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With temperatures in the 90’s and the National Weather Service having issued an Extreme Heat Warning, Lexington Emergency Management has activated its Phase 3 Heat Alert.

The combination of heat and humidity will lead to an increased risk of heat-related stress and illness, especially with the very young and elderly. Everyone is advised to drink plenty of water, avoid strenuous activity during the middle of the day and check on elderly neighbors.  ...Read more

GOP Sen. Rand Paul Blocks Bill To Boost 9/11 Victims Fund

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has blocked a bipartisan bill that would ensure a victims’ compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. Sen. Paul questioned the bill’s 70-year time frame and notes that the federal government already faces a $22 trillion debt. He says any new spending such as the 9/11 bill should be offset by cuts. ...Read more