Downtown Lexington Corp. is accepting nominations for the 2016 DLC Awards of Excellence, which recognize outstanding businesses and/or individuals in six categories: the Urban Innovation Award, Landscape and Streetscape Award, Leadership Achievement Award, Perfect Partner Award, Outstanding Individual Award and the Smiley Pete Award.
Matthew Snoddy’s father, Tim, was a passenger on Comair Flight 5191, which crashed at Lexington’s Blue Grass Airport on a Sunday morning in August 2006. On the 10th anniversary of the crash, he shares his family’s story from that terrible day.
Lexington’s Rural Land Management Board might decide Monday whether it will spend millions of dollars over the coming years to buy development rights for the 1,000-acre Castleton Lyons farm, which claims to be the largest privately owned unprotected parcel of farmland in Fayette County.
Keeneland this week is hosting 2,800 fifth-graders from 31 area public and private schools to spread the word about the track’s history and the importance of the Thoroughbred industry in Central Kentucky.
An inspection following a Lexington trench collapse that killed a construction worker in May found five serious violations, resulting in penalties of $28,000, according to a report on the website of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The state Public Service Commission has given its final approval to a rate increase for Kentucky American Water that will result in the average monthly bill going up by $3.60. The utility serves customers in 10 counties, but most are in Lexington.
Construction on a three-story underground parking garage at the CentrePointe site in downtown Lexington is continuing, the developer of the long-stalled development said Monday. Crews who were working on the proposed 700-space underground parking garage exited the site late Friday with their equipment. Another group of subcontractors will arrive soon, developer Dudley Webb said.
A decade after the crash of Comair flight 5191 at Blue Grass Airport, the legacies of the 49 lives lost continue to affect Lexington and the world. Brian Smith and Jennifer Combs have continued their father’s mission work in Ghana and with Habitat for Humanity. And the death of Wyn Morris’ father inspired him to start a bookstore — and gave him the courage to sell it now and pursue other dreams.