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Lexington is bringing back its expungement and job fair

Josh James

Lexington is holding its second city-sponsored expungement clinic and job fair later this month.

Clean Slate Lexington – an event that pairs services to help residents expunge misdemeanors and non-violent felony offenses from their criminal records and meet with potential employers – is coming to the Central Bank Center.

Organizer and city Equity and Implementation Officer Tiffany Brown says more than 400 people showed up for last year’s inaugural event and the hope is to attract more this time around.

"It is an uncapped event, so you can walk in off the street. You don't have to register and you will be serviced up to 1 PM for the expungement clinic, but we'll be going until 3 PM for the job fair," Brown said. "The more the merrier, that's why we have so many partners this year, and so we're very excited about that."

In addition to a growing list of partners, some of the big names at the job fair will include Toyota, the University of Kentucky, and, of course, the city of Lexington.

Brown says the goal is to make Clean Slate Lexington an annual event. This year’s fair will be held Friday, April 28.

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.