Officials Crack Down On Sign Pollution

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If you drive through Lexington you can't miss them. Signs advertising businesses, boxes for sale, political campaigns, even prenatal sonograms litter Lexington roadways. Officials say the poster pollution is a big problem and now they're cracking down.

Code enforcement officers work overtime to remove the signs placed on public property which includes land between the sidewalk and the roadway and in the median.

On average officers take up close to 150 signs everyday at the cost of nearly $26,000 a year. Many of those signs are from yard sales, but they're also pulling political signs that have been put out too early.

Under Kentucky law, political signs can't go up until 30 days before an election and those signs also can't be placed on public property.
Code enforcement plan to fine repeat offenders $100.

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