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Author: Fayette Alliance

Lexington’s Footprint-Environmental Priorities Reinforce Need for Smart Growth Policies

Guest Commentary by Knox van Nagell, Business Lexington, June 27th, 2008 The Brookings Institution, one of the most credible and knowledgeable research organizations in the world, recently named Lexington as having the largest carbon footprint among the nation’s 200 major metropolitan areas. In layman’s terms, this means that the average Lexingtonian emits 2.5 times more...

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Topline Survey

A RECENT SURVEY shows that 74% of Fayette County residents DO NOT think that more land is needed for new housing, business and industrial development outside the current Urban Service Area. [View Results Summary]

Our Town Our Farms 2009

The Allies partnered with The Penguin Dueling Piano Bar to host the second “Our Town, Our Farms” benefit concert. The event took place on Friday April 24th 2009 during the spring Keeneland meet. Partygoers enjoyed live music by pianists Don Peters, Caz Bzdek, and Andy Paczak in one of downtown Lexington’s newest and most popular...

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The 2009 Gaines Center Lafayette Series

The Fayette Alliance proudly supported the 2009 Gaines Center Lafayette Seminar series.  This exciting event was held on Monday April 13, 2009 at  the Downtown Branch of the Lexington Public Library.  Participants learned about community gardens and the role they play in sustainable living.  Click here to learn more.

Federal Grant Assistance to the Yellow Bikes Program

The Fayette Alliance supports LFUCG’s federal grant application to finance and improve the “Yellow Bikes” community bike program. With additional funding, LFUCG can purchase state-of-the-art equipment that will enhance the Yellow Bikes program—such as integrating easy check out facilities, GPS and odometer readings on all bikes, and credit card tracking on lost or stolen bikes....

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Our Town Our Farms 2008

The Allies partnered with Al’s Bar to host the second “Our Town, Our Farms” benefit concert. The event took place on Friday October 10, 2008. Partygoers enjoyed live music by The Swell, Big Maracas, and Moxy Groove in one of North Lexington’s  most popular bar and restaurant, while supporting the crucial efforts of the Alliance.

LFUCG Candidate Forum

The Fayette Alliance, the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, Fayette County Farm Bureau, and the Fayette County Neighborhood Council organized a LFUCG Council Candidate Forum on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at  the Central Public Library.  Candidates vying for contested Council seats in the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 11th Districts were invited to participate. Viewers learned candidates’ positions...

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Polo in the Park 2008

The 2nd annual Polo in the Park, Bluegrass International Cup, was held on Friday, July 11th, 2008 to benefit the critical efforts of the Bluegrass Conservancy and The Fayette Alliance. Over 500 people were in attendance at this exciting and successful event, which featured a 20 goal polo match at the Kentucky Horse Park’s renowned...

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LYPA Rising Stars-20 under 40 to keep an eye on: Knox van Nagell

Business Lexington, May 30th 2008 “Under her supervision, the Alliance has raised awareness of several land use initiatives, successfully lobbied to block expansion of the Urban Service Boundary and has supported rural-friendly proposals such as the Healthways Trail System…”  Read the full article

Buildings and Bluegrass Tour

The 2008 Buildings and Bluegrass Tour was sponsored by Artek, Blue Grass Tours, Good Foods Market and Cafe, Hallway Feeds, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, Lexington Suburban Women's Club, Lexington Convention and Visitor's Bureau, and University of Kentucky Health Care.