Governor Pledges Help to Rebuild Blue Grass Stockyards

Governor, ag chief, mayor visit smoldering stockyards and pledge help to rebuild by Janet Patton, 2.1.16, Kentucky.com While fire inspectors combed through the still-smoldering ruins of Blue Grass Stockyards, Gov. Matt Bevin, Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray said Monday that the state and the city are ready to assist in rebuilding […]

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Bluegrass Stockyards Destroyed by Massive Fire

Our deepest condolences go out to all the employees and owners of Bluegrass Stockyards. On Saturday, January 30th, the Lexington location of the stockyards was destroyed by a massive fire. We hope that Bluegrass Stockyards will recover quickly from their loss, and that they will remain a key part of Lexington’s economy by rebuilding or […]

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Only 3 Lexington Council Districts Face Challengers in 2016 Elections

No primaries in Urban County Council races; only 3 have opposition by Beth Musgrave, 1.26.16, Kentucky.com For the first time since 2010, there will be no May primaries for Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council seats. All 12 incumbents filed to run for re-election by Tuesday’s 4 p.m. filing deadline. Nine will be unopposed in the Nov. […]

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Knight Cities Challenge Announces Five Lexington Finalists

Five Lexington finalists make the cut in Knight Cities Challenge Staff Report, 1.12.16, BixLex.com Five Lexington-based proposals have made the cut as finalists for the second annual Knight Cities Challenge, a competition that provides $5 million in funding to be shared among the top project ideas aimed at improving any of 26 Knight Foundation communities. […]

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January Keeneland Sale Bears Positive Signs for Equine Industry

Keeneland January sales exceeded $35M Staff Report, 1.15.16, LaneReport.com LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 15, 2016) — Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale concluded today with returns mirroring the trend seen throughout recent sales seasons: steady results indicative of a stable marketplace combined with selectivity among buyers who place increasing emphasis on quality horses. Gross sales […]

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Frustration Over CentrePointe Delay Grows at City Hall

Some Lexington council members express frustration over CentrePointe delay by Beth Musgrave, 1.20.16, Kentucky.com A real estate consultant’s report that could help Lexington city officials decide whether to move City Hall to the long-delayed CentrePointe development will be discussed behind closed doors when it is available in coming weeks, city lawyers told the Urban County […]

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Lexington to Pursue Fiber-Optic Network Bids

Lexington will issue bid for fiber-optic network within next month by Beth Musgrave, 1.19.16, Kentucky.com Preliminary estimates from a consulting firm hired by the city show the cost will be $175 to $200 million to build a fiber-optic network to increase sluggish Internet speeds and expand Internet access in Fayette County. The city hired CTC, […]

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Gray’s State of the City Address Focuses on Economic Record

Gray touts economic record and Lexington’s strong finances, remains mum on Senate run by Beth Musgrave, 1.19.15, Kentucky.com Lexington Mayor Jim Gray spent much of his sixth state of the city address Tuesday on job growth, economic development and Lexington’s robust finances. “Lexington’s model is working; we are an economic engine for our state,” Gray […]

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Executive Director Knox van Nagell Joins UK HealthCare Later this Month

Knox Van Nagell, Fayette Alliance Executive Director, to Join UK Healthcare We announce that Knox van Nagell is joining UK Healthcare after nearly ten years of service as the founding executive director of the organization. As Senior Director of Development, Knox will advance the mission of UK Healthcare through broad-based, collaborative, and strategic philanthropic initiatives. […]

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New CentrePointe Developers Given Another 30-Day Extension

Lexington gives new CentrePointe developers second 30-day extension by Beth Musgrave, 1.11.16, Kentucky.com Lexington officials have given the new developers of CentrePointe a second 30-day extension on an order to fill in the site. The city is waiting for a real-estate consultant’s report that will help the Urban County Government determine whether moving its offices to […]

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