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Lexington’s Scott Clark lends his passion for metal detecting to unearthing new facets of state history more

Dec 20, 2017 10:50 AM Community

Behind a cluster of strikingly modern apartment buildings and loud, bustling streets a half-mile southwest of Rupp Arena, an irreplaceable study of close-knit diversity in Lexington quietly... more

Sep 30, 2015 3:36 PM Community

Now in its 19th year, the Ashland Lawn Party will take place on the grounds of the Henry Clay Estate on Saturday, June 27. Proceeds from the event – the largest fundraising... more

Jun 26, 2015 3:31 PM Community

When Richard B.Isenhour began designing and building Lexington homes in the early 1950s, no one was using the term “mid-century modern” to describe an emerging design style that emphasized... more

Mar 4, 2015 7:50 PM Community

[scrollGallery id=9]Four season farming? Winter harvest? Season extension? Those ag-speak terms equal big changes on central Kentucky dinner plates: locally grown fresh greens... more

Apr 4, 2014 12:15 PM Arts & Culture

[scrollGallery id=9]Four season farming? Winter harvest? Season extension? Those ag-speak terms equal big changes on central Kentucky dinner plates: locally grown fresh greens in January and February, and slices of dead- ripe... more

Apr 3, 2014 5:42 PM Community

According to William Thomas, a step into the building at the corner of Short and Deweese streets is a step back into history. The building there was originally built in 1856 by its congregation... more

Feb 1, 2013 4:13 PM Arts & Culture

According to William Thomas, a step into the building at the corner of Short and Deweese streets is a step back into history. The building there was originally built in 1856 by its congregation... more

Jan 31, 2013 2:57 PM Community

We cannot allow 2012 to close without noting two significant milestones for Fayette County’s most magnificent structure. In 1937, Spindletop Hall opened as the private residence for... more

Nov 26, 2012 4:33 PM Arts & Culture

We cannot allow 2012 to close without noting two significant milestones for Fayette County’s most magnificent structure. In 1937, Spindletop Hall opened as the private residence for... more

Nov 26, 2012 3:38 PM Community

One hundred-fifty years ago, the War Between the States in Kentucky essentially ended in October 1862 with the tactical Confederate victory at the Battle of Perryville that, ironically,... more

Nov 2, 2012 3:00 PM Community

One hundred-fifty years ago, the War Between the States in Kentucky essentially ended in October 1862 with the tactical Confederate victory at the Battle of Perryville that, ironically,... more

Oct 31, 2012 7:30 PM Arts & Culture

The sensational attempted murder of one of Lexington’s most prominent families gripped the community for weeks 108 years ago this month. To understand how prominent the Mulligans were... more

Aug 30, 2012 8:08 PM Community

(EDITOR’S NOTE: As this article went to press, the historic former Fayette County Courthouse – home of The Lexington History Museum – is closed and inaccessible to the public.)... more

Aug 3, 2012 4:14 PM Community

(EDITOR’S NOTE: As this article went to press, the historic former Fayette County Courthouse – home of The Lexington History Museum – is closed and inaccessible to the public.)... more

Aug 3, 2012 4:14 PM Arts & Culture

One hundred sixty-three years ago this month, an event occurred in Lexington – and across the Commonwealth – that would literally change the course of history.The year was... more

Jul 3, 2012 7:27 PM Community

Those of us who remain enamored with the life and times of Belle Brezing seem unable to get enough of the details. Certainly, she chose a profession we would not condone today. But a... more

May 31, 2012 7:11 PM Community

In the month of May, a young man’s fancy turns to ... the horse. More accurately, to horse racing. Despite the fact there has not been a Triple Crown winner in a generation, once the... more

May 3, 2012 3:48 PM Arts & Culture

In the month of May, a young man’s fancy turns to ... the horse. More accurately, to horse racing. Despite the fact there has not been a Triple Crown winner in a generation, once the... more

May 2, 2012 8:30 PM Community

Lexington, KY - If the Arena, Arts, and Entertainment District project comes to fruition, and when the Distillery District project is completed, a significant feature in Lexington’s... more

Apr 16, 2012 2:10 PM Arts & Culture