At the last general meeting, it was determined that Richmond Ave, Owsley Ave, and the Sherman Ave (1st and 2nd block) had the most issues with speeding. As the city no longer offers speed bumps or humps, only speed tables, the issue of loss of street clearing and emergency vehicle service will no longer be a problem. As a side note, Sherman did not qualify for stop signs at the intersection with Monroe a few years back and stop signs cannot be placed at the intersection of Owsley and Monroe.

The protocol for the requesting traffic studies for speed control measures (specifically speed tables) are as follows:

1. Each block effected that desires speed control measures completes a petition with 65% resident approval to have a traffic/feasibility study performed (such as the first block of Richmond Avenue).

2. Traffic engineering performs the study (during non-summer traffic which is low) and makes an assessment whether or not the street qualifies bases on traffic volumes and speeds. If the block qualifies, then traffic engineering makes an assessment of cost sharing with the neighborhood based on median property value or media household income. Our understanding from the meeting is that this is scaled and that it would be less than half of the cost and probably more like 10%-30% of the total. For reference from the last communications:

  • Owsley: approximately $18,000 for 4 speed tables between Richmond Rd and Cramer Ave
  • Sherman Ave: approximately $13,500 between Richmond Rd. and Monroe Ave; approximately $13,500 Monroe Ave to Menifee Ave;
  • Richmond Ave Potential Cost: approximately $18,000 between Richmond Rd and Cramer Ave

* Please note the cost share can be from just the owners on the block, or from a wider territory, and funds may also be available from other sources so the suggestion is to at least perform the study even if funding is a concern.

3. The neighborhood receives notification of the traffic assessment and cost. IF the block still wishes to proceed, they need to provide a 65% owner approval of the proposal and then LFUCG needs one check covering the cost share from the neighborhood.

We have neighbors already covering Richmond Avenue and Owsley Avenue, so people on those blocks can expect to see people knocking on doors to see if they would like to sign soon.

We need volunteers (preferably that live on Sherman) to help bring the petition door to door on the first and second blocks of Sherman. For the first block we would need 25 signatures of the 39 homeowners to achieve 65%. For the second block we would need 29 of the 44 homeowners achieve 65%. Please message me or email kenwickneighbors if you are interested. We will provide the petition form supplied by traffic engineering.

By all predictions, Lexington is forecasted to receive 8-10" of snow during the next few days. If you must be out on the roads traveling this weekend, Councilman Bill Farmer's office has provided us with maps (attached) showing which streets and roads are cleared first (ranked 1 through 4) so that you can better plan your route. Please travel safe and as always, keep an eye out for your neighbors.




The Kenwick Annual Yard Sale will be held this Saturday, September 19th from 8 am to 2 pm rain or shine. There are 48 households participating this year!

1009 Cramer Avenue
311 Memory Lane
4, 8, 10, 18, 42, 51, 308 Richmond Avenue
126, 132, 137 Victory Avenue
112, 133, 204, 208, 217, 223, 299, 308 Owsley Avenue
165, 203, 332, 329 Lincoln Avenue
161 (apt 2), 201, 216, 229, 245, 260 Preston Avenue
150, 174, 179B, 182, 201, 211, 228, 223, 247, 272, 277B, 300, 305 Bassett Avenue
119, 152, 160, 211, 273, 309 Sherman Avenue

Please pass this along to to anyone you know that enjoys yard sales!

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The Kenwick Annual Yard Sale will be held this Saturday, September 6th from 8 am to 2 pm rain or shine. There are 34 households participating this year:

1017 Cramer Avenue
105 Marne Avenue
5, 10, 31, 34, 38, 308 Richmond Avenue
118, 129 Victory Avenue
112, 114, 121, 131, 299 Owsley Avenue
111, 128, 173, 264, 329 Lincoln Avenue
150, 167, 223, 272 Bassett Avenue
125, 142, 153, 161, 216, 267 Preston Avenue
119, 152, 184, 213 Sherman Avenue

Please let me know if you signed up and your house number is missing and we will make the correction. Also please pass this along to to anyone you know that enjoys yard sales.


The next meeting of the Kenwick Neighborhood Association will be held on Tuesday, July 22nd at 7:00 pm at the Kenwick Community Center. Representatives from the Lexington Police department, including Commander Melissa Sedlaczek, will be present to give us information regarding crime prevention, crime reports, and will be able to answer questions.

We will also be holding elections for officers for the Kenwick Neighborhood Association Board. If anyone is interested in a board please contact Sara at or call 859-221-8350.

Samples of the the Kenwick T-shirts that Ann-Michael McCalister Rawlings designed will be available at the meeting (and there may be shirts for sale on site if Ann-Michael is able to attend).

We hope to see you there!