EPA Fines Lexington for Missing Records

EPA fines Lexington $16,000 for missing safety records by Beth Musgrave, 8.18.16, Kentucky.com 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, Kentucky.com 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, Kentucky.com 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, Kentucky.com 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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City Council and UK Continue Negotiations Over Closing Section of Rose Street

UK’s request to close section of Rose Street meets opposition by Beth Musgrave, 8.16.16, Kentucky.com A proposal to permanently close a section of Rose Street from Columbia Avenue to Huguelet Drive on the University of Kentucky campus met with more questions Tuesday. Lexington planning officials have given tentative approval for the permanent closure of the […]

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Lexington’s Horse-Racing Linked to Urban Growth Boundary

The unlikely relationship between Kentucky’s horse-racing tradition and Urban Growth Boundaries by David Heyburn, 08.03.16, usgbc.org As Metro Louisville begins the process to update its Comprehensive Plan, Cornerstone 2020, there is an interesting historic and strategic juxtaposition in Kentucky’s next largest city, Lexington. Embedded within the richness of Kentucky’s horse-racing tradition, showcased every first Saturday in […]

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Development of The Summit at Fritz Farm Continues

Developers of The Summit at Fritz Farm working to minimize traffic woes by Cheryl Truman, 8.4.16, Kentucky.com Land preparation is being completed and construction is taking shape at The Summit at Fritz Farm, a 60-acre retail, dining and residential development at Man o’ War and Nicholasville Road. And developers say there should be plenty of […]

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National Avenue Continues to Attract Businesses

Cosmic Charlie’s is moving to National Avenue, will add daytime hours by Janet Patton, 8.3.16, Kentucky.com Bar and music venue Cosmic Charlie’s is moving from University Plaza at the corner of Woodland and Euclid avenues, where it has been since 2009, to National Avenue, where it will take on more of a neighborhood bar feel. […]

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LFUCG Considers Main Street Central Library For New City Hall

Lexington may buy Central Library on Main Street for new city hall by Beth Musgrave, 8.2.16, Kentucky.com The city of Lexington is considering buying the Central Library on East Main Street for a new city hall, city and library officials said Tuesday. City government, which currently operates out of the former Lafayette Hotel building on […]

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Environmentally Sensitive Areas ZOTA

Council Unanimously Passes Environmentally Sensitive Areas ZOTA We are pleased to report that on July 7, 2016, the Council unanimously voted to adopt the Environmentally Sensitive Areas ZOTA. This ZOTA strengthens oversight by the Board of Adjustment for the protection of environmentally sensitive areas (as defined under the Subdivision Regulations). In 2014, the Planning Commission […]

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