Mary Quinn Ramer Named President of VisitLEX

We want to congratulate Mary Quinn Ramer for her recent appointment as the President of VisitLEX! Ramer named head of Lexington’s promotional bureau by Janet Patton, 12.17.14, Kentucky.com Mary Quinn Ramer has been named president of VisitLEX, Lexington’s convention and visitors center, it was announced Wednesday. Ramer was the unanimous choice of the Lexington-Fayette Urban […]

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Multi-Use Development Proposed for Newtown Pike near BCTC

16-story apartment building with shops proposed for Newtown Pike near BCTC by Beth Musgrave, 12.17.14, Kentucky.com A development group that includes former U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler is proposing a 16-story mixed-use building on Newtown Pike near the new Bluegrass Community and Technical College campus. The development, called Thistle Station, would include 200 apartments, with retail […]

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Council Hears More About East End Tax Increment District

Lexington council hears more about proposed East End tax increment district in advance of upcoming vote By Beth Musgrave, 12.04.14, Kentucky.com The Urban County Council is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to allow a tax increment financing district in the city’s East End. The district would include the eastern junction of Main and Vine […]

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$5.7 Billion in Ag Receipts Predicted for 2015

UK economists predict a 5 percent drop in ag receipts in 2015 by Janet Patton, 12.4.14, Kentucky.com LOUISVILLE — It’s back to the future for Kentucky farmers: After a record $6 billion in farm receipts this year, 2015 will look more like 2013. At the annual agricultural economic forecast at the Kentucky Farm Bureau convention, […]

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Stantec Pulls Out of CentrePointe

Major tenant of CentrePointe office tower pulls out of downtown Lexington development by Beth Musgrave, 11.17.14, Kentucky.com An expected major tenant of the 10-story office tower in the long-delayed CentrePointe development has pulled out of the downtown Lexington project. A spokeswoman for Stantec, an engineering firm, said Monday that the international company no longer was […]

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Charles Martin Gives Update on Lexington’s Compliance with EPA Consent Decree

We are proud to work with Charlie Martin and the LFUCG Division of Air & Water Quality to support legislation for clean-up efforts. Tom Martin Q&A: What progress is the city making in cleaning up its sewer problems? by Tom Martin, 11.16.14, Kentucky.com Charles Martin is Director of the Division of Air and Water Quality […]

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UK Offering Certification in Wine, Brewing and Distilling

As the industry grows, UK ag college to offer certification in wine, brewing and distilling by Janet Patton, 11.09.14, Kentucky.com In 1994, Harlen Wheatley had just graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering when he got a phone call: would he be interested in leaving the chemical company where […]

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A Possible Model for Saving Ancient Trees

Award-winning plan that saved giant bur oak seen as a model for other ancient trees by Tom Eblen, 11.09.14, Kentucky.com The most fought-over tree in Lexington is now more noticeable than ever. Cleared of surrounding brush, it dominates the skyline at the intersection of Harrodsburg Road and Military Pike. The giant bur oak was last […]

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Mayor Jim Gray Wins Re-Election, Now Faces New Challenges in Second Term

A sweeping victory behind him, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray faces new challenges in second term by Beth Musgrave, 11.05.14, Kentucky.com Mayor Jim Gray will begin his second term in January with the support of an overwhelming number of Lexington voters, a new vice mayor and five new council members. Gray trounced former Lexington police chief […]

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Top of Keeneland Sale Running Strong

Keeneland November sale: Top end strong, but some gaps in quality By Alicia Wincze Hughes, 11.04.14, Kentucky.com At its peak, the opening day of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale on Tuesday was a positive showcase, selling more seven-figure offerings than it did at the start of last year’s ultimately successful exercise. However, the first […]

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