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City Considers Changes To Family Pool Passes

Changes could be coming to Lexington’s annual family pool pass, a program that grants families unlimited access to city pools through the summer.

A parks advisory board is meeting this afternoon to vote on a plan to decrease the cost of individual family pool passes from $50 to $40, but increase the tab for families of six to eight. In past years, a family of six could access all seven city pools for $160. Under the new plan, the cost would jump to $200.

Parks officials say the family passes have shown up on Craigslist and the city needs to keep a closer eye on how many members are accessing the pools.

Brian Rogers, a deputy director of the city's Parks and Recreation Department, told the Lexington Herald-leader the parks department is trying to balance family needs with the city's need to control fraud and stop the aquatics program from losing money.

Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and program director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.