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Protesters still rattled by racist comments; Council to make changes

Protesters say they're still hurt by racist comments made during a Urban County Council Zoom call Wednesday.

LPD: Twenty people arrested during Saturday night’s protest

Lexington Police say 20-protesters were arrested Saturday night, including three sisters who have organized many of the demonstrations.

Abolishing no-knock warrants, creating civilian review board to be discussed, mayor says

Saturday morning began with a 3 mile march and ended with a community discussion with Mayor Linda Gorton and other panelists.
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Health officials: Two more COVID-19 deaths in Fayette County

Total number of deaths from COVID-19 now 17 in Fayette County
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‘Healing Prayer’ held at historic Lexington church

The prayer called for an end to the silence surrounding racism and police brutality.
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Lexington mayor speaks out ahead of Sunday’s protest

Mayor Linda Gorton says she feels protestors pain.
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With fed funds, Lexington seeks to balance service, fiscal soundness

City wants to use federal money for dual purposes
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Lexington mayor sends economic plan to governor

Lexington has completed a blueprint for economic recovery in the wake of the three-month coronavirus shutdown and sent it to the governor.

Mayor budget to cut $40 million starting July 1

Mayor Linda Gorton says the budget she will present on April 28 will project a decrease of almost $40 million in revenue for the FY 20-21 budget year, beginning July 1.
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Lexington mayor announces seventh death, asks businesses to help medical community

The city has implemented a hiring freeze and curbed other spending in anticipation of revenue shortfalls and Mayor Linda Gorton is asking for help from the business community to supply PPEs.
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City focused on basics, clerk’s office closing, firefighter tests positive

Many city park areas closing, limits on other services, license plates delayed
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Lexington mayor extends net profit tax date

Lexington's mayor extended the April 15 deadline for the filing of local Occupational License Net Profit returns and payments to July 15, 2020.

First coronavirus death reported in Lexington

Person was 80 years old with other health issues.

City offering food boxes, operation changes underway

Meetings cancelled, some services trimmed to try to slow coronavirus.

Coronavirus state of emergency in Lexington

Shortly after Governor Andy Beshear announced the state's first confirmed coronavirus case in Lexington and declared a state of emergency, Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton did the same. 
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Lexington prepares for coronavirus…just in case

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton announced Wednesday the city of Lexington is preparing for coronavirus, just in case. 
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Huge milestone for Blue Grass Community Foundation

The Bluegrass Community Foundation has awarded $100,000,000 in grants since starting up in 1967.
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Mayor Gorton to announce paper recycling program

After being closed for part of this month, Lexington's Recycle Center is back open and now Mayor Linda Gorton is going to announce the community's next step program for paper recycling. 
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Mayor Gorton gives State of the City/County Address

Lexington Mayor, Linda Gorton gave her state of the city/county address on Tuesday.

Lexington mayor announces launch of opioid education app

Gorton says the app will engage youth in Fayette County by rewarding them for learning and taking action against opioids and other drugs.

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