Hamburg Neighborhood News – May 2021

Gone Fishin’?

Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife stocked Jacobson Park with 2300 catfish in April.

Grow Smart in Your Neighborhood

Fayette Alliance hosts a discussion on how to grow Lexington in a sustainable and equitable way that makes an impact on our everyday lives. A virtual discussion tailored to District 12 is happening on May 12 from 6-7:30 pm. Anyone is welcome; register online to attend.

Additional Library Hotspots

Lexington Public Library purchased additional hotspots, or mobile internet service points, which will be lent to library customers. The additional hotspots now give the Library a total of 40 devices in its inventory. The borrowing period is 14 days and may be renewed if no other customers are waiting for them. Hotspots are sent to your preferred library pickup location when one is available.

Back to the Box Office

Malco Winchester Cinema reopened in April.

Public hearing for FY22 City Budget

After Mayor Gorton presented her proposed FY22 City Budget to the Council in April, the Council will begin its formal review of the proposed budget. The new city budget must be ratified annually by June 30. A public hearing on the budget proposal takes place during the council meeting on May 6 at 6 pm.

What’s that Smell?

Kentucky American Water reports it is conducting its “annual water system flushing program, which involves crews opening selected fire hydrants throughout the water distribution system and letting them flow for several minutes. Before, during, and, for a short period of time a er the hydrant flushing program, the company’s three water treatment plants will temporarily change the disinfectant used in the treatment process from chloramine to chlorine. These activities are essential maintenance activities that assist in providing excellent quality water to customers…. The amount of chlorine in the water will remain the same, but customers may notice a stronger taste or smell of chlorine in the water. This poses no health risk and the water remains safe to drink.”

Stormwater Quality Projects

The Stormwater Quality Projects Incentive Grant Program provides financial assistance for projects that improve water quality, reduce stormwater runoff, and educate citizens about stormwater and water quality issues in our community. Several grants are available for projects to help improve our community’s environment. Class A Neighborhood and Class B Education applications are due Friday, May 7, 2021. Class B Infrastructure applications are due Friday, July 30, 2021.

There are three types of grants available:

  • Infrastructure Grants provide funding for infrastructure projects that improve water quality, such as stream restoration, constructed wetlands, bio-retention, rain gardens, rainwater harvesting and previous pavement installation. Businesses, schools, churches and nonprofits located in Fayette County that pay the Water Quality Management Fee are eligible to apply for these grants.
  • Education Grants provide funding for projects such as development of stormwater related curriculum for schools, publicity campaigns about water quality, workshops for the public and educational rain gardens. Businesses, schools, churches and nonprofits located in Fayette County that pay the Water Quality Management Fee are eligible to apply for these grants.
  • Neighborhood Grants provide funding for projects such as rain gardens, rain barrels, aeration systems for retention ponds, stream bank restoration, neighborhood workshops and other projects that help improve or manage stormwater through education and/or physical improvements. Fayette County neighborhood, community and homeowner associations incorporated with the Commonwealth of Kentucky that represent single family homeowners or farms are eligible to apply for these grants.
Work at the Y

Teens and young adults interested in working at the Y this summer as camp counselors or lifeguards are encouraged to attend a Summer Job Fair at the YMCA’s program site at the University of Kentucky. The job fair will be Wednesday, May 5 from 5 pm to 7 pm at 1530 Nicholasville Road in Lexington.

New and returning in the Neighborhood

Big City Pizza is opening a second Lexington location in the former I-Ching in Hamburg Pavilion.

Photo by Austin Johnson/ Hamburg Journal

Hamburg’s Farmers Market has returned for the season. The Bluegrass Farmers’ Market is located in the parking lot of the Hamburg Liquor Barn.

Hawaiian BBQ near Hamburg? Big Kahuna Hawaiian BBQ opens on Liberty Road, o Winchester Road in May.

Classes have begun at Premier Martial Arts in Hamburg.



This article also appears on page 6 and 7 of the May 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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