and are ready to serve the community.”  The training covered a wide variety of topics new firefighters will face in their positions, including certifications as Emergency Medical Technicians, Firefighter 1 and 2, and Hazardous Material Awareness and Operations. There are 32 recruits graduating to the rank of Probationary Firefighter. Their probationary period will last for one year from the date of graduation, during which time they will be assigned to a truck, receive on-the-job training, and continue to study and pass tests related to their new position.



As neighbors know, the AMC Classics/ Dollar Theater in Mapleleaf — formerly Carmike, built in 1995 as one of Hamburg’s earliest entertainment venues — closed in 2020, partially a Covid casualty. 

Site preparation and construction is expected to begin soon for a luxury apartment community in its place. 

The buyers, Hills Properties of Cincinnati, also developed Greyson on 27 in Nicholasville, which includes amenities like a Bark Park, a saltwater pool, and garage parking. 


Hamburg Middle School on Track

Plans for a Hamburg area Middle School are back on track after a long delay. The middle school on Polo Club Boulevard was originally slated to open in 2023, but Covid-cost increases temporarily shelved the project. 

By unanimous vote, “school board members recently voted to:

  • Hire Rising Sun Developing to build a 172,000-square-foot middle school on Polo Club Boulevard.
  • Seek bidders to transform the old newspaper building at 100 Midland Ave. into a 162,000-square-foot future-forward Career and Technical Education center.
  • Purchase roughly 28 acres at the appraised value of $211,670 per acre in the northwest Lexington area between Leestown and Georgetown roads north of Citation Boulevard.”

The Polo Club Middle School is expected to welcome students in 2025, and the project is expected to cost approximately $82 million. 

According to FCPS, “The construction of a new middle school in the rapidly growing Hamburg area along the I-64 and I-75 corridor is the final remaining project from the 2017 District Facility Plan. ‘The Hamburg area continues to see rapid residential construction and expansion,’ said Chief Operating Officer Myron Thompson. ‘With the Baptist Health facility on Polo Club Boulevard already under construction, additional housing development is anticipated to follow.’”