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Zone change approved for Blackburn Development Project in Lexington’s downtown

Lexington’s Planning Commission recently approved the request of Cowgill Inc. for a zone change from R-2 to R-5 at 333, 329, and 325 Blackburn Avenue, which followed the City’s Planning Staff recommendation. Filing under a 2nd Tier Medium Density Place Type, according to PlaceBuilder, they intend to build a 36-unit apartment building to complement The Flats at 345. This approval...

What’s open, what’s closed for Veterans Day 2020 in downtown Lexington

Veterans Day is on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 and is designated as a Federal Holiday.   What’s open and what’s closed on Veterans Day 2020? Fayette County Clerk is closed on Veteran’s Day. District and Circuit Courts will be closed. Most banks are closed in observance of Veterans Day, but check specific hours with your local branch. Post offices will be closed on Wednesday,...

LexArts partners with Breeders’ Cup, brings public art project to downtown Lexington

To celebrate the 2020 Breeders' Cup, LexArts partnered with Breeders’ Cup, Keeneland, and Maker’s Mark to debut a public art project in downtown Lexington. The Painted Horse Trilogy features three full-size fiberglass horse sculptures painted by Kentucky artists Carlos Gamez de Francisco, Helene Steene and Agustin Zarate. The horses are on display in downtown near the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse...

Rupp Arena will host first concert since COVID shutdowns in March

Rupp Arena Central Bank's Luther Deaton revealing the new name

Rupp Arena had plans to host a concert before 2020 ends, but its first official concert since the mandatory COVID-19 shutdowns in March will have to wait until 2021. With the recent restrictions placed on indoor dining through December 13, which includes food and beverage at Rupp Arena concession stands, the decision has been made to postpone the concerts originally...