Planning Commission Delays Vote on Rural ZOTA

Lexington planning board delays vote on proposed recreation, tourism changes by Beth Musgrave, 3.26.25, Kentucky.com After more than an hour of debate Thursday, the Urban County Planning Commission decided to delay until May a vote on changes in Lexington’s zoning laws that regulate recreation and tourism. The zoning text amendment addresses what types of recreational […]

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Work on Summit Delayed

Work delayed for Summit shopping center; newly signed tenants include Brooks Brothers, Orvis by Janet Patton, 3.25.15, Kentucky.com Work on the $156 million, 60-acre Summit at Fritz Farm at Man o’ War and Nicholasville has been delayed until mid- to late May, but developer Bayer Properties said the shopping and residential center is scheduled to […]

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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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