New Apartment Complex Coming to Hamburg

The former Dollar Movie Theater in Mapleleaf is being demolished to make way for a 229-unit apartment complex on the 7.65 acre site.

Lexington officials and Kentucky Utilities Company reach joint resolution

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton, members of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council, and officials with Kentucky Utilities Company announced a couple of weeks ago a joint resolution addressing the utility’s vegetation management practices related to the cutting and removal of trees located under power transmission lines throughout Fayette County.

At issue were tree trimming, removal and replacement practices, which are part of KU’s ongoing system maintenance. The work is designed to maintain and protect the utility’s infrastructure and enhance the safety and reliability of the system by keeping trees — widely acknowledged as one of the biggest threats to power lines — from coming in contact with overhead, high-voltage electric transmission lines.

Among the updates to KU’s vegetation management program:

  • KU is modifying the analysis used to determine which trees, within or on the borders of its transmission rights-of-way, must be trimmed or removed;
  • Monetary compensation for private property owners with trees impacted by the work will increase by 20%, during the initial reclaim cycle;
  • And the utility will continue its coordination with the city on replantings on public property.