by Beth Musgrave & Cheryl Truman, 2.26.16, Kentucky.com
Blue Grass Stockyards will rebuild in Lexington on Ironworks Pike adjacent to Interstate 75, city and stockyard officials announced Friday.
The announcement had been expected after $540,000 in state tax incentives were approved Thursday by the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority. Documents submitted to KEDFA listed Lexington as the stockyards’ location. Five of the 10 shareholders in the stockyards own more than 100 acres near the Kentucky Horse Park at the I-75 interchange with Ironworks Pike.
The facility on Lisle Industrial Avenue was destroyed Jan. 30 in a massive fire. Other nearby businesses were also damaged or destroyed.
The stockyards had been courted by other communities but ultimately the decades-old business opted to remain in Fayette County, Blue Grass officials said Friday…Read more at Kentucky.com
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