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Lexington declares UK off-campus housing an Emergency Area, ban couches outside



You know how I know you go to the University of Kentucky? The Lexington Police put a notice on your door banning residents from putting their indoor furniture (aka couches) outside the next two weekends. 

Here’s what the notice says:

During the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Sweet 16/Elite 8 and Final Four weekends from March 26th through April 7th, the University of Kentucky off-campus housing area has been determined to be an EMERGENCY AREA. It will regularly monitored for nuisance violations including but not limited to indoor furniture outside.

The streets in this area include but are not limited to the following: State St., Elizabeth St., Conn Terrace, Transcript Ave., Journal Ave., Crescent Ave., University Ave., Waller Ave., Forest Park Rd., Floral Park, Westwood Dr., Westwood Ct., Audubon Ave., Kentucky Ct., Linden Walk, Transylvania Park and Aylesford Pl.

This notice covers the duration of the Sweet 16/Elite 8 and Final Four weekends from 9 a.m. Thursday, March 26th until 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 7th.

If the Division of Code Enforcement or any other governmental agency determines that anything store on the outside of the property is considered to be indoor furniture under Section 12 of the Code of Ordinance, the property will be removed without further notice.

Lexington Police ain’t messing around this time.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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12 Comments for Lexington declares UK off-campus housing an Emergency Area, ban couches outside

  1. KSR Spy
    12:11 pm March 23, 2015 Permalink

    Well, looks like we will have to burn Outdoor Couches/Patio Furniture this year. 🙂

  2. Wild Bourbon Cat
    12:21 pm March 23, 2015 Permalink

    Yeah, don’t worry, this scary yellow paper will stop the heavily intoxicated college kids…

  3. King Kelly Coleman
    12:48 pm March 23, 2015 Permalink

    Just goes to show government can declare an “emergency area” and do whatever they want. Not taking up for the couch burning as I think its dumb and dangerous. Just proving a point that government can do whatever they want.

  4. Kevin C
    1:30 pm March 23, 2015 Permalink

    LOL….they couldn’t get away with this many other parts of KY….especially the rural areas.

  5. dsims0004
    1:34 pm March 23, 2015 Permalink

    Shouldn’t one be allowed to put his/her furniture where they please?

    • cayts94
      3:22 pm March 23, 2015 Permalink

      This is for students who live in off campus housing. UK can make, or allow the Lexington Police to make, whatever rules they want for them.

  6. fairplay
    1:42 pm March 23, 2015 Permalink

    Free the couches!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Wes
    2:54 pm March 23, 2015 Permalink

    So, Kentucky, Oldham and Park Ave. are fair game?? This is essentially what that notice tells me

  8. eyebleedblue
    4:13 pm March 23, 2015 Permalink

    Screw it. Just do it at Commonwealth in the parking lot. One big bonfire celebration if we win it all. No harm no foul.

  9. EdC
    4:23 pm March 23, 2015 Permalink

    Does this mean that Tim Couch is on curfew if he is in Lexington?

    • jeffj
      5:37 pm March 23, 2015 Permalink

      yea but he could pass a couch !!! lol good one Ed

  10. kypeachcat
    10:45 am March 24, 2015 Permalink

    Once again, I would remind all of us that WE ARE KENTUCKY. We acknowledge and appreciate achievements like SEC regular season titles, but we have more than the entire rest of the conference combined. SEC Tournament titles (also known as the UKIT), and tournament runs. But we only celebrate National Championships. I don’t know who started this craziness on State St., but as much as anything I just don’t like any potential jinxes. Save the party for the one thing that matters when you have 8 bannners that matter. Really we should make those 8 bigger or offset from the others, but thank goodness we don’t clutter our whole arena with things we won that require an explanation (you hear me Dean Dome, Cardinal Inn, etc.?). ).
    Then we celebrate from State to Woodland and Euclid, from Pikeville to Paducha. But we act like we’ve been there before… because WE ARE KENTUCKY.
    Of course this does not apply to Kate on State, who is just doing her part to support and inspire. #kateonstate