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Blue Grass Airport Book Chronicles Rich History of Aviation in the Bluegrass

Lexington, KY – The first copies of a 240-page historical account of aviation in central Kentucky, titled Blue Grass Airport: An American Aviation Story, will hit bookstores and gift shops in Lexington on April 15. Created by Blue Grass Airport and … Continue reading

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Vice Mayor Linda Gorton will not seek re-election in 2014

Lexington Vice Mayor Linda Gorton, who will mark 16 years of service on the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council next year, has announced that she will not run for re-election in 2014. At a media conference on Thursday morning, Gorton called … Continue reading

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Food Trucks Issue Heating Up In Front of Council

Lexington, KY – Starting with Tuesday afternoon’s council work session and continuing at Thursday night’s council meeting, the issue of food trucks will be debated. The council will be considering a pilot program brought forth by a Food Truck Work … Continue reading

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Wayfinding Signs to Debut Downtown for Pedestrians

Lexington, KY – While large-scale wayfinding signs have been in place for drivers around Lexington for a few years, a pilot program to be launched this summer will put smaller ones on downtown sidewalks for those on foot. Eight four-sided … Continue reading

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New Furlongs Restaurant Near Mall Closely Tied to Downtown Original

Tommy Walters, who recently re-opened his Furlongs cajun restaurant, was looking over an original menu from the restaurant when it opened in 1993 that his daughter and business partner Emilee Sierp had found, and they both noticed striking similarities with … Continue reading

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Work Still Ahead Before Construction at CentrePointe is Official

Lexington, KY - Late Friday night, developer Dudley Webb said despite a twitter proclamation from Cincinnati restauranteur Jeff Ruby, work is not imminent for the CentrePointe block in downtown Lexington. Shortly before 2 Friday afternoon, Ruby, the owner of steakhouses and … Continue reading

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Graeter’s Opens Second Lexington Location

Lexington, KY – Graeter’s is once again serving ice cream in the Hamburg area as the Louisville-based franchisee of the Cincinnati ice cream institution has opened its second location in Lexington. The new location at 1925 Justice Drive, near Malone’s … Continue reading

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State Auditor to Investigate Health Clinic Real Estate Deal

Lexington, KY – A troubled plan to build a public health clinic on Southland Drive will be the focus of an investigation by State Auditor Adam Edelen upon request from Mayor Jim Gray. HealthFirst, a nonprofit primary care clinic that … Continue reading

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Living Arts and Science Center Completes $1 Million Match

  Lexington, KY – The Living Arts and Science Center (LASC) has completed a $1 million matching grant from the W. Paul and Lucille Caudill Little Foundation and has surpassed the halfway point of its $5 million capital campaign. In … Continue reading

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Xerox Adding 250 Jobs in Lexington

Lexington, KY – Xerox has announced its hiring 250 full-time employees in Lexington. Hiring is already underway at its Yorkshire Blvd. facility. Those hired for Xerox’s Lexington presence, a part of Xerox formerly known as ACS, will do work for … Continue reading

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Lack of Entries Leads to Cancellation of High Hope Steeplechase

Lexington, KY – The 46th High Hope Steeplechase, set for Sunday, May 19, has been canceled by the event’s board of directors in a decision Friday afternoon. The day-long annual event at the Kentucky Horse Park includes terrier races and … Continue reading

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Chase Economist Says Investment Climate is Better

Lexington, KY – “The U.S. economy is doing very well. But the word ‘well’ is a relative thing,” according to Anthony Chan, chief economist for private wealth management at JPMorgan Chase. “We look at economic growth this year of not … Continue reading

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Companies Challenged to Ditch Cars for Bikes in May

This year’s Bike Lexington Commuter Challenge is underway. The event is a competition to see who can log the most bike commutes and which businesses can encourage the most bicycle commuting during the month of May. Any business, nonprofit, organization … Continue reading

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Business-Focused Health-Care Reform Seminars This Week

Lexington, KY – Experts on the impact of federal health-care reform on business will present advice to Kentucky companies at half-day seminars in Lexington May 8, and Louisville on the 9th. Online registration is still available for each half-day seminar … Continue reading

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Hospice of the Bluegrass Announces Sequester-Related Layoffs

Lexington, KY – Hospice of the Bluegrass announced Friday morning that it will reduce staff by 2.5 percent, a total of 16 positions. A release from the organization that provides end-of-life care states hospice programs nationally have faced significant cuts … Continue reading

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University of Denver Dean Named UK Provost

  Lexington, KY – Christine Riordan, dean of the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, has accepted an offer to become the University of Kentucky’s next Provost. According to a release from the university, Riordan’s appointment as … Continue reading

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Downtown Parking Garage to Reopen Monday

Lexington, KY – After months of renovations and shoring-up the structure, the city’s downtown parking garage adjacent to the County Clerk and Police Department is set to reopen as “the Helix Garage” to pay homage to its signature spiral exit … Continue reading

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Final Prep Race Ends Run-Up to the Roses

Lexington, KY – With just a week left before the Run for the Roses, Churchill Downs hosted the last Kentucky Derby prep race on Saturday, April 27. The Grade 3 Derby Trial Stakes is the last opportunity for trainers to … Continue reading

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Richmond Downtown Association Follows Thursday Night Live Trend

Richmond, KY – The Richmond Downtown Association has partnered with local businesses in downtown Richmond on and around Main Street to create a weekly Thursday Night Live event to help promote business and draw customers out for a night on … Continue reading

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Parking Authority Cuts Meter Rates, Boosts Time Limits

Lexington, KY  – The Lexington and Fayette County Parking Authority Board of Commissioners recently approved a proposal to decrease  parking meter rates in three meter districts and increase the time limits in a fourth district. Using statistical data collected by its … Continue reading

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Tiffany & Co. to Expand in Lexington, Add 75 Jobs

Lexington, KY -  Tiffany & Co. is expanding manufacturing operations in Lexington, creating 75 new, full-time jobs and investing $2 million in the state, the company announced today at a press conference attended by Governor Steve Beshear and Mayor Jim … Continue reading

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Former Mayor Newberry Among Finalists to Lead Georgetown

Georgetown, Ky. – A twelve-member search committee made up of representatives from the Georgetown College board of trustees, faculty, staff, alumni, parents council, and student body has selected three candidates to choose among as a successor to retiring president William H. … Continue reading

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Louisville’s Fischer Announces Plans to Seek Second Term as Mayor

Lexington, KY – In a Tuesday afternoon release sent by his campaign’s finance director, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has announced his intentions to seek a second term as mayor of the commonwealth’s largest city. Fischer won election in 2010 to … Continue reading

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LBAR Announces $306 Million in Sales for Q1

Lexington, KY – The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR) reported 1,859 residential sales totaling $306,344,567 around the Bluegrass in the first quarter of 2013. Residential sales increased 22 percent in the first quarter of 2013 versus the first quarter 2012, … Continue reading

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Lexmark Earnings Boosted by Delayed Tax Credit

Lexington, KY – Bolstered in part by a delayed tax credit that dragged down Lexmark’s fourth quarter earnings, the Lexington-based solutions company reported results on the high end of company expectations. “It was a solid and busy first quarter for … Continue reading

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Study: Many Kentuckians Lack Access to Dental Care

Lexington, KY – There are approximately 4-million people in Kentucky and 1.7 million of them have no dental insurance. That’s more than 10 times the number of people who attended the 2012 Kentucky Derby, according to a new study funded … Continue reading

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Toyota Expansion Could Boost State’s Auto Suppliers

Following recent expansions at Ford in Louisville and the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant, an announcement of Toyota’s expansion further augments the automotive industry’s place in providing Kentuckians with jobs. Toyota’s $360 million expansion to build the Lexus ES … Continue reading

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24-Hour Online Giving Event to Benefit State Nonprofits

Kentuckians will be able to donate money to their favorite charities and causes during a 24-hour online fundraising event Wednesday. Called Kentucky Gives Day, the event is coordinated by Kentucky Nonprofit Network Inc., the state’s association of nonprofits. The giving … Continue reading

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Student Art Project Aims to Democratize Local Visioning

Lexington, KY – In recent years, many in Lexington have demonstrated a fondness for ideas and various approaches to “visioning” a strategy for their city’s future. Results have ranged from the Legacy Trail to the growth of downtown entertainment. The … Continue reading

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PTMY | Carey Smith, CEO of Big Ass Fans  

What was your first job? My first job as a self-employed person was at age 9 selling Christmas cards (via an ad in Boy’s Life magazine) door-to-door to raise money to add to my stamp collection. What is a business lesson … Continue reading

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Kentucky Theatre Fundraiser Canceled; Star Can’t Make It

Lexington, Ky –  A fundraising event scheduled for Friday, April 26, and hosted by the Friends of the Kentucky Theatre (“Friends”) has been canceled due to an unexpected schedule change for Lexington native and Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon. On … Continue reading

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Lexington’s First Federal Bank Fails, Assets Sold to Indiana Bank

Lexington, KY – First Federal Bank, with locations in Hamburg, on Lane Allen, Landsdowne, downtown and Leestown has been shutdown by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into a purchase and assumption agreement … Continue reading

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Biotech firm opens new headquarters downtown 

  Lexington, KY – The biotech firm Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals Inc.  has opened headquarters  in downtown Lexington. Dr. Eric Ostertag, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Transposagen, said the company chose the location in West Jefferson Place on Second Street because … Continue reading

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Toyota Georgetown Plant to Start Production on Lexus ES 350 in 2015

Georgetown, KY – Toyota has announced its Georgetown plant will begin production on Toyota’s luxury line, Lexus, starting in 2015. Along with the approximately 50,000 Lexus ES 350s a year, Toyota announced Friday morning it will be adding 750 jobs … Continue reading

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Council caps college tuition increase at 3 percent

Frankfort, Ky – The Council on Postsecondary Education approved a 3 percent ceiling for tuition increases for the coming academic year for in-state undergraduate students at Kentucky’s public colleges and universities. It’s the smallest average tuition increase for Kentucky public … Continue reading

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Bingham McCutchen Officially Opens Lexington Service Center

Lexington, KY – Boston-based law firm Bingham McCutchen has cut the ribbon on its Global Services Center at UK’s Coldstream Research Campus. The center, meant to house much of the operations and back of house administration for the international law … Continue reading

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“Two-waying” downtown streets still up in the air

There’s still no consensus among Lexington leaders over changing traffic flow in downtown.  Another study into converting some one-way streets to two-way travel is in progress. Vice Mayor Linda Gorton says it remains an issue up for debate. “There’s still … Continue reading

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UPDATE | American Airlines Computer Glitch Leaves Planes Grounded

(Updated info at the bottom of second page) Lexington, KY – A glitch in American Airlines’ computer reservation system has forced the carrier to ground all flights until at least “later this afternoon.” The Dallas-based airline began experiencing computer problems … Continue reading

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New Foundation to Support Innovation in Kentucky Education


Frankfort, KY – Business, government and education leaders gathered at the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Frankfort on Monday to announce the launch of a new non-profit organization that will encourage and support innovative new approaches in Kentucky classrooms. … Continue reading

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Java’s War Set for Kentucky Derby Battle After Blue Grass Win

Lexington, KY – The road to the Kentucky Derby continued on Saturday at Keeneland with the Grade 1 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, where Java’s War locked his spot in the Derby starting gates. This year’s Kentucky Derby points system, which … Continue reading

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NBC Exec to Head Viamedia Affiliate Relations, Business Development

Lexington, KY – Lexington-based Viamedia, a top independent cable industry rep firm and provider of online advertising services, announced the appointment of former NBCUniversal executive Brian Hunt as Senior Vice President of Affiliate Relations & Business Development for Viamedia. Hunt … Continue reading

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Lexington’s Krebs Among Lawyers Lobbying for Immigration Reform

Lexington, KY – Six Kentucky lawyers, members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), have returned from Washington, D.C. after visiting Congressional offices to make the case for an overhaul of the nation’s immigration system. “America’s immigration system is dysfunctional … Continue reading

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Baptist Health Lexington Honored for Stroke Care

Lexington, KY – Baptist Health Lexington, formerly Central Baptist, has received the Get With The Guidelines–Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The award was given for Baptist Health Lexington’s implementation of ensuring stroke patients receive … Continue reading

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PTMY | Ouita Michel, Chef, Owner of The Holly Hill Family of Restaurants

What is a favorite childhood memory? Spending summers with my Grandmother, eating her ice box cookies with ice cream on her patio as dusk settled in, making popcorn over a fire in the out door popper. There was no better … Continue reading

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Second court ruling imperils libraries

A second judge’s ruling that overturned how a Northern Kentucky library district can set its property tax has spiked fears across the state that many libraries could be in serious jeopardy. “For now, it’s business as usual,” said Dave Schroeder, … Continue reading

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Immigration Reform Rally Held in Downtown Lexington

Lexington, Ky – Dozens of protesters gathered in downtown Lexington Wednesday, waving flags and calling for immigration reform. It was unseasonably warm as one corner of Triangle Park filled with hundreds of immigration reform supporters.  Speakers chanted into a public … Continue reading

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Mayor Proposes Budget for 2013-14

Lexington, KY – In a speech before Urban County Council, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray laid out his plans for a budget that would run the city from July through next June. In his address, Gray stated a desire to lower … Continue reading

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Keeneland April Two-Year-Old Sale Off and Racing

Lexington, KY – Keeneland’s one-day sale of two-year-olds in training finished well ahead of last year’s figures. Both gross sales ($11,640,000) and the average price ($197,288) were up 19.3 percent from last year’s figures, while the median price jumped 25 … Continue reading

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Cut in Military Body Armor Funds Results in Layoffs at Ceradyne

Lexington, KY – Budget cuts at the Department of Defense have resulted in reduced funding for military body armor. And an economic casualty is being felt in Lexington. Body armor manufacturer Ceradyne will lay off 93 employees at its Lexington … Continue reading

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Toyota Launches Spy Theme Ads for New Avalon with Former Star of ‘The Wire’

Lexington, KY – After launching a sleek redesign for its top-of-the-line Avalon, Toyota has unleashed a slick new campaign for the Georgetown made vehicle. The campaign, titled “Only the Name Remains,” will play out over the next year in a … Continue reading

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Clean Energy Advocates Talk Climate Change at UK Forum

Lexington, KY – We hear about climate change all the time. It’s on the news, talk shows and the Internet and it almost always seems to involve people arguing with each other. One person says it’s getting warmer, another person … Continue reading

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Business-Focused Health-Care Reform Seminars in May


Experts on the impact of federal health-care reform on business will present advice to Kentucky companies at half-day seminars in Lexington and Louisville on May 8 and 9. Each half-day seminar will tackle the Affordable Care Act and the effect … Continue reading

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$100,000 in Prizes and Awards in Student Business Plan Competition

Lexington, KY – On April 12th and 13th, 19 teams from seven public universities across the Commonwealth will compete for $100,000 in prizes.  The Idea State U competition involves students attending Kentucky’s public universities and provides cash awards to student teams … Continue reading

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Oscar-Nominated Lex Native to Attend Film Premier at Kentucky Theatre

Lexington, KY – Film actor and Lexington native Michael Shannon will be on hand for a special fundraising event hosted by Friends of the Kentucky Theatre. The group is working to raise $1.5 million for critical technology upgrades and other … Continue reading

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Good Food, Music all in the Cause of Better Reading and Writing

Lexington, Ky – Business Lexington and contributing writer Janet Holloway will host a happy hour benefit for the Carnegie Center Cycle of Literacy Campaign on Wednesday, April 17 at Smiley Pete Publishing headquarters, 434 Old Vine Street in Lexington. The … Continue reading

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EKU Names Michael Benson President

Richmond, Ky. – The Eastern Kentucky University Board of Regents voted unanimously today to name Dr. Michael T. Benson president. The selection of Benson, currently the president of Southern Utah University and a highly successful fundraiser, came during a special … Continue reading

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Urban Collage Merges with Lord, Aeck & Sargent

Lexington, Ky – Urban Collage (UC), one of the largest urban and campus planning and design firms in the southeast, and the architecture firm of Lord, Aeck & Sargent (LAS)  today closed on a merger that introduces a new player … Continue reading

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Explorium, Victorian Square sign new lease

Lexington, Ky – Explorium of Lexington today signed a long-term lease to remain at Victorian Square. The tenancy of the children’s museum had been in question as the downtown retail center was recently sold to the Webb Companies in partnership … Continue reading

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Lexmark Sells Inkjet Division to Japanese Company for $100 Million

Lexington, KY – Lexmark International is selling the inkjet printer division it shutdown last summer to Osaka-based Funai Electric Company for approximately $100 million. The transaction will not negatively affect workers in Lexington, according to Lexmark spokesman Jerry Grasso. In … Continue reading

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State Adopts New Test for Mortgage Professionals

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions is now using the new uniform state test component for mortgage loan originators and processors. Kentucky is among 25 states to adopt the new test. Previously, mortgage loan originators not only … Continue reading

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Hemp Legislation Passes in 11th Hour of General Assembly Session

Frankfort, KY – It had a finish fitting of March Madness as time ran down on the legislative clock and a last second shot to pass the hemp bill (Senate Bill 50) hit nothing but net. But the outcome of … Continue reading

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Is Kentucky Ready for Hemp as an Engine of Economic Development?

Lexington, KY – Between the ages of eight and fifteen, I went to summer camp on a Jessamine County farm where industrial hemp had been grown in an earlier generation. In the underbrush, the occasional reminder could be found of … Continue reading

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Top Economist to Speak on National, Local Housing Markets

Lexington, KY – Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist of the National Association of Realtors will be in Lexington on Friday to discuss the national and central Kentucky housing market. Yun will speak at the offices of Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors … Continue reading

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Chief Bastin at Lexington Forum on Guns, Heroin and Crime Trends

Lexington, KY – With gun violence much in the news these days Lexington Police Chief Ronnie Bastin will be talking candidly at the next Lexington Forum breakfast about crimes involving guns and other weapons, the recent resurgence of heroin, and … Continue reading

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Saul Good to open downtown location

Lexington, KY – The soon-to-be renovated Victorian Square in downtown Lexington has its first new tenant. Saul Good Restaurant & Pub has announced plans to open a restaurant at 123 N. Broadway at the corner of Broadway and Short Street … Continue reading

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Judd declines Senate run

Actress Ashley Judd has announced that she will not challenge incumbent Kentucky U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in his bid for reelection in 2014. Click here for more from the blog of former Kentucky State Treasurer Jonathan Miller.

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Hayashi Telempu Expanding to Frankfort, Creating 103 Jobs

Frankfort, KY –  Japanese-owned automotive supplier Hayashi Telempu North America Corporation will expand its Kentucky presence, establishing manufacturing operations in Frankfort. The investment of more than $10.7 million will create 103 jobs. The company’s decision stems from recent economic development … Continue reading

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Minimum Wage: Helping the Poor, or Hindering the Economy?

Lexington, KY – Following-up on a campaign promise to further strengthen America’s middle class, President Barack Obama proposed to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour during his most recent State of the Union address in February. Less than a … Continue reading

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Road to Derby: Turfway Park’s Spiral Stakes

Lexington, KY – As three-year-old Thoroughbreds across the country prepare for the first Saturday in May, navigating the road to this year’s Kentucky Derby is different than it has ever been before. The 20 horses loading into the starting gate … Continue reading

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Medicaid Cuts Leave Kids Without Dentist

Dr. Marty Gamble treats about 2,000 local children on Medicaid, give or take a few hundred. But after next week, he won’t accept CoventryCares, which will leave about three-quarters of them without a dentist. As it is, hardly any dentists … Continue reading

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EPA Awards Toyota As Energy Star Partner for Ninth Consecutive Year

Lexington, KY – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. with its Energy Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for protecting the environment through energy efficiency. It’s the ninth … Continue reading

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Centre College to Host Autism Symposium

Danville, KY – Centre College will host an Autism Symposium on campus with events scheduled for today and tomorrow, including a lecture by author John Elder Robison and speakers from around Kentucky. Robison, author of the books Be Different, Look … Continue reading

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Commentary | The Arts Contribute to Our Quality of Life and Our Economy

Lexington, KY – As LexArts kicks off its 2013 Fund for the Arts campaign, we believe it is important to point out why art truly matters. Certainly the arts enrich our cultural lives, as individuals and as families, and bring … Continue reading

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PTMY | Rev. Brian Cole, Rector, Good Shepherd

What was your first job? When I was a teenager, my next door neighbor hired me to put up posters for the re-election campaign of a state Senator in my community in southeast Missouri. No telephone pole was safe from … Continue reading

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Burst Pipe Floods L’ville Mayor’s Offices; Workers Rush to Save Artwork, Historic items

Louisville, Ky – A major water supply pipe burst today at Metro Hall, severely flooding the Mayor’s Office and the offices of many of his staff, who rushed to save valuable artwork and historic furniture. The pipe burst on the sixth … Continue reading

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Beshear Signs Bill to Change Police and Fire Pension System in Lexington

Lexington, KY - In a Friday morning ceremonial signing, Governor Steve Beshear made law the pension reform agreed to by city leaders and members of its police and fire unions. House Bill 430 will immediately cut the city’s unfunded liability by approximately … Continue reading

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UK Design Dean heading to Syracuse

Lexington, Ky – Michael A. Speaks, dean of the College of Design at the University of Kentucky and an influential voice in planning downtown public amenities in Lexington has been named dean of the School of Architecture at Syracuse University. … Continue reading

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EKU Board approves budget cuts

Richmond, KY – A day after announcing three finalists to succeed the retiring Doug Whitlock as president, Eastern Kentucky University’s Board of Regents held a special meeting to determine what the institution’s future leadership will find upon arrival, including budget … Continue reading

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Gov. Beshear Signs Bill Raising Dropout Age

Lexington, KY – Gov. Steve Beshear has signed Senate Bill 97, legislation that will allow individual school districts in Kentucky to voluntarily raise the dropout age to 18. Under the bill, once 55 percent of the districts have raised the … Continue reading

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Bill Could Allow Students to Complete High School Early

A bill awaiting a signature from Gov. Steve Beshear could open up the opportunities for high school students to graduate early. Senate Bill 61, which passed both houses of the General Assembly and was delivered Tuesday to Beshear, creates a … Continue reading

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Tempur-Pedic Completes Purchase of Sealy, Changes Name

Lexington, KY – Tempur-Pedic International has completed its previously announced acquisition of Trinity, North Carolina-based Sealy. The combined company will be named Tempur Sealy International, Inc, and it becomes the largest bedding company in the world with brands such as … Continue reading

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CORELOGIC: 200,000 More Homes Recover Positive Equity in Fourth Quarter

Irvine, Calif. – Approximately 200,000 more residential properties returned to a state of positive equity during the fourth quarter of 2012, according to a new analysis released today by CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), the information, analytics and business services provider. This … Continue reading

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UK Climate Change Forum to Focus on Shared Values

Lexington, KY – The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture will host a free public forum, Climate Change: Values, National Security and Free Enterprise, at 7 p.m. EDT April 4 in the UK Student Center ballroom. The forum will include … Continue reading

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Road to the Horse Leads from Texas to the Kentucky Horse Park

Lexington, KY – This year’s Road to the Horse (RTTH) competition began at the Four Sixes Ranch in Guthrie, Texas. It ended at a new destination, the Kentucky Horse Park—one more economic legacy of the Alltech 2010 World Equestrian Games. … Continue reading

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Commentary | Annual Sessions of Legislature Have Proven a Failure

The 13-year experiment in Kentucky politics that is annual legislative sessions should be ended. The General Assembly has proven once again in 2013 that the hypothesis of better governance through annual sessions is simply wrong. In fact, the yearly scheduled … Continue reading

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EKU Announces Finalists in Search for University President

Richmond, KY – Three finalists to become the 12th president of Eastern Kentucky University were announced today by the institution’s Presidential Search and Screening Committee. The finalists are: Dr. Michael T. Benson, President of Southern Utah University; Dr. Gregg Lassen, … Continue reading

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Roles of Moms and Dads Converge to Balance Work and Family

The way mothers and fathers spend their time has changed dramatically in the past half century. Dads are doing more housework and child care; moms more paid work outside the home. Neither has overtaken the other in their “traditional” realms, … Continue reading

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UK College of Pharmacy Creates App for Students

Lexington, KY – It’s apt that the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy has created an innovative, but easy to use, app that will help pharmacy students nationwide. That’s because UK’s Pharmacy College is consistently ranked among the top five pharmacy … Continue reading

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Major Changes Coming For Workers Comp Premiums

Lexington, KY - Kentucky employers could be facing significant increases in their workers compensation premium. And they may not even be aware that the increases are coming. The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) is a nationwide organization that collects and analyzes workers’ … Continue reading

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Selling Globally, Jobs Explored at UK Supply Chain Forum

 Lexington, KY – UPS, which liberally sprinkles the word “logistics” throughout its print, broadcast and online advertising, is bullish on expanding the supply chain further across Kentucky, the nation, and world. “Globally, markets are really expanding and U.S. companies are … Continue reading

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Idea Festival Holds First Event in Lexington Since 2004

Lexington, KY – What began three years ago under the TED brand (Technology, Entertainment and Design) as TEDxLex has morphed into a new event, marrying the rapid-fire, thought-provoking talks of TED with the programming of Idea Festival (IF). Last held … Continue reading

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PTMY | Tom Jordan, CEO- Lexington Relocation, Upscale Furniture and Lodging Solutions

What is a technological advance you would like to see in the future?  The ability to travel thru the air in individual transport vehicles instead of the current automobile mode of transportation.  Would like to see the ability to have … Continue reading

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Auditor: Kentucky has tolerated ‘political culture of low expectations and corruption’

(Editor’s Note: Auditor Edelen will appear before the Lexington Forum on Thursday morning. For details, click here.)  Being Kentucky’s “taxpayer watchdog” is a role state Auditor Adam Edelen said he is glad to fulfill, saying he is happy to uncover … Continue reading

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Hemp Legislation Causing a Stir in Closing Days of General Assembly

Frankfort, KY -  Rep. Tom McKee (D-Cynthiana), chair of the House Agriculture and Small Business Committee, said in a weekend interview that he will call Senate Bill (SB) 50, the industrial hemp bill, up for a vote in the next … Continue reading

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Lexmark Acquires 2 Software Companies for $31.5 Million

Lexington, KY – Lexmark International announced Tuesday morning that it has purchased two west coast software companies, San Francisco-based Twistage and Seattle-based AccessVia, for a combined investment of approximately $31.5 million. These acquisitions represent the seventh and eighth such software … Continue reading

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UK Students to Learn Realities of Personal Finance Firsthand

Lexington, KY – Thanks to some local business people and other experts, University of Kentucky students will learn about personal finance through an interesting and fun simulation experience. The event allows students to interact with adults from the various financial … Continue reading

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Out to Boost Enrollment, EKU Adds Trolley Tour

Richmond, KY – The Eastern Kentucky University Admissions office has added a trolley to the university’s admissions tour, breaking down the four-lane barrier of the bypass to show prospective students all the campus offers. Eastern has been using the 23-seat … Continue reading

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The Use of Drones: a Local Expert’s Take

Lexington, KY – The use of “Drones”—small model-sized radio- controlled pilotless aircraft—to find, target, and vector weapons to kill Al Quaeda and other terrorist leaders who are attacking U.S. citizens and American allies from North Africa to Afghanistan—is coming under … Continue reading

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Auditor Edelen to Discuss ‘Ghost Government’ at March Forum

Lexington, Ky – Kentucky’s “ghost government,” spends $2.7 billion taxpayer dollars in special taxing districts across the Commonwealth, according to State Auditor Adam Edelen. The auditor’s office has identified more than 1,200 of these special districts – unelected entities such … Continue reading

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PTMY | James Snowden – Co-Owner Finderskeepers Market

James Snowden, co-owner with Randy Terrell of Finderskeepers Market at 109 Walton Ave in Lexington. What is your favorite iconic building in Lexington? The Kentucky Theater holds so many memories for me — and being a film lover, it continues to inspire me … Continue reading

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Mayor names O’Mara finance commissioner

Lexington, Ky – Mayor Jim Gray today announced the appointment of Bill O’Mara as city finance commissioner. O’Mara has been director of the city’s Division of Revenue since 1995. In that post he has greatly improved the city’s revenue forecasting … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Nano to Expand Operations in Lexington

Lexington, Ky – Hummingbird Nano Inc. will expand manufacturing operations at the University of Kentucky’s Coldstream Research Campus, adding 18 jobs and investing more than $550,000 in the project. “Hummingbird Nano is on the cutting edge of its industry, using … Continue reading

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Gatton College Reaches Fundraising Milestone

Lexington, KY - The University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics today celebrated the milestone of surpassing the halfway point in its fundraising efforts for the expansion and renovation of its facilities as it has announced nearly 300 donors have helped raise … Continue reading

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Scientific Curiosity Held High at Alltech Lecture Tour

Lexington, KY – Curiosity drives scientists to solve problems which should be viewed not as difficulties, but as opportunities, according to Jim Bannerman. The Alltech Canadian Regional Sales Manager was in Lexington on Monday to open “Be Curious,” theme of … Continue reading

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Gatton to Host Supply Chain Forum

Lexington, KY – Some of the biggest corporate names in logistics will be part of the third annual Supply Chain Forum being hosted on Friday, March 8, by the Executive Education Center (EEC) of the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College … Continue reading

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Chamber Trip Scholarship Applications Open for Under-40 Set

Lexington, KY – Scholarships to assist in the cost of Commerce Lexington’s Annual Leadership Visit, heading this year to Omaha May 8-10, are now up for grabs. Aimed at getting those under 40 better tied into the Lexington community, the … Continue reading

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The Sequester: What You Need to Know

Over a year ago, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) laid out “Everything You Need to Know about the Sequester,” followed shortly thereafter by a post focusing specifically on the unique aspects of the cuts for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013. Recent developments require … Continue reading

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Lexington Center rolls out new sites with major ticket giveaway

Lexington, Ky – Well, that’ll get your attention. It’s one thing when a major facility in your town rolls out a package of new websites, quite another when it promotes them by giving away a year’s worth of tickets to … Continue reading

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Smucker Planning $43 Million Investment in Lexington Jif Plant

Lexington, KY - The J.M. Smucker Company, plans to retain 279 jobs and invest more than $43 million in upgrades to its Lexington Jif Peanut Butter facility. “This investment of $43 million in Lexington really shows the commitment to Smucker’s growth … Continue reading

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Beshear signs agency bonds bill for university projects

Frankfort, Ky – Eleven major construction projects at six state universities, including dormitory renovations, new student centers, and athletic facility improvements will soon be underway as the result of the General Assembly’s quick passage of a bill that allows the … Continue reading

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Danville distillery to open in the fall

Danville is going to have its first legal distillery with operations set to begin this September. Owners of Ferm Solutions, a research and engineer fermenting company in Danville, are developing a division of their company that will distill vodka, Kentucky … Continue reading

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Retailers clash over alcohol sales

Liquor stores and grocery stores in Frankfort are both distributing fliers to their customers urging them to either support or oppose a controversial bill now before the General Assembly. Some are calling the bill a public safety issue while others … Continue reading

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Financial speculators drive gas prices up nationwide

WASHINGTON — They’re baaaacccck. Like locusts ravaging fertile crops, gasoline prices are soaring again and eating away at the purchasing power of ordinary Americans. And again, financial speculators appear to be a big part of the story. Read more from McClatchy … Continue reading

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Restaurant sales drop as consumers cut spending

Restaurant industry same-store sales declined in January due to pullback from consumers, according to the latest NRN-MillerPulse survey. Read the details on Nation’s Restaurant News.com

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Hemp Bill Flies Through State Senate, Real Test Comes in the House

Frankfort, KY – The Industrial Hemp Bill (SB 50) seemed to be on a fast track last week, at least when it comes to the Kentucky Senate. Just one week ago, the legislation was passed out of the Senate Agriculture … Continue reading

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Equine Industry Survey Looks at Employee Compensation and Benefits

Lexington, KY – Skyrocketing healthcare costs are affecting all employers, and horse farms are no exception.  The newest Kentucky Equine Industry Survey from Dean Dorton Allen Ford provides detailed information on how thoroughbred farms are managing healthcare for employees, along … Continue reading

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Gatton to Host Investment Seminar

Lexington, KY – If you are not sure how to properly value a stock or other investments, or you really don’t understand markets and market action, the University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics Executive Education Center (EEC) is … Continue reading

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PTMY | Josh Ackerman – Context Financial

What technology you can not live without?   As much as I think this is a cliché answer, I have to say the smart phone. As my job takes me out of the office to meet with clients, anything that … Continue reading

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TQL expanding in Lexington, creating at least 75 Jobs by 2015

Frankfort, Ky -  Total Quality Logistics (TQL) will expand its Lexington facility, creating at least 75 new, full-time jobs by 2015. The expansion represents an investment of more than $1.7 million. TQL is the nation’s second largest freight brokerage firm, … Continue reading

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Sens. McConnell and Paul Co-sponsor Hemp Legislation

[From press release issued by office of Sen. Rand Paul] Washington, D.C. – Sen. Rand Paul and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, both of Kentucky, joined Oregon Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden in introducing legislation to allow American … Continue reading

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Lexmark takes Xerox and state to court over print contracts

Lexington, KY – Lexmark International has taken Xerox and the Commonwealth of Kentucky to court, claiming the state has twice awarded its rival printing contracts at rates far higher than the Lexmark bids. In its suit, filed in Franklin Circuit … Continue reading

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Bingham COO to Move to Lexington

Lexington, KY – L. Tracee Whitley, the chief operating officer for Boston-based law giant Bingham McCutchen, has announced she will be joining her firm’s global service center at Coldstream later this year. Whitley, a Harvard grad who obtained her law … Continue reading

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Kentucky Businesses to Start Paying More Unemployment Taxes

Frankfort, KY – Many Kentucky businesses will be paying higher unemployment insurance taxes in the years ahead as the state repays hundreds of millions in federal loans. The Federal Unemployment Tax Act credit decreased this year due to an outstanding … Continue reading

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Senate Agriculture Committee Unanimously Passes Industrial Hemp Bill

Frankfort, KY – With an overflow crowd on hand, the state’s Senate Agriculture Committee has unanimously passed Senate Bill 50, better known as the Industrial Hemp Bill. The bill, introduced by Sen. Paul Hornback who also chairs the committee, provides … Continue reading

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Fasig-Tipton Mixed Sale Posts Huge Gains

Lexington, KY – Fasig-Tipton held its one-day Kentucky Winter Mixed sale on Monday, which concluded with strong numbers. In total, the gross sales were $13,781,700 (up almost 200 percent from 2012), the average price was $56,252 (up 230 percent), and … Continue reading

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Bank to Help Unemployed Mortgage Holders Find New Jobs

Lexington, KY – Hundreds of thousands of homeowners across the country, and of course here in Kentucky, haven’t been able to pay their mortgage payments on time, or at all, since the economic crisis took hold several years ago. The … Continue reading

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UK Program Looking for Businesses to Help Administer a Dose of Reality

Lexington, KY – The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is calling on area businesses to help introduce college students to the financial realities associated with adulthood. The service is hosting a financial simulation program about the provision of food, … Continue reading

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Transylvania University Adopts New Strategic Plan

Lexington, KY – The Transylvania University Board of Trustees has approved the university’s strategic plan for the next seven years. The plan, “Transylvania 2020,” is a comprehensive roadmap that encompasses enrollment growth, expansion of campus facilities and enhancements to academic … Continue reading

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Kentucky Theater Looking for Some Valentine’s Love

Lexington, KY – A group formed to raise funds for renovating and updating the Kentucky Theater will screen a film classic and show off a collection of classic film memorabilia and personal letters from legendary actors and directors donated for … Continue reading

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Gallery Hop Adds Music to Venues

Lexington, KY - Gallery Hop, a tour around Lexington’s art galleries, open studios and many supporting art venues has added live music to the mix. The Lexington Area Music Alliance (LAMA), an organization created to encourage and support the production and … Continue reading

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PTYM | Betty Spain – Owner of Bella Rose

What is your favorite scene from a movie? The scenes that automatically come to my mind are those of Forrest Gump, running across America..  All of the gorgeous places he saw, the different people he encountered, and the peace of … Continue reading

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Breeders take stock at Fasig-Tipton’s Kentucky Winter Mixed auction

Lexington, Ky – Thoroughbred breeders will have one final chance to buy and sell stock before the start of the 2013 breeding season at Monday’s Kentucky Winter Mixed auction at Fasig-Tipton. The one-day sale includes horses of all ages but … Continue reading

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New, Larger Kroger Planned for Euclid Avenue

  Representatives from Kroger held a community meeting Tuesday night to present preliminary plans and designs for a completely new grocery store at the site of the company’s current store on Euclid Avenue. Instead of renovating and expanding the current … Continue reading

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UK Economists: Lexington recovery like nation’s is “anemic”

Lexington, Ky − Lexington’s economy is experiencing a slow crawl out of the recent Great Recession, according to University of Kentucky economists. The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER), which is located in the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of … Continue reading

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Town Branch Commons would transform downtown Lexington

Lexington, Ky. – Downtown Lexington, from east to west, would be transformed from a place largely dominated by asphalt and blacktop to an oasis of greenspace and flowing waters under the design for a proposed “Town Branch Commons” selected by … Continue reading

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New: Alltech Graduate Training Blog

In November 2012, Alltech launched its Graduate Program, inviting outstanding young leaders to take part in a year-long training program. Out of a pool of more than 1,500 applicants, 21 graduates from around the world were selected through a rigorous … Continue reading

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National Org Partners with Smiley Pete to Optimize Online Fundraising for Local Nonprofits

Lexington, KY – FirstGiving, a Washington, D.C. based organization has selected Smiley Pete for a partnership after noting results of the 2012 Good Giving Guide Challenge, a collaboration with Smiley Pete Publishing and the Bluegrass Community Foundation. The 2012 Challenge … Continue reading

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Arena Critic claims ‘KFC Yum! Center ultimately will default

Denis Frankenberger doesn’t have an issue with KFC Yum! Center per se. “I’m all for it,” said Frankenberger, a Louisville businessman. “I love it. I think Louisville deserves it. But it doesn’t have to be a financial albatross.” Which is what his numbers … Continue reading

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Venture Club Survey: 87 Local Startup Got Funding in 2012

Lexington, KY – Eighty-Seven early-stage technology-based companies in Lexington and surrounding counties received funding and/or created jobs in 2012, according to an annual survey conducted by the Lexington Venture Club. The survey results were announced at the Venture Club’s annual … Continue reading

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Council Joins McConnell Endorsing Legalization of Hemp

Lexington, Ky – Senator Mitch McConnell is endorsing the efforts of Kentucky Agriculture Secretary James Comer to legalize the cultivation and production of industrial hemp. And on Thursday evening,  Lexington’s Urban County Council voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting … Continue reading

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Abramson: Tax Reform Legislation Not Likely This Session

The head of Kentucky’s Blue Ribbon Tax Commission says he thinks the prospects for tax reform are good — but they’re unlikely to be approved during the current legislative session. Read more of this report from public radio station WFPL.

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Study: Agriculture is Firmly Rooted in Fayette Economy

Lexington, KY – Linkages, direct and indirect, to agriculture can be found throughout the economy of Lexington and Fayette county, according to a preliminary effort to more clearly define the sector. A new study, The Influence of the Agricultural Cluster … Continue reading

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Lexmark Sees Growth in Final Quarter and in Total for 2012

Lexington, KY – Lexington-based printer and software company Lexmark saw earnings in the fourth quarter of $.10 per share and $1.53 for the year. “Our fourth quarter financial results were highlighted by revenue that exceeded expectation, solid cash flow generation, and … Continue reading

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Vote Set for Monday on Design for Town Branch Commons

Lexington, KY – A vote on the design of Town Branch Commons, envisioned as a long, narrow park following the path of the historic stream now buried beneath downtown Lexington, is set for Monday (Feb. 4) by the Downtown Development … Continue reading

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State and Federal Officials Shutdown Alleged Local Pyramid Scheme

Lexington, KY – Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing (FHTM), a Lexington-based marketing network that has been battling claims over the last three years that it is a pyramid scheme has seen its operations suspended by Federal and state officials. “Today’s actions are … Continue reading

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Industrial Hemp Cooperative Gets First Corporate Member

Lexington, KY – Patriot Bio Energy recently became the first corporate member of the Kentucky Hemp Growers Cooperative Association, and the company aims to prove that industrial hemp is useful for the coal fields of Kentucky. Roger Ford, CEO of … Continue reading

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Changes in Contracting Program For Women-Owned Small Businesses

Lexington, KY – Women-owned small businesses will have greater access to federal contracting opportunities as a result of changes included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA) to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal … Continue reading

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Pleased to Meet You | Kristi Martin – Executive Director of The Lexington Cancer Foundation

What is your favorite iconic building in Lexington?  I would have to say Pope Villa, designed and built in 1811 by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, for Kentucky Senator John and Eliza Pope. He is known as the father of American architecture … Continue reading

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Survey: Ky horses and equine assets valued at $23.4 billion

Lexington, Ky – Kentucky is home to 242,400 horses and the total value of the state’s equine and equine-related assets is estimated at $23.4 billion, according to the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey. The comprehensive statewide survey of all breeds of … Continue reading

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In Address, Gray Says Lexington is Back on Track, Tops 300K Population

Lexington, KY – In his State of the Merged Government Address Mayor Jim Gray was expected to tout the agreement reached by the city and police and fire union leaders to reign in the unfunded liability of the city’s pension … Continue reading

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Smiley Pete Publishers Receive Prestigious Spirit Award from Lexington Forum

Lexington, KY – Please indulge us for a moment. Our publishers here at Smiley Pete are having quite a big day and we thought everyone should know about it. Smiley Pete Publishing Co. founders and owners, Chris Eddie and Chuck … Continue reading

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A Look at the Business That Gives Us Visuals: Lynn Imaging

Lexington, KY – Newly arrived home from World War II, hundreds of thousands of GIs couldn’t wait to get on with their lives. With optimism and perhaps new-found confidence, many dreamed of starting their own businesses. Kentuckian Jack Lynn, who … Continue reading

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Local Short Films Get Creative With Financing

Lexington, KY - In 1992, Columbia Pictures released El Mariachi, a film Robert Rodriguez made for $7,000. Rodriguez planned the film’s shooting so as to prevent all the big studio-style wastefulness and delays. How Rodriguez financed and supported the production has … Continue reading

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UK HealthCare to run Eastern State Hospital

Frankfort, Ky – Governor Steve Beshear announced today that the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) and University of Kentucky (UK) HealthCare have signed a letter of intent under which UK will operate and manage the newly constructed … Continue reading

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City Reaches Consensus on Pension Reform

Deal Immediately Cuts Unfunded Liability from $300 Million to $161 Million Note: The Pension Task Force unanimously approved the proposal at today’s meeting held at the offices of Commerce Lexington. Click here to read the Pension Sustainability Consensus Proposal Presentation to Task … Continue reading

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Biomedical Development Corporation expands to Lexington

Lexington, KY and San Antonio, TX – Biomedical Development Corporation (BDC) of San Antonio, Texas will expand its operations to Lexington. The 28 year-old company has secured two grants from the Kentucky SBIR-STTR Matching Funds Program. Aligned with the grant … Continue reading

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Blue & Co., LLC’s Lexington Office Expands, New Digs

Lexington, Ky – Fresh from relocating to the 29th floor of the Lexington Financial Center, Blue & Co., LLC announced the addition of new personnel to the firm’s Lexington, Kentucky office. The majority of partners and a number of staff … Continue reading

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“88 Keys” Campaign Aims to Restore Classic Steinway Grand

Lexington, KY – The classic Steinway Concert Grand piano that has graced the stage of the Lexington Opera house for 37-years is in need of some TLC. To cover the cost of a complete restoration of the piano, whose ivories … Continue reading

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Gray Shuffles Batting Order With Staff

Lexington, KY - At the midway point in his term as mayor, Jim Gray has made some changes in his staff, adding and shuffling some people. “What’s true in sports is true in management, you’ve got to play to your strengths,” … Continue reading

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Nathan Mick hired as VP of International Economic Development Company

Lancaster, Ky – Garrard County Economic Development Director Nathan Mick has been hired to serve as Vice President of a technology-based, international economic development company focused on site selection and located in New York.  Hired as the first economic development director … Continue reading

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Artistic Opportunity Offers Economic Returns

The 40th anniversary of the “Festival of the Bluegrass” at the Kentucky Horse Park is being highlighted this year with a weeklong celebration called “Best of Bluegrass,” hereafter referred to by its affectionate acronym, BOB. This special event organized by … Continue reading

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Law Firm Makes Pitch for Employees at Job Fair

Lexington, KY - As hundreds of potential job applicants pitched their resumes to Boston-based law firm Bingham McCutchen during its recent job fair, they found the firm pitching its attributes to them. The firm is in the process of staffing its … Continue reading

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Commentary | Let Them Spend Their Money

Lexington, KY – Last week a large chunk of the Kentucky General Assembly “crowded the winner’s circle” as Gov. Steve Beshear, Senate President Robert Stivers and House Speaker Greg Stumbo announced a bi-partisan agreement that amounts to allowing state universities … Continue reading

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An Open Letter From A Member of A Non-Existent Constituency to Patrick Stipes of Kentucky Tourism

Lexington, KY - Mr. Stipes: I’m sure you’ve been inundated with responses to your comments in USA Today about the “Kentucky Kicks Ass” rebranding effort, in which you seemingly dismissed an effort by a group named Kentucky for Kentucky to promote … Continue reading

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Keeneland yearlings and the pinhooker’s savvy eye

Lexington, Ky – As the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages sale came to a close, many of the short yearlings sold in the auction’s fifth and final day will be shipping off to new, if short-term homes. The practice … Continue reading

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Explorium May Lose Location

Lexington, KY – After a rocky start to 2012 with the firing of its executive director and hiring of an interim successor, Explorium of Lexington has been working to rebound with a program expansion and rising attendance numbers. But the … Continue reading

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2013 General Assembly: Tax Reform, Pensions to Highlight Session

Frankfort, KY – Retooling Kentucky’s tax code and reining in multibillion-dollar unfunded liabilities in the state pension systems should be top priorities for the General Assembly as it convenes for an abbreviated session today, legislators say. Those matters may require … Continue reading

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Higher Ed Consortium to Aid in College Prep

Lexington, KY – Bluegrass Tomorrow has received a check for $35,000 to help continue its work with the Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium. The contribution comes from the Bluegrass Area Development District (BGADD), whose board is comprised of area judge executives … Continue reading

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Former Hagel Staffer, Now Garrard County Official Supports Nomination

Lexington, KY - As the U.S. Senate prepares to address President Obama’s nomination of former Sen. Chuck Hagel for defense secretary, one Kentucky official with past experience on Hagel’s staff believes the former U.S. senator from Nebraska and Vietnam vet is … Continue reading

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Apartments Brought Out of Foreclosure for Affordable Housing

Lexington, KY – With $1,634,000 coming from various state and non-profit agencies, the Community Ventures Corporation announced the purchase and rehab of a 49-unit apartment complex that had languished and was in foreclosure. The project utilized $734,000 for the Kentucky … Continue reading

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Extension Instead of Full Farm Bill Survives Lame Duck Congress

Frankfort, KY – Getting a grasp on Congressional action concerning the Farm Bill has been a difficult task through the holiday period. The fiscal cliff dilemma, which overshadowed agriculture and everything else, went into the final hours of 2012 leaving … Continue reading

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Keeneland January opener shows gains in totals, averages; RNAs up

Lexington, Ky – Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale closed its first session Monday with gains in the total sales receipts and average prices. The day’s average was $76,276, a 14.4 percent increase from the 2012 sale. The day’s … Continue reading

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Beshear sends message to horse industry on casinos

From Courier-Journal “Horse Biz” blogger Gregory Hall, an edited transcript of interviews Thursday with Gov. Steve Beshear regarding casino gambling and the upcoming 2013 legislative session. Click here.

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Lexmark Acquires Healthcare Aimed Software Company

Lexington, KY - Lexmark has purchased Acuo Technologies, LLC, a Minneapolis-based company that specializes in streamlining healthcare imaging on to one system. Acuo will work under the auspices of Perceptive Software, another software based company owned by the Lexington-based printer company. … Continue reading

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Lexington and Louisville Build Case for Local Revenue Options

Lexington, KY - Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer are embarking on the development of a coalition of fellow city and county officials, along with their respective business communities, to pitch a constitutional amendment to allow for local … Continue reading

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Part Two: Encouraging Health-Care competition through the ACA

Lexington, KY - In the most recent print edition of Business Lexington, this series examined how tax policy, health insurance reform and an expanded Medicaid were the law’s primary tools to broaden health insurance coverage and make it more affordable under … Continue reading

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Commentary | New Year’s Resolution

Lexington, KY – I was at an event recently where the suggestion was made that Lexington ought to try harder to be more like Portland, or maybe Austin, or some other place. The speaker meant well. The context was an … Continue reading

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EPA’s Jackson to resign

Courtesy, Appalachian News Express Officials throughout the region this week were hailing the decision of the oft-vilified Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to step down following a four-year term fraught with controversy, particularly in the Central Appalachia coal mining … Continue reading

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Gun seller sees sales rise in wake of debate

Courtesy, Appalachian News Express In the wake of a debate over the sale of guns, sparked by a school shooting in Connecticut which left more than two dozen dead, a local store is reporting an increase in firearms sales. According … Continue reading

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Poll: What Kentucky Parents Think

Louisville, Ky.—  Most Kentucky parents talk with their kids about drug use but few get into the topic of birth control. These are some results of the latest Kentucky Parent Survey about how often parents talk to their children about … Continue reading

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Toyota to pay $1.1 billion in recall case

Toyota Motors agreed to pay $1.1 billion to settle a class-action suit by car owners who claimed they suffered economic loss because of unintended acceleration in its cars. This is one of the largest lawsuits of its kind, according to Steve … Continue reading

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Smart Solutions for Smartphones

Lexington, KY - The year 2012 presented Christopher Manzo with a new wife, a new business and a new city. A transplant from St. Louis, Manzo moved to Lexington over the summer. He is an architect and educator by trade and … Continue reading

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KSBDC Launches Small Town Merchant Program

The Kentucky Small Business Development Center’s (KSBDC) Small Town Merchant Program (STMP) will bring custom retail and restaurant business audits to small towns across the state. These business audits will assess everything from curbside appeal, merchandising, pricing structure and much … Continue reading

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Coke loses Pepsi challenge at Rupp

Lexington, Ky – G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers, Inc. of Cincinnati has signed a multi-year partnership agreement to become the official beverage provider with the Lexington Center Corporation, which includes Rupp Arena, the Lexington Convention Center, the Shops at Lexington Center, the … Continue reading

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21c Museum Hotel Wins Tourism Incentives

Frankfort, Ky - The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority has approved incentives for the 21c Museum Hotel in Lexington. The 90-room project in the old First National Building and Fayette Building has a budget of $42 million. The hotel could be … Continue reading

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Tax Commission Sends Report and Recommendations to Governor

Lexington, KY – The Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform delivered its 453-page report and recommendations to Gov. Steve Beshear. Beshear said the commission’s work and research will make the commonwealth’s tax code “fairer, simpler and more responsive to the … Continue reading

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GoodGiving Guide Meets, far Exceeds $30K Knight Challenge Grant

Lexington, KY – A 12-hour challenge by the James L. Knight Foundation has netted $101,571 (384 contributions) for many of the central Kentucky nonprofits participating in the GoodGiving Guide Challenge. An additional $30,000 will be added as a result of … Continue reading

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Chase Invests in Expanded STEM Programming Through United Way

Lexington, KY – Chase will provide United Way of the Bluegrass with a $70,000 grant to continue the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy, a community-based extended school day program in partnership with Fayette County Public Schools and First … Continue reading

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Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship Moves to Transy

Lexington, KY – A recently signed agreement between Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky makes Transylvania the primary location for The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship and its annual Student Congress. And with the change comes a significant shift … Continue reading

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Kid’s Health Behavior: What Kentucky Parents Think

Louisville, KY – New data about the health behaviors and views of Kentucky parents finds a broad disconnect between national and statewide attitudes concerning childhood obesity. Citing results of its Kentucky Parent Survey, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky (FHK) … Continue reading

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NAWBO to Explore Why We Are What We Eat

Lexington, KY – Farm to table. Sustainable farming. Fast food versus slow food. If the terminology of the local food production movement is confusing you, or you just want to know more, the Lexington chapter of the National Association of … Continue reading

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PTMY | Kenneth Garrett, Financial Advisor, Garrett Financial Management of Lexington

What was your first job?   My first job was at Taco Bell the week after I turned 16. What’s on the menu for your favorite dinner? I have this awesome recipe for some stuffing topped filets. You start with … Continue reading

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PNC Foundation Gives $120,000 to KCTCS to Ease Accessibility

Lexington, KY – The PNC Foundation has awarded the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) a $120,000 sum to act as scholarships over the next three years at seven of the system’s campuses. Presented by PNC Bank’s regional president, … Continue reading

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UK Program Teaching Students in Challenged Counties Entrepreneurism

Lexington, KY – In the teaching world, classes about business and entrepreneurship don’t often begin at the elementary or even middle school levels. But a program administered by the University of Kentucky and funded by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) … Continue reading

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5 Across Finals Awards Virtual Office Pitch as Annual Champion

Lexington, KY – For years, surveys have shown that the number one fear people have in life is public speaking. Number two on the list – death. The finals of the third annual Five Across pitch contest wasn’t a matter … Continue reading

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State’s Agriculture Economy Estimated to be Record $5.3 Billion

Louisville, KY – State farmers are poised to reach a record $5.3 billion in agricultural cash receipts this year. That was the news delivered by University of Kentucky (UK) College of Agriculture economists during their annual report on the condition … Continue reading

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Good Giving Offers Charity by the Cup

Lexington, KY – This week in conjunction with the Good Giving Guide charity fundraising campaign, caffeine seekers at four area coffee shops can tell the barista their favorite non-profit among those appearing in the Good Giving Guide and 6 percent … Continue reading

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Neofill Acquires Lexington-based Petesdeals.com

Lexington, KY – Northeast Ohio Fulfillment Center, LLC  (NeoFill) and its division HalfOffDeals.com has acquired PetesDeals.com, a Lexington-based e-commerce internet marketing company working with merchants, media partners and other publishers to provide and promote discounted deals for goods and services … Continue reading

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DLC Holds Annual Meeting and Awards Presentations

Lexington, KY – The Downtown Lexington Corporation held its annual meeting and awards presentations on Monday at Lexington Center. Six awards were presented to the following recipients: Urban Innovation Award: Given to businesses or individuals for a successful and truly … Continue reading

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UK Launches New Supercomputer, Network

Lexington, KY – The University of Kentucky has finished installing its newest supercomputer, a $2.6 million Dell system that runs with the computing power of nearly 5,000 units, theoretically capable of 140 trillion mathematical calculations per second. “We cannot move … Continue reading

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WKU Opens Student Business Accelerator

Bowling Green, KY - Western Kentucky University today opens a 1,200-square-foot Student Business Accelerator designed to give students the opportunity to start a business while they were still in college. Today’s grand opening takes place at 3 p.m. at WKU’s Center … Continue reading

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Kentucky Sees Leap in Idled Youth

Lexington, KY – Nearly 6.5 million teens and young adults in the United States, including 110,000 in Kentucky, are not enrolled in school and not employed, even part time. These youth are veering toward a path of chronic underemployment as … Continue reading

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DLC to Revisit Study of City’s Nighttime Economy

Lexington, KY – The Downtown Lexington Corporation will discuss best practices for a nighttime economy next week with a national expert who’s worked with Lexington on the issue. Jim Peters, president of the Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI), will be talking … Continue reading

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Guthrie/Mayes Taps Gregory Pettit to Lead Lexington Office

Lexington, KY – Guthrie/Mayes Public Relations has appointed N. Gregory Pettit Managing Director of its Lexington office. “We have been impressed with the level of activity and opportunity in the Central Kentucky area since we established our Lexington office nearly … Continue reading

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BBT | Xavier’s Construction Company

In partnership with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Business Lexington’s Weekly Wire launches a new series called, “Biz Brain Teasers.” Each weekly installment of this new series features a puzzle, a problematic scenario or an issue common to most businesses. … Continue reading

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PTMY | Chase Martin – Director, Institute 193

Chase Martin is the director of Institute 193, an arts organization on North Limestone. Describe a perfect weekend for you. Old friends. Bourbon. No phones.   What is a favorite childhood memory? I remember weeping with joy when UK won the … Continue reading

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Kentucky to get some sky-high good publicity for December

Kentucky News Press Service Frankfort, Ky – During December, Kentucky and its business climate will be featured in a 32-page supplement featured in American Airlines’ onboard magazine for passengers. American estimates there’s the potential for more than 12 million passengers … Continue reading

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Toyota Offers Voluntary Exit Incentive to TMMK Veterans

Lexington, KY – Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) employees who have been with the automaker since the late 80s are being offered a voluntary exit incentive. With increased attrition among these employees anticipated over the next two years, the company has … Continue reading

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Fiscal Cliff: What about the states?

Discussion and debate about the so-called impending “fiscal cliff” in the U.S. dominates the news as a December 31st deadline for its resolution looms. But the potential impact of this event on individual U.S. states has seen little attention.  A … Continue reading

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YMCA of Central Kentucky Names New President/CEO

Lexington, KY – David Martorano is the new President/CEO of The YMCA of Central Kentucky. Currently the Vice President of Operations for the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, Martorano will assume his new role on January 2, 2013. During his eight-year … Continue reading

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Finalists to Present in Business Concept Pitch Finals

Lexington, KY – The Lexington Venture Club and Awesome Inc. will announce the finals for their “5 Across” business concept pitch competition next week. Five Across, an event sponsored by the Bluegrass Business Development Partnership, is an informal gathering of … Continue reading

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Annual Online Auction Aids Habitat Mission

Lexington, KY – Lexington Habitat for Humanity is hosting its third annual Bids 4 Builds Online Auction through Dec. 2, at www.bids4builds.com. This 10-day online event was created by Lexington Habitat’s ambassadors – young professionals who serve as liaisons to … Continue reading

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NFIB Webinar To Help Small Businesses Prepare For Health Care Act

Lexington, KY – With some major provisions of the Affordable Care Act set to go into effect in 2013, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is planning a webinar to help small business owners learn more about how they … Continue reading

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Rights Commission: T Shirt Printer Discriminated Against Gay Group

Lexington, KY – The Gay and Lesbian Services Organization (GLSO) was discriminated against by Lexington T-Shirt company Hands On Originals (HOO), according to a Monday ruling by the city’s Human Rights Commission. Hands On Originals earlier this year refused to … Continue reading

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Mayor Gray Announces Intentions to Seek Reelection

Lexington, KY – Lexington Mayor Jim Gray announced Tuesday night that he will be seeking reelection in 2014. “Many people have asked me, ‘so Jim what are you gonna do in a couple of years’” said Gray at an event … Continue reading

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The Season of Cautious Spending

Citing economic uncertainties, central Kentuckians say they plan to limit gift buying Lexington, KY – Sure, we saw the tell-tale signs of Christmas in stores right after Labor Day, and Christmas music began playing non-stop on at least one local … Continue reading

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Survey: 67 Percent to “Shop Small Business” This Season

Lexington, KY – This week kicks off the holiday shopping season, and tens of millions of Americans will be out supporting their local communities by shopping at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The day has been designated “Small … Continue reading

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Biz Brain Teaser

In partnership with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Business Lexington’s Weekly Wire launches “Biz Brain Teasers.” Each weekly installment of this new series features a puzzle, a problematic scenario or an issue common to most businesses. This brain teaser … Continue reading

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SBA Kentucky Lenders Set New Record

Louisville, KY – The Kentucky Small Business Administration (SBA) District Office and its lending partners set a new 504 loan dollar record in FY2012, according to the agency. In Kentucky, there were 678 SBA 7(a), 504 and microloan loans approved, … Continue reading

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Three Tips When Entering into a Joint Venture

Lexington, KY – For any businessperson, the prospect of new business is always exciting. Sometimes, this enthusiasm results from the opportunity to work alongside an- other person or company in what’s commonly known as a joint venture. Whether it’s a … Continue reading

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New Studio Helps Clients Stay Fit With Pole Dancing

Lexington, KY – Rikki Little isn’t sure what got pole dancing out of the clubs and into the world of exercise. She imagines that there’s a growing population of people like her that are fascinated by the activity and ex- … Continue reading

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KentuckyOne Health Acquires Richmond Open MRI, Establishes Saint Joseph Outpatient Care Center

Richmond, Ky. – Saint Joseph Health System, a part of KentuckyOne Health, has acquired Richmond Open MRI, a free-standing imaging center in Richmond, which began operation as Saint Joseph Outpatient Care Center today. The center is located off of the … Continue reading

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Keeneland November Sale Final

Lexington, Ky – As this year’s Keeneland November sale draws to a close, the last consignors are packing up their trucks, and horses are climbing into trailers bound for their new homes. For some of those horses, the journey is … Continue reading

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Edelen finds $2.7 billion ‘ghost government;’ creates online database of taxing districts

Frankfort, Ky – State Auditor Adan Edelen Wednesday unveiled a public database and accompanying report that show special taxing districts generate $2.7 billion a year – a situation Edelen is calling Kentucky’s “ghost government.” The auditor’s office identified more than 1,200 special districts – … Continue reading

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Kentucky Hemp Commission Meets After 10 Year Wait

Frankfort, Ky. – For the first time in a decade and with a packed house on hand, the Kentucky Hemp Commission convened at Agriculture Commissioner James Comer’s office Nov. 14. The commission was originally created by statute in 2001 to … Continue reading

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University Medical Center, U of L Partner with KentuckyOne Health

From press release: Louisville, Ky – The University Medical Center (UMC) and the University of Louisville (UofL) announced today that they have entered a partnership that brings together University Hospital and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center with KentuckyOne Health. … Continue reading

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Senator McConnell Re-elected Senate Republican Leader

Washington, D.C. – Senator Mitch McConnell was unanimously re-elected by his colleagues on Wednesday to serve as Republican Leader for the 113th Congress. Senator McConnell is only the second Kentuckian to lead his party in the U.S. Senate.  The other … Continue reading

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Could Corn Become the New Tobacco?

Frankfort, KY – As farming has become a more diverse enterprise over the last decade, many farmers have learned not to put all their eggs in one basket. And in this year of extreme drought, that’s a good thing. But … Continue reading

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Jobs Fair Wednesday for Time Warner Cable Openings

Lexington, KY – Time Warner Cable is looking to hire more employees over the next few months for full-time direct sales and installation positions throughout the Lexington service area. Company representatives will be on hand to accept resumes and interview … Continue reading

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Stoll Keenon Ogden Opens Office in Evansville

Louisville, KY – The law firm of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC has opened an office in Evansville, Ind., the firm’s seventh and its second location outside Kentucky. Earlier this year, the firm, in operation since 1897, opened an office just … Continue reading

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OpEd | Unfunded Pension System Threatens Kentucky’s Future

Less funding for schools. No employee pay raises. Service cutbacks for people in need. Construction projects cancelled. Job-creating programs put on hold. Still higher college tuition. These and other stark developments could become Kentucky’s future if the state fails to … Continue reading

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Three to be Inducted into Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Tonight

Lexington, KY – The Third Annual Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame is set to honor this year’s inductees during ceremonies tonight at Awesome, Inc. in downtown Lexington. Ronald G. Geary, W. Bruce Lunsford and Terry E. Forcht are this year’s … Continue reading

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Mitch McConnell: ‘We Have a Voter Mandate Not to Raise Taxes’

President Barack Obama said on Friday that he will soon convene Congressional leaders from both parties at the White House to find ways to prevent or delay implementation of the Budget Control Act of 2011. On Thursday, the Congressional Budget … Continue reading

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WKYT to debut weekend morning news

Lexington, Ky – WKYT will add three hours of weekend morning news to its lineup beginning Saturday. Weekend editions of “WKYT This Morning” will debut from 6 to 8 a.m. on Saturday and 8 to 9 a.m. on Sunday. Some … Continue reading

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Crowe Horwath LLP on post-election tax implications

( Editor’s Note: Provided by firm) After a long campaign season, the American public has re-elected President Barack Obama. Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States with offices in Lexington, looks … Continue reading

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Fasig-Tipton November Sale Exceeds Expectations

Lexington, KY – Fasig-Tipton’s November Sale posted huge gains over 2011, largely thanks to 15 entries that broke the $1 million mark in an electric atmosphere Monday night. The average was $692,184, a whopping 67 percent increase from last year’s … Continue reading

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Planned Budget Cutbacks at UK Partially Reinstated

Lexington, KY – Increased enrollment and tuition revenues from a large class of first year students at the University of Kentucky has staved off some of the planned budget cutbacks at the university. Academic units that had anticipated a 4.2 … Continue reading

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NDS Delivers Supplier Diversity Initiative to KCTCS

Lexington, KY – When the Kentucky Community Technical College System (KCTCS) sought to increase the number of diverse suppliers it solicits and engages state-wide, it looked to National Diversity Solutions (NDS).  NDS is a strategic sourcing firm with headquarters in … Continue reading

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Red Barn Radio and UK’s Arts in Health Care Build Blockbuster Christmas Music Event

Lexington, KY – Local weather gave only a glance at Autumn and got bullied by Superstorm Sandy into snapping cold fast. The holiday season ’tis upon us. In the Bluegrass, the season means a few particular things. We’ll have a … Continue reading

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PTMY | Katie Hardwick, AVP, Programs & Events at Commerce Lexington

What is your favorite comfort food?  Anything involving melted cheese. Hot Brown may be at the top of the list. What would you say is the best gift you have ever received?  If children don’t count, then I would say … Continue reading

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Lexington among top 20 finalists in Bloomberg Challenge

Lexington, KY –  Mayor Jim Gray this morning announced Lexington has been selected as a finalist for the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge, a competition created to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city … Continue reading

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Fasig-Tipton’s star-studded November Sale to be held tonight

Lexington, Ky –  Fall is a busy time for horse racing. With the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships coming to a close on Saturday, Fasig-Tipton will draw the best in the business for its one-day November Sale on Monday. Last … Continue reading

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Toyota to Celebrate Launch of Redesigned Avalon at Georgetown Facility

Lexington, KY – The first production 2013 Toyota Avalons will be celebrated Tuesday afternoon where they’re exclusively made in Georgetown. The latest redesign of the Avalon gives Toyota’s top-of-the-line sedan a sleek new appeal, as well as an option for a … Continue reading

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Study: 81 Percent Say no to Expansion into Farmland

Lexington, KY – At a time when many cities its size are struggling, Lexington, Kentucky is enjoying relatively steady, moderate growth. Employers are locating here, or are in the process of sizing up the community’s assets with relocation in mind. … Continue reading

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Nobel Economist Says it All Begins at Home

Louisville, KY – Economic inequality is increasing; uncertainty has produced a divided society and a polarized electorate; growth in real wages has stagnated; those with college degrees, and especially advanced degrees, have gotten higher real wages; high school graduates have … Continue reading

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Want to Build an Airplane? Here’s Your Chance

Lexington, KY – It’s enough to make you want to be a kid again: a chance to actually build a real airplane. Newton’s Attic, the Lexington non-profit created by mechanical engineer Bill Cloyd to provide students interested in engineering and … Continue reading

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Kentucky Foods Wow the Senses at the 4th Annual Incredible Food Show

Lexington, KY – Impossibly, everyone in the crowd could smell it. Dressed in a flannel shirt, jeans and boots, Tyler Florence was braising bacon and venison, all local products, no less. Chatting with those around us about the recipe or … Continue reading

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Arts Council Brokers Ice-Breaker Between Arts and Business

Lexington, KY – Working artists and business have not always enjoyed the most trusting of relationships. Many artists are wary of being asked to compromise their creative independence. Many businesses must control public perceptions of their brands. It’s a wall … Continue reading

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Figures soar as Fasig-Tipton October sale wraps

Lexington, KY - The yearling sales calendar closed on a positive note Wednesday, when a successful third and final session of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky October yearling sale helped drive gains across the board. A record number of entries helped produce total … Continue reading

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CJ: Commission rejects tax on groceries

Frankfort, KY - Kentucky’s plans for tax reform shouldn’t include a sales tax on food bought at grocery stores, a governor’s special commission decided Tuesday. In one of its first decisions, Gov. Steve Beshear’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform flatly rejected … Continue reading

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Lexmark’s Earnings Fall to Nil in Quarter Following Inkjet Division’s Closing

Lexington, KY – Following the shuttering of its Inkjet printing division, Lexmark’s earnings for the third quarter fell to none from  $.86 a share during the same time last year. Had it not been for costs related to restructuring and … Continue reading

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Kentucky Retailers See no Economic Improvement in 2012

Frankfort, KY – The results of this year’s Kentucky Retail Federation (KRF) economic survey of membership are in and show that an overwhelming majority – 79 percent – of KRF members believe that their business won’t be financially better off … Continue reading

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UK Profs Say Money Market Funds Need No Further Regulation

Lexington, KY – Two University of Kentucky professors suggest in a just completed study that the money market fund industry doesn’t need additional regulations. David Blackwell, dean of the UK Gatton College of Business and Economics, and Kenneth Troske, senior … Continue reading

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Continuing Concerns: Fiscal Cliff, European Recession

Lexington, KY - The fears put out by many “experts” of a European collapse leading to a global recession were once again overblown.  As we have stated over the past couple of years, we are in a slow growth economic environment … Continue reading

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U.S. Fiscal Cliff Looms: Business Uncertainty Indicated in Two Recent Polls

An analysis by The Lending Circle, a division of Sunovis Financial, examines two recent polls concerning business owner’s opinions on the impending “fiscal cliff”. The so-called “fiscal cliff” looms: unless a deal is struck to fund the U.S. budget deficit, … Continue reading

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Geneticists Offer Look into the Future of Personalized Human Medicine

Lexington, KY – Researchers offered a peek into the future of human medicine Oct. 16 during the 2012 Distinguished Lecture Series in Nutrigenomics: A Symposium on miRNA Regulation of Gene Expression, organized by the University of Kentucky and Alltech, the … Continue reading

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Panel to Discuss How Businesses Benefit from Arts

Lexington, KY -  Want to know how businesses benefit by supporting the arts? An opportunity to find out comes on Friday when a group of the state’s most influential business leaders will gather at a symposium sponsored by the Kentucky … Continue reading

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PTMY: Steve Broderson – Creative Director, Cornett Integrated Marketing Solutions

What figures from history would you invite to dinner if you could? With all the faith-based turmoil in the world now, I’d have to go with Jesus, Mohammed and Abraham. There’s a lot of issues that could be settled, or … Continue reading

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New Bourbon Trail Craft Tour Includes Stop Lexington, Builds on Bourbon Popularity

Lexington, KY – Gov. Steve Beshear, along with Mayor Jim Gray and members of the Kentucky Distillers Association, announced the formation of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour from seven of the state’s craft distilleries. The Craft Tour will complement … Continue reading

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Goldman Sachs Gives $5 Million to be Loaned to Small Businesses by the Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation

Lexington, KY – Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation have pledged $5.5 million for Kentucky businesses through the Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation (KHIC). Of that, $5 million will go directly into KHIC’s loan fund and will be available for … Continue reading

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UK Board Approves Housing Plan and University’s Course for Next Year

Lexington, KY – In meetings over the weekend, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved a proposal authorizing the next phase of a public-private partnership to construct five new modern residence halls for more than 2,300 students over the … Continue reading

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Bourbon n’ Toulouse and Sahara Rated Top 100 “Cheap Eats” Restaurants by Urbanspoon

Lexington, KY – Chevy Chase’s Bourbon n’ Toulouse restaurant  and Beaumont’s Sahara Mediterranean Cuisine were recently included on Urbanspoon’s list of “America’s 100 Most Popular Cheap Eats.” According to the online food blog, the site’s organizers “scoured our 1,000,000-restaurant database … Continue reading

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PTMY | Erin Miller, Owner, The Crushed Violet Fragrance Boutique

What’s your favorite time of day?  Are you a morning or night person?       I’m definitely a morning person. A porch swing, a hot cup of coffee, and a cool morning breeze make me a happy camper. What … Continue reading

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VP Debate: Photos from the field

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Updates from the Debate | Norton Executive Director Riding On “Little Engine That Could”

Danville, Ky – Next week Steven Hoffman, executive director of the Norton Center for the Arts at Centre College, will be making sure Huey Lewis and the News is ready to take the stage and entertain his Danville crowd. But … Continue reading

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Updates from the Debate | Ben Sollee to Highlight What He Loves about Kentucky During Performance

Danville, KY – Cellist and songwriter Ben Sollee said he was hoping to play a counterbalance to the Vice Presidential Debate when he took the stage at the Debate Festival on the campus of Centre College. While the atmosphere on … Continue reading

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Alltech to receive national award for support of the arts

Frankfort, Ky. – Nicholasville-based Alltech is among 10 national business organizations singled out for demonstrating an exceptional commitment to the arts. The global animal nutrition company founded by Dr. Pearse Lyons has been selected to receive a prestigious award recognizing … Continue reading

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WKYT President & General Manager Wayne Martin to retire

Lexington, KY  - During WKYT’s October staff meeting today, Wayne Martin announced that he will retire as a regional vice president of Gray Television, Inc. and president and general manager of WKYT, effective January 1. “I have been extremely fortunate … Continue reading

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Rupp to Host 2013 NCAA B