University of Kentucky Does Not Support Rupp Plan

UK President: University Cannot Support Current Rupp Plan by Erik A. Carlson, 05.22.14, Lexington, KY – University of Kentucky President Dr. Eli Capilouto has stated in a letter (see the letter in its entirety here) that he and the university could not support Mayor Jim Gray’s plans to rehab Rupp Arena and reconstruct Lexington’s […]

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No One Oversees Zip Line Safety

Zip lines aren’t inspected or regulated by any governmental authority in Kentucky by John Cheves, 05.19.14, Zip lines, a popular amusement that can send people speeding high above the ground, are not regulated or inspected by any government authority in Kentucky. Nobody on the state or national levels can say how many commercial zip […]

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Changes to CentrePointe Approved by Design Panel

Design panel approves CentrePointe changes, including adding five floors on one building by Beth Musgrave, 05.14.14, A city panel gave the green light Wednesday to another round of changes to the long-anticipated CentrePointe development; the changes include five additional floors in a proposed apartment building for a second hotel. The Courthouse Area Design Review […]

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Most Voters Oppose State Spending Money for Rupp Project

Bluegrass Poll: Majority of voters oppose state spending $80 million on Rupp project by Beth Musgrave, 5.18.14, An overwhelming majority of Kentucky voters say the state shouldn’t spend $80 million revamping Rupp Arena and the attached convention center in downtown Lexington, a statewide poll released Sunday shows. Eighteen percent of registered voters surveyed in […]

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USDA Making $78 Million Investement in Local & Regional Food Systems

USDA Announces $78 Million Available for Local Food Enterprises Press Release, 5.08.14, USDA Office of Communications WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is making a historic $78 million investment in local and regional food systems, including food hubs, farmers markets, aggregation and processing facilities, distribution services, and other […]

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New CentrePointe Designs Presented to Courthouse Area Design Review Board

  New CentrePointe designs include five more floors for apartment building by Beth Musgrave, 5.6.14, Developers of the long-anticipated CentrePointe development have submitted new designs for the downtown project that include five additional floors on an apartment building. New designs for the development, which includes an office tower, a hotel and other retail space, […]

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New Circle Cyclist Draws Attention to Affordable Transportation Issues

Transportation costs are rising, which puts strain on the budgets of many low-moderate income families. This woman’s plight highlights our community’s need for reliable, comprehensive, and affordable transportation options. Woman biking daily to Lexington on U.S. 27 ticketed three times for reckless driving by Greg Kocher, 5.01.14, NICHOLASVILLE — Some 43,000 motor vehicles travel […]

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Canada Develops New Model for Public/Private Development Partnerships

Many of the public/private partnership issues with funding development in Lexington are issues the international community faces as well. Canada’s new model for development, known as the P3 Model, is one way to “[bundle] long-term maintenance, including performance criteria, with the more typical design, build, and finance arrangements optimizes the “whole of life” (or life […]

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City’s Financial Plan for Rupp Released

City officials release financial plan for Rupp project; renovations will top $350 million by Beth Musgrave, 4.25.14, The total cost of a renovated Rupp Arena and downtown convention center will top $350 million, according to a financial plan for the project. Construction and design costs account for $302 million of the $351 million price […]

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Council Schedules Rupp Hearing for June

After questions swirl about Rupp renovation, Lexington council schedules June hearing by Beth Musgrave, 4.22.14, Lexington’s Urban County Council voted Tuesday to hold a hearing in June on a proposed redesign of Rupp Arena and attached convention center after many questions about the project surfaced during Tuesday’s council meetings. Tuesday was the first day […]

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