Blue Grass Stockyards Officially Under Construction

Blue Grass Stockyards begins construction on Iron Works Pike by Beth Musgrave, 9.2.16, Less than a year after a devastating fire destroyed the storied Blue Grass Stockyards in Lexington, work has started on a new state-of-the-art building on Iron Works Pike in north Fayette County near the Scott County line. “The entire Blue Grass […]

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Move of Peoples Bank building suspended

Fate of Lexington’s Peoples Bank building uncertain after move suspended by Beth Musgrave, 9.14.16, The effort to move and save a mid-20th-century bank building on South Broadway in Lexington has been suspended after a dispute with the moving contractor and a missed moving deadline, leaving the future of the project in doubt. Laurel Catto […]

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Construction on Town Branch Commons Will Start in 2018

Town Branch Commons in downtown Lexington to begin construction in 2018 by Beth Musgrave, 8.30.16, Construction will begin in 2018 on more than 3.8 miles of downtown Lexington trails that will connect two major trail systems, Lexington officials said Tuesday. The plan is for entire trail system to be completed in 2020. The city […]

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Tom Eblen: Lexington Shouldn’t Expand Urban Growth Boundary

After recession, builders want more room to grow. Lexington should say no. by Tom Eblen, 8.30.16, After years of recession-induced silence, the drumbeat is sure to start again: builders, developers and land speculators will want to expand the Urban Service Boundary. Don’t do it, Lexington, and not just for the obvious reason. Central Kentucky’s […]

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Prep Work Continues on Properties Up for Redevelopment on Midland

Dozens of trees removed from downtown lot as prelude to development by Janet Patton, 8.30.16, Former Lexington vice mayor Mike Scanlon said he had more than 40 trees cut down on a 2.7-acre lot at Midland Avenue and Short Street last week as a prelude to developing the property, but he has no definite […]

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Keeneland Teaches 5th Graders about Equine Industry

Keeneland tours teach 5th-graders about Kentucky’s Thoroughbred industry Staff Report, 8.25.26, Keeneland this week is hosting 2,800 fifth-graders from 31 area public and private schools to spread the word about the track’s history and the importance of the Thoroughbred industry in Central Kentucky. Now in its sixth year, the program has given more than […]

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EPA Fines Lexington for Missing Records

EPA fines Lexington $16,000 for missing safety records by Beth Musgrave, 8.18.16, The city of Lexington must pay federal environmental regulators $16,800 for failing to keep paperwork of employee training and other safety records at the West Hickman Wastewater Treatment Plant. In 2013, an inspector with the Environmental Protect Agency made an unannounced visit […]

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Update On CentrePointe Garage Construction

Workers leave CentrePointe site, but another group to arrive soon by Beth Musgrave, 8.22.16, Construction on a three-story underground parking garage at the CentrePointe site in downtown Lexington is continuing, the developer of the long-stalled development said Monday. Crews who were working on the proposed 700-space underground parking garage exited the site late Friday […]

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Kentucky American Water Rate Will Increase

Kentucky American Water rate increase to go into effect August 28 by Beth Musgrave, 8.23.16, Water bills in Lexington will go up effective Aug. 28. The state Public Service Commission has given its final approval to a rate increase for Kentucky American Water that will result in the average monthly bill going up by […]

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Lexington Explores Changing Special Events Permit

Luke Bryan traffic mess might lead to new Lexington events permit by Beth Musgrave, 8.16.16, Lexington is exploring a single special-events permit to streamline the process and to try to avoid traffic snarls such as the one caused by the Luke Bryan concert in October 2015. The country star’s concert at Talon Winery off […]

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