Tues., May 17 isthe big day — aka Election Day — and we’ve done the Googling so you don’t have to. To make this election as easy as possible, we’ve curated need-to-know information about how and where to vote + those who are running opposed in the primaries.
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🗳️ Find your polling location
Fayette County polling places will be open on Tues., May 17 from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. If you’re unsure where to go, you can click here for your polling location.
Early walk-in voting will be available from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Thurs.,May 12-Sat., May 14 at Kroger Field, 1540 University Dr. You’ll be required to show a photo ID.
Voting absentee? The deadline to request a mail-in ballot was Tues., May 3.Completed ballots must be received by mail or placed in the drop box outside the County Clerk’s office at 162 E. MainSt. by 6 p.m.Tues., May 17 to be counted.
Head to this link to get your own sample ballot. | Screenshot via Fayette County Clerk’s Office
🗳️ The ballot
The following positions have at least two people running for office. Those running unopposed in the primary election are not listed. Find all current positions in the election here.
US Representative in Congress, District 6
State Senator, Districts 22, 34
State Representative, Districts 73, 75, 79
County Judge Executive
Constable, Districts 1, 2, 3
Circuit Judge, Division 7
District Judge, Division 1
Urban County Council At-Large
Urban County Council, District 1, 4, 5
Want to know exactly who your choices are for the election? Head here + fill out the requested information for a sample ballot based on your district, with all of the candidates who will be listed on the ballot of your choice.
At the LEXtoday, we aim to cover local elections in a way that educates and activates our community with unbiased information to encourage individual voter participation. (i.e. vote for whoever + whatever you want to, just make sure to vote.) To learn more, check out our Editorial Ethics Policy.
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Garden Art | Wed., May 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Franklin County Cooperative Extension, 101 Lakeview Ct., Frankfort | Free, registration required | Learn how sculptures, arbors, and railings can accentuate + expand your garden. 🌼
Reading the Stream | Thurs., May 12 | 6-6:45 p.m. | J&H Lanmark, 189 Moore Dr. | Free | Get tips from Kentucky Wild Outdoors’ Bill Carman on how to read the stream + be more productive while fishing. 🎣
West Sixth Biergarten Pop-up | Fri., May 13 | 4-8 p.m. | Jacobson Park | Free, price of purchase | Enjoy music, craft beer + lawn games in the pine grove at Jacobson Park.
Beauty and the Beast | Sat., May 14 | 7 p.m. | Lexington Opera House | $32 | A tale as old as time told by the Kentucky Ballet Theatre. 🩰
Eckert’s Strawberry Festival | Sat., May 14 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Eckert’s Versailles Orchard, 1396 Pinckard Pk., Versailles | $6 | Festival food, live music + family activities 🍓
Pokey Lafarge | Sun., May 15 | 8 p.m. | The Burl, 375 Thompson Rd. | $22 | Don’t miss this songwriter, guitarist, poet, actor + recording artist. 🎶
Rahsaan Barber Quintet | Sun., May 15 | 7-9 p.m. | Base 249, 249 E. Main St. | $20 | Catch this performance of Rahsaan Barber’s acclaimed album “Mosaic” hosted by The Origins Jazz Series. 🎺
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.
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Saul Good Restaurant & Pub, located at 3801 Mall Rd., has been sold to Josh Rubin’s JR Restaurants. Josh said he plans to update the decor + menus and potentially expand both the bar program and hours of operation. Saul Good was originally opened by Diane and Rob Perez who own the DV8 Kitchens. 🍺 (Lexington Herald-Leader)
The city of Lexington is holding a mulch giveaway on Sat., May 14 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. at 1631 Old Frankfort Pk. Members of the community can have free mulch loaded directly into their truck bed, or help themselves in a 15-minute max self-load area.
LexArts, in partnership with PNC Bank, unveiled a free mobile app, helping to bring art to the fingertips of Lexingtonians. The app features a full list of galleriesandexhibitions, as well as a calendar of events —so we can easily experience + enjoy art around town. 📱 (WKYT)
Head downtown to The Grove, 200 W. Main St., today at 1 p.m. where you can watch local artist Wylie Caudillpaint live + in-person. Grab some coffee or snacks in the beer garden while Wylie works his magic, adding to his mural collection. 🎨
If you’re in the market to sell your home, now is the time. Prices for Lexington metro homes have reached a three-year peak. The current median home price in the area is $286,500 — that’s a $15,694 increase between March + April. Read more about the Lexington housing market here. 🏡 (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Calling all cat lovers. The Lexington Humane Society is hosting a kitten shower this Fri., May 13 at Pivot Brewing, 1400 Delaware Ave. From 5-8 p.m., members of the community are invited to meet some fluffy friends, learn about the foster program + donate some much-needed care items. 🐈
Community Inspired Lexington will be hosting a Spring Celebration at the Carnegie Center next Sat., May 21 at 5:30 p.m. The first annual fundraiser will feature live music, cocktails + a standing dinner. Tickets are $40 and will support the group’s work with North Lexington youth and families.
The Kentucky Theatre is taking us back to the 1960s this weekend with the Pink Panther classic, “A Shot in the Dark.” Tickets are $1.50 and there will be two screenings on Sat., May 14 — 1 p.m. + 7:20 p.m. 🎞️
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