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Kentucky Horse Council offers Large Animal Emergency Rescue training Sept. 20-22 in Lexington

The Kentucky Horse Council has announced Large Animal Emergency Rescue (LAER) training will be held Sept. 20-22 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, and registration is now open. The LAER training will be taught by 4Hooves Large Animal Services, LLC and instructors Justin and Tori McLeod. Both instructors have extensive experience with equine and livestock as well as working as emergency responders....

Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence names Angela Yannelli as new Chief Executive Officer

The Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence has announced that Angela Yannelli is its new Chief Executive Officer. Yannelli, who worked at KCADV from 1997 to 2012, is returning after serving for seven years as a Senior Family Violence Program Specialist at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. She has worked to end intimate partner violence for more than 22 years,...

A&W Restaurants to locate global headquarters in Lexington’s new industrial park at Coldstream

The new global headquarters for A&W Restaurants, Inc. — which is celebrating the centennial of its founding this year — will likely be the first company to locate in Lexington’s new industrial park at Coldstream Research Campus. Linda Gorton“We’ve put a strong plan in place to attract new business and help local businesses grow at Coldstream,” Mayor Linda Gorton said. “It’s great...

Lexington offering Fayette County residents a free trash disposal day at Bluegrass Transfer Station

The City of Lexington is partnering with the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station to offer Fayette County residents a free trash disposal day for non-hazardous household waste. The event will be held Saturday, July 13, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bluegrass Regional Transfer Station, 1505 Old Frankfort Pike. Fayette County residents may dispose of up to one pickup truck load of non-hazardous household...

First phase of KentuckyWired project completed, includes Louisville, Lexington, Northern Kentucky

Gov. Matt Bevin and Congressman Hal Rogers have announced a major milestone achievement for the Commonwealth’s high-speed fiber optic network – KentuckyWired. The first portion of the network, known as Ring 1A, is now complete and includes Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky. Additionally, a key backbone segment from Lexington to Somerset has also been completed, allowing for...

After record rainfall in 2018, most Kentucky cities nearing new milestones for 2019 precipitation

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Several Kentucky cities had their wettest year ever in 2018 and, according to the latest data from the National Weather Service, rainfall this year in some areas is ahead of last year at the same time. Last year, Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort and Jackson all set records for annual precipitation, while the Huntington/Ashland area had their second-wettest year and Covington...

Two Lexington teachers headed to nation’s capital for ‘White House History Teacher Institute’ in July

Lexington teachers Aaron Cain from Henry Clay High School and Delvin Azofeifa from Martin Luther King Jr. Academy for Excellence have been selected to attend the White House Historical Association’s exclusive “White House History Teacher Institute” in July. During their week-long visit to Washington, D.C., the teachers will take a private tour of the White House, learn about new education technology...

Lexington to test rubberized asphalt over 2,400-foot stretch of roadway on Southland Drive

In addition to new sidewalks, new trees and new art installations, Southland Drive will be getting something no other place in Lexington has — a 2,400-foot stretch of roadway using environmentally friendly rubberized asphalt. Rubberized asphalt consists of regular asphalt mixed with crumb rubber made from recycled tires. Asphalt rubber is the largest single market for ground rubber in the United...

LBX unveils Lexington Customer Experience Center; provides demonstrations, training, customer support

Gov. Matt Bevin congratulated LBX Co. LLC, which produces Link-Belt excavators, material handlers and forestry equipment, on opening its $10 million-plus customer experience and training center in Lexington. Bevin “LBX has established itself as a dynamic employer and valuable corporate partner in Lexington, and we are excited to see their footprint continue to expand in Kentucky,” Gov. Bevin said....

Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association to host annual Awards Dinner on September 7

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced today that the 34th annual TOBA National Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday, September 7,  at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington. The National Awards Dinner honors owners and breeders from 21 states and Canada. Also recognized are the National Owner of the Year and National Owner Finalists, National Breeder of the Year, Small Breeder of the Year,...

Kentucky Court of Appeals upholds ruling that National College violated Consumer Protection Act

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Monday that the Kentucky Court of Appeals upheld a Fayette Circuit Court’s finding that American National University, formerly known as National College of Kentucky, willfully violated the Kentucky Consumer Protection Act. Beshear said National broke state law when it published deceptive advertisements on its website regarding the employment success of its...

More than 2,000 Kentucky educators attend academic standards learning labs

Kentucky Teacher More than 2,000 teachers and school administrators attended Get to Know Your Standards Learning Labs conducted across the state by Kentucky Department of Education staff. provided photo The events were designed to provide teachers with a stronger understanding of the implications of building standards-based instruction and assignments that align with Kentucky’s new revised academic...

39th annual Children’s Charity Golf Classic set for June 21-22 at Griffin Gate Golf and Country Club

The 39th annual Children’s Charity Golf Classic will be June 21-22 at Griffin Gate Golf and Country Club, 1800 Newtown Pike, and Greenbrier Golf and Country Club, 2179 Bahama Road. The celebrity golf classic is the signature event for the Children’s Charity Fund of the Bluegrass, which has raised more than $13.5 million for children in Central Kentucky. Last month, the Children’s Charity Fund...

Kentuckians see early-summer savings at the pump; average price for regular unleaded gas down a dime

Kentuckians hitting the road for summer vacations are finding some good news at the pump. The average price for regular unleaded has dropped a dime since last week, settling at $2.54. Today’s average gas price in Kentucky is 25 cents less than it was a year ago. In Lexington, prices dropped 16 cents on the week, landing at $2.55. Prices for the metro averaged $2.69 one year ago. Nearly every...

Field and Main Bank to celebrate opening of first full-service banking center in Lexington Monday

Field & Main Bank is opening the doors to its first full-service banking center in Lexington. The new Field & Main banking center is located in the heart of downtown Lexington at 369 E. Main Street. The lobby will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with drive-thru access also available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The banking center will be closed on Saturday and Sunday. “We at Field...

West Sixth Brewing named Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business by League of American Bicyclists

The League of American Bicyclists has recognized West Sixth Brewing in Lexington with a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) award, earning it a place among 1,266 bike-forward businesses across the country in a commitment to building a more bicycle-friendly America. With the announcement of 83 new and renewing BFBs across the nation during National Bike Month, West Sixth Brewing joins other...

American Saddlebred Museum to hold Equine Art, Antique and Rare Book Auction on June 8

The American Saddlebred Museum presents the highly anticipated Equine Art, Antique and Rare Book Auction on June 8 at 11 a.m. at the American Saddlebred Museum, located at 4083 Iron Works Parkway in Lexington on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park. An auction preview will take place at the Museum from June 3-7, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and on June 8 two hours before the auction. The preview and...

Lexington’s Living Arts and Science Center names Lori Halligan as executive director

The Living Arts and Science Center (LASC) has named Lori Halligan as its executive director. Halligan, who begins serving in the director role on May 28, joins the 51-year-old local organization following an extensive regional search. “Our board has great confidence in Lori’s proven nonprofit leadership skills to successfully further our unique mission,” LASC board president Joseph Coleman said. Halligan...

Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference to be held at Lexington’s Hilton Hotel June 3-6

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky The 35th Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference is June 3-6 in the Hilton Hotel in downtown Lexington. The biannual conference is a focal point for researchers and extension specialists to exchange information and discuss current research and future needs for forest genetics and tree breeding. This year’s meeting is hosted by the Forest Health Research...

Lex’s recycling center expected to reopen Monday; closed since Thursday due to broken conveyor belt

The city’s recycling center is expected to reopen on Monday after having been shut down on Thursday and part of Friday after a gearbox motor on the facility’s main conveyor belt broke.  Barry Prater, who manages the recycling center, said that the broken gearbox motor has been repaired and that a limited amount of processing had been performed by mid-afternoon Friday. Prather said he expected...