The streets surrounding UK’s campus are about to get a little bit busier, and not just because students are arriving soon.
Land transfers from a 2017 land swap agreement between UK + the city of Lexington are now beginning to take effect. Essentially, the city gave UK control of ~13.5 acres of “several important roads” — including Rose Street + Hilltop Avenue — in exchange for 250 acres near UK’s Coldstream Research Campus.
So, what does this mean for us? Time to start paying a little bit more attentionwhen + where you’re parking near UK.
Check out our map to see which streets are changing. | Map created on Proxi Maps
As of Mon., Aug. 1, all on-street parking on Linden Walk, Gazette Avenue + Warren Court will now require a valid UK Permit. Monday-Thursday from 5 a.m.-3:30 p.m. the spots are reserved for Employee (E) permits, but any UK parking permit may use the spaces between 3:30-7:30 p.m. on those days. No permit is requiredafter 3:30 p.m. on Friday or on the weekends.
Effective beginning Mon., Aug. 15, on-street parking on Rose Lane will become permit-controlled parking + require a valid R12 student residential permit while classes are in official session. Classes are in session for UK’s 2022-2023 school year from Mon., Aug. 22-Fri., May 5.
If you’re looking for a sign, this is it. | Photo by LEXtoday
Be on the look out
On-street paid parking spaceswill transition from the city’s LexPark to UK’s Transportation Services on the following roads:
Martin Luther King Boulevard, between Avenue of Champions and East Maxwell
Lexington Avenue, between Avenue of Champions and East Maxwell
Pro tip: The use of spaces will remain open to the public, but the change could mean different prices, signage + payment methods.
Keep an eye out as new signage, parking stall + parking meter installation, and curb painting, will begin in the coming weeks.
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Springhouse Music Series | Wed., August 3 | 5-9 p.m. | Castle and Key Distillery, 4445 McCracken Pike, Frankfort | $11+ | Kick back on the Springhouse lawn with a cocktail + enjoy live music from Jeri Howell. 🎶
Carver Commodore | Wed., August 3 | 8 p.m. | The Burl, 375 Thompson Rd. | $13 | Get lost in “swampy, soulful sound” of this Alabama alternative rock band. 🎸
Chicago | Thurs., August 4 | 7:30 p.m. | Lexington Opera House | $36+ | Enjoy a night of jazz, murder, and mystery in this iconic musical performed by the Lexington Theatre Company.
Genomes vs. Legends | Fri., August 5 | 6:35 p.m. | Wild Health Field, 207 Legends Ln. | $21 | The two local teams battle it out on the diamond. ⚾
Corey Smith | Fri., August 5 | 8 p.m. | Manchester Music Hall, 899 Manchester St. | $20 | Catch this Southeast-native, singer-songwriter performing hits like “The Broken Record” and “Live in Chattanooga.”
Intro to Broom Making | Sat., August 6 | 6:30-9 p.m. | The Creatures’ Cauldron Cafe, 128 N. Broadway | $60 | Learn how to make a broom or two in this beginners’ workshop. 🧹
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
Full hearts + full backpacks thanks to ARTplay | Photo by @artplay.kids
Does anyone else feel like summer came + went in the blink of an eye? Back to school is right around the corner and we want to help make sure our neighbors have a successful start to their school year. Today, we’re sharing with you a few upcoming opportunities to give back to the community while supplying students with necessary school essentials.
Back to School Block Party| Fri., Aug. 5 | 5-9 p.m. | Greyline Station, 101 W. Loudon Ave. | Free | While you sip + shop at the monthly block party, help “Stuff the Bus” which will be on site collecting school supplies for Fayette County Public Schools.
Back to School Drive | Any day | Any time | KVC Kentucky, 2250 Thunderstick Dr. | Drop off a variety of items including backpacks, three-ring binders, pocket folders, tissues, and more.
Artshine Boxes | Through Fri., Aug. 5 | Any time | ARTplay Children’s Studio, 309 N. Ashland Ave. #190 | ARTplay is teaming up with Appalachian Arts Alliance to support children affected by the devastating floods in Eastern Kentucky. You can support by donating sketchbooks, markers, watercolor palettes, color pencils + more.
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Game on, Lexington. Villainous — a tabletop gaming pub — is officially open at 191 Jefferson St., in the old Enoteca spot. You can bring your own game or play one of the dozens provided. Guests also get a dose of pop-culture artwork + themed menu items like the Dawn of the Dead cocktail. 🕹
Lexington-based company Valvoline has agreed to sell its Global Products business for $2.65 billion in cash to Aramco of Saudi Arabia. The sale will return capital to shareholders through share repurchases, be used for debt reduction + to invest in retail service growth opportunities. (Lane Report)
Good Foods Co-op, Lexington’s only locally-owned + operated cooperative grocery store, is looking for more owners. Memberships are $200, but payment plans are available. If you join this month, the shop is giving you local swag along with a voucher booklet with $25+ in savings. Get more details on the investment. 🛒
Thanks to the Kentucky Equine Education Project Foundation, Fayette County high school seniors will have the opportunity to experience a day in the life of various careers in the equine industry. The Gateway Education Program allows students to shadow + observe equine professionals, giving them an understanding of required education and skills. 🐎 (Lane Report)
Saul Good, 3801 Mall Rd., Ste. 120, announced it will be closed this week to undergo renovations. The eclectic casual restaurant and pub is scheduled to reopen Tues., Aug. 9 with new menus, a stage for live music, more TVs, and fresh decor + vibes. Check out the week’s schedule.
Thatcher Barbecue Company, 918 Natural Bridge Rd., Slade, is hosting a benefit concert on Sun., Aug. 14 at 12 p.m. to raise money for flood relief efforts in Eastern Kentucky. The Red River Revival will feature live music from the likes of DeeOhGee + Eric Bolander and a side of delicious barbecue. 🎤 (Lexington Herald-Leader)
The PGA TOUR announced that the Barbasol Championship will return to Champions at Keene Trace, July 10-16, 2023. Like last month’s tournament, the winner will receive the final spot for The Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, July 17-23. ⛳
CivicLex is hiring for a new full-time position — Director of Civic Education. The role will work with Fayette County Public School teachers to create standards-aligned curriculum resources for the Social Studies programs, as well as run the nonprofit’s adult civic education programming. Applications will be accepted through Mon., Aug 22.
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Editor’s pick:Does parking at meters make you a little panicky? Here are my two parking pro tips — take the time to read the signs. Often times you’ll realize you can park in that spot, depending on the time + day. Also, all meter parking is free on the weekends.
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