Lexington Gearing Up for New Tourism Opportunities in 2015

Lexington getting ready to ride wave of new tourism in 2015 and beyond By Janet Patton, 1.11.15, Kentucky.com It’s a new year and a new era for Lexington tourism, with the appointment of Mary Quinn Ramer as president of the city’s convention and visitors center, VisitLex. Ramer, who has been with the bureau since 2007, […]

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3 Lexington Projects Reach Finals for Knight Foundation Cities Challenge Grant

3 Lexington finalists among 126 vying for $5 million in new grants to improve cities by Tom Eblen, 1.12.15, Kentucky.com Three Lexington projects are among 126 finalists to share $5 million in grants in the first Knight Cities Challenge, sponsored by the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation. The projects were chosen from among […]

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Pitch Made in Frankfort for Funding Health Research Building at UK

Senate president makes pitch for funding health research building at University of Kentucky By Jack Brammer & Linda B. Blackford, 1.9.15, Kentucky.com FRANKFORT — The University of Kentucky wants state lawmakers to approve $10 million a year in bonding authority for 20 years to build a facility for research of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and […]

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Infill Development in North Limestone Neighborhood to Become Lexington’s First Live-Work Community

Dilapidated Lexington houses could be transformed into homes where people work, live by Beth Musgrave, 1.1.15, Kentucky.com What is now a row of dilapidated houses on York Street could soon become the anchor of Lexington’s first “live-work” community. The project, spearheaded by the North Limestone Community Development Corporation, would allow artists and craftsmen to live, […]

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Webb Companies Hopes to Sell Bonds to Fund Parking Garage

CentrePointe developers hope to sell $30 million in bonds for parking garage by Beth Musgrave, 1.2.15, Kentucky.com CentrePointe developers said this week they hope to sell as much as $30 million in bonds for a 700-space underground parking garage by the end of January, but a firm date has not been set. Dudley Webb, whose […]

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Why support the Fayette Alliance?

Find out why our supporters invest in our mission to grow our city and promote our farms:

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Thistle Station Development Proposed for Newtown Pike

Proposed building on Newtown Pike is big test for future of Lexington development by Tom Eblen, 12.20.14, Kentucky.com Thistle Station, the 16-story apartment and retail building proposed last week along Newtown Pike, will be a big test of whether Lexingtonians can practice what they preach about growing their city up rather than out. At first […]

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KY Farm Cash Receipts hit record $5.67 billion in 2013

Kentucky’s farm cash receipts hit record $5.67 billion in 2013 Total farm cash receipts up 16.8 percent from 2012 The Lane Report, 11.26.14, LaneReport.com FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 26, 2014) — Kentucky farmers achieved a record $5.67 billion in farm cash receipts in 2013, the National Agricultural Statistics Service announced Tuesday. “These statistics prove that Kentucky’s […]

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Mary Quinn Ramer Named President of VisitLEX

We want to congratulate Mary Quinn Ramer for her recent appointment as the President of VisitLEX! Ramer named head of Lexington’s promotional bureau by Janet Patton, 12.17.14, Kentucky.com Mary Quinn Ramer has been named president of VisitLEX, Lexington’s convention and visitors center, it was announced Wednesday. Ramer was the unanimous choice of the Lexington-Fayette Urban […]

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Multi-Use Development Proposed for Newtown Pike near BCTC

16-story apartment building with shops proposed for Newtown Pike near BCTC by Beth Musgrave, 12.17.14, Kentucky.com A development group that includes former U.S. Rep. Ben Chandler is proposing a 16-story mixed-use building on Newtown Pike near the new Bluegrass Community and Technical College campus. The development, called Thistle Station, would include 200 apartments, with retail […]

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