Text to 911
Mayor Linda Gorton announced a new regional initiative bringing “text-to-911” to Lexington and several Central Kentucky counties.

Home and Garden: person holding a cell phone“People can now send text mes- sages to local 911 call centers in Fayette, Jessamine, Garrard and Lincoln counties” Gorton said.

Texting to 911 is simple, said Robert Stack, Director of the Lexington Division of Enhanced 911.

“Just enter 911 in the ‘To’ field and push the send button,” Stack said. “Texts should contain the location of the emergency, and explain the type of help needed. Citizens are encouraged to text in simple words and to keep messages brief.” Top tier cell phone providers, including AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-mobile, support the service. No photos or videos can be sent.

Pick Lexington’s Flower
Help decide Lexington’s City Flower by visiting America in Bloom Lexington on Facebook and voting for your favorite flower. The options are Echinacea Pupura, Blue Catmint, and Blue Salvia. Voting ends Friday, July 19 at midnight.

Home and Garden Recycle Center: a conveyor with recyclablesMayor orders jump-start to city’s sputtering recycling program
“I want to make the changes we need to make and get our recycling program back on track,” Mayor Linda Gorton said. Gorton ordered city staffers to hire professional experts to make recommendations.



Jul 3         Trash Make up day for Independence Day

Jul 13       Free Trash Disposal Day, 6 am, Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station

Jul 15       Junior Master Gardener Summer Class, 9 am, The Arboretum (thru Friday)

Jul 19      BIA Grand Tour of Homes (thru Sunday)

Jul 23       Stretching and Self-Massage for Gardeners, 5:30 pm, Michler’s Florist

Jul 26      BIA Grand Tour of Homes (thru Sunday)

Jul 27      Bluegrass Iris Society Sale, 10 am, Lexington Green Mall

Aug 24    BIA Tour of Remodeled Homes, noon to 5 pm (thru Sunday)

Events may require tickets or registration. Times, dates, and locations subject to change




This article also appears on page 29 of the July 2019 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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