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Another week, another deadline extension for CentrePointe, the long delayed but apparently back under construction development that so far has produced little more than a city block-wide... more

Apr 14, 2016 5:04 PM Business

Lexington community projects once again are set to receive a financial windfall thanks to the city’s historical connection to the Knight media empire.This year’s Knight Cities Challenge winners include a plan to enhance programming... more

Apr 12, 2016 4:03 AM Business

Lexington’s top microbreweries are heralding state legislation to expand production limits under a bill that passed both chambers, and two -- West Sixth and Country Boy -- are wasting no time, with the former announcing a new tap room... more

Mar 29, 2016 6:49 PM Business

Illustration by Catherine NicholsSelect Kentucky farmers will be growing more hemp in 2016 than at any time since the federal government effectively banned the crop in the 1930s,... more

Mar 21, 2016 7:41 PM Business

The Macho Nacho, the Tex-Mex dining spot in Chevy Chase that opened in December on the city's rising Euclid Avenue corridor, has shut its doors, owner Aaron Rothke confirmed Monday.“The Macho Nacho is now closed,” Rothke... more

Mar 14, 2016 7:01 PM Business

Master distiller Marianne Barnes is making spirits at the reborn Old Taylor Distillery. Photo by Theresa StanleySpirits produced at the reborn operation at the historic Old Taylor... more

Mar 1, 2016 8:07 PM Business

Lexington’s fifth annual GoodGiving Guide Challenge charity fundraising drive raised more than $1.3 million for 115 nonprofits serving central and eastern Kentucky.The online and phone-in donation program is an initiative of... more

Jan 6, 2016 9:38 PM Business

The Fayette Alliance has announced that founding Executive Director Knox van Nagell is joining UK Healthcare next month.The move caps a decade of work for van Nagell in building the Fayette Alliance, which promotes sustainable... more

Dec 22, 2015 5:07 PM Business

Lexington has been chosen to be part of an intensive revitalization effort, joining six other U.S. cities that will receive a year or more of expert assistance aimed at boosting the economic viability of entire neighborhoods.The... more

Dec 7, 2015 7:14 PM Business

Billy’s Bar-B-Q, a Lexington institution for more than 37 years, has abruptly closed its doors, selling it’s high-profile Chevy Chase location to Louisville-based Joella’s Hot Chicken.The deal closed Monday morning, according... more

Nov 30, 2015 3:04 PM Business

UK coach John Calipari, from right, joins with UK President Eli Capilouto in presenting a pair of personalized basketball jerseys to philanthropists Thomas and Jan Lewis.The University... more

Oct 22, 2015 4:29 PM Business

The Lexington Young Professionals Association highlighted 10 emerging local leaders Tuesday night during it annual banquet.The association honors the work of young leaders in the areas of business, leadership, community engagement... more

Oct 21, 2015 7:10 PM Business

Lexington’s Distillery District has secured a grant of more than $140,000 from the Lexington-Fayette Department of Environmental Quality & Public Works to aid stormwater management in the thriving entertainment area that has sprung... more

Oct 13, 2015 7:07 PM Business

Lexington’s search for a new city hall moved a step forward Tuesday as Mayor Jim Gray was expected to consider a council panel’s recommendation that the city pay nearly $200,000 to a Cincinnati-based consulting group for help weighing... more

Oct 6, 2015 6:37 PM Business

The Blue Grass Community Foundation has been awarded a grant of $675,000 by the Kresge Foundation to help foster collaborations among groups and individuals working to revitalize Lexington’s north and east sides.The money, which... more

Oct 6, 2015 6:12 PM Business

Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, one of the largest public sales of young Thoroughbreds in the United States, finished Sept. 26 with strong numbers. The 12-day auction ended with total receipts of $281,496,100, up from last year’s... more

Sep 29, 2015 3:43 PM Business

Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer told a gathering in Lexington that industrial hemp is poised for exponential growth, with thousands of jobs from field work to possessing to sales expected to follow.“We’re going... more

Sep 29, 2015 3:16 PM Business

In the wake of ownership change at the long stalled CentrePointe project, the City of Lexington is weighing proposals from two consulting groups vying to help decide where a new city hall should be built.“We issued an RFP on... more

Sep 15, 2015 5:56 PM Business

Lexington is playing host to government, business and technology leaders from across a 12-state region as the Broadband Communities economic development conference gets under way downtown.The roaming conference, which previously... more

Sep 15, 2015 5:46 PM Business

Republican candidate for governor Matt Bevin spoke Thursday afternoon to a gathering of Lexington business leaders about a range of economic issues facing the Commonwealth, from the pension crisis and coal to local-option sales taxes... more

Sep 10, 2015 9:00 PM Business