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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Council Considers Incentives for Downtown Development

Council looks at incentives to spur downtown development By Beth Musgrave, 2.10.15, Kentucky.com The Urban County Council began discussions Tuesday on new design standards for downtown Lexington but took no vote. Instead, the council will return in April to further explore incentives for downtown development as part of the downtown design standards. Vice Mayor Steve […]

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Alltech Acquires Agricultural Carbon Footprint Assessment Firm

Alltech buys British firm aimed at improving carbon footprint of agriculture by Janet Patton, 2.9.15, Kentucky.com Nicholasville-based global animal nutrition company Alltech announced Monday that it has bought a British company that helps farmers reduce their environmental impact. E-CO2 Project Limited provides on-farm environmental, carbon and water assessments for livestock and crops to help combat […]

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Council Begins Discussion on Development Standards for Downtown Lexington

Council to begin discussions on proposed development standards for downtown Lexington by Beth Musgrave, 2.8.15, Kentucky.com The Urban County Council will begin discussions on new design standards for downtown Lexington redevelopment and construction Tuesday, nearly five years after new standards were proposed. Vice Mayor Steve Kay, chairman of the Design Excellence Task Force, told council […]

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