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Lexington Brewing Co. celebrates 20th anniversary with updated look; new beer, whiskey to launch soon

In 1999, Lexington had only one small brewery, and the craft beer movement had not yet taken hold in the Bluegrass region. That year, the same brewery received new life from a local, Irish-born entrepreneur, Pearse Lyons, and Lexington Brewing Co. was enabled to continue a brewing tradition that dates back to the 1700s. Twenty years later, what is now Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. is the...

Bluegrass Irish Society dedicates 39th annual St. Patrick’s Parade in honor of Alltech’s Pearse Lyons

The board of directors of the Bluegrass Irish Society is dedicating the 39th annual Alltech Lexington St. Patrick’s parade in honor of Dr. Pearse Lyons. The parade, which begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 17, in downtown Lexington will begin with a tribute to Lyons, Alltech’s founder and a longtime Bluegrass Irish Society supporter. “The Bluegrass Irish Society lost a friend and benefactor....

26 undergraduate and graduate students win prizes at 13th annual Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition

Of 300 applicants, 26 undergraduate and graduate students representing four countries took the stage at the 13th annual Alltech Vocal Scholarship Competition to sing for their chance to win scholarships and prizes that will jump-start their operatic careers. Alltech’s founder and president, the late Dr. Pearse Lyons, who passed away March 8, was an avid supporter of the arts and initiated what has...

One idea, once choice, one team theme of first day’s speakers at Alltech Ideas Conference

Alan Mulally, former president and CEO of Ford Motor Company, and John Calipari, head coach of the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team, addressed a packed audience in Rupp Arena at the opening session of ONE: The Alltech Ideas Conference. The 32nd annual three-day conference has attracted more than 3,000 people from 71 countries to Lexington. ONE explores world-changing ideas and challenges...

Apple technology pioneer Wozniak headlines speakers for 2016 Alltech Ideas Conference

The king of design and innovation, Apple has technologically set the tone for the world, and its global revolution began when Steve Wozniak, a young engineer with a penchant for computer tinkering, met an even younger guy named Steve Jobs who was interning at his company, Hewlett-Packard. It was a fortuitous meeting of complementary geniuses, computer wizardry and business acumen. In 1975, Jobs and...

Calipari picks up Alltech 2015 Humanitarian Award for helping others ‘reach their dreams’

Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari received Alltech’s prestigious 2015 Humanitarian Award on his home court at Rupp Arena on Wednesday after addressing more than 3,000 attendees from 68 nations on the closing day of the Alltech REBELation, an international conference exploring innovation, inspiration and world-changing ideas.   Known as a “dream maker,” Calipari has guided six...

Calipari picks up Alltech 2015 Humanitarian Award for helping others 'reach their dreams'

Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari received Alltech’s prestigious 2015 Humanitarian Award on his home court at Rupp Arena on Wednesday after addressing more than 3,000 attendees from 68 nations on the closing day of the Alltech REBELation, an international conference exploring innovation, inspiration and world-changing ideas.   Known as a “dream maker,” Calipari has guided six...