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Lexington restaurateur Joe Bologna to retire

Longtime Lexington restaurateur Joe Bologna has announced plans to retire, after informing friends, family, and staff that this will be his last Spring and Summer at his namesake restaurant on West Maxwell, Joe Bologna's. He will turn 79 next month, and has made the decision not to work into his 80s — though it's not unusual to currently find...

St. Patrick’s Plans are all shook up for Lexington in 2022

This was to be the year Lexington's wildly popular St. Patrick's Parade and Festival returned to downtown Lexington after a two-year Covid-imposed pause. Unfortunately, with an imposing winter storm in the forecast for this weekend, the 2022 parade has been canceled. Megan Moloney, parade chair and Bluegrass Irish Society president, announced, "As much as we want to hold our parade and...

Carnegie Center Director to Retire

Neil Chethik, executive director of the Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning since 2011, announced Monday that he will retire at the end of March 2022. During Chethik’s decade-long tenure, the nonprofit center doubled its service capacity, providing thousands of Fayette County children with one-on-one tutoring, academic camps, and art activities. Through the pandemic, Carnegie maintained its staff while pivoting...

Oak View Group Recruits Top Event and Booking Industry Executives to Lexington

Oak View Group Facilities, operators of Central Bank Center, today announced two new hires will join the team in November as live events ramp up and return to Lexington. Madison Duryea joins as Event and Booking Manager. She had been with FTX Arena (formerly American Airlines Arena) and The Miami Heat Group since 2017. In her previous position, Duryea worked on a variety of shows, including the Super Bowl LIV,...