Growth Expected for Keeneland January Sale

Keeneland January sale expected to keep pace with steadily growing market by Alicia Wincze Hughes, 1.11.15, Breeding stock sales in the Thoroughbred industry are an inherent mixed bag, their makeup and quality dependent on far more variables that those of the bellwether yearling auctions. The all-encompassing Keeneland January Horses of All Ages sale is […]

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KY Farm Cash Receipts hit record $5.67 billion in 2013

Kentucky’s farm cash receipts hit record $5.67 billion in 2013 Total farm cash receipts up 16.8 percent from 2012 The Lane Report, 11.26.14, FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 26, 2014) — Kentucky farmers achieved a record $5.67 billion in farm cash receipts in 2013, the National Agricultural Statistics Service announced Tuesday. “These statistics prove that Kentucky’s […]

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$5.7 Billion in Ag Receipts Predicted for 2015

UK economists predict a 5 percent drop in ag receipts in 2015 by Janet Patton, 12.4.14, LOUISVILLE — It’s back to the future for Kentucky farmers: After a record $6 billion in farm receipts this year, 2015 will look more like 2013. At the annual agricultural economic forecast at the Kentucky Farm Bureau convention, […]

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Fayette County Property Values Rise

Fayette County property values rise to nearly $23 billion; Fayette Mall has largest single assessment by Janet Patton, 10.24.14, Fayette County property values continued to rise in 2014, according to the annual report released Friday by David O’Neill, property valuation administrator. Total taxable real property in Fayette County is worth nearly $23 billion in […]

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Thoroughbred Market Continues Recovery at Fasig-Tipton Sale

Thoroughbred Market Continues Upswing at Fasig-Tipton July Sale by Natalie Voss, 7.25.14, The Thoroughbred sales market continued its recovery at the Fasig-Tipton July sale, with strong numbers in its two main components. The July sale began with a catalogue of 265 yearlings and was followed by an auction catalogue of 130 horses of racing […]

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Canada Develops New Model for Public/Private Development Partnerships

Many of the public/private partnership issues with funding development in Lexington are issues the international community faces as well. Canada’s new model for development, known as the P3 Model, is one way to “[bundle] long-term maintenance, including performance criteria, with the more typical design, build, and finance arrangements optimizes the “whole of life” (or life […]

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BC Wood Rehabilitates Historic Building for New Offices

Tom Eblen: Lexington’s BC Wood Properties moves headquarters from shopping center to three-story 1910 building by Tom Eblen, 02.23.14, A couple of years ago, Brian Wood, the founder and CEO of BC Wood Properties, took the company’s president, King Offutt, down West Fourth Street to show him where Transylvania University, his alma mater, was […]

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Kentucky’s Economy is Growing

Center for Business and Economic Research Report Sees Growth in KY Economy BizLex Staff, 02.14.14, Lexington, KY — The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at the University of Kentucky released its 42nd Kentucky Annual Economic Report Tuesday. CBER Director Chris Bollinger, who authored the report’s 2014 Kentucky economic forecast, said he is […]

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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 Creates Economic Development Fund

Lexington council creates city’s own economic development fund by Beth Musgrave, 12.07.13, 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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