Agriculture Can Be Marketed as a Power Industry, Just Like Manufacturing

Farming, local foods culture in Bluegrass can be marketed just like manufacturing by Scott Smith, 02.10.14, Tom Martin’s interview with Mayor Jim Gray on the BEAM collaboration between Louisville and Lexington was interesting for several reasons. But one of the most important reasons was only captured, with a touch of probably unintended irony, in […]

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Lexington Will Soon Get Local Food Coordinator

Lexington soon will become Kentucky’s second city with a local food coordinator by Beth Musgrave, 02.03.14, Sarah Fritschner spent Thursday morning finishing preparations for a conference for local farmers. Then she talked to the directors of a program in Madison, Wis., that gives vouchers for fresh, organic vegetables to consumers. That was interrupted by […]

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Matrix Survey Finds 70% of Lexingtonians Oppose Expanding the Urban Services Boundary for Development

Lexington is known for its urban and rural balance, and one recurring issue in Lexington is whether or not to expand the urban service area to include more rural land for future growth needs. In recent years, Lexington has pursued a general policy in which development is encouraged within the existing urban service area instead […]

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Lexingtonians Meet to Talk About Affordable Housing Issues

Local groups meet to discuss affordable housing issues in Lexington by Beth Musgrave, 01.24.14, Sofia Algiz moved to Lexington eight years ago from Long Island, N.Y., because she wanted to be live in a city with a lively downtown and low cost of living. She also wanted to be close to horse racing, one […]

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Progress Towards a Pedestrian Friendly Lexington

Taking steps toward pedestrian friendly Op-Ed, 01.24.14, We’re getting there. Progress in Kentucky to create complete streets that allow for pedestrian and bicycle as well as automobile traffic has, to many advocates, been slow in coming. In Fayette County, home to thousands of students, it’s been particularly frustrating to see a map of disconnected […]

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Are Walkable Cities an Economically Viable?

Author who promotes walkable cities says they save money, make money by Tom Eblen, 01.13.14, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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