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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,...

Lexington Pro Soccer to respond to High Street Development Project

Lexington Pro Soccer will be responding to the RFP for the High Street Development Project, with the intent to construct a state-of-the-art soccer-specific venue on the site that could also accommodate festivals, concerts, and other events, adding another entertainment option to downtown Lexington that would sit adjacent to Rupp Arena and the Central Bank Center. The United Soccer League (USL)...

Lexington City Councilman James Brown Announces Plans To Run For Council At-Large in 2022

September 29, 2021, Lexington, Ky. – First District Councilperson James Brown has declared his candidacy for council at-large citing a deep civic commitment and years of experience serving a cross-section of issues and people in the city. Brown was appointed to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council by Mayor Jim Gray in April 2015 and has since been re-elected to the post four times....