Camera Trained on Kentucky Development

In Lexington, Ky., residents have the opportunity to keep an eye on a highly awaited construction project without leaving their homes.

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government has set up a feature on its World Wide Web site called the Courthouse Cam, which enables citizens to sneak a peak at the county's new courthouse as it is built.

People logging onto www.lfucg.com/chwebcam can view information about the construction as well as images that are updated every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day. A camera is located on the fourth floor of a nearby downtown building.

Susan Straub, press secretary for Lexington's mayor, said the camera is a way to keep residents in touch with the $62.5 million project the community considers historic.

"We don't build buildings like this everyday," Straub said. "We wanted citizens to be able to monitor the process of it."

Straub said the cost of the camera was the only expense for the Courthouse Cam. The site has had more than 5,000 hits since it was posted in July.

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • Workforce
    online collaboration (elenabsl/Shutterstock.com)

    Federal employee job satisfaction climbed during pandemic

    The survey documents the rapid change to teleworking postures in government under the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Workforce
    By Mark Van Scyoc Royalty-free stock photo ID: 285175268

    OPM nominee plans focus on telework, IT, retirement

    Kiran Ahuja, a veteran of the Office of Personnel Management, told lawmakers that she thinks that the lack of consistent leadership in the top position at OPM has taken a toll on the ability of the agency to complete longer term IT modernization projects.

Stay Connected