• News Release
    Kentucky State Road Crews Begin Highway Patrols

    From Kentucky Dept. of Transportation, District 7 LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 5, 2014) – State forces in Central Kentucky and contractors reported earlier this evening to begin patrolling roadways. Calcium chloride will be utilized with salt for treating the roads. This combination is effective up to approximately 12 degrees for pavement temperatures. The...

  • News Release
    Wind chill advisory issued for Lexington, central Kentucky

    A wind chill watch has been issued by the National Weather Service in Louisville. While an advisory/warning has not be issued yet, a watch means that dangerous wind chill values are possible in the next 24 to 48 hours. Follow these safety tips when the wind chill or temperature drops below zero:

  • Utilities
    Safety tips during times of extreme cold

    From Columbia Gas: 8 simple cold weather safety tips Extremely low temperatures are on the way and we want you to be ready. Here are some simple home safety tips that can keep you and your home safe.

  • Information
    New Emergency Management Staff

    New Lexington Emergency Management staff members include a CSEPP Administrative Assistant, a new CSEPP Planner/WebEOC trainer, and a new emergency planning coordinator. Julie Standley CSEPP Administrative Assist. Phone: (859) 280-8057 Email Julie Julie began working for DEM in July 2017 as an administrative assistant for the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP)....

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    Summertime heat means slow down, drink water, stay cool

    As summer heat hits the Bluegrass, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department reminds everyone to follow safety precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. The following tips can help you remain safe during the hot weather: Drink plenty of fluids. You will need to drink more fluids than your thirst level indicates. Avoid drinking alcoholic...

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