Residents, City Express Disappointment In Firework Show

Posted at 2:34 PM, Jul 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 14:34:02-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – The verdict in Lexington’s fireworks show for July Fourth is in. It’s not good.

Residents began expressing their disappointment over the show on social media. Videos showed a lack of large explosions and were peppered with lots of critical commentary.

LEX 18 viewers commented on our Facebook page, saying they had seen better, albeit illegal, firework displays in their own neighborhoods.

Not alone in those feelings, Mayor Jim Gray also Tweeted that he would get to the bottom of what happened.

"I will be asking for a thorough review to get to the bottom of what went wrong. The Festival and its management need to be examined," wrote Mayor Jim Gray.

The Downtown Lexington Partnership also released a statement, saying the lack of spectacular explosions was a logistical issue. 

"DLP also produced the 4th of July fireworks that were launched from a new location atop the Lexington Financial Center in Downtown. The new location presented a number of logistical challenges and consequently, the display did not meet our expectations or those of Lexington residents. We will be working with Zambelli our fireworks provider and community partners to address the issues in order to make the 2019 fireworks show the best it can be. Thanks to the thousands of people who came Downtown to the many 4th of July events and for supporting our Downtown businesses," reads the post.