First Legal Hemp Crop Harvested by UK

UK harvest first legal hemp crop by Janet Patton, 9.23.14, Kentucky.com The first legal hemp harvest in Kentucky in 70 years has begun. University of Kentucky researchers on Tuesday cut their test plot, which will rest in the field for a couple of weeks. The 10-foot stalks will stay on the ground at Spindletop Farm […]

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Video of LFUCG Mayoral & At-Large Candidate Forum

Video of LFUCG Mayoral & At-Large Candidate Forum Released! As part of our voter education program, we partnered with Fayette County Farm Bureau and the Fayette County Neighborhood Council to sponsor a public forum featuring Lexington’s Mayoral and At-Large Council Candidates on September 4, 2014. If you were unable to attend the forum, you’re in […]

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Fayette Alliance Loves Isabel Yates

At nearly 90, former Lexington Vice Mayor Isabel Yates still getting things done for city by Cheryl Truman, 9.22.14, Kentucky.com Isabel Yates is dressed to the nines in a daffodil-yellow blazer and khakis, every white hair feathered into place, bracelets jangling as she serves coffee on the sun porch of the house in south Lexington […]

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Development of Townhomes Between Midland and Bell Court Moving Forward

Townhomes to be built between Midland Avenue, Bell Court by Cheryl Truman, 9.21.14, Kentucky.com Developer Brian Hanna wants you to visit a townhome that has not yet been built. A simulation of The Midlands townhomes, a group of 46 Craftsman-style townhouses with a gated entry, is in his office on Walton Avenue, just off the […]

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KLC Side Corporation Will Issue and Adminster Bonds for CentrePointe Garage

KLC Looks to Form Side Corporation to Issue Bonds for CentrePointe Garage by Erik A. Carlson, 9.16.14, Kentucky.com Lexington, KY – The Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) has entered into an agreement with the Lexington Urban-County Council to allow a KLC side-corporation to issue bonds of up to $30 million for the construction of the […]

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First Book of Keeneland Sale Shows Emerging Star Sires

First Book of Keeneland September Yearling Shows Tapit as Emerging Star Sire by Natalie Voss, 9.16.14, BizLex.com The first book of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale wrapped up on Sept 11 with solid statistics, highlighted by a couple of prominent Kentucky-based bloodlines. Book 1 is the section of the sale with what Keeneland’s sales team estimates […]

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State Funds Further Construction of Town Branch Trail

Town Branch Trail gets State Funds for Design and Construction Staff Report, 9.16.14, BizLex.com A trail that will one day connect downtown to Masterson Station Park has received a $6.5 million boost. To be built over 5.8 miles in six phases – the first two of which have been completed and the third is underway–received […]

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City Council Approves Affordable Housing Fund and Tax Increase On Abandoned Property

Lexington council approves funding for housing trust fund and OKs tax increase on abandoned homes Herald-Leader Staff Report, 9.11.14, Kentucky.com Lexington’s Urban County Council voted 12-0 Thursday to approve funding and oversight for a city affordable housing trust fund. The council agreed to set aside $2 million for the fund, which will be used to […]

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CentrePointe’s Application Reveals Details About Bond Request

Application provides more details about CentrePointe’s $25 million bond request by Beth Musgrave, 8.28.14, Kentucky.com The developer of CentrePointe wants the city to issue an estimated $25 million in bonds for a three-story underground parking garage, according to documents submitted to the city. The developer has requested two different bonds — one for $17 million […]

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UK Working with Aramark to Bolster Local Food On Campus

UK partners with Aramark on $5 million institute to bolster locally grown food by Linda B. Blackford, 9.2.14, Kentucky.com The University of Kentucky plans to set up an institute aimed at bolstering the consumption of locally grown food with the help of $5 million from the multi-national corporation Aramark, which recently took over the school’s […]

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