Clean Up or Else!

They've been warned, but now Lexington officials are letting people who live in student populated areas know they're serious about curbing wild parities and messy homes.

Code enforcement officers and Lexington police walked through neighborhoods near UK's campus Friday morning.
Officials were following up on complaints over the past months of trashed houses, parking violations, and out of control parties.

city officials focused their inspection on University Avenue, State Street and Waller Avenue. They issued notices for muddy yards, which occurs when vehicles park in the grass; trash; and structural problems. Lexington police wrote tickets for cars parked illegally, including those in yellow zones and those blocking driveways.

Code enforcement director David Jarvis said the situation in those neighborhoods has improved since last year.
He said the crew plans to continue periodic sweeps of the area.


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  • by Scott Location: Lexington on Feb 1, 2008 at 09:27 PM
    Wow all I have to say is WOW. I have always lived in Lexington and I do know that there are worse areas of Lexington that need attention other than that of UK Campus. I have a muddy yard and not because of cars parked in mine. Instead it is the result of the drought then the rainy season we have had oh and then the slap into cold weather. It is winter and the grass does not really grown in the winter months. Why not harass Cardinal Valley, or Georgetown Street, Price Road, Pine Street (between Broadway and Versailles Road). Come on Code Enforcement you drive around all day long and never enforce much. Stop picking on the students that go to the University.
  • by Gil Location: Kentucky on Feb 1, 2008 at 08:45 PM
    Please note that the sign you have pictured is becoming typical around Kentucky. The postings are too high and missed by several drivers. A driver should not have to look up extended heights to see traffic signs. While we're cleaning up the city, let's review our traffic signs.

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