pg 04 HJ_July_2016The Lexington Fire Department and Lexington Police Department are reminding citizens, if it goes up or blows up, it’s illegal in Lexington.

In general, the only consumer fireworks allowed to be sold or used in Lexington are sparklers, ground spinners and fountains. Under city ordinance, aerial and audible ground devices such as bottle rockets and firecrackers are prohibited. Anyone found in violation of the local fireworks ordinance will be cited by police.

Lexington’s Fourth of July Festival will include a professional fireworks display Monday, July 4 at Commonwealth Stadium on Alumni Drive.

New Business 

in the Neighborhood

Life Brewpub is now open at 2628 Richmond Road.

Penn Station East Coast Subs will open a new location in Idle Hour at 2121 Richmond Road in Lexington.

Cis-Com expands to Lexington

Louisville-based information technology firm CisCom Solutions is expanding to the Lexington market with the acquisition of Missing Link Managed IT. Both firms provide complete IT solutions, from computer network sales and support to security and disaster recovery services. CisCom will take over the office space at Venture Court.

Acquisitions have been part of the overall growth strategy for CisCom, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in July. CisCom also has targeted other companies in both Louisville and Lexington for additional acquisitions in 2016, but no deals have been finalized.


Created in 1937, to help fund the Junior League’s community works project, the Junior League Horse Show has grown to be the world’s largest outdoor American Saddlebred show and the first leg of the Saddlebred “Triple Crown.” The show has raised over $4 million for charitable and civic organizations in Central Kentucky and generates over $5 million in revenue for local merchants each summer. This year’s Show is July 4 through 9 at the Red Mile.

Hamburg YMCA 

names VP and Board

The YMCA of Central Kentucky has selected Dana Ensley as the district vice president for the new Hamburg Place YMCA, slated to open Fall 2016.

“We are privileged to welcome Dana and her family to Lexington,” said President and Chief Executive Officer David Martorano. “We know that she will provide outstanding leadership to our new Y.”

Ensley will lead the 62,000-square-foot facility located near the Hamburg Pavilion off of Sir Barton Way at 2681 Old Rosebud Road. The new facility will feature a 10,000-square-foot wellness center, a youth development wing, an aquatic complex, three studios for group exercise classes, a multi-functional wellness area, full-size gymnasium and a three-lane walking/running track.

Ensley says, “The YMCA brings warmth to every neighborhood and this Y will be a pillar in the Hamburg community for many years to come.”

The new Hamburg Place YMCA board members are: AssuredPartners NL Managing Director and Y Branch Board Chair Bryan Raisor;  Forcht Bank President and CEO Tucker Ballinger, Community Trust Bank Central Regional President Larry Jones; Moore Group – Keller Williams Greater Lexington’s Deborah Stigall; Windstream’s Vince Marletta; Bullard National Sales Manager Mark Mellinger; Mary Kashef of St. Joseph Hospital; Commonwealth Credit Union Hamburg Branch Manager Lynette Wooldridge; KY 6 District Director J. Tyler White, Dr. Ryan Golibersuch of Beaumont Family Dentistry; Karen Evans (retired); and LFUCG council member at-large Kevin Stinnett.



July 6 – Professional Women’s Forum July Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., The Campbell House

July 12 – Professional Women’s Forum Ice Cream Social, 4:30 p.m., Crank & Boom

July 15 – NSBE Central Kentucky Professionals and Lexington Young Professionals Wine Tasting, 5 p.m., Talon Winery, 7086 Tates Creek Road in Lexington. Contact the winery at 859.971.3214

July 21 – Commerce Lexington New Member Luncheon, 11:30 am, 330 E Main St, Suite 100


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See page 2 and 3 of the July 2016 print edition of Hamburg Journal.