Lexington third on list of best retirement places

Rarely do we play for third but, this time, it seems pretty cool.

Money Magazine and CNN have named their 25 Best Places to Retire and Lexington was named third, right behind Durham, N.C., and Hanover, N.H.

The emphasis on this year's list is on "great places to improve your golf game, take up a new hobby, or just enjoy a well-deserved break."

Each of the 25 towns chosen also lays claim to a nearby college or university where a new brand of retiree can take on active intellectual pursuits.

The Money magazine story reminds locals that the University of Kentucky opened its doors to retirees in 1964 to take up any empty seats in its classrooms free of charge. Today, the school continues the tradition for anyone 65 and over.

And you thought they were impressed by our access to good bourbon and great basketball.