Following devastating 2016 fire, Blue Grass Stockyards resumes business in new facility

A 70-year Lexington tradition, interrupted by a devastating fire in January 2016, will be back in business next week, as sales begin at the new Blue Grass Stockyards in Fayette County. Mayor Jim Gray, Councilmembers and members of the Blue Grass Stockyards family cut a ribbon to officially open the new facility Friday. “This is a proud day in our city,” Gray said. “This $600-million-a-year business,...

Large delegation from central Kentucky headed to Minneapolis for annual Leadership Visit

Commerce Lexington Inc. and many of its key community leaders and business professionals will embark on the organization’s annual Leadership Visit presented by the McBrayer Law Firm. About 180 people are scheduled to participate in this week’s trip to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region Wednesday through Friday to study the area’s successes and challenges in the hopes of further enhancing the...

Together Lexington joins with EKU Facilitation Center to support Courageous Conversations program

Together Lexington, a new group of community leaders in Fayette County, has enlisted the Facilitation Center at Eastern Kentucky University to support Courageous Conversations, an effort to build trust and goodwill among all Lexington citizens. The EKU Facilitation Center frequently aids groups in “creative problem-solving, funneling ideas into action, and conquering tough topics and challenges,...

Business community, regional leaders convene for Commerce Lexington annual awards dinner

More than 1,000 business professionals, community and regional leaders, and elected officials attended the 2017 Commerce Lexington Inc. Annual Dinner presented by Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance at Lexington Center on Thursday. This event gave a look back at 2016, highlighted some of the key goals of the organization, and recognized Commerce Lexington’s most involved members, volunteers,...