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Tree Week 2021: Trees, Horses, and Our Extraordinary Landscape

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 1-2:30 pm  Location: Mill Ridge Farm – 2800 Bowman Mill Rd, Lexington, KY 40513 Join Fayette Alliance for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience a historic tree tour at Mill Ridge Farm in Fayette County! The tour will be led by arborist Horst Schach, a professor in Landscape Architecture at the University...

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Rural Internet Update: 2021

Rural internet access has always been one of the top issues for the 12th District. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the issue has intensified due to the dependency on internet services for work, school, and personal needs. Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman has begun a broadband initiative to bring together public and private partners to expand...

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Equine Industry a Leading Sector in Central Kentucky

Our irreplaceable Bluegrass assets–the prime soils and farmland that surround Lexington–significantly impact not only our quality of life, but serve as an important economic engine in our community. Research shows that in Fayette County alone, agriculture has a $2.3 billion economic impact. In addition, 1 in 12 jobs in Fayette County are supported by agriculture....

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Fayette Alliance Supports Expanding Accessory Uses for Agricultural Markets

Update August 23, 2018:  Planning Commission unanimously approved expanding accessory uses for agricultural market.  The amendments will be forwarded to the Council for consideration and a vote.  Stay tuned! Fayette County is fortunate to be home to the largest stockyards east of the Mississippi River, Blue Grass Stockyards. Blue Grass Stockyards is to the cattle...

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Study Finds Ag Cluster has $2.3 Billion Annual Economic Impact in Fayette County

Agricultural Impact Study On Fayette County Economy Released By UK College Of Agriculture, Food, and Environment A new study was released yesterday that underscores the vital role agriculture plays in Fayette County’s economy. It updates the findings of the 2012 landmark study “The Influence of the Agricultural Cluster on the Fayette County Economy.” The study...

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Community Gardens Nourish Neighborhoods, Promote Sustainability

On March 2nd, LFUCG City Council voted unanimously to pass the Market Gardens ZOTA.  This new ordinance will allow community garden crops to be sold on site with appropriate regulation. We are proud to have supported this initiative and applaud our City Council Members for promoting affordable and sustainable local food production.   The multiple...

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Environmentally Sensitive Areas ZOTA

Council Unanimously Passes Environmentally Sensitive Areas ZOTA We are pleased to report that on July 7, 2016, the Council unanimously voted to adopt the Environmentally Sensitive Areas ZOTA. This ZOTA strengthens oversight by the Board of Adjustment for the protection of environmentally sensitive areas (as defined under the Subdivision Regulations). In 2014, the Planning Commission...

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Town Branch Commons’ TIGER Grant Application

LFUCG Receives $14.1 Million TIGER Grant Congratulations to the City for securing this crucial funding to move the Town Branch Linear Park project forward.  Fayette Alliance is proud to have supported the grant application, and we look forward to continuing to work with the City to make the project a reality.  This significant investment in...

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Blue Grass Stockyards

The Board of Adjustment approved Blue Grass Stockyards’ application for a conditional use permit to construct an Agricultural Market on Friday, March 25th. We are proud to support the Stockyards and their plans to rebuild here in Fayette County. Congratulations to all parties involved! We’re excited that Blue Grass Stockyards will be staying in Fayette...

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