Council Considers Lowering Downtown Speed Limit

Council members ask: Should Lexington lower downtown speed limits from 35 to 25 mph? by Beth Musgrave, 9.19.15, A proposal to lower the speed limit to 25 miles per hour on city streets in downtown Lexington hit a speed bump last week. But those backing the effort for pedestrian safety say they will continue […]

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One of Buster’s New Owners Shares Details of Manchester Music Hall Project

Buster’s old venue to get new life, new vibe as Manchester Music Hall Interview by Tom Martin, 09.20.15, The former Buster’s music venue on Manchester Street in Lexington recently was sold for $1.1 million to a trio of Pikeville businessmen. Renovations are underway on what will become The Manchester Music Hall. The current plan […]

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Town Branch Water Walk Raises Awareness About Town Branch Commons

Downtown water walk helps ‘kick-start awareness’ about Lexington’s Town Branch plan by Greg Kocher, 09.20.15, People interested in the history and ecology of Lexington came downtown Sunday to learn more about Town Branch Commons, the proposed downtown park that would follow the path of the city’s historic water source. The park would include much […]

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Officials Hope Red Mile’s New Gambling Parlor Will Save Track

Red Mile’s new gambling parlor opens; officials hope it will save the track by Janet Patton, 9.17.15, With a few snips of a red ribbon, the gambling parlor at Red Mile, dubbed the “Evolution of Horse Racing,” opened Thursday. With hundreds of historical racing wagering machines chiming in the background, track president Joe Costa […]

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Kentucky’s 2015 Foal Crop Largest Since 2010

Kentucky foal crop up almost 7 percent; biggest since 2010 by Janet Patton, 9.17.15, Kentucky’s Thoroughbred foal crop is up almost 7 percent, to 11,853 reported live foals so far, according to 2014 breeding statistics released Thursday by The Jockey Club, the breed’s official registry. This will be the largest foal crop since 2010, […]

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LFUCG Continues to Explore Site Options for City Hall, CentrePointe Not Ruled Out

Lexington explores site options for new city hall but hasn’t ruled out CentrePointe block by Beth Musgrave, 09.16.15, Lexington is exploring options for a new city hall but has not ruled out the CentrePointe site. The city received responses to its request for proposals from two consultants — Haymaker Commercial Real Estate and Jones […]

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Discussion Continues on Future of Former Romany Road Kroger

City councilman holds forum to discuss future of former Kroger on Romany Road by Janet Patton, 09.13.15, Even as the shelves were emptying out at the Romany Road Kroger, shoppers last week weren’t ready to let go. “I am crushed,” said Barbara McGregor, who moved to the Chevy Chase neighborhood two years ago from […]

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North Limestone Continues to Attract Local Businesses

Broomwagon’s debut, Wild Fig’s return latest signs of life on North Limestone by Jon-Michael Brothers, 8.27.15, The up-and-coming North Limestone neighborhood has been quietly cultivating growth for years now, and two new businesses are adding energy and momentum along the area’s northern end. Broomwagon, a bike shop and café, has opened and Wild Fig […]

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Work Begins on Thistle Station Development Along Newtown Pike

Thistle Station: Optimism and caution as work begins on major mixed-use development along Newtown Pike by Dan Dickson, 8.27.15, Demolition has begun along an area of Newtown Pike on the edge of downtown where a 16-story, $34 million mixed-use development is expected to break ground early next year. Thistle Station, which will have hundreds […]

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Fayette Alliance Awards

  Fayette Alliance Awards celebrate and recognize the people, organizations, and projects that help us achieve our mission of sustainably growing our city and promoting our farms in Lexington. Awards represent the major pillars of our mission: agricultural excellence, innovative development, and environmental stewardship. All recipients of Fayette Alliance Awards, should primarily do business, be […]

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