Apartments Condemned After Major Water Leak

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A major water leak at a Lexington apartment complex forces people out of their homes. It happened overnight at Kirklevington Hills Apartments, just off Tates Creek Road.

Firefighters say a water pipe busted in the ceiling of a third-floor apartment at Kirklevington Hills, and leaked into the apartments on the second and first floors.

People in the first floor apartment were the only ones at home at the time. They say they lost everything.

Officials condemned three apartments. Utilities have also been cut off to the 12 apartments in the building.

Managers at the apartment complex made arrangements for the rest of the people in the building to spend the night in other places.

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  • by KH resident Location: Lexington, KY on Aug 31, 2007 at 09:02 AM
    If only it stopped with fires and water leaks. Half of the complex was without air conditioning for most of the heat wave of July and August. Each winter and summer, our heat and air conditioning go out for at LEAST 3 or 4 days (this time it was >2 weeks), and we are left to buy our own fans or heaters to try and stay comfortable while they take their time to fix it. The company doesn't seem to see the value in completely replacing the faulty equipment in these apartments. They only focus on keeping things just good enough that there won't be a mass move out of residents.
  • by Anonymous Location: Lexington, Ky on Aug 29, 2007 at 08:49 PM
    As a resident of Kirklevington Hills for the past three years, I am completely outraged and embarrassed to tell anybody that this is my home. No resident at these apartments should have to endure the crap that has taken place there thus far. It seems everytime something happens over here, the media flock to the scene like vultures to witness our misfortunes. I knew something was amiss this morning upon returning from work when I noticed two news vehicles with their transmitters reaching to the sky seeming to scream to all of Lexington, "Look at these poor souls!" My apartment was not harmed but this may be the straw that broke the proverbial camel's back. For crying out loud, I bet people in Section 8 housing don't have to endure this garbage. In sum, I don't think asinine bad luck is the culprit, but the owners should be investigated for possible insurance fraud. Furthermore, all residents of Kirklevington should be entitled to a discount on their rent. This is ridiculous!
  • by Denise Location: Formerly Lexington on Aug 29, 2007 at 09:49 AM
    I lived in the same building as Kelly and also moved out after the last fire. They also fined me for breaking my lease even after admitting they were planning to tear the building down. The real questions are: has anyone ever been arrested for the arson fires and when is Fayette County going to do something about Kirklevington Hills? Is someone going to have to die there before something is done? The fire in December 2006 left one person hurt after he jumped for his life, but someone could have easily been killed in that fire.
  • by Kelly Location: Alder on Aug 29, 2007 at 06:32 AM
    These are the same apartments that have had 5 fires in 3 years (3 in a year’s time) all most likely stemming from arson. The stories I could tell on this place. I finally broke my lease (fearing for my own safety since the last fire was in the building next to mine and my building DID sustain some damage). Of course they managed to fine me for breaking my lease. However, at least I am no longer terrified every time I hear a fire truck. I was under the impression that these buildings were due to be torn down this fall. They did kick out many residents in the early summer.
  • by Leann Location: Lexington on Aug 29, 2007 at 05:24 AM
    move out move out move out!


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