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In its regular meeting Monday, the Franklin County Commission voted to close the Highway 27 bridge.

Reasons cited for the closure include the need for extensive repairs as well as low usage. The bridge is 24 feet wide and is located south of Vina and west of Hodges.

Signs about the closure are expected to be posted ASAP.

County bridge inspector Anthony Gardner recommended the bridge for immediate closure, based on the findings of the inspection crew, including the fact that the piles are rusted and corroded.

In other action, per the request of Franklin County Archives Director Chris Ozbirn, the commission approved the purchase of two historic markers: one for Frankfort and one for Belgreen. Each will cost $2,440, which includes the cost of the pole. The markers will recognize the fact that each town used to be the county seat.

In other business, the commission approved:

  • A resolution noting “with immense pride and admiration the recent success of the Russellville High School Marching Hundred, both its members and sponsors,” congratulating the band on its 2021 Class 5A State Band Championship.
  • A resolution proclaiming Nov. 21-27 as Alabama Farm-City Week. In part, the resolution called for everyone to “join in recognizing the accomplishments of our productive farmers and of our urban residents, who cooperate to create abundance, wealth and strength for our nation.”
  • Appointment of Dr. Karen Townsend to the Northwest Regional Library Board of Trustees.

The Farmers Bank, Frankfort, Indiana Branch of The Farmers Bank, Frankfort, Indiana in Frankfort, Indiana

BankThe Farmers Bank, Frankfort, Indiana
BranchThe Farmers Bank, Frankfort, Indiana Branch (Main Office)
Address9 East Clinton Street,
Frankfort, Indiana 46041
Contact Number(765) 654-8731
Service TypeFull Service, brick and mortar office
Date of Establishment01/01/1876
Branch Deposits$255,520,000

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HeadQuarters Address9 East Clinton Street,
Frankfort, IN 46041
United States
FDIC CERT #12828
Total Bank Assets$578,176,000
Domestic Deposits$482,343,000
RSSD (Federal Reserve ID Number)423449
RSSD (Federal Reserve ID Number) for Holding Company1209538

Routing Number for The Farmers Bank, Frankfort, Indiana in Indiana

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RSSD:The unique number assigned by the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) to the top regulatory bank holding company. This unique identifier for The Farmers Bank, Frankfort, Indiana is 423449.

FDIC CERT #:The certificate number assigned to an institution for deposit insurance. The FDIC Certificate Number for The Farmers Bank, Frankfort, Indiana Branch office of The Farmers Bank, Frankfort, Indiana in Frankfort, IN is 12828. This unique NUMBER is assigned by the FDIC and is used to identify institutions and for the issuance of insurance certificates by FDIC.




The Farmers Bank Frankfort branch is one of the 9 offices of the bank and has been serving the financial needs of their customers in Frankfort, Clinton county, Indiana since 1876. Frankfort office is located at 9 East Clinton Street, Frankfort. You can also contact the bank by calling the branch phone number at 765-654-8731

The Farmers Bank Frankfort branch operates as a full service brick and mortar office. For lobby hours, drive-up hours and online banking services please visit the official website of the bank at You can edit branch details by clicking here if you believe the information is incomplete, incorrect, out of date or misleading.


  • ■ Monday:9:00am - 4:30pm

  • ■ Tuesday:9:00am - 4:30pm

  • ■ Wednesday:9:00am - 4:30pm

  • ■ Thursday:9:00am - 4:30pm

  • ■ Friday:9:00am - 6:00pm

  • ■ Saturday:9:00am - 12:00pm

  • ■ Sunday:Closed

The Farmers Bank Frankfort is open Monday to Saturday and closed on Sundays. The branch opens at 9:00am in the morning. Working hours for Frankfort branch are listed on the table above. Note that this data is based on regular opening and closing hours of The Farmers Bank and may also be subject to changes. Please call the branch at 765-654-8731 to verify hours before visiting.


  • Bank Name:The Farmers Bank

  • Bank Type:Federal Reserve Non-member Bank

  • FDIC Insurance:Certificate #12828

  • Routing Number:N/A

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  • Branch Count:9 Offices in Indiana


Lexington, Kentucky

Consolidated city-county in Kentucky, United States

Lexington, Kentucky

Urban County
From top, left to right: Lexington skyline, Rupp Arena/Central Bank Center, Keeneland Race Course, Donamire Farm, Kroger Field, University of Kentucky Arboretum, Old Fayette County Courthouse, NTRA headquarters

From top, left to right: Lexington skyline, Rupp Arena/Central Bank Center, Keeneland Race Course, Donamire Farm, Kroger Field, University of Kentucky Arboretum, Old Fayette County Courthouse, NTRA headquarters

Official seal of Lexington, Kentucky



Athens of the West,[1] Horse Capital of the World

Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky is located in the United States
Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Location in the United States

Coordinates: 38°01′47″N84°29′41″W / 38.02972°N 84.49472°W / 38.02972; -84.49472Coordinates: 38°01′47″N84°29′41″W / 38.02972°N 84.49472°W / 38.02972; -84.49472
CountryUnited States
 • TypeMayor–council
 • MayorLinda Gorton
 • Urban County Council15-member legislative council
 • Consolidated city-county285.54 sq mi (739.54 km2)
 • Land283.64 sq mi (734.62 km2)
 • Water1.90 sq mi (4.92 km2)
 • Urban87.5 sq mi (226.7 km2)
Elevation978 ft (298 m)
 • Consolidated city-county295,803
 • Estimate 


 • RankUS: 60th
Kentucky: 2nd
 • Density1,145.9/sq mi (439.89/km2)
 • Urban312,263
 • Metro517,056 (US: 109th)
 • CSA745,033 (US: 70th)
 • DemonymLexingtonian
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes

40502–40517, 40522–40524, 40526, 40533, 40536, 40544, 40546, 40550, 40555, 40574–40583, 40588, 40591, 40598

Area code859
AirportBlue Grass Airport
LEX (Regional)
InterstatesI-64 (KY).svgI-75 (KY 1957).svg
U.S. RoutesUS 25 (1961).svgUS 27 (1961).svgUS 60 (1961).svgUS 68 (1961).svgUS 421 (1961).svg
State RoutesElongated circle 4.svgElongated circle 922.svgElongated circle 1927.svgElongated circle 1968.svgElongated circle 1974.svg
WaterwaysKentucky River

Lexington is the second-largest city in Kentucky and the county seat of Fayette County. By population, it is the 57th-largest city in the United States, and by land area, is the country's 28th-largest city. Known as the "Horse Capital of the World", it is the heart of the state's Bluegrass region. Notable locations in the city include the Kentucky Horse Park, The Red Mile and Keeneland race courses, Rupp Arena, Transylvania University, the University of Kentucky, and Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

In the 2019 U.S. Census Estimate, the city's population was 323,152, anchoring a metropolitan area of 517,056 people and a combined statistical area of 745,033 people. Lexington is consolidated entirely within Fayette County, and vice versa. It has a nonpartisan mayor-council form of government, with 12 council districts and three members elected at large, with the highest vote-getter designated vice mayor.


See also: Timeline of Lexington, Kentucky; Lexington, Kentucky, in the American Civil War; History of Kentucky; and National Register of Historic Places listings in Fayette County, Kentucky

Lexington was named in June 1775, in what was then considered Fincastle County, Virginia, 17 years before Kentucky became a state. A party of frontiersmen, led by William McConnell, camped on the Middle Fork of Elkhorn Creek (now known as Town Branch and rerouted under Vine Street) at the site of the present-day McConnell Springs. Upon hearing of the colonists' victory in the Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, they named the site Lexington. It was the first of many American places to be named after the Massachusetts town.[5]

On January 25, 1780, 45 original settlers signed the Lexington Compact, known also as the "Articles of Agreement, made by the inhabitants of the town of Lexington, in the County of Kentucky."[6] The settlement at Lexington at this time was also known as Fort Lexington, as it was surrounded by fortifications to protect from the British and from Indians. The Articles allocated land by granting "In" lots of 1/2 acre to each share, along with "Out" lots of 5 acres for each share. Presumably the "In" lots were for the family dwelling inside the fortifications, while the "Out" lots were to be "cleared" for farming. (Corn is the only crop specifically mentioned in the Articles.) It is known that several of these original settlers (perhaps many of them) served under General George Rogers Clark in the Illinois campaign (also called the Northwestern campaign) against the British in 1778–79. [7][8] While the ostensible founder of Lexington, William McConnell, is not one of the signees, an Alexander McConnell is. Within two years of signing the Agreement, both John and Jacob Wymore were killed by Indians in separate incidents outside the walls of "Fort Lexington".[9]

Historic Henry Claylaw office in downtown Lexington

In December, 1781, a huge caravan of around 600 pioneers from Spotsylvania County, Virginia--dubbed "The Travelling Church"--arrived in the Lexington area. Led by the preacher Lewis Craig and Captain William Ellis, the Travelling Church established numerous churches, including the South Elkhorn Christian Church in Lexington. [10]On May 6, 1782, the town of Lexington was chartered by an act of the Virginia General Assembly.[2] Around 1790, the First African Baptist Church was founded in Lexington by Peter Durrett,[11] a Baptist preacher and slave held by Joseph Craig. Durrett had helped guide "The Travelling Church" on its trek to Kentucky. This church is the oldest black Baptist congregation in Kentucky and the third-oldest in the United States.[11][12]

In the early 1800s, Lexington was a rising city of the vast territory to the west of the Appalachian Mountains; Josiah Espy described it in a published version of his notes as he toured Ohio and Kentucky:[13]

Lexington is the largest and most wealthy town in Kentucky, or indeed west of the Allegheny Mountains; the main street of Lexington has all the appearance of Market Street in Philadelphia on a busy day ... I would suppose it contains about five hundred dwelling houses [it was closer to three hundred], many of them elegant and three stories high. About thirty brick buildings were then raising, and I have little doubt but that in a few years it will rival, not only in wealth, but in population, the most populous inland town of the United States ... The country around Lexington for many miles in every direction, is equal in beauty and fertility to anything the imagination can paint and is already in a high state of cultivation.[14]

In the early 19th century, Lexington planter John Wesley Hunt became the first millionaire west of the Alleghenies. Henry Clay, a lawyer who married into one of the wealthiest families of Kentucky and served as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives in 1812, helped to lead the War Hawks, pushing for war with Great Britain to bolster the markets of American products.[15] Six companies of volunteers came from Lexington, with a rope-walk on James Erwin's farm on the Richmond Road used as a recruiting office and barracks until the war ended.[16] Several Lexingtonians served with prominence as officers in the war. For example, Captain Nathaniel G.S. Hart commanded the Lexington Light Infantry (also known as the "Silk Stocking Boys") and was killed while a captive after the Battle of the River Raisin.[17] Henry Clay also served as a negotiator at the Treaty of Ghent in 1814.

The growing town was devastated by a cholera epidemic in 1833, which had spread throughout the waterways of the Mississippi and Ohio valleys: 500 of 7,000 Lexington residents died within two months, including nearly one-third of the congregation of Christ Church Episcopal.[18]London Ferrill, second preacher of First African Baptist, was one of three clergy who stayed in the city to serve the suffering victims.[12]

Farmers in the areas around Lexington held slaves for use as field hands, laborers, artisans, and domestic servants. In the city, slaves worked primarily as domestic servants and artisans, although they also worked with merchants, shippers, and in a wide variety of trades. Farms raised commodity crops of tobacco and hemp, and thoroughbred horse breeding and racing became established in this part of the state. By 1850, Lexington had the highest concentration of enslaved people in the entire state. The city also had a significant population of free blacks, who were often of mixed race. By 1850, First African Baptist Church, led by London Ferrill, a free black from Virginia, had a congregation of 1,820 persons. At that time, First African Baptist Church had the largest congregation of any church, black or white, in the state of Kentucky.[12]

20th century to present[edit]

Amidst the tensions between black and white populations over the lack of affordable housing in the city, a race riot broke out on September 1, 1917. At the time, the Colored A. & M. Fair (one of the largest African American fairs in the South) on Georgetown Pike had attracted more African Americans from the surrounding area into the city. Also during this time, some United States National Guard troops were camping on the edge of the city. Three troops passed in front of an African American restaurant and shoved some people on the sidewalk. A fight broke out, reinforcements for the troops and civilians both appeared, and soon a riot began. The Kentucky National Guard was summoned, and once the riot had ended, armed soldiers and police patrolled the streets. All other National Guard troops were barred from the city streets until the fair ended.[19]

On February 9, 1920, tensions flared up again, this time over the trial of Will Lockett, a black serial killer who murdered Geneva Hardman, a 10-year-old white girl. When a large mob gathered outside the courthouse where Lockett's trial was underway, Kentucky Governor Edwin P. Morrow massed the National Guard troops into the streets to work alongside local law enforcement. As the mob advanced on the courthouse, the National Guard opened fire, killing six and wounding 50 others. Fearing further retaliation from the mob, Morrow urged the United States Army to provide assistance. Led by Brigadier General Francis C. Marshall, approximately 1,200 federal troops from nearby Camp Zachary Taylor moved into the city the same day to assist National Guard forces and local police in bringing order and peace. Marshall declared martial law in the city and had soldiers positioned throughout the area for two weeks. Lockett was eventually executed on March 11 at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville, after being found guilty of murdering Hardman.[20]

In 1935, during the Great Depression, the Addiction Research Center (ARC) was created as a small research unit at the United States Public Health Service hospital in Lexington.[21] Founded as one of the first drug rehabilitation clinics in the nation, the ARC was affiliated with a federal prison. Expanded as the first alcohol and drug rehabilitation hospital in the United States, it was known as "Narco" of Lexington. The hospital was later converted to operate as part of the federal prison system; it is known as the Federal Medical Center, Lexington and serves a variety of health needs for prisoners. Lexington also served as the headquarters for a pack horse library in the late 1930s and early 1940s.[22]


The Lexington-Fayette metro area includes five additional counties: Clark, Jessamine, Bourbon, Woodford, and Scott. This is the second-largest metro area in Kentucky after Louisville. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 285.5 square miles (739 km2). 284.5 square miles (737 km2) of it is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) of it (0.35%) is covered by water.[23]


Main article: Cityscape of Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington features a diverse cityscape.

Panoramic view of downtown Lexington before the construction of City Center


Lexington's strict urban growth boundary protects area horse farms from development.

Lexington has had to manage a rapidly growing population while working to maintain the character of the surrounding horse farms that give the region its identity. In 1958, Lexington enacted the nation's first urban growth boundary, restricting new development to an urban service area (USA). It set a strict minimum area requirement, currently 40 acres (160,000 m2), to maintain open space for landholdings in the rural service area.[24]

Cheapside Ave in downtown

In 1980, the comprehensive plan was updated: the USA was modified to include urban activity centers (UACs) and rural activity centers (RACs).[25] The UACs were commercial and light-industrial districts in urbanized areas, while RACs were retail trade and light-industrial centers clustered around the Interstate 64/Interstate 75 interchanges. In 1996, the USA was expanded when 5,300 acres (21 km2) of the RSA were acquired through the expansion area master plan (EAMP).[24] This was controversial: this first major update to the comprehensive plan in over a decade was accompanied by arguments among residents about the future of Lexington and the Thoroughbred farms.[25]

The EAMP included new concepts of impact fees, assessment districts, neighborhood design concepts, design overlays, mandatory greenways, major roadway improvements, storm water management, and open-space mitigation for the first time. It also included a draft of the rural land management plan, which included large-lot zoning and traffic-impact controls. A pre-zoning of the entire expansion area was refuted in the plan. A 50-acre (200,000 m2) minimum proposal was defeated. Discussion of this proposal appeared to stimulate the development of numerous 10-acre (40,000 m2) subdivisions in the RSAs.[25]

Three years after the expansion was initiated, the RSA land management plan was adopted, which increased the minimum lot size in the agricultural rural zones to 40-acre (160,000 m2).[24] In 2000, a purchase of development rights plan was adopted, granting the city the power to purchase the development rights of existing farms; in 2001, $40 million was allocated to the plan from a $25-million local, $15-million state grant.[25]


Lexington is in the northern periphery of the humid subtropical climate zone (Cfa),[26] with hot, humid summers and moderately cold winters with occasional mild periods; it falls in USDA hardiness zone 6b.[27] The city and the surrounding Bluegrass region have four distinct seasons that include cool plateau breezes, moderate nights in the summer, and no prolonged periods of heat, cold, rain, wind, or snow. The monthly daily average temperature ranges from 33.9 °F (1.1 °C) in January to 76.7 °F (24.8 °C) in July, while the annual mean temperature is 56.3 °F (13.5 °C).[28] On average, 25 days of 90 °F (32 °C)+ highs occur annually and 23 days per winter where the high is equal to or less than freezing.[29] Annual precipitation is 49.84 inches (1,270 mm), with the late spring and summer being slightly wetter; snowfall averages 14.5 inches (37 cm) per season.[29] Extreme temperatures range from −21 °F (−29 °C) on January 24, 1963, to 108 °F (42 °C) on July 10 and 15, 1936.[28]

Lexington is recognized as a high allergy area by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.[30]

Climate data for Lexington, Kentucky (Blue Grass Airport), 1991–2020 normals,[a] extremes 1872–present[b]
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 80
Mean maximum °F (°C) 64.2
Average high °F (°C) 42.3
Daily mean °F (°C) 33.9
Average low °F (°C) 25.4
Mean minimum °F (°C) 3.5
Record low °F (°C) −21
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.42
Average snowfall inches (cm) 4.7
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in)12.6 11.6 12.8 12.8 12.6 11.7 10.7 9.6 7.7 9.2 10.3 12.6 134.2
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in)4.5 3.8 1.7 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 2.5 13.4
Source: NOAA[28][29]


Historical population
2019 (est.)323,152[4]9.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[31]

The Lexington-Fayette Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Jessamine, Scott, and Woodford Counties. The MSA population in 2015 was estimated at 500,535.[32]

The Lexington-Fayette-Frankfort-Richmond, KY Combined Statistical Area had an estimated population of 723,849 in 2015.[33] This includes the metro area and an additional seven counties.[34]

Map of racial distribution in Lexington, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people: White, Black, Asian, Hispanicor Other(yellow)

As of the census[35] of 2010, 295,803 people, 125,752 households, and 62,915 families resided in the city. The population density was 1,042.8 people per square mile (353.5/km2). The 135,160 housing units averaged 408.3/mi2 (157.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 75.7% White, 14.5% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 3.2% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.21% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 6.9% of the population.

Of the 125,752 households, 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.9% were not families; 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29, and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city, the population was distributed as 21.3% under the age of 18, 14.6% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $49,778 and for a family was $53,264. Males had a median income of $36,166 versus $26,964 for females. The per capita income for the city was $30,031. About 8.2% of families and 18.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.3% of those under the age of 18 and 8.6% of those ages 65 and older.

The table below illustrates the population growth of Fayette County since the first U.S. Census in 1790. Lexington city limits became coterminous with Fayette County in 1974.



Main article: Economy of Lexington, Kentucky

See also: List of employers in Lexington, Kentucky

The Jif peanut butter plant on Winchester Road

Lexington has one of the nation's most stable economies. Lexington describes itself as having "a fortified economy, strong in manufacturing, technology, and entrepreneurial support, benefiting from a diverse, balanced business base".[42] The Lexington Metro Area had an unemployment rate of 3.7% in August 2015, lower than many cities of similar size.[43]

The city is home to several large corporations. Sizable employment is generated by four Fortune 500 companies: Xerox (which acquired Affiliated Computer Services), Lexmark International, Lockheed-Martin, and IBM, employing 3,000, 2,800, 1,705, and 552, respectively.[44]United Parcel Service, Trane, and, Inc. have large operations in the city, and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky is within the Lexington CSA, located in adjoining Georgetown. A Jifpeanut butter plant located here produces more peanut butter than any other factory in the world.[45]

Notable corporate headquarters include Lexmark International, a manufacturer of printers and enterprise software;[46]Link-Belt Construction Equipment, a designer and manufacturer of telescopic and lattice boom cranes;[47]Big Ass Fans, a manufacturer of large ceiling fans and lighting fixtures for industrial, commercial, agricultural, and residential use;[48]A&W Restaurants, a restaurant chain known for root beer;[49] and Fazoli's, an Italian-American fast-food chain.[50]

The city's largest employer, the University of Kentucky, employed 16,743 as of 2020.[51]

Other sizable employers include the Lexington-Fayette County government and other hospital facilities. The Fayette County Public Schools employ 5,374, and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government employs 2,699. Central Baptist Hospital, Saint Joseph Hospital, Saint Joseph East, and the Veterans Administration Hospital employ 7,000 persons in total.[44]


Annual cultural events and fairs[edit]

June has two popular music festivals: Bluegrass and Broadway. The Festival of the Bluegrass, Kentucky's oldest bluegrass music festival, is in early June; it includes three stages for music and a "bluegrass music camp" for school children. For more than two decades, during the second and third weekends, UK Opera Theatre presents a Broadway medley "It's A Grand Night for Singing!"[52]

Later in June, the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization hosts the Lexington Pride Festival, which celebrates pride in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities and welcomes allies. The festival offers live music, crafts, food, and informational booths from diverse service organizations. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, elected in 2010 and openly gay, proclaimed June 29, 2013, as Pride Day.[53] Lexington has one of the highest concentrations of gay and lesbian couples in the United States for a city its size.[53]

Area residents gather downtown for the Fourth of July festivities, which extend for several days. On July 3, the Gratz Park Historic District is transformed into an outdoor music hall, when the Patriotic Music Concert is held on the steps of Morrison Hall at Transylvania University. The Lexington Singers and the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra perform at this event. On the Fourth, events include a reading of the Declaration of Independence on the steps of the Old Courthouse, a waiters' race in Phoenix Park, a parade, a country-music concert, street vendors for wares and food, and fireworks. The Woodland Arts Fair is almost four decades old.[54]

"Southern Lights: Spectacular Sights on Holiday Nights," which takes place from November 18 to December 31, is held at the Kentucky Horse Park. It includes a three-mile (4.8 km) drive through the park, showcasing numerous displays, many in character with the horse industry and history of Lexington. The "Mini-Train Express", an indoor petting zoo featuring exotic animals, the International Museum of the Horse, an exhibit showcasing the Bluegrass Railway Club's model train, and Santa Claus are other major highlights.[55]

Other events and fares include:

Historical structures and museums[edit]

Additional historic sites include:

The University of Kentucky Art Museum is the premier art museum for Lexington and the only accredited museum in the region. Its collection of over 4000 objects ranges from Old Masters to Contemporary. It regularly hosts special exhibitions.[60]

The local Woolworth's building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its significance as a site of protests during the Civil Rights Movement against segregation during the 1960s. Activists conducted sit-ins to gain integrated lunch service, full access to facilities, and more employment. However, in 2004, the building was demolished by its owner, and the area was paved for use as a parking lot until further development.[61]


College athletics[edit]

The Kentucky Wildcats, the athletic program of the University of Kentucky, is Lexington's most popular sports entity. The school fields 22 varsity sports teams, most of which compete in the Southeastern Conference as a founding member.[62] The men's basketball team is one of the winningest programs in NCAA history, having won eight national championships. The basketball program was also the first to reach 2000 wins.[63]

Professional sports[edit]

Lexington is home to the Lexington Legends, a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, an independent MLB Partner league.[64] In 2020, the Legends were one of the minor league teams that lost MLB affiliation under a new plan by the MLB.[65]

Horse racing and equestrian events[edit]

The city is home to two horse-racing tracks, Keeneland and The Red Mile harness track. Keeneland, sporting live races in April and October, is steeped in tradition; little has changed since the track's opening in 1936. Keeneland hosted the 2015 Breeders' Cup, with the event's signature race, the Breeders' Cup Classic, won by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah. This track also has the world's largest Thoroughbred auction house; 19 Kentucky Derby winners, 21 Preakness Stakes winners, and 18 Belmont Stakes winners were purchased at Keeneland sales. Its most notable race is the Blue Grass Stakes, which is considered an important preparation for the Kentucky Derby. The Red Mile is the oldest horse racing track in the city and the second-oldest in the nation. It runs live harness races, in which horses pull two-wheeled carts called sulkies. The two tracks announced a partnership in 2014.[66]

The Kentucky Horse Park, located along scenic Iron Works Pike in northern Fayette County, is a comparative latecomer to Lexington, opening in 1978. Although commonly known as a tourist attraction and museum, it is also a working horse farm with a farrier and famous retired horses such as 2003 Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide. Since its opening in April 1978, the Kentucky Horse Park has hosted the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, which is one of the top-three annual equestrian eventing competitions in the world and is held immediately before the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville. In September and October 2010, Lexington hosted the World Equestrian Games.[67]

Parks and outdoor attractions[edit]

City parks and facilities[edit]

Lexington has over 100 parks ranging in size from the 8,719-square-foot (810.0 m2) Smith Street Park to the 659-acre (2.7 km2) Masterson Station Park.[68][69] Among those parks are:

  • Five public golf courses at Kearney Hill Links, Lakeside, Meadowbrook, Tates Creek, and Picadome
  • Five dog parks at Jacobson, Masterson Station, Coldstream, Pleasant Ridge, and Wellington
  • Three public 18-hole disc golf courses at Shillito Park, Jacobson Park, and Veterans Park
  • A public skate park at Woodland Park, featuring 12,000 square feet (1,100 m2) of "ramps, platforms, bowls, and pipes"[68]

Natural areas[edit]

The city is home to Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, a 734-acre (3.0 km2) nature preserve along the Kentucky River Palisades.[68][70]

The Arboretum is a 100-acre (0.40 km2) preserve adjacent to the University of Kentucky.[68]

The city also plays host to the historic McConnell Springs, a 26-acre (110,000 m2) park within the industrial confines off Old Frankfort Pike.[68][70]

Government and politics[edit]

See also: Government of Kentucky

Urban County Council[edit]

The Urban County Council is a 15-member legislative group. Twelve of the members represent specific districts and serve two-year terms; three are elected citywide as at-large council members and serve four-year terms. The at-large member receiving the highest number of votes in the general election automatically becomes the vice mayor, who acts as the presiding officer of the council when the mayor is absent. The council members as of 2021 are [71]

Robert F. Stephens Courthouse
The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Building

Third District Council Member Jake Gibbs died unexpectedly on March 3, 2020. Mayor Linda Gorton appointed Mark Swanson[87] to complete Gibbs' term.[88][89]

Law enforcement[edit]

Primary law enforcement duties within Lexington-Fayette County are the responsibility of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Division of Police. As of July 1, 2021, the Division of Police (also called Lexington Police Department) is authorized for 639 sworn police officers and 16 traffic safety officers. The Division of Police resulted from the merger of the Lexington Police Department with the Fayette County Patrol in 1974. The Fayette County Sheriff's Office is responsible for court service, including court security, prisoner transport, process and warrant service, and property tax collection. The 1974 merger also consolidated the office of city jailer into the office of county jailer, a constitutional position. In 1992 (effective 1993), the Kentucky General Assembly enabled a correctional services division to be established by ordinance, making employees civil-service employees rather than political appointees.[90]

Fire protection[edit]

All fire/rescue protection within Lexington-Fayette County (with the exception of the Blue Grass Airport) is provided by the Lexington Fire Department. The current department was formed with the merger of the county and city fire departments in 1973. Lexington Fire Department is the largest single fire department in Kentucky with over 600 personnel and 24 individual fire stations broken into five districts (battalions).[91]


See also: List of schools in Lexington, Kentucky

Memorial Hallis the most frequently photographed building at the University of Kentucky.

According to the United States Census, of Lexington's population over the age of 25, 22.4% hold a bachelor's degree, 11.4% hold a master's degree, 3.1% hold a professional degree, and 2.6% hold a doctoral degree.

The city is served by the Fayette County Public Schools. The system currently consists of six district high schools, along with multiple smaller multidistrict high schools, 12 middle schools, one combined middle/high school, and 37 elementary schools, and is supplemented with many private schools. FCPS opened two new elementary schools in August 2016, and opened a new high school in August 2017.[92][93][94]

The two traditional colleges are the University of Kentucky, which is the state's flagship public university, and Transylvania University, which is the state's oldest four-year university and the first university west of the Alleghenies.[95]


Main article: Media in Lexington, Kentucky

Lexington's largest daily circulating newspaper is the Lexington Herald-Leader. Business Lexington[96] is a monthly business newspaper. The Chevy Chaser Magazine[97] and Southsider Magazine[98] are two community publications.

The region is also served by eight primary television stations, including WLEX, WKYT, WDKY-TV, WTVQ, The CW, WKLE, and MyNetworkTV, and online news agency[99] The state's public television network, Kentucky Educational Television, is headquartered in Lexington and is one of the nation's largest public networks, reaching all 1.6 million television households in the state.[100]



Main article: Roads of Lexington, Kentucky

North Broadway near Transylvania University's campus

Interstate 75 runs north–south on the edge of Lexington. Interstate 64 runs east–west on the northern edge of the city. Lexington itself is at the confluence of US Route 25, US Route 27, US Route 60, US Route 68 and US Route 421.

Lexington suffers considerable traffic congestion for a city of its size due to the lack of freeways, the proximity of the University of Kentucky to downtown, and the substantial number of commuters from outlying towns.[citation needed] For traffic relief on northern New Circle Road, Citation Boulevard is planned.[101]


The Southern Railway well into the 1960s ran passenger trains through its Lexington station on a Cincinnati-Florida route: the Ponce de Leon and the Royal Palm, as well as the railroad's Carolina Special to various points in North and South Carolina.[102] The last remnant of the Royal Palm left Lexington in 1970. Union Station, open from 1907, and demolished in March 1960, hosted the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway and the Louisville and Nashville.[103] The C&O's Louisville-Ashland connector train to the company's George Washington[104] ran until 1970.


The Blue Grass Airport is on the west side of Lexington on US Route 60. It has passenger flights by four carriers: Allegiant, American, Delta and United.[105]

Modal characteristics[edit]

In 2016, 78.5 percent of working Lexington residents commuted by driving alone, 8.5 percent carpooled, 2 percent used public transportation, and 4 percent walked. About 2.3 of commuters used all other forms of transportation, including taxi, bicycle, and motorcycle. About 4.7 worked out of the home.[106]

In 2015, 7.2 percent of city of Lexington households were without a car, which increased slightly to 7.4 percent in 2016. The national average was 8.7 percent in 2016. Lexington averaged 1.7 cars per household in 2016, compared to a national average of 1.8 per household.[107]

Notable people[edit]

Main article: List of people from Lexington, Kentucky

Sister cities[edit]

Lexington has four sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International:

  • Deauville, Calvados, Normandy, France (since 1957)[108]
  • County Kildare, Leinster, Ireland (since 1984)[108]
  • Newmarket, Suffolk, United Kingdom (since 2003)[108][109]
  • Shinhidaka, Hokkaido, Japan (since 2006)
    Shinhidaka was formed by a 2006 local government merger. One of the entities involved in the merger was Shizunai, which established a sister city relationship with Lexington in 1988.[108]

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Frankfort, IN — The Farmers Bank has announced plans to reopen their branch located inside Wesley Manor Retirement Community on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. The Wesley Manor branch located in Frankfort, Indiana, will be open from 9 am – 12 pm every Tuesday until further notice.

The Farmers Bank offers a full suite of electronic banking products. You’ll find our online banking system and mobile banking app fast, convenient, and easy to use. You can pay your bills, check your balances, deposit checks, view your transaction history, transfer money between accounts, and locate our ATMs all from the comfort and safety of your home. If you have questions or need assistance using any of our online or mobile banking products, please contact your local branch during normal business hours.

Please note that Wesley Manor Retirement Community is actively and attentively following recommendations from CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) and the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) on limiting visitors in their retirement communities. These visits must be made by appointment and can be no more than two guests per visit.

We will continue sharing updates as we have them. Thank you so much for your understanding, and we hope to see you soon.

The Farmers Bank is a $700 million asset organization chartered in 1876 with headquarters in Frankfort, IN. The Farmers Bank is locally owned and operated with 10 banking offices located in Central Indiana providing retail, business, investment & trust services, mortgage, and electronic banking services. Additional information can be found at Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.


Farmers Bank of Marion, Kentucky was chartered and opened for business on December 1, 1899. The original stockholders who established the bank with capital of $15,000.00 were E. W. Jones, S. S. Sullenger, J. B. Hubbard, William T. Fowler, Dr. R. L. Moore, E. J. Hayward, E. C. Moore, Dr. J. R. Clark, and P. B. Croft.

William T. Fowler, one of the founders of the bank, served as the first president of the bank. During his 25 year tenure, several significant events occurred whose influences are reflected in the bank today. On February 19, 1913, the board of directors of Farmers Bank approved the purchase of the building and lot, which the bank had occupied since its opening at 201 South Main Street in downtown Marion, Kentucky for $5,000.00. The owner of the bank building and lot was E. J. Hayward, one of the founders of the bank. "On Wednesday night, March 26, 1913, about 11:30 p.m., a fire, of unknown origin, was discovered in a vacant building adjoining the bank, which resulted in the complete destruction of the bank's building and furniture," save the vault. Farmers Bank operated from a room in James and James, until "a substantial bank building" could be constructed at the same location. At the November 29, 1913 regular meeting of the board of directors of the bank, it was reported that $9,985.00 had been spent on the new bank building, furniture, and fixtures. On Monday, October 20, 1919, the shareholders of Farmers Bank approved the reorganization of the bank as Farmers Bank and Trust Company of Marion, Kentucky, which allowed the "corporation to transact and carry on a trust business in addition to its banking business". On December 31, 1924, Mr. Fowler retired as president, but he continued as chairman of the board of directors until his death on December 30, 1928. Mr. Fowler is the longest serving president of the bank to date.

W. T. McConnell assumed the presidency upon the retirement of Mr. Fowler. Mr. McConnell joined Farmers Bank on December 1, 1913 as a vice president. He resumed his role as a vice president in 1930, in which he continued until his death on February 15, 1936.

O. S. Denny returned to Farmers Bank and Trust Company as its third president in 1930. Mr. Denny joined the bank on January 1, 1913 as the cashier and was elected to the board of directors on January 28, 1913. He had served as the cashier of Citizens Bank of Carrsville, Kentucky for ten years prior to joining Farmers Bank. On August 17, 1928, Mr. Denny resigned from the board of directors and as the cashier of Farmers Bank to become the Banking Commissioner of Kentucky. Governor Flem D. Sampson appointed him to this position, in which he served from July 1, 1928 to June 30, 1930. Mr. Denny's tenure was marked by The Great Depression and the effect that it had on our nation's banks, including banks in our community. On October 11, 1930, the shareholders of Farmers Bank and Trust Company approved a consolidation and merger with Marion Bank, with the new bank to retain the name of Farmers Bank and Trust Company. Between July 1, 1932 and June 30, 1933, Farmers Bank and Trust Company purchased the assets of Citizens Bank of Carrsville. In both of these transactions, Farmers Bank and Trust Company ensured that "no depositor [of Marion Bank or Citizens Bank of Carrsville] lost a single penny." During this period, Farmers Bank and Trust Company had the Carrsville Agency, which served the lending needs of the Carrsville community.

"As did all other banks in the entire country during the depression years, Farmers Bank and Trust Company issued preferred stock in order that it might protect itself and at the same time assume its responsibility for looking after the interest of its own community and county." On January 9, 1934, Farmers Bank and Trust Company's Articles of Incorporation were amended to allow the issuance of preferred stock, class A and B. The preferred stock, class A, was issued to the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, which was created by Congress in 1932 during President Herbert Hoover's administration. The preferred stock, class B, was issued to individuals. Another significant result of The Great Depression that we continue to appreciate is the establishment of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) by the Banking Act of 1933 during President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's administration. The FDIC originally insured deposits up to $5,000.00. Mr. Denny held the presidency until his death on July 13, 1937.

R. G. Fowler, the son of the bank's first president William T. Fowler, accepted the role of president of the bank on September 1, 1937, shortly after Mr. Denny's death. Mr. Fowler was serving as a director of the bank as early as 1934 and had been serving as a vice president of the bank since April 1, 1936. On October 1, 1938, the Carrsville Agency was discontinued and all of it cash, notes, records, etc. were transferred to Farmers Bank and Trust Company's Main Office in Marion. During a regular meeting of the board of directors on November 5, 1941, a representative of the Burroughs Adding Machine Company presented their new posting machines and systems of bookkeeping. Mr. Fowler served as president until his death on September 20, 1942.

R. F. Wheeler accepted the presidency of the bank on January 12, 1943, shortly after Mr. Fowler's death. Mr. Wheeler began serving on the board of directors on January 2, 1918 and served as a vice president from January 1, 1923 until an unknown date between 1929 and 1935. On June 9, 1943, the board of directors approved closing the bank at 12 noon each Thursday, "thereby enabling the employees [of the bank] to participate in Victory Garden work." On October 14, 1944, the board of directors approved purchasing a second posting machine at a cost of $2,000.00. Mr. Wheeler's tenure saw the conversion of the bank's preferred stock, class B, to common stock as per a special shareholders' meeting on November 18, 1946. Mr. Wheeler retired as president of the bank on January 13, 1948, but continued to serve on the board of directors until his death on August 13, 1966.

John Quertermous assumed the role of president upon the retirement of Mr. Wheeler. Mr. Quertermous had served as the president of Salem Bank of Salem, Kentucky from January 8, 1935 to January 1, 1948. In 1946, Governor Simeon Slavens Willis appointed Mr. Quertermous as the Kentucky Department of Welfare Commissioner, in which capacity he served until he accepted the presidency of Farmers Bank and Trust Company. Mr. Quertermous' tenure saw the retirement of the bank's preferred stock, class A, by December 31, 1948 as per the special shareholders' meeting on November 18, 1946 and a regular meeting of the board of directors on December 11, 1947. On October 19, 1950, the board of directors authorized the bank to begin offering Christmas Savings Accounts for 1951. On March 12, 1953, the board of directors authorized the bank to close on Wednesday afternoons, during the summer months. A minimum hourly wage of $1.00 became effective on May 1, 1956. On April 27, 1956, the board of directors approved the purchase of Carrier air conditioning equipment for the bank at a cost of $1,799.00. Mr. Quertermous held the presidency until his death on February 12, 1958.

Hollis Charles Franklin accepted the presidency of the bank on February 20, 1958. Mr. Franklin joined the bank on July 1, 1918 and was an assistant cashier as early as February 8, 1919. He served as the executive vice president of the bank from January 8, 1946 until he assumed the president's role. Mr. Franklin held the presidency until his death on December 2, 1958.

Homer Glenn McConnell, the son of the bank's second president W. T. McConnell, accepted the presidency of the bank on January 13, 1959. Mr. McConnell first served the bank as an assistant cashier, from December 31, 1928 to 1939. In 1939, he became Postmaster of the Marion Post Office, in which capacity he served until his death on November 22, 1960. On March 12, 1959, the board of directors authorized the re-opening of the trust department. Mr. McConnell held the presidency until his death.

Samuel A. Guggenheim, Jr. assumed the role of president on January 12, 1961, shortly after Mr. McConnell's death. Mr. Guggenheim began serving the bank as a director prior to April 4, 1934. He retired as the president of the bank on January 15, 1970, continuing to serve as the chairman of the board of directors until his death on August 2, 1981.

H. Douglas Sullenger accepted the presidency of the bank upon Mr. Guggenheim's retirement. Mr. Sullenger joined the bank on September 9, 1946 and was elected to the board of directors on October 9, 1958. He served as the first trust officer when the trust department was re-opened in 1959 and continued in that role until his retirement as president. In 1972, the bank initiated an expansion and renovation project of the bank building, which doubled its size. On November 30, 1975, the bank began converting its transaction processing and posting to Computer Services, Inc. in Paducah, Kentucky. On September 1, 1987, the shareholders of Farmers Bank and Trust Company approved the formation of Farmers Bancorp, Inc., a holding company with Farmers Bank and Trust Company as its wholly owned subsidiary. The formation of the holding company provides the bank with the flexibility to respond to the changes in the rapidly evolving financial services industry. In 1989, the bank initiated an expansion and renovation project of the bank building, which doubled its size again and included the bank's first automated teller machine. From 1972 to 1989, the total assets of the bank had grown fivefold as had the cost of the expansion and renovation project. After retiring from the presidency on December 31, 1993, he continued as the chairman of the board of directors until December 31, 1996.

Gareth W. Hardin assumed the role of president of the bank upon Mr. Sullenger's retirement. Mr. Hardin joined the bank on August 24, 1987 and was elected to the board of directors on December 15, 1988. On July 16, 1998, Farmers Bank and Trust Company opened its second location at 203 North Main Street, a drive-thru branch with a lobby and a drive-thru full service automated teller machine. On July 22, 1998, the bank ended a tradition that had started over 45 years earlier: the drive-thru branch opened for its first Wednesday afternoon. On June 25, 1998, Farmers Bank and Trust Company launched the MasterMoney debit card, which serves as an automated teller machine or cash card and as a check or debit card. Another milestone for Farmers Bank and Trust Company occurred on January 1, 2010 when Mr. John Wade Berry became the 12th President of Farmers Bank. This was followed by another change on January 1, 2011 when Mr. Berry was also named Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Berry has been employed at the bank since September 22, 1993 and has served on the bank's board of directors since 2007. 

On Tuesday, April 16, 2002, Farmers Bank and Trust Company celebrated yet another major milestone, as the total assets of the bank reached the $100 million mark for the first time. On Monday, April 14, 2003, Farmers Bank and Trust Company opened its third location at 216 West Main Street in downtown Salem, KY, which was its first location outside of Crittenden County and its second full service location with a lobby, drive-thru windows and a drive-thru full service automated teller machine. Our fourth location and second location outside of Crittenden County was our Henderson Office, which opened June 8, 2015, followed by our fifth location in Madisonville, KY on April 25, 2016.

During 2019, the bank expanded its borders yet again with the acquisition of First State Bank, which serves three counties, McLean, Muhlenberg, and Warren.  The five new offices located in Livermore, Calhoun, Central City, Greenville, and Bowling Green greatly complimented the culture of the bank and the types of communities the bank was accustomed to serving.

As we look back at more than 100 years of serving our communities, we look back with admiration and appreciation to each director, officer, and employee whose dedication, diligence and sacrifice made the vision of nine men a reality that has touched countless lives. They have transformed a $15,000.00 investment in 1899 into an institution with over $400 million in total assets in 2021. Our directors and employees consider it an honor and a privilege to continue this rich history by serving those who have made it all possible, OUR CUSTOMERS and OUR SHAREHOLDERS.


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