LFUCG Considers Main Street Central Library For New City Hall

Lexington may buy Central Library on Main Street for new city hall by Beth Musgrave, 8.2.16, Kentucky.com The city of Lexington is considering buying the Central Library on East Main Street for a new city hall, city and library officials said Tuesday. City government, which currently operates out of the former Lafayette Hotel building on […]

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Only 3 Lexington Council Districts Face Challengers in 2016 Elections

No primaries in Urban County Council races; only 3 have opposition by Beth Musgrave, 1.26.16, Kentucky.com For the first time since 2010, there will be no May primaries for Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council seats. All 12 incumbents filed to run for re-election by Tuesday’s 4 p.m. filing deadline. Nine will be unopposed in the Nov. […]

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Gray’s State of the City Address Focuses on Economic Record

Gray touts economic record and Lexington’s strong finances, remains mum on Senate run by Beth Musgrave, 1.19.15, Kentucky.com Lexington Mayor Jim Gray spent much of his sixth state of the city address Tuesday on job growth, economic development and Lexington’s robust finances. “Lexington’s model is working; we are an economic engine for our state,” Gray […]

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Lexington Council Will Vote on Hotel Tax Increase on Dec. 8

Lexington council takes first step toward hotel tax increase for $250 million convention center renovation by Beth Musgrave, 12.01.15, Kentucky.com The Urban County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to put on its agenda a resolution supporting legislation that would allow for a 2 percent increase in Fayette County’s hotel and motel tax to pay for a […]

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More City Oversight Called for Major Events

This is the latest example of why commercial activity must be carefully regulated in the rural area. Traffic problems during Luke Bryan concert lead to calls for more city oversight of events by Morgan Eads, 10.07.15, Kentucky.com A string of headlights stretched for almost 9 miles down Tates Creek Road on Tuesday night as bumper-to-bumper […]

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Lexington Hires Consultant To Determine Best Option for New City Hall

Lexington selects consultant to help determine if city should build or lease new city hall by Beth Musgrave, 10.06.15, Kentucky.com Lexington has selected a consultant to help determine whether the city should build or lease a new city hall. Jones Lang LaSalle will be paid $198,500 to conduct the study in the next 90 days. […]

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LFUCG Continues to Explore Site Options for City Hall, CentrePointe Not Ruled Out

Lexington explores site options for new city hall but hasn’t ruled out CentrePointe block by Beth Musgrave, 09.16.15, Kentucky.com Lexington is exploring options for a new city hall but has not ruled out the CentrePointe site. The city received responses to its request for proposals from two consultants — Haymaker Commercial Real Estate and Jones […]

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Exciting New Plans for CentrePointe

Brash, exciting plan for filling CentrePit Editorial, 8.11.15, Kentucky.com Lexington will be challenged by the development team that is making a play for the hole in the center of our city. The two young men at the heart of the deal, Matt Collins and Atit Jariwalla, come from radically different backgrounds but their combined vision […]

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Budget Proposal Includes Funding for Old Courthouse and Town Branch Park

Mayor Gray: Budget proposal to include money for old courthouse, Town Branch Park by Beth Musgrave, 1.20.15, Kentucky.com Mayor Jim Gray said Tuesday that he will include money to save the old Fayette County Courthouse on Main Street and for a new urban park in his upcoming budget. “In the campaign, I heard from many […]

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Gray’s State of the City Address Focused on Investing in Lexington’s Future

Gray right to focus on investing in Lexington’s future by Tom Eblen, 1.20.15, Kentucky.com Mayor Jim Gray set the right tone in the first State of the City Address of his second term. After four years of getting Lexington’s fiscal house in order, he said, it is time to make critical investments for the future. […]

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