City Council Approves Affordable Housing Fund and Tax Increase On Abandoned Property

Lexington council approves funding for housing trust fund and OKs tax increase on abandoned homes Herald-Leader Staff Report, 9.11.14, Kentucky.com Lexington’s Urban County Council voted 12-0 Thursday to approve funding and oversight for a city affordable housing trust fund. The council agreed to set aside $2 million for the fund, which will be used to […]

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CentrePointe’s Application Reveals Details About Bond Request

Application provides more details about CentrePointe’s $25 million bond request by Beth Musgrave, 8.28.14, Kentucky.com The developer of CentrePointe wants the city to issue an estimated $25 million in bonds for a three-story underground parking garage, according to documents submitted to the city. The developer has requested two different bonds — one for $17 million […]

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UK Working with Aramark to Bolster Local Food On Campus

UK partners with Aramark on $5 million institute to bolster locally grown food by Linda B. Blackford, 9.2.14, Kentucky.com The University of Kentucky plans to set up an institute aimed at bolstering the consumption of locally grown food with the help of $5 million from the multi-national corporation Aramark, which recently took over the school’s […]

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Keeneland September Sale Underway

It’s that time of year again. The September Sale is off to a start at Keeneland, the largest horse sales facility in the world. Here’s wishing everyone a great sale! 2 fillies from good families top opening day of Keeneland yearling sale by Alicia Wincze Hughes, 9.8.14, Kentucky.com Standout familial ties were the driving force […]

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Summit Construction To Start in March

Construction on The Summit to start in March by Janet Patton, 9.8.14, Kentucky.com Construction on The Summit at Fritz Farm, a 60-acre, $156 million retail, dining and house development at Man o’ War and Nicholasville Road, will begin March 1, said David Silverstein, principal of developer Bayer Properties. “We’re full steam ahead with our project,” […]

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LFUCG Mayoral & At-Large Forum Featured on Kentucky.com

Candidates for Lexington mayor, council at large share stage at Kentucky Theatre by Beth Musgrave, 9.4.14, Kentucky.com Mayor Jim Gray, challenger Anthany Beatty and six men vying to become Lexington’s next vice mayor shared the stage for the first time Thursday night as campaigning for the Nov. 4 general election ramps up. The forum at […]

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BEAM Regional Infrastructure Report Released

BEAM Report Identifies Infrastructure Strengths, Needs In Lou/Lex Region by Susan Baniak, 8.26.14, BizLex.com The major water ports of the BEAM region along the Ohio River have adequate capacity for freight transport, the report concluded, and the region’s port facilities are poised to grow as demand increases in the future. The report called for infrastructure […]

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Richard McQuady Named As City’s Affordable Housing Manager

Former director of Kentucky Housing Corp. named city’s affordable housing manager by Beth Musgrave, 8.19.14, Kentucky.com A former chief executive of the Kentucky Housing Corp. has been named the city’s first affordable-housing manager. Richard McQuady, who worked for 28 years at the Kentucky Housing Corp. before retiring last year, will begin his job in September […]

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Future Plan for Old Courthouse Will Be Determined by Final Report

Council members say final report will determine future plan for old courthouse by Beth Musgrave, 8.19.14, Kentucky.com Several members of the Urban County Council said Tuesday that they were dismayed that some areas of the former Fayette County Courthouse had deteriorated so badly that the shuttered Main Street building must be fenced off to protect […]

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Lexington Government Considers Issuing Bonds for CentrePointe

Lexington government agrees to consider issuing bonds for CentrePointe garage by Beth Musgrave, 8.14.14, Kentucky.com Lexington’s government agreed Thursday to explore issuing bonds for a three-story underground parking garage for the controversial CentrePointe project. The move came two days after the state’s top economic development official said the city, not the state, should issue $30 […]

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