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David Wescott

Lexington, KY - As Business Lexington goes to press, world leaders are busy trying to give the appearance of progress at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. The conference won't be over until... Read more

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LEXINGTON, KY - Lexingtonians may not completely realize how cosmopolitan and global their fair city truly is, thanks to its best-kept secret: the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University... Read more

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Lexington, KY - The news of Senator Edward M. Kennedy's passing is not surprising but still sad for many Americans. On August 26, those of us who worked for Senator Kennedy reached out to current and former colleagues,... Read more

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Lexington, KY - A few years ago, Kentucky Educational Television told the story of Kentucky in Africa, a settlement in Liberia founded by the Kentucky Chapter of the American Colonization Society and still called "Clay-Ashland"... Read more

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Lexington, KY - Years ago, this column featured an article called "The Tubby Quotient," a back-of-the-envelope calculation that shed light on Coach Tubby Smith's generosity in Kentucky. It suggested that Coach Smith's... Read more

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Years ago this space featured "The Tubby Quotient," a back-of-the-envelope calculation that shed light on Coach Tubby Smith's generosity in Kentucky. It suggested that Coach Smith's charitable efforts and community investments would... Read more

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Lexington, KY - Many Kentuckians hear the words "Securities Exchange Commission" on television or radio and immediately wonder who's being investigated this time. While it's true the SEC is America's chief enforcer of... Read more

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Lexington, KY - Until recently, when most people heard the word "pirates," the first thing that came to mind was either movies about swashbuckling rogues or baseball teams from Pittsburgh. Who could have predicted that... Read more

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A passionate advocate for research, Dr. Wendy Baldwin had what some might call the ideal job. She was the Executive Vice President for Research at the University of Kentucky, lured back to Lexington and her alma mater after a decade... Read more

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It's no secret that Kentuckians are paying close attention to this year's presidential race, because more than ever before people realize that the decisions made in Washington, D.C., have a significant impact here in the Bluegrass.Of... Read more

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On May 20th, Kentucky will hold its first truly meaningful presidential primary election in recent memory. For the past few months, Senators John McCain, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama have been barnstorming the nation, talking about... Read more

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Editor's note: David Wescott writes the "Live Local/Work Global" column for Business Lexington. He also maintains the blog, "It's Not a Lecture." The following commentary first appeared on Wescott's blog and is reprinted with his permission.While... Read more

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"Opinion research conducted by APCO Worldwide concluded that Americans look to businesses to embrace and address the social issues for which they care most. In fact, no matter if the cause is improving health, preventing violence or... Read more

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"Working in the family dry cleaning business as young children in eastern Kentucky, the Horn sisters learned the value of work and service early in life. "Pressing other people's clothes in the middle of July without air conditioning... Read more

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"When Lexington was named host city of the 2010 Alltech FEI Games, experts in diplomacy and business heralded the event as an opportunity for people to come together in their love of equestrian sport and build the relationships necessary... Read more

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"Statistically speaking, Lexington's workforce is quite well-educated — it's one of the top ten cities in America for college degrees per capita. The area's leaders have made a point to recruit larger high-tech businesses to... Read more

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"Alison Kerr thinks a lot, and corporate America better take notice. She's one of Lexington's most influential consumers. When an airline advertises a discount fare on its Web site but Kerr can't get it when she tries to book a ticket,... Read more

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"Fidel Castro suffers a stroke and dies a day later. Pro-democracy demonstrators immediately organize outside of Havana. Brother Raul Castro assumes the presidency, and fearing infiltration of "invading forces from the north," places... Read more

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"What is a person worth? Philosophers, statesmen, economists, and of course, trial lawyers have grappled with that question for centuries. Magazines calculate and rank the personal wealth of the world's richest people. Authors write... Read more

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"Most Kentuckians know former Governor Albert "Happy" Chandler once said, "I never met a Kentuckian who wasn't coming home." Chandler's pride of place lives on today as strongly as the day he uttered those famous words. It manifests... Read more

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