Old Courthouse Renovations Plans Unveiled

Courthouse plan a brilliant solution to a vexing downtown problem by Tom Eblen, 05.24.16, Kentucky.com The plan unveiled Tuesday for renovation of the old Fayette County Courthouse is brilliant in many ways: It preserves one of Lexington’s most iconic buildings, it gives it new life and purpose, and it seems to be financially sound. The […]

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American Water Grant Program Announces Three Fayette County Recipients

Three projects earn financial support from the 2016 American Water Environmental Grant Program Staff Report, 05.17.16, Kentucky.com Three projects in Kentucky have earned financial support from the 2016 American Water Environmental Grant Program. Projects coordinated by the Licking River Watershed Watch, Friends of Parks in Fayette County and Friends of Stoner Creek will receive a […]

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Hemp Pilot Programs Continue to Grow with Seed Donations

Kentucky farms, universities get hemp seed distribution from Nevada-based company Staff Report, 05.16.16, BizLex.com CV Sciences Inc., a Nevada-based startup working to produce supplements containing the hemp extract cannabidiol (CBD), has announced the donation of internationally sourced hemp seed to several Kentucky universities and farms. The commonwealth is starting up its third year of hemp pilot […]

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Council to Decide on Funds to Move Historic Bank

Lexington council questions additional $150,000 to move bank by Beth Musgrave, 05.10.16, Kentucky.com After nearly an hour of discussion during a work session Tuesday, the Lexington Urban County Council gave initial approval for an additional $150,000 to move and save a mid-20th Century bank on South Broadway. The council will not take a final vote […]

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Stormwater Grant Program Accepting Applications

Grants available for storm water projects Staff Report, 05.10.16, Kentucky.com The Stormwater Incentive Grant Program is gearing up for its seventh year of providing funds for storm water projects in Lexington. These grants, funded by the Water Quality Management Fee, provide financial assistance for projects that reduce runoff, improve water quality and educate citizens about […]

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Short Street Redesign Dismantled

City dismantles Short Street redesign; can we learn from what worked? by Tom Eblen, 05.10.16, Kentucky.com Cities should be designed for people, not cars. Reversing the auto-centric mindset that contributed to the decline of American cities in recent decades is a constant struggle. Lexington took an important step forward last August with a pilot project […]

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Pepper Distillery to Reopen on Manchester Street

Historic James Pepper Distillery to reopen on Manchester Street by Janet Patton, 05.04.16, Kentucky.com The James E. Pepper Distillery will be making bourbon again. A businessman from the Washington, D.C., area who owns the James E. Pepper label plans to put a distillery in the historical home of the brand on Manchester Street, Mayor Jim […]

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Hemp Planted At Henry Clay Estate for First Time in 130 Years

Hemp plants return to Henry Clay’s Ashland estate by Michael McKay, 05.03.16, Kentucky.com Hemp was planted Tuesday at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, for the first time in 130 years. The hemp will be a permanent part of the estate and will be an educational tool, Ashland curator Eric Brooks said. “There can be no […]

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Lexington To Study Cost of Fiber Optic in Rural Area

Lexington to study cost of high-speed internet for rural Fayette areas by Beth Musgrave, 05.03.16, Kentucky.com Lexington’s push to increase internet speeds will be delayed a few months as the city studies the cost of providing ultra high-speed internet access to Fayette County’s rural areas. During the Urban County Council’s work session Tuesday, the council […]

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Susan Speckert Joins Fayette Alliance As New Executive Director

Susan Speckert Named New Executive Director of Fayette Alliance Lexington, Ky. – The sustainable growth, land use advocacy group Fayette Alliance announced today the hiring of Susan B. Speckert as the organization’s next Executive Director starting on May 23rd. Most recently serving as General Counsel of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, Speckert’s diverse background led […]

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