If chosen, Lexington would join a network of 116 communities in 54 countries distinguished in one of seven arts areas. The United States has only six such cities, including Paducah, chosen in 2013 as a city of ‘crafts and folk arts’.
After promising to release their tax returns if elected, both President Donald Trump and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin have refused. Voters should demand they submit to what has become a basic form of transparency for America’s top federal and state executives.
As a 12-year-old aspiring artist, retired Lexington portrait painter Patricia DeCamp spent many days in 1941 watching Man o’ War pose for renowned sculptor Herbert Haseltine. The famous statue recently got a restoration for the centennial of Man o’ War’s birth.
Martha Fain’s 30-year-old alterations shop in suburban Lexington has handled a lot of local movie work, in addition to thousands of prom dresses, wedding dresses and free alterations for active-duty soldiers.
On the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I, a Lexington historian has identified 22 local men who fought with the all-black unit in France. The unit’s first black officer also was from Lexington, and he went on to become a famous architect.
Speaking of the Vietnam War, the civil rights leader warned of the dangers of militarism, which President Donald Trump has embraced. “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death,” King said.
Sqecial Media opened in 1972 to sell radical young people things other Lexington retailers wouldn’t. Three or four generations later, the store’s quirky selection of books and gifts continues to find an audience.
First renderings focused on bike and pedestrian facilities because of tight federal grant deadlines. But park planner promises lots of water, both clean water for splash pads and fountains and rain gardens and an exposed section of Town Branch Creek in downtown Lexington.
Renderings for Lexington’s linear park will be unveiled at a public meeting Tuesday night. Kate Orff, a renowned landscape architect, has been working on the design since winning a concept competition in 2013.
March 29 marks the centennial of Man o’ War’s birth. After retirement from racing, the famous horse was managed and cared for by Elizabeth Daingerfield, a single woman, and John Henry Buckner, a black man.
Kentucky Gateway Museum Center recently purchased rare original prints of French spy Victor Collot’s 1796 maps showing the Ohio River and the road from Maysville to Lexington and Frankfort. They will be unveiled to the public at a March 21 dinner.
After decades of ownership by the Odd Fellows, the century-old Robneel building is restored as a fully leased anchor of downtown Paris. The restoration shows the potential for other projects in Paris and more Central Kentucky downtowns.