Blue Grass Community Foundation announces 4-year, $100,000 matching grant to launch CivicLex

Blue Grass Community Foundation has announced a $100,000 matching grant to launch CivicLex, a nonprofit, non-partisan initiative designed to provide a better understanding of the issues impacting Lexington. The grant will provide four years of support of up to $25,000 per year, based on a dollar-for-dollar match. CivicLex will gather and share information about topical issues and civic processes at...

North Limestone Community Development project among winners of Knight Cities Challenge

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced that 33 innovative projects will share $5 million as winners of the Knight Cities Challenge, including one in Lexington. Each of the ideas centers on helping cities attract and keep talented people, expand economic opportunities and create a culture of civic engagement. “The Knight Cities Challenge works to uncover the ideas, people and collaborations...

On the Table initiative to spur community-wide conversation about Lexington set for Wednesday

Lexington is one of 10 cities across the U.S. selected to participate in the national replication initiative On the Table with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Blue Grass Community Foundation is spearheading the effort. On the Table is a community-wide conversation designed to bring people together during small mealtime conversations to discuss not only what makes their city...

Knight Cities Challenge names 144 finalists from over 4,500 applicants; six are in Lexington

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Tuesday announced 144 finalists, including six in Lexington, in the third annual Knight Cities Challenge, a national call for ideas to make the 26 communities where Knight invests more vibrant places to live and work. Open to innovators of all types, the Knight Cities Challenge asked applicants to answer the question: What’s your best idea to make cities...

One week remains to submit entries for Knight Cities Challenge for Lexington projects

What’s your best idea to help your city succeed? The Knight Cities Challenge is calling on innovators of all types in Lexington to answer this question. The deadline for entries in Nov. 3. Now in its third year, the national challenge is an initiative of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The challenge seeks new ideas to make Lexington and the 25 other communities where Knight invests more...

Five Lexington projects among 158 finalists in Knight Foundation Cities Challenge

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced 158 finalists, including five from Lexington, in the second annual Knight Cities Challenge a national call for ideas to make the 26 communities where Knight invests more vibrant places to live and work. Open to innovators of all types, the Knight Cities Challenge asked applicants to answer the question: What’s your best idea to make cities more...

Lexington is one of 26 cities 'challenged'; $5 million offered for innovative projects

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will hold a Q&A in Lexington this afternoon to discuss the Knight Cities Challenge, which is seeking new ideas to make Lexington and 25 other communities more vibrant places to live and work. The challenge, open to cities where the Knight brothers once owned newspapers, is offering $5 million for innovative projects that answer the question: What’s...

Lexington is one of 26 cities ‘challenged’;
$5 million offered for innovative projects

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will hold a Q&A in Lexington this afternoon to discuss the Knight Cities Challenge, which is seeking new ideas to make Lexington and 25 other communities more vibrant places to live and work. The challenge, open to cities where the Knight brothers once owned newspapers, is offering $5 million for innovative projects that answer the question: What’s...