Budget Proposal Includes Funding for Old Courthouse and Town Branch Park

Mayor Gray: Budget proposal to include money for old courthouse, Town Branch Park by Beth Musgrave, 1.20.15, Kentucky.com Mayor Jim Gray said Tuesday that he will include money to save the old Fayette County Courthouse on Main Street and for a new urban park in his upcoming budget. “In the campaign, I heard from many […]

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Gray’s State of the City Address Focused on Investing in Lexington’s Future

Gray right to focus on investing in Lexington’s future by Tom Eblen, 1.20.15, Kentucky.com Mayor Jim Gray set the right tone in the first State of the City Address of his second term. After four years of getting Lexington’s fiscal house in order, he said, it is time to make critical investments for the future. […]

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Thoroughbred Trail to Launch Soon

We want to congratulate Anne Sabatino Hardy on her appointment as the Executive Director of Horse Country! We’re proud to support this incredible project. Horse farm owners, tourism officials work together to launch Thoroughbred trail by Janet Patton, 1.14.15, Kentucky.com A coalition of Bluegrass horse farms, vet clinics and equine attractions is launching a tourism […]

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Growth Expected for Keeneland January Sale

Keeneland January sale expected to keep pace with steadily growing market by Alicia Wincze Hughes, 1.11.15, Kentucky.com Breeding stock sales in the Thoroughbred industry are an inherent mixed bag, their makeup and quality dependent on far more variables that those of the bellwether yearling auctions. The all-encompassing Keeneland January Horses of All Ages sale is […]

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Lexington Gearing Up for New Tourism Opportunities in 2015

Lexington getting ready to ride wave of new tourism in 2015 and beyond By Janet Patton, 1.11.15, Kentucky.com It’s a new year and a new era for Lexington tourism, with the appointment of Mary Quinn Ramer as president of the city’s convention and visitors center, VisitLex. Ramer, who has been with the bureau since 2007, […]

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3 Lexington Projects Reach Finals for Knight Foundation Cities Challenge Grant

3 Lexington finalists among 126 vying for $5 million in new grants to improve cities by Tom Eblen, 1.12.15, Kentucky.com Three Lexington projects are among 126 finalists to share $5 million in grants in the first Knight Cities Challenge, sponsored by the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation. The projects were chosen from among […]

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Pitch Made in Frankfort for Funding Health Research Building at UK

Senate president makes pitch for funding health research building at University of Kentucky By Jack Brammer & Linda B. Blackford, 1.9.15, Kentucky.com FRANKFORT — The University of Kentucky wants state lawmakers to approve $10 million a year in bonding authority for 20 years to build a facility for research of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and […]

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Infill Development in North Limestone Neighborhood to Become Lexington’s First Live-Work Community

Dilapidated Lexington houses could be transformed into homes where people work, live by Beth Musgrave, 1.1.15, Kentucky.com What is now a row of dilapidated houses on York Street could soon become the anchor of Lexington’s first “live-work” community. The project, spearheaded by the North Limestone Community Development Corporation, would allow artists and craftsmen to live, […]

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Webb Companies Hopes to Sell Bonds to Fund Parking Garage

CentrePointe developers hope to sell $30 million in bonds for parking garage by Beth Musgrave, 1.2.15, Kentucky.com CentrePointe developers said this week they hope to sell as much as $30 million in bonds for a 700-space underground parking garage by the end of January, but a firm date has not been set. Dudley Webb, whose […]

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