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Historic African American Hamlets Around Lexington Featured on NPR

Listen to National Public Radio story. Read more at Kentucky.com The Fayette Alliance supported a scenic byway for Cleveland Road in Eastern Fayette Co. which runs by several of these rural Hamlets–including Pricetown, Jimtown and Athens. The byway was successfully adopted by the state. Visit “North Cleveland Road Scenic Byway Application” to learn more.

Locals Want Farmland Conservation, Trails, Cool Urban Spaces in Latest Community Survey

A market research firm–the Matrix Group–recently conducted a pulse survey that registered the opinions of Lexington area residents and business leaders regarding focus read for the community in a 2010 online survey. Click here to view the results. As the community’s advocate for sustainable growth, The Fayette Alliance remains dedicated to promoting these values at...

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Fayette County Named Among Nation’s Finest in Farmland Preservation

Since it’s inception, The Fayette Alliance has strongly supported the efforts of LFUCG Purchase of Development Right program. View the Alliance’s Position Statements for Fiscal Year 2009 and Fiscal Year 2010. We congratulate the PDR program on a job well done in preserving our irreplaceable Bluegrass landscape. Preservation recognition Excerpt from www.Kentucky.com, Opinion Editorial, posted...

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Alliance successfully protects rural landscape at BOA hearing

At today’s Board of Adjustment hearing, The Fayette Alliance opposed a conditional use permit submitted by Bharatiya Temple and Cultural Center, located at 3050 North Cleveland Road. The applicant aimed to construct a 6,000 square foot structure—complete with storage space and bathrooms—to their existing 10,000 square foot church building. The subject property is approximately 10-acres...

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Dell Ridge Farm

DELL RIDGE FARM WAS FOUNDED 1999. Frank and Mattie Justice are the owners, and the Farm Manager is Desmond Ryan. Our entire operation is 800 acres of prime farmland, located on Winchester Road outside of Lexington, and in Bourbon County. Dell Ridge Farm East Dell Ridge boards, trains, breeds, races and sells Thoroughbreds. DELLA FRANCESCA,WISEMAN’S...

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Brookfield Farm

BROOKFIELD FARM, LOCATED ON TODDS ROAD AND CLEVELAND ROAD at the edge of eastern Fayette County and western Clark County is one of the most storied general agricultural operations in Kentucky. In 2000, much of the legendary Brookview Farms became Brookfield Farm, and the Gay family has been raising prized cattle and crops on Brookfield...

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Juddmonte Farms

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY IS THE HEADQUARTERS OF THOROUGHBRED RACING IN THE U.S. and is informally known as the “Horse Capital of the World”. Many of the world’s leading owners and breeders have established farms in this “bluegrass region” of Kentucky. Keeneland Racecourse and Sales Company are located in Lexington. Juddmonte Farms’ Lexington operation is located just...

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Darley Farm

HH SHEIKH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM, RULER OF DUBAI, purchased Jonabell Farm in 2001 from the Bell Family. Jonabell, now Darley, is a little over 800 acres and home to Sheikh Mohammed’s US stallion operation. Sixteen stallions are standing the 2008 breeding season with such headliners as BERNARDINI, ELUSIVE QUALITY, STREET CRY and his...

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Walnut Lawn Farm

IN 1842, BOB JAMES’S GREAT-GREAT GRANDFATHER, JOHN GRAVES JAMES, purchased Walnut Lawn Farm, which lies along Military Pike in the southwest corner of Fayette County and has acreage in a portion of Jessamine County. Since then, Walnut Lawn Farm has been continuously farmed by the James Family. Bob is the fifth generation to live there...

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Winter Quarter Farm

WINTER QUARTER FARM purchased and established in 1948, is a 276 acre Thoroughbred operation moving into the 4th generation of same family management. The seed enterprise was old Duntreath Farm owned by Mrs. Silas B. Mason on land now occupied by Gardenside subdivision. One of the first broodmares moved here by grandmother Mason was MAID...

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