July 6, 2014 11:08 PM

Tom Eblen: Knoxville had a plan to revitalize its downtown

Long a conservative city with divisive politics, Knoxville leaders finally came together to organize the 1982 World's Fair, which rehabilitated a former downtown railroad yard. That began a transformation that has made Knoxville's city center the kind of happening place downtown Lexington aspires to be.

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