Lexington streets declared "Emergency Areas"

Ricki Barkerover 6 years


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[caption id="attachment_155898" align="aligncenter" width="473"]@HLPublicSafety @HLPublicSafety[/caption] Lexington's City Code Enforcement is prepared for the worst, or the best, however you want to look at it. Code Enforcement officials have declared a few streets surrounding the University of Kentucky's campus as "emergency areas" in preparation for couch burnings and the eventual FANdemonium following a possible 9th NCAA championship for an undefeated Kentucky. As they should be. As an eye-witness to last year's celebration in the streets after Kentucky beat Wisconsin, I can only imagine the effect another National Championship will produce. According to WKYT, the notice will go into effect at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 26th and will last until 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 7th. The streets in the 'Emergency Area' include but are not limited to the following: State St., Elizabeth St., Conn Terrace, Transcript Ave., Journal Ave., Crescent Ave., University Ave., Waller Ave., Forest Park Rd., Floral Park, Westwood Dr., Westwood Ct., Audubon Ave., Kentucky Ct., Linden Walk, Transylvania Park and Aylesford Pl. The city has been preparing for months, including going door to door to discuss city ordinances on indoor furniture and now declaring "emergency areas".
"The graphic from my newsletter is a smiley blue couch who does not want to get torched and that is our fear," said Jake Gibbs, Lexington Council Member for the 3rd District.
Hopefully, these actions will insure the safety of all couches in the area.    

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