Housing Preferences Survey

Take the Housing Preference Survey and Help our City Make Informed Planning Decisions! Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG)i s conducting an independent study to identify mid-term (10 years) housing demand for both market rate and affordable housing types, and identify economic and regulatory barriers to meeting projected demand. As part of this process, LFUCG is […]

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Lexington Ranks Among Least Green Cities

Lexington earns low ‘green’ marks on study of largest U.S. cities Staff Report, 10.12.16, Kentucky.com Lexington ranked among the least green cities in a new study that criticized its lack of green space compared to the other 99 largest cities in the country. WalletHub, a personal finance site that gets a lot of attention for […]

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Knight Cities Challenge Grant Application Open

Have a great idea to make Lexington better? You could get part of $5 million grant by Beth Musgrave, 10.10.16, Kentucky.com Do you have a great idea to make Lexington a more successful city? The Knight Cities Challenge wants to hear from you. Now in its third year, the national initiative from the John S. […]

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Eighth Graders Spend Ag Day at Locust Trace

Ag Day introduces eighth-graders to Locust Trace AgriScience Center by Karla Ward, 10.11.16, Kentucky.com High school for students at Locust Trace AgriScience Center includes much more than solving algebra problems, reading “Romeo and Juliet” and memorizing the periodic table of elements. A day’s work for students at Locust Trace includes everything from caring for pigs […]

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Lexington Center Seeking to Redevelop Parking Lot Near Rupp

Lexington Center seeks developers for parking lot near Rupp Arena by Beth Musgrave, 10.04.16, Kentucky.com Potential developers of the nearly 20-acre Rupp Arena High Street parking lot have until late November to submit their proposals. Lexington Center Corp. released its request for qualifications for developers this week.Money from the ground lease of the High Street […]

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Economic Impact of Equestrian Facilities

Equestrian Facilities, Economic Impact by Esther Zunker, 08.04.16, LaneReport.com If you live among the rolling hills of Lexington and its surrounding areas, you may have heard some facts and figures over the years about the economic impact of Kentucky’s Thoroughbred industry. An official study completed in 2013 revealed the local equine industry was valued at […]

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USDA Considers Organic Hemp Certification

USDA opens door to organic certification for industrial hemp Staff Report, 8.30.16, Smileypete.com The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued instructions on August 23 to allow the organic certification of industrial hemp produced in the United States, clearing the way for Kentucky farmers who have been working to prepare themselves for the USDA’s recent move. As […]

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Ashland Has First Hemp Harvest in 130 Years

Ashland celebrates 1st hemp harvest in 130 years Staff Report, 8.30.16, Smileypete.com For the first time in more than 100 years, hemp was harvested at Lexington’s historic Ashland Estate. Under the direction of the Kentucky-based industrial hemp processing company United Hemp Industries, with help from the University of Kentucky Hemp Research team, a 20-by-20-foot plot […]

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Blue Grass Stockyards Officially Under Construction

Blue Grass Stockyards begins construction on Iron Works Pike by Beth Musgrave, 9.2.16, Kentucky.com Less than a year after a devastating fire destroyed the storied Blue Grass Stockyards in Lexington, work has started on a new state-of-the-art building on Iron Works Pike in north Fayette County near the Scott County line. “The entire Blue Grass […]

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Move of Peoples Bank building suspended

Fate of Lexington’s Peoples Bank building uncertain after move suspended by Beth Musgrave, 9.14.16, Kentucky.com The effort to move and save a mid-20th-century bank building on South Broadway in Lexington has been suspended after a dispute with the moving contractor and a missed moving deadline, leaving the future of the project in doubt. Laurel Catto […]

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