Red Mile and Keeneland Teaming Up on Instant Racing Venture

Keeneland, Red Mile to team up on instant racing gambling parlor by Janet Patton, 10.22.14, Kentucky.com Keeneland is scrapping plans for its on-site expanding gambling venture and instead will team with The Red Mile to open an instant racing parlor near downtown Lexington. The two tracks received approval in April to offer historical wagering and […]

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Council At-Large Candidates Voice Opinions on Parks

Lexington council at-large candidates voice ideas about parks at forum by Karla Ward, 9.30.14, Kentucky.com The six candidates for three at-large seats on Lexington’s Urban County Council shared their ideas on topics ranging from public safety to sidewalks at a Tuesday night forum sponsored by Operation Turnout, a nonpartisan social justice organization. The event, moderated […]

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An App for Mapping Blight

Mapping Blight In Detroit? There’s An App For That Here & Now, 10.06.14, hereandnow.wbur.org Detroit startup Loveland Technologies is helping the city combat urban blight with “Blexting,” a smartphone app that allows volunteers to record pictures and information about the abandoned properties in their neighborhood. The company’s programs and databases give Detroit “x-ray glasses” on […]

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2014 Keeneland September Sales Final Stats

Here are some key stats from the 2014 Keeneland September Sale: 2,819 – Head Sold $279,960,500 – Gross Amount $99,312 – Average Price $50,000 – Median Price $2,200,000 – Top Price   Market Stability Reigns As Keeneland September Sale Concludes Press Release, 9.21.14, Keeneland.com LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 21, 2014) – The Keeneland September Yearling Sale, […]

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2013 Jockey Club Breeding Statistics

The Jockey Club Releases 2013 Breeding Statistics Press Release, 9.18.14, JockeyClub.com The Jockey Club today reported that 2,230 stallions covered 36,656 mares in North America during 2013, according to statistics compiled through Sept. 9, 2014. These breedings have resulted in 21,697 live foals of 2014 being reported to The Jockey Club on Live Foal Reports […]

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Lexington Receives Approval to Recoup $24.1 Million for Summit Infrastructure Costs

Lexington gets state OK to recoup $24.1 million for Summit storm sewers by Cheryl Truman, 9.25.14, Kentucky.com Lexington’s Urban County Government has been approved to recover up to $24.1 million in public infrastructure costs associated with the upcoming Summit development, primarily for providing storm sewers, curbs, sidewalks and parking. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority […]

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First Legal Hemp Crop Harvested by UK

UK harvest first legal hemp crop by Janet Patton, 9.23.14, Kentucky.com The first legal hemp harvest in Kentucky in 70 years has begun. University of Kentucky researchers on Tuesday cut their test plot, which will rest in the field for a couple of weeks. The 10-foot stalks will stay on the ground at Spindletop Farm […]

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Video of LFUCG Mayoral & At-Large Candidate Forum

Video of LFUCG Mayoral & At-Large Candidate Forum Released! As part of our voter education program, we partnered with Fayette County Farm Bureau and the Fayette County Neighborhood Council to sponsor a public forum featuring Lexington’s Mayoral and At-Large Council Candidates on September 4, 2014. If you were unable to attend the forum, you’re in […]

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Fayette Alliance Loves Isabel Yates

At nearly 90, former Lexington Vice Mayor Isabel Yates still getting things done for city by Cheryl Truman, 9.22.14, Kentucky.com Isabel Yates is dressed to the nines in a daffodil-yellow blazer and khakis, every white hair feathered into place, bracelets jangling as she serves coffee on the sun porch of the house in south Lexington […]

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Development of Townhomes Between Midland and Bell Court Moving Forward

Townhomes to be built between Midland Avenue, Bell Court by Cheryl Truman, 9.21.14, Kentucky.com Developer Brian Hanna wants you to visit a townhome that has not yet been built. A simulation of The Midlands townhomes, a group of 46 Craftsman-style townhouses with a gated entry, is in his office on Walton Avenue, just off the […]

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