KY Gives Breeders’ Cup Tax Breaks

Tax break makes Kentucky more attractive for future Breeders’ Cup events, official says by Jack Brammer, 3.17.15, Kentucky.com FRANKFORT — Kentucky lawmakers’ decision to give Keeneland a tax break for hosting the Breeders’ Cup World Championship this fall should help the state get the event again, said Craig Favel, Breeders’ Cup president and chief executive […]

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UK Trustees Approve Funds to Increase Beds in Chandler Hospital

UK trustees approve $75 million to occupy another floor of Chandler Hospital bed tower by Linda B. Blackford, 3.16.15, Kentucky.com The University of Kentucky took another step Monday toward filling the partially vacant patient tower at its Albert B. Chandler Hospital. The UK Board of Trustees approved completion of the 11th floor of what’s called […]

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Council Votes to Increase Sewer Rates

Lexington council votes to increase sewer rates by Beth Musgrave, 3.17.15, Kentucky.com Come July 1, Lexington residents will pay more to flush toilets and take showers. The Urban County Council voted 12-3 Tuesday to raise sewer rates over the next two years to pay for more than $590 million in sewer and stormwater system upgrades […]

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Council Approves Arlington Studio Apartments on North Limestone

Lexington council approves Arlington Studios apartment complex on North Limestone by Beth Musgrave, 3.10.15, Kentucky.com The Urban County Council gave final approval Monday to an affordable housing apartment complex on North Limestone after a five-hour hearing. The council passed the changes to the zoning unanimously. The Planning Commission had previously approved the zoning changes for […]

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Senate Gives Final Approval to Fund UK’s New Medical Research Building

Senate gives final approval to bill to help finance University of Kentucky medical research building by Jack Brammer, 3.3.15, Kentucky.com FRANKFORT — The state Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a bill fulfilling the University of Kentucky’s request for $132.5 million in state bonds for a six-story medical research center. On a vote of 36-1, […]

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Proposed Sewer Fee Increases Advance through Council

Proposal to raise Lexington sewer rates advances by Beth Musgrave, 2.24.15, Kentucky.com A proposal that would raise Lexington sewer rates over the next two years moved forward Tuesday. The Urban County Council voted 13-1 to put the proposal on council’s agenda for Thursday. A final vote is expected in early March. Mayor Jim Gray’s administration […]

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Increase in Sewer Fees Proposed to Pay for EPA Mandates

Lexington proposing substantial sewer rate increases to pay for EPA mandates by Beth Musgrave, 2.22.15, Kentucky.com Taking showers and flushing toilets might be more expensive in coming years. Lexington’s Urban County Council is considering a 12 percent increase in sewer rates this year and another 12 percent hike next year to help pay for more […]

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UK Hospital Expansion Approved by State

State approves University of Kentucky hospital expansion plan by Mary Meehan, 2.19.15, Kentucky.com With the approval of state health officials, the University of Kentucky can begin a 120-bed expansion, the next step in a $1 billion construction project. The expansion project was approved Wednesday under the state’s certificate of need process, which requires the state […]

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KY Thoroughbred Breeder’s Incentive Fund Releases more than $10 million in Awards

$10 million in incentives awarded to Kentucky Thoroughbred breeders by Janet Patton, 2.18.15, Kentucky.com The Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders’ Incentive Fund announced Wednesday that more than $10 million in awards will be distributed for 2014, according to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Horses registered with the fund won races in 32 states and four countries, capturing […]

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State House Panel Approves Funding for UK Research Building

House panel approves borrowing billions for teachers’ retirement fund, millions for UK project by Linda B. Blackford, 2.10.15, Kentucky.com The House budget committee voted Tuesday to crack open Kentucky’s two-year budget and fund two major proposals: a $3.3 billion bond to shore up the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System and a $132.5 million bond to pay […]

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