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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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,... Read more

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,... Read more

Arts & Culture

For most, history happens in the past. And, is boring – especially when your high school history teacher is the assistant football coach. At least, mine was. I did not wake up to history... Read more

Community

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... Read more

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.)... Read more

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.)... Read more

Arts & Culture

News that the Old Courthouse -- home of The Lexington History Museum -- was shut down on Friday, July 13, because of “dangerously high levels of lead” came as a shock to most. This Richardson Romanesque structure has been a part... Read more

Business

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - This March marks the end of the first year of the Civil War Sesquicentennial (i.e., 150th anniversary). Yet, it seems as if no one is paying attention. Those of a certain age remember the hoopla around the Bicentennial... Read more

Arts & Culture

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... Read more

Community

Lexington, KY - This March marks the end of the first year of the Civil War Sesquicentennial (i.e., 150th anniversary). Yet, it seems as if no one is paying attention. Those of a certain age remember the hoopla around the Bicentennial... Read more

Community

Lexington, KY - This time of year, about the last thing one wants to contemplate is ice. Other than that which covers the new rink in Triangle Park, ice is something to either be scrapped off the windshield in the morning... Read more

Community

Lexington, KY - Strictly speaking, every year is "historic." That's because history is happening all the time. We just don't know it yet. As a culture, we have a fluid standard for when something becomes "historic."... Read more

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Lexington, KY - December 7th, 1941. A date which will live in infamy." Thus intoned President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his call for a declaration of war against Imperial Japan on the day after the sneak attack on... Read more

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