Ag-Preservation Tax Reform Dies in Legislative Session

Overhaul of farmland preservation tax break dies without a hearing by Linda Blackford, 4.7.16, Kentucky.com Legislation aimed at limiting Kentucky’s agricultural preservation tax break to working farms died without a hearing in this year’s legislative session, but discussion of the issue will continue, officials said Thursday morning. “We have just begun the conversation,” said David […]

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New Mixed-Use Development Slated for Main Street

Main Street building at former A1A bar site to include business, condos by Janet Patton, 4.5.16, Kentucky.com The defunct A1A Sandbar on Main Street has been sold for $1.2 million to a developer who plans to tear it down and build in its place a five-story mixed-use building. Developer Jeff Morgan wants to have a […]

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Mayor Gray Proposed $20 Million Budget Increase from Previous Year

Lexington budget includes money for more police, pool upgrades, youth sports complex by Beth Musgrave, 4.5.16, Kentucky.com Lexington Mayor Jim Gray unveiled a $345 million budget Tuesday that includes $5.2 million for a new fire station, $3 million for pool upgrades and money for 20 additional police officers. The general fund budget for the fiscal […]

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Mayor Gray’s Proposed Budget Revealed

BREAKING: Mayor Gray unveils proposed budget, with focus on safety, growth, recreation Staff Report, 4.5.16, BizLex.com Mayor Jim Gray on Tuesday unveiled his proposed budget for the coming fiscal year, with few surprises as the focus continues to be aimed at increasing public safety, economic growth and quality of life, including $7 million in support […]

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State Removes Funding for Lexington Convention Center from Budget

Senate cuts $60 million for Lexington Convention Center expansion from its budget Staff Report, 3.29.16, BizLex.com Prior to passing its own iteration of the proposed state budget last week, the Kentucky Senate voted to delete $60 million in bond funding for the expansion and renovation of the Lexington Convention Center. The amendment that removed the […]

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CentrePointe Deadline Expires on Wednesday

City deadline for downtown CentrePointe project is Wednesday by Beth Musgrave, 3.29.16, Kentucky.com Lexington officials remained mum Tuesday about what will happen Wednesday when a series of extensions on an April order to fill in the CentrePointe block expires. Under an agreement, the city could fill in the hole if The Webb Companies fails to […]

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Summit Development Starts to Take Shape

The Summit at Fritz Farm takes shape with focus on community and commerce by Sara Sproull, 02.25.16, BizLex.com The brisk pace of construction at the Summit at Fritz Farm belies the forethought and work that’s gone into creating Lexington’s anticipated mixed-use shopping district. The project, which officially broke ground this past July, is helmed by […]

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Local-Option Sales Tax Back on the Table

Stumbo renews push for local-option sales tax by Bruce Schreiner, 05.07.16, Kentucky.com FRANKFORT, KY. House Speaker Greg Stumbo renewed his push Monday to amend Kentucky’s Constitution to give local voters the option of temporarily raising sales taxes to pay for big-ticket construction projects. After seeing the proposal die a year ago, Stumbo pitched the local […]

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Bluegrass Stockyards Letter Editor by Fayette Alliance Board Chairman

Stockyards a true asset by Don Robinson, Fayette Alliance Board Chairman Published 03.04.16, Letter to the Editor, Kentucky.com Time after time, the citizens and leaders of Lexington-Fayette County affirm the uniqueness and beauty of our Bluegrass landscape. In a recent study conducted by the Matrix Group, 76 percent of our population valued this signature landscape […]

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PVA Listens to Citizens’ Concerns at Public Meeting about Farmland Tax Break

Citizens sound off on Fayette PVA’s proposed changes to farmland tax break by Linda Blackford, 03.03.16, Kentucky.com After two hours of questions and comments from citizens Thursday night, Fayette County Property Valuation Administrator David O’Neill said he will consider tweaking new policies he’s proposed to regulate who receives a farmland preservation tax break. “I am […]

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