Regardless of where you live, it’s always a good idea to stay up-to-date on the local news. Here’s a roundup of eight websites and publications to help you stay informed about all things Lexington, whether you just moved to town or simply want to be more plugged in to what’s happening in the community.

Smiley Pete Publishing

Smiley Pete is home to Chevy Chaser and Southsider magazines as well as Business Lexington, which is a monthly news journal. You can find information about local businesses, a monthly events calendar, and delicious recipes on their website and in the magazines.

Lexington Herald-Leader

You can get all the latest news, business, crime, and sports headlines from Lexington by reading the Herald-Leader (or their website, The popular newspaper is circulated in 70 counties throughout Central, Eastern, and Southern-Central Kentucky.

TOPS Magazine

TOPS is full of social, entertainment, and shopping news for Central Kentucky. You can pick up the monthly publication at several locations around town, including Joseph Beth, Liquor Barn, and The Summit at Fritz Farm. They also have plenty of content on their website.

Lex18 News

Lex18 brings Lexingtonians breaking and developing news, weather, traffic, and sports coverage from the Lexington metro area and across the state of Kentucky. You can check out their website or tune in to channel 18 to catch the latest stories.

The Scout Guide Lexington

TSG Lexington gives its readers an insider’s view of the city with stories about design and décor, travel, style and beauty, entertainment, living, and events. Complimentary copies of the monthly guide are available at participating businesses, but you can also read the blog online to stay in the know.


This is another station where you can find local news, weather, and sports updates. They update their website frequently, but you can also tune in to channel 27 to see the top stories. Be sure to check out their closing and delays page whenever there’s inclement weather!