Editorial: Land Preservation Aids Local Growth

Land preservation aids local growth Herald Leader Editorial, 6.23.15, Kentucky.com Fayette Planning Commission member David Drake worried aloud at a meeting of that group Thursday that a proposed new zoning plan for the county’s rural areas places too much emphasis on “control.” He wants the document to encourage, rather than limit, new commercial uses in […]

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R.J. Corman Left Permanent Conservation Easements on His 1,200 Acre Farm

Before his death, railroad magnate R.J. Corman saved his 1,200-acre farm from development by Tom Eblen, 4.11.15, Kentucky.com NICHOLASVILLE — April Corman Colyer says her father always told her and her siblings that the farm he and they grew up on and gradually expanded to more than 1,200 acres would never be developed or sold […]

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A Possible Model for Saving Ancient Trees

Award-winning plan that saved giant bur oak seen as a model for other ancient trees by Tom Eblen, 11.09.14, Kentucky.com The most fought-over tree in Lexington is now more noticeable than ever. Cleared of surrounding brush, it dominates the skyline at the intersection of Harrodsburg Road and Military Pike. The giant bur oak was last […]

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