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pg-04-hj_october_2016U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced 18 Mayors’ Challenge Pedestrian and Bicycle Awards at the 2016 Safer People, Safer Streets Summit  in Washington, DC.

“Mayors from all across the country met the Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets by engaging their communities to improve pedestrian and bike safety and show results,” Foxx said. “As a former mayor, I know local leadership matters to creating a safe, seamless transportation network, and with national road deaths increasing, leadership from cities like these is especially critical .”

“Secretary Foxx’s challenge to mayors spurred on our work in Lexington to make our streets safer for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians … for everyone,” Lexington Mayor Jim Gray said. “We’ve made significant progress in many areas, but I’m especially proud of our new targeted effort to incorporate bike and pedestrian safety improvements into our resurfacing projects.”

Lexington received the 2016 Mayors’ Challenge Award to Create Networks for large cities.

Mayor Jim Gray, members of the Urban County Council and Lexington’s senior adults gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 9 for the new Lexington Senior Center. The new center is located at 195 Life Lane, next to Idle Hour Park behind Southland Christian Church on Richmond Road.

MOD Pizza hosted a grand opening Wednesday, Sept. 28 at its new Lexington location at 2217 War Admiral Way. The celebration included free pizza or salad to the first 100 customers and a chance to win for a year. The first MOD Pizza was opened in 2008 in Seattle.  MOD offers affordable pizza with exactly what customers want on it with a fun and exciting atmosphere.

EVENTS

Commerce Lexington will host a public policy luncheon featuring Kentucky Sixth District Congressman Andy Barr and Fifth District Congressman Hal Rogers on Thursday, Oct 13 from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the  Hilton Lexington Downtown. Both congressmen will give updates on key legislative activities in Washington and discuss the importance of regional partnerships to improve economic development, particularly in eastern Kentucky. Congressman Rogers will also discuss the ongoing SOAR initiative – Shaping Our Appalachian Region – which is a network of Appalachia that unites 54 counties worth of talent, enabling people to shape the future of that region. This conversation with the congressmen will provide the introduction to the upcoming Kentucky Regional Tour, Oct. 24 and 25. For more information, call 859.254-4447

Incumbent U.S. Senator Rand Paul will be the featured speaker at the Commerce Lexington Public Policy Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa. The cost to attend this policy breakfast is $45 for Commerce Lexington Inc. members, and $55 for potential members. For more information, call 859.254.4447.

The boat dock at Jacobson Park will close for the season on Sunday, Oct. 2 at  5 p.m.

This article also appears on page 4 of the October 2016 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal. For more Hamburg area news, subscribe to the Hamburg Journal weekly digital newsletter.

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