LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is making it easier for the public to view restaurant inspection scores.
On Monday morning, health officials unveiled new placards which are required to be placed in visible areas. The new placards feature the restaurant's inspection score in a green box for a passing grade and red for a failing grade, along with a checkbox for areas of concern and violations.
"These new placards allow customers to immediately determine if a restaurant passed or failed and provide information about violations," LFCHD Communications Officer Kevin Hall said. "Also, they're designed to be easier to read and look better on the walls or in the windows of Lexington's restaurants."
The health department regulates about 1,550 restaurants, which are inspected at least twice per year.