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neighborhoodChuy’s in Hamburg gets special visitors
Last month, a couple famous Kentuckians stopped by the Chuy’s in Hamburg. Lawrence County, KY native Tyler Childers (pictured left), and Richmond native Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys made a stop at the popular Tex-Mex place.

EKU President stepping down
Effective on January 6, EKU President, Michael Benson, is stepping down. He will continue to be an advisor to the board of regents during the transition for the next president.

Wildcat Willy’s
Wildcat Willy’s Distillery & Restaurant opened in December in Winchester, KY. It is located in a historic building, built in the 1850s, that was once a church. Wildcat Willy’s values agricultural sustainability by using local sourced ingredients to provide a Farm-To-Table Restaurant and Farm-To-Bottle Distillery.

neighborhoodFirst Wayfinding sign is here
The very first wayfinding sign has been installed in Constitution Park. The students at Bryan Station Middle School chose the name Station Nation Trail for this neighborhood route which includes schools, shopping areas, and parks. The signs highlight the areas you walk and bike through along with the distances and a time estimate for each mode.

‘Tons’ of success
The Lexington Parking Authority announced that 8,828 pounds (or 4.4 tons) of food was donated during their 2019 Food for Fines campaign. This year 9,594 food items “paid” for $14,240 in citations. All donations received by LEXPARK were given to God’s Pantry Food Bank.

My Stolen Things
Over the holidays the Lexington Police Department reminded residents about the importance of locking car doors — through song. The viral sing-along video, “My Stolen Things,” received over 1 million views.

neighborhoodSnow Bunny Project 2019
Deliveries from the Snow Bunny Project were made to UK HealthCare and St. Joseph East NICU. Since 2015, this organization has helped alleviate stress for families by providing essentials for newborns when the families are able to leave the hospital.

Run with Grassroots
Lindsey Roberts, owner and pharmacist of Grassroots Pharmacy, received the 2019 KTCCCA elementary girls coach of the year award.

 

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This article also appears on page 6 and 7 of the Winter 2020 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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