CentrePointe Bonds Will Be Sold Soon

CentrePointe bonds to be sold soon; Main Street will be closed two days to start next phase by Beth Musgrave, 10.29.14, Kentucky.com CentrePointe developers say up to $30 million in bonds for an underground parking garage probably will be sold at the end of November or first of December. Meanwhile, developers say work has stopped […]

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Fayette County Property Values Rise

Fayette County property values rise to nearly $23 billion; Fayette Mall has largest single assessment by Janet Patton, 10.24.14, Kentucky.com Fayette County property values continued to rise in 2014, according to the annual report released Friday by David O’Neill, property valuation administrator. Total taxable real property in Fayette County is worth nearly $23 billion in […]

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Kentucky bred Thoroughbred mares increased 7.2 percent this year

Number of Thoroughbred mares bred in Kentucky rose by 7.2 percent in 2014 by Janet Patton, 10.22.14, Kentucky.com Thoroughbred breeding in Kentucky rebounded further this year: The number of mares bred to the state’s 233 stallions was up 7.2 percent, according to the Jockey Club. Annually in October, The Jockey Club, which keeps the breed […]

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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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