Beth Musgrave, Lexington Herald-Leader

Beth Musgrave

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Past articles by Beth:

Defunct private golf club to get new life: New townhouses approved for Andover.

The Lexington council approved Monday a series of zone changes for 88 townhouses on 18 acres of the 145 acre former Andover Golf and Country Club. → Read More

‘It’s a monstrosity.’ Lexington council turns down senior apartment complex on Todds Road

The Lexington council turned down a rezoning request to build a 125-unit, three-story senior apartment complex on Todds Road at zoning hearing Monday. → Read More

Homeless wanted ordinance requiring notice before camps are cleared. Council says no.

Lexington council approves standard procedures for removal of homeless camps as temps climb and outdoor camps proliferate. Some say an ordinance giving homeless people advance notice is still needed. → Read More

Corporate Big Pie vs. home bakers? Lexington reverses course on July Fourth pie contest.

The traditional Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social are back on after new rules to allow home bakers to serve the public. → Read More

Mayor Gorton says Lexington police won’t assist with ICE raids without a warrant

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton said Lexington police have not been asked by federal immigration officials to assist it in any raids and that city policy prohibits police from doing so unless there is a court order. → Read More

Lexington’s new city budget gives workers a bonus, closes a pool and raises a fee

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council voted 13-2 to pass a $379 million budget that includes 15 percent cuts across many city departments, a one-time bonus payment for employees and little money for new capital projects. → Read More

Electric scooter rentals are coming to Lexington. Find out where you can ride them.

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council voted to approve a comprehensive ordinance governing shared mobility vehicles, including eletric scooters, on Thursday, June 20, 2019. → Read More

20 years later: The untold story of how Lexington’s Fairness Ordinance was passed

As Lexington celebrates the 20th anniversary of the passage of the 1999 Fairness Ordinance, which prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation, those who pushed for its passage tell how they got it passed. → Read More

Lexington hires consultant to help reset its beleaguered recycling program

The city of Lexington has hired a consultant to help it develop both short and long-term solutions to its recycling program. The city received tremendous push back after it halted paper recycling in May. → Read More

‘Downtown Lexington has never been better.’ New report gauges health of downtown.

Downtown Lexington Partnership released a first-of-its-kind report on the health of downtown Lexington. The report looks at downtown’s customer base, vacancy rates of downtown office space, parking availability and the number of people living downtown. → Read More

Lexington exec pleads not guilty to federal charges he lied about campaign donations

Timothy Wayne Wellman, an executive of a Lexington real estate company, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he lied to federal investigators and instructed others to lie about campaign contributions to Lexington council members. → Read More

This lawmaker tried to reform Kentucky’s cash bail system. Here’s why he failed.

Kentucky Rep. John Blanton pushed a bill he hoped would help get rid of the inequality in Kentucky’s cash bail system while potentially providing relief to overcrowded jails. It didn’t get a hearing. → Read More

‘Justice by geography.’ Where you live in Kentucky often determines if you stay in jail.

In Kentucky, whether you have to pay to get out of jail prior to conviction depends largely on the county where you are arrested, court data shows. Efforts to reform the state’s bail system have stalled. → Read More

Lexington’s recycling center reopened Wednesday after a nearly week-long closure

Lexington’s recycling center reopened Wednesday after being closed for nearly a week due to a mechanical failure. → Read More

Lexington’s recycling center reopened Wednesday after a nearly week-long closure

Lexington’s recycling center reopened Wednesday after being closed for nearly a week due to a mechanical failure. → Read More

‘Eye sore’ on Old Frankfort Pike. City cites debris dump eight times in six months.

The city of Lexington has issued eight violations from November to May to a landowner allowing construction debris near the future site of the Secretariat statue. → Read More

Lexington’s recycling center won’t reopen Monday as planned. Find out why.

Lexington’s recycling center remained closed Monday due to a mechanical problems after being shut down Thursday and Friday. City officials don’t know when it will reopen. → Read More

CRM says it expects executive to be cleared after indictment tied to council donations

The owner and founder of CRM Companies, which has several government contracts, said it will continue on despite the Thursday indictment of one of its executives. → Read More

Big changes at Blue Grass Airport. Better parking, improved taxiways coming.

Blue Grass Airport was awarded a $11 million federal grant to pay for and expand its taxiways. The Lexington airport is also in the midst of a$5.8 million expansion of its parking area as it continues to break passenger records. → Read More

Lexington sewer bills will go up starting July 1. Find out how much and why.

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council voted Thursday to increase sewer rates by five percent during each of the next two years. Sewer rates normally only increase 2 percent each year. → Read More