Council Tweaks Budget, Keeps Funding for Old Courthouse

Lexington council keeps funding for courthouse renovation amid minor budgeting tweaks by Beth Musgrave, 6.9.15, Kentucky.com The Lexington Urban County Council voted Tuesday to make minor changes to Mayor Jim Gray’s proposed $323 million budget but kept $22 million in the budget to renovate the former Fayette County Courthouse on West Main Street. Some of […]

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Kickoff for Breeders’ Cup Festival Showcases Cultural Events

Breeders’ Cup Festival Week kickoff highlights plans to roll out cultural red carpet by Saraya Brewer, 6.8.15, BizLex.com Fresh off the first Triple Crown win in more than a generation, leaders of a clearly energized Thoroughbred industry joined Monday morning with Lexington’s civic and community leaders to announce details of a week of events surrounding […]

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Lexington Receives EPA Grant to Rehabilitate Old Courthouse

Fayette Alliance was proud to support this grant application. To learn more about the grant and to read our position statement visit the Old Courthouse Brownfields Grant Post post here. Old Lexington courthouse to get cleaned up with EPA grant The Associated Press, 6.8.15, Kentucky.com LEXINGTON, KY. — The city of Lexington has been given […]

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Financing Options for Industrial Hemp

Banking on industrial hemp by Dan Dickson, 5.29.15, BizLex.com Industrial hemp is getting a lot of ink, air time and social media attention in Kentucky lately. In the second year of the state’s hemp pilot program, 121 farmers were selected to grow a total of 1,740 acres of the crop in demonstration projects that industry […]

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National Avenue Rebranded as Warehouse Block

National Avenue area becomes ‘Warehouse Block’ by M. David Nichols, 6.2.15, BizLex.com The National Avenue area, the burgeoning urban corridor east of downtown near the popular Kenwick and Mentelle neighborhoods, is being rebranded as “Warehouse Block,” complete with signs and a stylized logo. Walker Properties, which has developed much of the former light industrial area […]

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UK Purchases More Local Beef for Dining Services

University of Kentucky buying more Kentucky beef for campus dining services by Linda B. Blackford, 5.27.15, Kentucky.com The University of Kentucky will greatly increase the amount of beef produced in Kentucky that it serves students, faculty and staff in coming months. Under a new agreement, The Chop Shop in Wolfe County and Omni Custom Meats […]

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Lexington Council Makes Changes to Mayor Gray’s Proposed Budget

Lexington council makes few changes in Mayor Jim Gray’s proposed $323 million budget by Beth Musgrave, 5.26.15, Kentucky.com Lexington’s Urban County Council made few initial changes Tuesday to Mayor Jim Gray’s $323 million proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Five council budget subcommittees reported initial recommendations to the full council during […]

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Infrastructure for Town Branch Commons Could Cost $75 Million

Town Branch Commons, a park through downtown Lexington, could cost $75 million by Beth Musgrave, 5.19.15, Kentucky.com Building and maintaining a linear park through downtown Lexington could cost upwards of $75 million, city officials told the Urban County Council on Tuesday. But only $10 million would be city money, they said. Town Branch Commons, a […]

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National Provision Continues Expansion with European Grocery

National Provisions expands with European-style grocery by Susan Baniak, 5.19.15, BizLex.com Andrea Sims and Krim Boughalem, the owners of Table Three Ten and National Boulangerie, have expanded their National Provisions operation yet again with their fourth phase: the opening of a grocery in the adjoining space on the corner of Walton and National avenues. Although […]

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2014 Economic Impact of Kentucky Tourism Tops $13 Billion

Economic impact of Kentucky tourism topped $13 billion in 2014 by Susan Baniak, 5.5.15, BizLex.com Kentucky tourism generated an economic impact of roughly $13.1 billion in 2014, according to survey results released this week by the state’s Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. Tourism spending increased in all nine of the state’s tourism regions, with the […]

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