Lexington Business To Re-Open After Being Closed By State

By: Andy Cunningham Email
By: Andy Cunningham Email

A Lexington business, closed without warning Thursday, is back open.

A customer of Lexington Hitch and Trailer contacted 27 NEWSFIRST after he went to the business to collect his vehicle that he dropped off Wednesday, but when he went to pick it up the auto shop was closed. What David Murray did discover, were orange signs claiming the business had been closed for non-payments of taxes owed to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Murray attempted to call a number listed on the closed sign, a number to the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet, but they referred him to the Fayette County Sheriff's Department who recommended he call the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet.

Lexington police tell us the business is now back open, so customers should be able to reclaim their property.

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  • by Kelli Location: Frankfort on Sep 19, 2007 at 07:59 PM
    The Richies stole that business right out from underneath someone, that whole place up there is a mess. And "Alex" they do not run a good standing place of business, you know why?!?!? THEY WERE CLOSED DOWN FOR NOT PAYING THEIR TAXES, must have been a mistake right? They wish it was a mistake...
  • by annoymous Location: winchester on Sep 18, 2007 at 09:23 AM
    This is not the land of the free any longer. Unless you are a drug runner, gun runner, or a representative of the government. Then every thing is free no bars held... LOL... You can even get a drink after the "last call for alcohol" just name it and it is yours... Just ask local state representatives who has or has no rights... When they say we have rights you know they are lying. USA is getting to be replica of the old Russia!
  • by Hey Alex Location: Lex on Sep 18, 2007 at 05:19 AM
    Hey Alex, I hope they manage "their" business better than you handle your spelling.
  • by kelly Location: waynesburg on Sep 17, 2007 at 10:40 AM
    yep the entire system is designed against us, all the laws they make daily are ways to tax us more and make more things we do illegial. the land of the free, the land of the million laws and restrictions... and then all our tax money can go to border hopping illegials to buy food, drugs, cars, guns, and whatever off the backs of hard working americans...
  • by tv Location: Lex on Sep 16, 2007 at 04:04 PM
    Even if it's your stuff, it's illegal to break in and take it.
  • by Jim Location: Lexington on Sep 14, 2007 at 08:06 PM
    Glad my vehicle wasn't there. I would've cut the fence, broke out the windows, jimmied the locks, whatever it took to get my vehicle back and dared the Sheriff's office to say a word to me about it. They can't play games like that with people's livelihoods...people depend on their vehicles to get to work, take kids to school, to LIVE. The Sheriff should've done the right thing yesterday and assisted by getting the place unlocked so people could get their vehicles, instead of playing the "pass the buck" game with citizens of Fayette County. I sure would elect someone else next time if they can't make a command decision and instead pass the buck to someone else.
  • by Alex Location: Lexington on Sep 14, 2007 at 06:58 PM
    I know the owners personally and they do manage there business better than you think. And maybe you shouldnt jump to ideas because if you cut fence after reopened then you would be in deeper stuff than you think
  • by Carol Location: versailles on Sep 14, 2007 at 03:24 PM
    If you have the education and common sense to run a business,then u should hire counter help,or customer service that DO NOT HAVE BODY ODOR,&by the way pay your taxes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Joe Location: Georgetown on Sep 14, 2007 at 10:14 AM
    How right you are Fred and Zatoichi! Hey Scott, I once I get the fence open I might leave them a note that says "Sorry, I accidently cut your fence but i can't fix it because I went of of business too! OR...we can hire an illegal and let them get it out for us (Thanks Z for that idea)
  • by Kelli Location: Frankfort on Sep 14, 2007 at 09:50 AM
    This is no surprise to me. That buisness is as twisted as it owners. I think they should keep it closed, they do not deserve to have a good standing buisness which they do not have obviously.
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