Affordable Housing Finally Gets Some Funding

Lexington makes progress on affordable housing but ongoing funding still needed Op-ed, 04.02.14, Kentucky.com Lexington has spent years doing a lot of navel-gazing, discussing, studying and arguing about the glaring problems of homelessness and lack of affordable housing in our community. At last, the city has committed real money to begin the process of addressing […]

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Rupp Arena Project to Get $1.5 Million from State

Rupp Arena project to get $1.5 million; needs UK lease, financial plan for more money By Beth Musgrave, John Cheves and Jack Brammer, 03.31.14, Kentucky.com Despite a last-minute push by Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, the renovation and expansion of Rupp Arena will get just $1.5 million in the two-year compromise state budget approved Monday by […]

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Boone Creek Files Suit In Hopes of Reopening for Business

Owner of Boone Creek Outdoors files another suit to try to get approval of zip-line canopy tour by Beth Musgrave, 03.31.14, Kentucky.com The owner of a controversial canopy tour has appealed to Fayette Circuit Court to try to overturn the Urban County Planning Commission’s decision not to hear his case. Lawyers for Burgess Carey, owner […]

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Town Branch Trail Extension Has a Chance

Don’t let chance go for important Town Branch trail extension by Van Meter Pettit, 3.30.14, Kentucky.com For 15 years, Lexington has been working — with success — to create an east-west citywide greenway for bicycles and pedestrians linking our world famous Bluegrass countryside with the city center. The Town Branch Trail is a “river walk” […]

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Gray’s Financial Plan for Rupp Includes Repaying Coal Severance Money

Gray Pledges to Repay Coal Severance Money Previously Allotted by Legislature by Erik A. Carlson, 3.25.14, BizLex.com Lexington, KY – After vowing to fight to restore proposed funding to the planned Rupp Arena District, Mayor Jim Gray has said the plan to renovate the venerable arena and add arts and entertainment options to Lexington’s downtown […]

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Local Option Sales Tax Loses Steam

Local Option Sales Tax Bill Looks Dead by Gregory A. Hall, 3.25.14, The Courier-Journal Fischer said, however, he was happy with the progress made on the issue this year. “We’ve come so incredibly far on this from when the session started,” Fischer said. “Obviously people never thought we’d be at this stage and time is […]

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Money for Rupp Not in State Budget

State budget doesn’t include Rupp renovation money; Mayor Gray says it’s not over by Beth Musgrave, 3.24.14, Kentucky.com The Republican-controlled Senate did not include $65 million for the renovation of Rupp Arena and expansion of an attached convention center in its budget. The Senate voted 25-2 on Monday approved a two-year, $20 billion budget. Eleven […]

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Tax Bill for Financing Rupp Clears State House

Tax for Rupp renovations clears House panel, but some council members still have questions by John Cheves and Beth Musgrave, 3.19.14, Kentucky.com FRANKFORT — At the urging of Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, a House committee on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill to let the city increase its hotel tax to help pay for the renovation […]

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Development Trend: Neighborhood Farms

Farm-to-Table Living Takes Root by Kate Murphy, 03.11.14, NYTimes.com GILBERT, Ariz. — In many American suburbs, outward signs of life are limited to the blue glow of television screens flickering behind energy-efficient windows. But in a subdivision of this bedroom community outside Phoenix, amid precision-cut lawns and Craftsman-style homes, lambs caper in common green areas, […]

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Sign Up for Warning Texts about CentrePointes Blasting Times

CentrePointe Blasting  03.06.14, Lexingtonky.gov Blasting for the construction of the 700 space underground parking garage for the CentrePointe Development will begin on March 17, 2014 and continue for several weeks. State law requires a horn notification system to sound and traffic to shut down five minutes prior to the blast. Each stoppage is expected to […]

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