City To Crackdown On Partying & Illegal Parking Near UK Campus

Lexington is getting a jump start on out of control parties near the University of Kentucky, before classes even begin.

Last fall the city started cracking down on parties and illegal parking in neighborhoods near Commonwealth Stadium.

This came after complaints of wild partying, especially on UK 's game days.

Thursday, the city unveiled a tougher plan to deal with the unruly crowds.

Part of the plan will includes, city code enforcement officers actually patrolling these areas on game days, especially in the neighborhoods around Commonwealth Stadium. The officers will have the authority to cite people for violating codes.

Violations can include trash in yards, indoor furniture outside, broken windows, unruly parties and parking violations.

Parking enforcement is also getting stricter. There will be adjustments to where people can and can't park around the stadium.


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  • by Radar Location: Winchester on Aug 19, 2008 at 08:28 AM
    It's a good move, but why not do it 24/7/365 instead of piecemeal??
  • by UKFAN Location: Lex on Aug 19, 2008 at 08:06 AM
    Way to go Lexington,another way to run people off!!!How about you clean up Deroode street where it looks like this everyday!!!At least the students at UK are helping the economy!!!
  • by NANA Location: lex. on Aug 18, 2008 at 06:35 PM
    I have complained all summer to code enforcement about neighbors having cars parked in yard for months and trash and furniture. Cars gone but furniture still there in yard. I guess it depends on whered you live in Lexington to get things done.If have have lived by it all summer what are a few ball games.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 18, 2008 at 11:22 AM
    Why just the concern in the neighborhoods that have money? What about the poor neighborhoods that have couches on thier porches all day, every day? I guess if a student puts a couch on their porch next door to a 200,000 home it's bad, but next to a 50.000 well that's okay? Good job Lexington, just another misjustice of the good ol boy money system!
  • by Charles Location: Paint Lick on Aug 17, 2008 at 07:59 PM
    If I owned a home in one of the neighborhoods next to the stadium. I would invite all my friends over and let them park in the yard. When the cops arrived and started writing tickets, I would sue the Urban County government for violating my rights and every friend I had there would also sue the government. When they had to pay out to settle lawsuits maybe they would something better to do like actually arrest criminals and stop harassing people.
  • by Stanley-Simmons Location: The burbs on Aug 17, 2008 at 04:37 PM
    Let 'em go party in the parking lots with the rest of the over grown, foul mouthed, drunks. It's a shame you can't walk through the parking lots at Commonwealth Stadium with out hearing cussing and seeing drunks puke. What a class act over at U.K.
  • by Michael Location: KY on Aug 15, 2008 at 05:23 AM
    Jeb; once again, your comments make the most sense. You are correct; it is profiling. If they only target these neighborhoods during football games, that means other neighborhoods with the same problems, i.e., trash, sofas on the porch, etc, will get overlooked. Good catch Jeb!
  • by Wilhemakeit Location: 40504 on Aug 15, 2008 at 05:04 AM
    I am concerned about the UK situation and the no partying after football games. What will the students do if they can’t burn their old furniture? Will the reduction in partying hurt liquor and beers sales so much that the bars and places that sell will have to stay open an hour or two longer on game days? We live in a very fragile economy you know
  • by Anonymous on Aug 15, 2008 at 03:21 AM
    Leave this top research university alone!!!! What do they research anyway?
  • by Lex1976 Location: Lex on Aug 15, 2008 at 02:57 AM
    What do these people expect when they choose to move and live so close to campus and the stadium?
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