Editorial: Land Preservation Aids Local Growth

Land preservation aids local growth Herald Leader Editorial, 6.23.15, Kentucky.com Fayette Planning Commission member David Drake worried aloud at a meeting of that group Thursday that a proposed new zoning plan for the county’s rural areas places too much emphasis on “control.” He wants the document to encourage, rather than limit, new commercial uses in […]

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Stormwater Issues Could Increase Cost of New High School

Stormwater problem could add to cost of new Lexington high school by Valerie Honeycutt Spears, 6.21.15, Kentucky.com After a more than $62 million construction contract was finalized for Fayette County’s sixth public high school, city engineers came across a stormwater problem that could add $86,000 to the cost, school district officials said. It involves sediment […]

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Farm Stand Opens in Chevy Chase

Farm stand opens on Sundays in Chevy Chase by Janet Patton, 6.18.15, Kentucky.com A new farm stand, selling pastured meats and mostly local produce, has opened in Chevy Chase. The market, at Euclid Avenue and High Street, in a small parking lot next to Corner Wines, was the idea of Bourbon n’ Toulouse owners Kevin […]

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Ground Broken for YMCA in Hamburg

Ground broken for YMCA in Hamburg by Cheyene Miller, 6.18.15, Kentucky.com Mayor Jim Gray and other leaders of Lexington stood with shovels in hand and hard hats in place Thursday morning at the site of a future YMCA in Hamburg Place. “Projects like this are what make Lexington special,” Gray said to a crowd of […]

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Council Approves $323 Million Budget

Lexington council approves $323 million budget that includes money for raises, courthouse by Beth Musgrave, 6.18.15, Kentucky.com The Lexington Urban County Council approved a $323 million budget Thursday that includes 4 percent raises for most city employees, nearly $58 million in borrowing and $3 million for social service programs. The council voted 11-1 to approve […]

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High Street Parking Lot Being Evaluated for Bank Building

High Street parking lot to be evaluated as potential new home for bank building Herald-Leader Staff Report, 6.18.15, Kentucky.com The Lexington Center Corp.’s High Street parking lot will be evaluated as the future home of a relocated mid-century modern bank building, and preservationists and subcommittee members will report back to the center’s board next month. […]

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UK HealthCare Announces Plans to Build A Second Medical Tower

UK HealthCare announces plans for second 12-story medical tower, new focus on outpatient care by Mary Meehan, 6.18.15, Kentucky.com Not yet finished with a 12-story, $1 billion building project begun in 2004, UK HealthCare on Thursday announced plans for another 12-story tower to replace Good Samaritan Hospital. The budget for the first tower project has […]

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Red Mile Renovations Continue

Renovations to Red Mile’s gambling parlor progressing while major racing events near by Janet Patton, 6.10.15, Kentucky.com In less than four weeks, people will be sitting in the grandstand at The Red Mile watching the annual Junior League Charity Horse Show. And they will expect to be able to park, sit down, buy food and […]

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Council Tweaks Budget, Keeps Funding for Old Courthouse

Lexington council keeps funding for courthouse renovation amid minor budgeting tweaks by Beth Musgrave, 6.9.15, Kentucky.com The Lexington Urban County Council voted Tuesday to make minor changes to Mayor Jim Gray’s proposed $323 million budget but kept $22 million in the budget to renovate the former Fayette County Courthouse on West Main Street. Some of […]

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Kickoff for Breeders’ Cup Festival Showcases Cultural Events

Breeders’ Cup Festival Week kickoff highlights plans to roll out cultural red carpet by Saraya Brewer, 6.8.15, BizLex.com Fresh off the first Triple Crown win in more than a generation, leaders of a clearly energized Thoroughbred industry joined Monday morning with Lexington’s civic and community leaders to announce details of a week of events surrounding […]

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