United Way of the Bluegrass moves into Herald-Leader building

The Herald-Leader has leased a portion of its downtown Lexington building to the United Way of the Bluegrass, which began operating Thursday out of the space on the third floor at 100 Midland Avenue.

The United Way's board chairman, Augusta Julian, said in a statement, "The board sees this move to a more central location as an opportunity to increase visibility, build community partnerships and promote the work United Way of the Bluegrass and its partnering agencies are doing to help improve Central Kentucky. After a lengthy review, the board agreed that relocating to the Herald-Leader building would also increase efficiency and lower operating costs."

Herald-Leader President and Publisher Rufus Friday said in a statement, "We are delighted to welcome such a strong and valuable community organization as a tenant along with us in our main building. Our business as a newspaper has evolved into a continuous news and information company. Along with this evolution, changes in technology have allowed us to reduce our facility footprint. We now have the opportunity to offer office space to other organizations like we have done with the United Way."

Terms of the lease were not disclosed.