Hamburg Neighborhood News – Winter 2021
Sleep With the Fishes?
Kentucky Fish and Wildlife is accepting natural Christmas trees at more than two dozen drop-off locations across the state for its annual Christmas for the Fishes. The trees are used to help improve fish habitat in lakes. Our neighborhood has made it easy to turn your natural tree into a fish habitat. Just remove all the ornaments and tinsel and drop yours off at Jacobson Park (near the boat dock) from 8 am to 5 pm daily until January 15.
Lexington’s new Fire Chief
Lexington’s new Fire Chief is from the Hamburg neighborhood. Jason G. Wells was officially named Lexington’s Fire Chief on January 4. Chief Wells is a 25-year veteran of the Lexington Fire Department and served as Assistant Chief of Administration prior to taking on this new position. Chief Wells and his wife, Fay, have been married for almost 19 years and have one daughter. They are both long-time Lexington residents.
Lextran fare collection
Lextran has extended their suspension of fare collection to Sunday, January 31, 2021 as part of a modification to the Healthy on Board Phase IV plan. This applies to Lextran’s fixed-route service and Wheels, which is Lextran’s paratransit service.
Meet Hamburg’s New Councilmember
David Kloiber is the 6th District’s new councilmember. Kloiber and his family live in the heart of Lexington’s 6th district. He grew up in Lexington, and it is his appreciation of this city and its people that convinced him to move back after the birth of his second child.
“While there are many wonderful and unique places to live, I know in my heart that Lexington is a part of me, and that it will be the best possible place for me to live, work, and to raise my children,” says Kloiber.
Kloiber was a first-time candidate running for the position held by Angela Evans, who resigned in the summer of 2020 to pursue a graduate degree at Princeton. The remainder of Evans’s term was filled by Lisa Higgins-Hord, appointed by Mayor Linda Gorton.
Kloiber’s prime motivation is to help foster education, community collaborations, and the economic development to sustain them, calling his initiative “Bridging Communities.”
This article also appears on page 6 of the Winter 2021 print edition of Hamburg Journal.
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