Pictured Left to Right: Councilmembers Angela Evans and Preston Worley, State Representative Cherlynn Stevenson, Brenda Cowan Principal Joshua Williams. Photo courtesy of BCE

Brenda Cowan Day
February 13 was Brenda Cowan Legacy Day. To honor their namesake, Brenda Cowan Elementary School invited the Lexington Fire Department to spend the day with them and read to all of the classes. Everyone took the time to remember Cowan and what she meant to this community and specifically to the Lexington Fire Department.

Sustainable Harvest Farm will o er a CSA this season (CSAs are like a subscription service for fresh, local produce). Our neighbors at Grassroots Pharmacy have offered their shop as a pickup location for the local and organic produce from Sustainable Harvest Farm. Customers can get healthier options at their neighborhood pharmacy and keep it all local. Grassroots owners Shelley and Lindsey Roberts tell us, “We are proud to help make it even easier for you to eat right by being a convenient place to get your goodies!”

Hamburg Gives
Chuy’s held a holiday toy drive and raised over $6,000 for UK Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Hamburg neighbors made the time to donate money or drop o toys for the kids.

Improvements to Jacobson
The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government has filed with the Energy Environment Cabinet to make updates to the roadway above the causeway at Jacobson Park. There is no official date as to when construction will begin.

neighborhoodMuddy Feet
It’s been a rainy few weeks and Lexington Parks and Rec announced that Jacobson Dog Park was in need of some upkeep. To restablish the grass at this well-loved park, a temporary closure began on Feb 19. For more information regarding the public dog parks in Lexington, please visit

Legends Breakfast
On Saturday, March 14, Liberty Road Faith Fellowship hosts their Legends Breakfast and Dr. James Holsinger will be the guest speaker. Dr. Holsinger is the former chancellor of the University of Kentucky Medical Center and formerly Kentucky’s Secretary of Health and Family Services. He is a native of Kansas City, Kansas and graduated from Duke University with an M.D. in 1964 and Ph.D. in anatomy in 1968. He currently resides in Lexington with his wife, Barbara.

Library gets Five Stars
The Lexington Public Library has been recognized by the Library Journal as a 2019 five-Star Library. “This is a tremendous honor for the Lexington Public Library, the city of Lexington, and for our hundreds of thousands of stakeholders,” said Heather Dieffenbach, the library’s Executive Director. “Our score reflects a community that utilizes and appreciates the many benefits of its library.”

“The Lexington Public Library prides itself on listening to and adapting to the needs of our community,” Dieffenbach added. “We pride ourselves on exceeding the expectations of the residents of our city. Our staff’s thoughtful, strategic, and forward-thinking approach to providing world-class service while being cognizant of an ever changing world positions us to be one of the foremost trailblazing library systems in the nation.”

neighborhoodLexus for the Little Ones
Lexus of Lexington is once again teaming up with the Kentucky Children’s Hospital and Woodhill Community Center for their annual Lexus for the Little Ones. Those interested in participating can purchase a raffle ticket in the hopes of winning a 2020 Lexus ES350. The drawing is Sunday, March 8 during the 7th inning stretch of the UK baseball game. Ticket requests must be received no later than 5 pm on Friday, March 6.



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

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