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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.The Influence... Read more

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(Reuters) - Employers decreased hiring for the second straight month in April but the unemployment rate still fell to 8.1 percent, giving mixed messages about the economy's strength ahead of President Barack Obama's November re-election... Read more

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(Reuters) - The regulator for Fannie Mae (FNMA.OB) and Freddie Mac (FMCC.OB) said on Tuesday it might make sense for the mortgage finance companies to write down mortgage loan principal under an Obama administration plan but that further... Read more

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For a glimpse of where craft beer in American restaurants may be headed, scan the beer list of Alla Spina, the new Philadelphia dining spot that showcases distinctive, hard-to-find Italian craft beers and rustic Italian-style bar food.click... Read more

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Lexington, KY - Once again, tensions in the Middle East are escalating towards conflict. With Iran believed by Israeli and Western intelligence agencies to be on the brink of developing nuclear weapons, Israel is making... Read more

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Lexington, Ky. - U.S. District Judge Karl Forester has approved a $425,000 penalty levied against the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) for violating the federal Clean Water Act, settling an issue that... Read more

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Lexington, Ky. - It doesn't get much more humbling than what is happening to Vestrese Kimble. The young Lexington single mother of two girls, ages 8 and 12, has already undergone a lung transplant, and the outcome has... Read more

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Lexington, KY - Alltech, the title sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games opening at the Kentucky Horse Park on Sept. 25, has invested an estimated $32 million in the event, a figure that is likely to increase... Read more

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Lexington, KY - Two from Lexington will be among the thinkers gathering in Aspen, Colorado for the annual Aspen Ideas Festival.And you will be able to follow Jonathan Karp, a rising senior at Lafayette High School,... Read more

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Lexington, KY - In late February, National City Bank branches in Lexington and all around central Kentucky opened their doors under a new banner: PNC Bank. The sign swap signaled the completion of the first half of a... Read more

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LEXINGTON, KY - When University of Kentucky alumnus Davis Marksbury founded Exstream Software in the basement of his Lexington home in 1998, little did he realize that he would someday lead the private sector financing... Read more

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LEXINGTON, KY - Classical music, childrens' theater and support for local visual artists are among the big winners in LexArts' allocations of funding for the 2009-2010 budget year. Local theater was not so fortunate... Read more

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Lexington, KY - What is "telework?" What technology do I need to make it work, successfully? What are the legal considerations and how can I manage employees remotely?These questions and many more are to be addressed... Read more

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Since former World Games 2010 Foundation CEO Jack Kelly resigned for personal reasons in July, John Long, chair of the Foundation's Board of Directors, has become both a public face and guiding force behind the planning efforts for the... Read more

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Alltech founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons, discusses with Tom Martin his company's plans to launch Lyons Reserve, a malt whisky that will be distilled at the Kentucky Ale brewery in downtown Lexington.Given your... Read more

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Anne Koontz is the first recipient of Alltech's new "Margin of Excellence" Fellowship "designed to implement young minds to solve business problems through education," according to Alltech spokesman Billy Frey. The company hopes the... Read more

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The Lexington-based WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour is approaching a milestone 500th program, and with nearly as many domestic and international radio affiliates plus television and internet broadcasts, the program has won a role among... Read more

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Throughout and since his successful campaign for Lexington mayor, Jim Newberry has cited the writings of urban studies theorist Richard Florida, whose best-selling Rise of the Creative Class has contributed to a surge of urban revitalization... Read more

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The developers of a proposed arts and entertainment corridor along Manchester Street have decided to separate their project from a possible new downtown arena initiative and instead intend to apply for their own Tax Increment Financing... Read more

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"A federal program designed to stimulate investments in commercial real estate and business ventures in low-income rural and urban areas is in play in Lexington. Non-residential projects in the city's revitalizing downtown area qualify... Read more

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I really had no idea what I would encounter earlier this year when I was invited by SCAPA creative writing teacher Andrea Stang to meet and chat with her class. In this age of Twitter and Internet-driven abandonment of time-honored standards... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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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... Read more

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Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018Lexington, KY - By 2018, fewer than 10 percent of Kentucky employers will accept job applicants who lack a high school diploma. This Georgetown... Read more

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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.The Influence... Read more

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Native son Henry Clay, who made a name for himself achieving solutions through the art of compromise, must be rolling in his grave these days.In this technologically isolating world, we as a people have become so sharply divided... Read more

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Lexington, KY - They do hold titles at Lexington’s Group CJ Agency - but you won’t find them in any textbook on formal corporate hierarchy.And when self-annointed “Chick-in-Charge” (and agency owner) Connie Jo Miller recently... Read more

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PHOTO BY EMILY MOSELEYIf you’ve been in downtown Lexington lately you’ve no doubt noticed that Short Street and the Cheapside area have sprung to life. But... Read more

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A vibrant nightlife has been emerging in downtown Lexington in recent years, as the city’s core evolves into an energetic destination for dining and entertainment. Renee Jackson, president... Read more

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Lexington, KY - Two existing and six hopeful research spinoff companies were on the agenda when the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and UK’s Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship recently hosted an afternoon of presentations... Read more

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Fans of Lexington’s Kentucky Theater who have noticed aging seats, time-worn carpeting and the need for a fresh coat of paint will have an opportunity to support efforts to renovate and update the historic downtown film venue.“Friends... Read more

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Lexington, KY - Job growth in the Lexington-Louisville region accelerated and even bested the nation in the 2nd quarter of 2012, according to PNC Bank Senior Economist Gus Faucher. “Lexington has some advantages. It... Read more

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Fans of Lexington’s Kentucky Theater who have noticed aging seats, time-worn carpeting and the need for a fresh coat of paint will have an opportunity to support efforts to renovate and update the historic downtown film venue.“Friends... Read more

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Fans of Lexington’s Kentucky Theater who have noticed aging seats, time-worn carpeting and the need for a fresh coat of paint will have an opportunity to support efforts to renovate and update the historic downtown film venue.“Friends... Read more

Arts & Culture

Lexington, KY - Fans of Lexington’s Kentucky Theater who have noticed aging seats, time-worn carpeting and the need for a fresh coat of paint will have an opportunity to support efforts to renovate and update the historic downtown... Read more

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Purchasing a bottle of Kentucky bourbon whiskey in Seoul, South Korea, has for years meant paying a stiff 20 percent tariff.Until now.With the March implementation of the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA), the... Read more

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Lexington, KY - Purchasing a bottle of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey in Seoul, South Korea has for years meant paying a stiff 20 percent tariff.Until now.With March implementation of the Korea-U.S. Free Trade... Read more

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The need to address today’s difficult economic realities has led to some controversial changes at the University of Kentucky under President Eli Capilouto, but UK’s top priority, he said recently, is undergraduate education.... Read more

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Lexington, KY - A downtown stalwart is pulling up stakes and relocating, citing plans for redevelopment of the Main Street property next door.“CoachCraft is moving out of downtown, after 58 years. We are saddened... Read more

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