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Lexington mayor prioritizes federal funding based on ‘community needs’ and ‘city’s financial stability’

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton has set her priorities for how federal money will be spent following last week’s announcement by Gov. Andy Beshear that Kentucky cities will receive funding for expenditures related to the coronavirus. During a press conference at Lexington City Hall, Gorton laid out her recommendations for how the money should be spent. “Funding for the...

Kentucky local food partners to host virtual CSA Fair from April 16-30 in response to COVID-19 pandemic

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA) Kentucky Proud brand is partnering with Bluegrass Farm To Table, the Organic Association of Kentucky, and the Kentucky Horticulture Council to host the first-of-its-kind “Kentucky Virtual Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair” from April 16-30. “The KDA and local food partners are teaming up to support Kentucky families who have lost access...

Keeneland announces Spring Meet will open on April 2 without spectators; cancels April 7 sales event

After detailed consultations with Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Department for Public Health and with Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Keeneland is taking the following steps out of an abundance of caution to do its part in containing the spread of COVID-19 while upholding its commitments to the local community, the Thoroughbred industry...

Sayre Christian Village breaks ground for addition to assisted living Friendship Towers Apartments

Sayre Christian Village broke ground for a 15,840 square-foot addition to the assisted living Friendship Towers Apartments at 580 Greenfield Drive in Lexington on May 21. Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton and Karen Venis, Executive Director of Sayre Christian Village, spoke about the positive impact that SCV has on the community and how growth for SCV is good for the city. They were joined by District 4...

The Arboretum to celebrate Arbor Day April 27; five groups to give away native shrub and tree seedlings

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky More than ever, people are recognizing the many benefits trees bring, not only to the environment but also to their sense of well-being. Arbor Day at The Arboretum honors and celebrates those green bastions of Earth’s fitness. Generously supported by presenting sponsor Kentucky Utilities Company and Hickory Sponsor Kentucky American Water Company, this is...

Central Bank Thursday Night Live at Keeneland highlights Spring Meet opening day on April 4

Keeneland kicks off its 2019 Spring Meet on April 4 with a community-wide celebration headlined by an afternoon of racing starting at 3 p.m., followed by the popular Central Bank Thursday Night Live, to be held in the track’s scenic Paddock area. “Keeneland is an iconic gathering place for the community – it’s a rite of spring,” Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason said. “Hosting Central...

Keeneland to feature AC Entertainment’s Railbird Festival, meshing music festival with horse racing

A new event will join Keeneland’s calendar in 2019, bringing with it significant economic and tourism impacts for Lexington. And, it isn’t a horse race. Nationally renowned festival producer AC Entertainment – of Bonnaroo, Forecastle, High Water, Moon River and other top music festivals – is introducing Railbird Festival, taking place on The Grounds at Keeneland this summer Aug. 10-11. “With...