Planning Commission to Hear Request for Boone Creek Canopy Tours

Fayette judge orders planning commission to hear request for Boone Creek canopy tours by Beth Musgrave, 7.31.14, Kentucky.com A Fayette County canopy tour operator should get a hearing before the city’s planning commission, a judge has ruled. Fayette Circuit Judge James D. Ishmael Jr. said Wednesday that the Urban County Planning Commission must hear the […]

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Owners of Abandoned Properties May Have to Pay Higher Taxes

Lexington crackdown on abandoned properties is likely to bring higher taxes for violators by Beth Musgrave and Linda Johnson, 8.4.14, Kentucky.com The lime-green Seventh Street Community Center sticks out in the strip of vacant and abandoned houses on Lexington’s East Seventh Street. For Christin Helmuth, a longtime volunteer at the nonprofit organization that serves free […]

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Thoroughbred Market Continues Recovery at Fasig-Tipton Sale

Thoroughbred Market Continues Upswing at Fasig-Tipton July Sale by Natalie Voss, 7.25.14, BizLex.com The Thoroughbred sales market continued its recovery at the Fasig-Tipton July sale, with strong numbers in its two main components. The July sale began with a catalogue of 265 yearlings and was followed by an auction catalogue of 130 horses of racing […]

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Keeneland Plans to Cap Breeder’s Cup Attendance

Keeneland Plans Cap on Breeders’ Cup Attendance to Ensure Comfort Amid Risk of Turning Away Fans by Louis Guida, 7.25.14, BizLex.com Keeneland Breeders Cup TentsWhen Breeders’ Cup and Keeneland announced at a press conference last month that, in 2015, the fall championship racing event would be held for the first time at the boutique Lexington […]

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BGIC Featured in The Morning Line

The Morning Line, 7.20.14 “Last Saturday, for the Fayette Alliance and Markey Cancer Foundation, Hillcroft defeated Villa del Lago 10-7…” See the featured article and photos of the match by Mathea Kelley.

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Kentucky Horse Country Makes Bucket List of US Landmarks

10 best bucket-list U.S. monuments and landmarks by Larry Bleiberg, 07.11.14, USA Today …Kentucky horse country, Lexington While the region’s famed bluegrass isn’t exactly blue, it still makes for unforgettable scenery, Harrington says. “In spring it’s very green and you contrast that with the horses in the fields, and the fence lines going hill and […]

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Fasig-Tipton Sales See Solid Returns

Grosses rise at Fasig-Tipton companion yearling, all ages auctions By Alicia Wincze Hughes, 07.14.14, Kentucky.com For the second consecutive year, Fasig-Tipton saw solid returns at its July selected yearling sale and companion horses of racing age auctions, both of which yielded a degree of fireworks Tuesday. Hours after a half-sibling to graded stakes winners Executiveprivilege […]

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City Council Votes Yes on Final FY 2015 Budget

Lexington council approves fiscal 2015 budget by Beth Musgrave, 6.19.14, Kentucky.com The Lexington Urban County Council gave final approval Thursday to a $313 million general fund budget that includes raises for most city employees, money for new police officers and correction officers and $8 million for a new senior citizen’s center at Idle Hour park. […]

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City Walkability Increases Real Estate Values

A City’s ‘Walkability’ Drives Real Estate Values by Diana Olick, 06.16.14, NBCNews.com Car shares, bike shares, improved rapid transit and teleworking. All are the product of a new generation that is more environmentally conscious than any before it and more willing to use its own energy to get around town, rather than tapping expensive energy […]

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Council Approves Changes to FY 2015 Budget

After more than seven hours of debate, council approves several changes to proposed $313 million budget by Beth Musgrave, 06.10.14, Kentucky.com Social service programs will receive an additional $690,000 in city funds according to changes approved by the Urban County Council on Tuesday. After more than seven hours of debate, the council ultimately approved a […]

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