Lexington officials prepare for the Final Four

By: Melissa Etezadi Email
By: Melissa Etezadi Email

If Kentucky wins city leaders in Lexington say the celebration could be like none other. "Historically when UK wins, cats fans have celebrated in grand fashion," explains Lexington Chief of Police Ronnie Bastin, "I don't think any of us ever doubted that we wouldn't be standing here having the conversation that we're having today, but this is a great opportunity and we are prepared for it."

During the press conference officials announced how they hope to keep the Final Four celebrations safe. They say they are taking a proactive approach and will have staff working around the clock, with extra patrols at fixed posts on popular streets like Limeston, Euclid and Woodland.

City officials have also been in contact with local bars, preparing for how they will handle the crowds. "We want this to be a joyous event for everyone. We don't want anyone to get hurt, however, we will not tolerate any aggressive or violent behavior.

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