Are Walkable Cities an Economically Viable?

Author who promotes walkable cities says they save money, make money by Tom Eblen, 01.13.14, Kentucky.com Urban planners, who in the decades after World War II helped redesign America’s cities and towns around the automobile, have been trying to warn people ever since then that they really screwed up. Finally, most people are beginning to […]

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UK Seeks More than $200 Million from KY General Assembly for Building Projects

UK seeking more than $200 million from lawmakers for building projects by Linda B. Blackford, 01.07.14, Kentucky.com University of Kentucky officials will ask the General Assembly this year for more than $200 million in state aid for new construction on campus, including a law school renovation and a new science research building. But as UK […]

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Shorty’s Reopens for Business

Shorty’s Urban Market reopens with new owner by Tom Eblen, 01.06.14, Kentucky.com Shorty’s Urban Market, 163 West Short Street, reopened Monday with a new owner. The downtown grocery and deli, which closed in September after opening with much fanfare in May 2011, will sell groceries, deli food and take-home prepared meals. Once a liquor license […]

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Lexington Visitor Center Receives a Record Number of Visitors in 2013

Lexington Visitors Center Greets Record Number of Visitors in 2013 by Staff, 01.07.14, BizLex.com Lexington, KY – The Lexington Visitors Center, operated by VisitLEX – formerly the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau – located along Main Street inside Victorian Square, welcomed a record 25,000 visitors in 2013. The total for 2013 was a 100 percent […]

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KY Agriculture Expected to Hit Sales Record of $6 Billion for 2013

Kentucky agriculture forecast to hit record $6 billion in sales for 2013 by Janet Patton, 12.05.13, Kentucky.com LOUISVILLE — Despite trying weather, Kentucky farmers are looking at a very green year, with a record $6 billion in cash receipts for 2013. Only last year, farm sales topped $5 billion for the first time. “It took […]

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Lexington’s Distillery District

Distillery District has until March to resurrect tax-increment financing, state officials say by Beth Musgrave, 12.10.13, Kentucky.com State economic officials have agreed to wait until March to decide whether a state incentive for the Distillery District, a proposed entertainment district along Manchester Street, should go forward. Last week, the Urban County Council questioned whether Mayor […]

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Texas Company Looks to Put Imax Near Rupp

Dallas-based company wants to build IMAX theater near Rupp Arena by Beth Musgrave, 12.08.13, Kentucky.com A Dallas company wants to put the first IMAX theater in Lexington on property close to Rupp Arena. Dallas-based Look Cinemas has an option to buy property at the corner of West High Street and South Broadway with plans of […]

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Lexington Creates Economic Development Fund

Lexington council creates city’s own economic development fund by Beth Musgrave, 12.07.13, Kentucky.com Lexington is now one of two Kentucky cities with its own economic development fund to keep and attract jobs. The Urban County Council last week approved the creation of the Lexington Jobs Fund. The $1 million fund would be used for grants […]

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DLC Proposes Downtown Lexington Management District

Taxing district worthwhile goal Editorial, 12.05.13, Kentucky.com Time ran out for the proposal to create a Downtown Lexington Management District this year. That may be a good thing — it was clear that the Urban County Council and many downtown property owners didn’t quite understand the proposal, which only went public in September. However, Lexington […]

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Table Three Ten Owners Open Bakery

New French-inspired bakery offers cuisine with distinct Kentucky flavors by Tom Eblen, 12.08.13, Kentucky.com When Andrea Sims moved back to Lexington from New York City with her French husband, Krim Boughalem, they made waves in the local food scene by opening Wine + Market in 2008 and Table Three Ten in 2010. Their latest venture […]

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