Town Branch Commons Receives $3.2 Million Grant

Town Branch Commons park plan get $3.2M boost from grant funding by M. David Nichols, 10.27.15, Town Branch Commons, an ambitious plan to recover Lexington’s founding waterway and create a state-of-the-art linear urban parkway, received a $3.2 million boost from grant funding. Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen appeared Monday with Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, Jeff […]

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Town Branch Commons Off to a Good Start

Good start on Town Branch Commons Editorial, 10.27.15, Lexington can celebrate the good news that funding is now in place for a piece of the linear puzzle that will connect the Legacy and Town Branch trails. The project will make our downtown a safer, more welcoming place for people to walk, run and cycle […]

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Lexington Will Put Most of Budget Surplus Into a Contingency Fund

Lexington will spend some of $19 million surplus but will put much of it in contingency fund by Beth Musgrave, 10.27.15, Lexington finished the fiscal year with a surplus of more than $19 million, according to preliminary figures released to the Urban County Council Tuesday. Bill O’Mara, the city’s finance commissioner, told the council […]

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Work Starts on The Summit at Fritz Farm

Land being cleared for The Summit at Fritz Farm by Janet Patton, 10.19.15, Work has begun on the infrastructure at The Summit at Fritz Farm, the $156 million, 60-acre development going in at Man O’War and Nicholasville Road. Bayer Properties, the developer, has said The Summit will open in the fall of 2016. Among […]

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Lighting of Oliver Lewis Way Installation Postponed Until After Breeders’ Cup

The lighting of Oliver Lewis Way art installation won’t happen for Breeders’ Cup by Janet Patton, 10.20.15, One of the planned centerpieces of Lexington’s Breeders’ Cup Festival has hit a roadblock: the lighting of the art installation on Oliver Lewis Way. Organizers had hoped to have the lighting one night in the week before […]

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Tom Eblen On If Lexington Can Take Advantage of University City Status

Lexington one of six ‘university cities'; can it take advantage of it? by Tom Eblen, 10.18.15, Lexington has been a college town for more than 200 years. But when Scott Shapiro, a top aide to Mayor Jim Gray, was benchmarking local data against other cities recently, he discovered something interesting: Lexington was one of […]

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Davis Bottom Documentary Will Air at the Kentucky Theatre on Monday

Documentary on Davis Bottom community will be shown Monday at Kentucky Theatre by Beth Musgrave, 10.18.15, Davis Bottom is almost in the shadow of Rupp Arena, Lexington’s most recognized landmark. But the history of the working-class neighborhood whose houses were razed to make way for the extension of Newtown Pike will never be lost, […]

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Tom Martin Interviews Keeneland President About Breeders’ Cup

Keeneland president on Breeders’ Cup: ‘There’s never been a time like this for Lexington’ by Tom Martin, 10.18.15, The Breeders’ Cup takes over Lexington in just under two weeks. It’s a huge event for the city but especially so for Keeneland, Lexington’s classic Thoroughbred race track and host of this year’s Breeders’ Cup World […]

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Herald Leader Editorial Explains Why Commercial Activity in Rural Area Must Be Regulated

Council can protect rural life, character Editorial, 10.13.15, As dreadful as it was, Lexington should be grateful for the Luke Bryan concert at Talon Winery and the nightmarish traffic snarl it generated. Here’s why: Lexington’s leaders were given a sobering look at what can happen when inappropriate commercial activities invade a rural area. But, […]

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Emerge Contracting Focuses on Infill Redevelopment

Emerge Contracting sees opportunity in urban infill, redevelopment by Tom Eblen, 10.11.15, When Bob Eidson and Matt Hovekamp were roommates 15 years ago at the University of Kentucky, they talked about starting a real estate development company together. Then they went their separate ways. Eidson joined the Army and served in Iraq, earned an […]

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