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City reopens cooling center/slashes pool prices

The return of dangerous heat to the bluegrass as the city of Lexington again taking steps to keep people safe.

Dangerous heat indices are expected on both Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. High temperatures are expected to top out in the low to mid 90s both days with dewpoints in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Resultant heat indices should top out in the 100 to 105 degree range for both days.

The Dunbar Community Center at 545 North Upper Street will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Residents are invited to come there to cool off. Lexington residents who need a ride to the center can use LexTran for free, said Jill Barnett, a spokesperson for LexTran. Officials suggest if you are coming to the center, bring a blanket, pillows and bottled water.

Admission at Lexington’s aquatic centers and swimming pools will be half-price on Tuesday and Wednesday. Admission to the aquatic centers will be $2 for children ages 15 and under and $2.50 for youth and adults ages 16 and up. Admission to regular pools will be $1.50 for those 15 and under and $2 for adults 16 and up.

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