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Mayor-Elect Linda Gorton has announced the members of her transition team, which will be working to ensure a smooth changeover from Mayor Jim Gray’s administration. The transition team will be co-chaired by Wil James and Chris Frost. Read more

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Lexington Picnic with the Pops announced that it will donate $1.2 million toward the construction of a new downtown amphitheater, to be built as part of the the planned Town Branch Park in downtown Lexington. Read more

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Lexington Picnic with the Pops announced that it will donate $1.2 million toward the construction of a new downtown amphitheater, to be built as part of the the planned Town Branch Park in downtown Lexington. Read more

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The new linear park Town Branch Commons will wind through downtown, from just west of Rupp Arena to the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden on the east end. The project will link Lexington's two major trails, Town Branch Trail and the Legacy Trail. Read more

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EnerBlu, a provider of high-power energy storage units, has announced it will relocate to Kentucky next year, investing $412 million to bring its headquarters to Lexington and establish a new production facility in Pikeville, Kentucky. Read more

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Following the violence of the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray accelerated the announcement of his plan this week to remove two Confederate statues from the city’s historic courthouse square. Read more

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Gray concedes

M. David Nichols

Mayor Jim Gray is presenting a $358 million budget blueprint for Lexington that calls for belt-tightening in many areas while hiking spending for public safety, including “the largest one-year increase for Lexington police” in the modern era. Read more

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New renderings for Town Branch Commons, the planned linear urban park trail, show an ambitious use of green space and protected pathways through the heart of Lexington. Read more

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Elodie Dickinson said her new job as Lexington's workforce development manager will be to help local employers that want to hire the best workers or to “up-skill” current employees to meet their changing needs. Read more

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The Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement (BEAM) region’s Global trade and Investment Plan outlines key findings on the area’s foreign direct investment (FDI) and proposes strategies and action items to cultivate more in the future. Read more

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Gray concedes

M. David Nichols

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray lost his bid to unseat first-term Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Read more

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Mayor Gray concedes

M. David Nichols

Jim Gray, the popular 62-year-old Democratic mayor of Lexington, conceded defeat Tuesday night in his underdog bid to unseat first-term Republican Sen. Rand Paul. Read more

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Lexington’s recently passed law hiking the minimum wage is dead, Mayor Jim Gray’s spokeswoman said Thursday morning. Read more

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Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray comment on a variety of economic issues likely to impact Kentucky and the nation as Election Day draws near. Read more

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In a short but wide-ranging talk Tuesday morning before Lexington’s business community, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul railed against federal debt and regulations while warning against what he called “the politics of envy.” Read more

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Warning that “we cannot shrink our way to greatness,” Lexington Mayor Jim Gray pressed his long-shot bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on Friday morning before a breakfast gathering of the city’s business leaders and government officials. Read more

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After Forbes Road fire destroyed its former operation, cattle market will rebuild with $11.9 million project in northern Fayette County off Ironworks Pike. Read more

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Ground was broken Friday for a new Blue Grass Stockyards that will replace the old facility, which burned to the ground in Lexington seven months ago. The $12 million facility will be built on 100 acres off Ironworks Pike near Interstate Highway 75. Read more

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Ground will be broken Friday afternoon for the new Blue Grass Regional Stockyards Marketplace to replace the old stockyards that burned to the ground in a massive fire Jan. 30. The fire was ruled accidental. Read more

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A regional agency that handles federal funding for aging and independent living services is appealing the state’s recent decision to not renew its contract.In a hand-delivered letter to officials at Bluegrass Area Development... Read more

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