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Prayer vigil held in neighborhood racked by arsons

People on Hill Rise Drive in Lexington have done everything they can to try and stop the arsonist. They've asked police to up patrols, they've started a neighborhood watch program, and now they're turning to prayer.

Tenants at the Preakness Apartments and their neighbors living close to all the arsons, held hands in prayer Friday night, asking for answers, and a renewed sense of security.

"We wanted to show unity. They're part of this community. We're part of this community. Our church is in this community," said Pastor Ken Menefee, who led the prayer vigil, "I hope the community realizes it's not isolated. I hope the community realizes that this is not just their problem it's all of our problems and we support them and care for them."

The group gathered to pray wanted the person behind the arsons to know they're cared for too. There have been 11 arsons in their neighborhood since early December. The fires range from ones in dumpsters, to cars, to an abandoned apartment, and even a duplex.

There are still cash rewards up for anyone with information that can lead to an arrest in the case. The rewards range from $500 to $1,000.


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