Lexington developer chosen to design, build new Frankfort state office building and parking structure

The build-to-suit selection committee for the proposed new Frankfort state office building and parking structure met last week to interview short-listed firms prior to deciding on the finalist. CRM/DW Wilburn #2 LLC of Lexington has been selected to design, build, finance, and operate the 385,500-square-foot, 1,500 employee office building and 1206 space parking structure. However, before a final contract...

State extends time for developers to submit plans to replace Capital Plaza Tower complex

The Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet has amended the official notice stating the Commonwealth’s intent to pursue redevelopment of the Capital Plaza Tower Office Building, Fountain Place Shops, Frankfort Convention Center, and surrounding areas in downtown Frankfort. While developers interested in this project must still submit a completed “Commonwealth of Kentucky Solicitation” form...

KCTCS, UK partner for fourth annual Supplier Diversity Fair matching event on Oct. 12

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and the University of Kentucky (UK) are sponsoring the fourth annual Supplier Diversity Fair on Oct. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m. (EST). The event is free and will be at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street. Minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned and differently-abled businesses interested in potential business opportunities with...

A book for anyone’s taste ready for autograph at Frankfort’s 33rd Kentucky Book Fair

(Photo from KBF)   Nearly 200 authors will participate in the 33rd annual Kentucky Book Fair on Nov. 15 at the Frankfort Convention Center, signing and talking about books as diverse as basketball, bourbon and the Beatles.   The book fair, Kentucky’s premier literary event, is one of the oldest of its kind in the nation. Since its inception in 1981, proceeds from the fair have resulted...

Annual Kentucky Book Fair provides nearly $400,000 in grants to school, public libraries

(Photo from KBF)   Nearly 200 authors will participate in the 33rd annual Kentucky Book Fair on Nov. 15 at the Frankfort Convention Center, signing and talking about books as diverse as basketball, bourbon and the Beatles.   The book fair, Kentucky’s premier literary event, is one of the oldest of its kind in the nation. Since its inception in 1981, proceeds from the fair have resulted...