The Curious Edge Partners with Jimmy John's to Help Scott County High School Juniors Succeed on the ACT
[January 10, 2017] - The Curious Edge Foundation and Jimmy John’s have partnered to help Scott County High School juniors receive unprecedented support on the ACT College Admissions Test. All juniors at Scott County High School were given a practice ACT exam and will receive a specific item analysis which will give them knowledge on exactly where they had deficiencies on the exam. This knowledge, in turn, can help them improve on future ACT tests, including the one each junior in the state of Kentucky will take in the spring. This detailed analysis is the first of its kind to be distributed to this number of students in a Central Kentucky High School. The Curious Edge is committed to seeing each student achieve their academic potential and is thankful to Jimmy John’s for their partnership in this endeavor. Thanks to this partnership, many students will have the opportunity to gain admittance into a college/university or may be able to gain admittance into the college/university of their dreams. It is always exciting to give young people the tools they need to achieve their goals and dreams.
Transylvania to host Affrilachian poetry, visual arts exhibition
[January 9, 2017] - Transylvania University’s Morlan Gallery will open its 2017 exhibition year on Friday, Jan. 13, with an exhibition of Affrilachian visual artists and poets. Titled “Black Bone” after the Affrilachian Poets’ first literary anthology to be released this month, Morlan’s exhibition will showcase artists and poets from states in the Appalachian region—including Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina and Ohio. They will share how those connected to Affrilachia tell the story of the United States through visual and written culture. The exhibition, which will be free and open to the public, will run through Feb. 14. An opening reception for the artists will be Thursday, Jan. 19, from 7:30-9 p.m. The Affriliachian Poets will give a reading that evening at 6 in Carrick Theater adjacent to the gallery.
Transylvania to Open Two Mew Residence Halls this Week
[January 5, 2017] - Transylvania University will open two new residence halls this week, capping off extensive residential life construction and renovation projects. In addition to the four-story, state-of-the-art Bassett and Pioneer halls, the university recently turned a large area in front of the new facilities into green space and opened a nearby pavilion and basketball and sand volleyball courts. The new facilities, which will each house around 140 students, reflect the university’s traditional architecture. They are coed and feature lounges, laundry facilities and community kitchens. Each room has Tempur-Pedic mattresses and ceiling fans.
The first two floors of Pioneer Hall will be home to members of Transylvania’s four fraternities. And Bassett Hall will offer suite-style living for upper-class students. Most residents of Bassett and Pioneer halls will begin moving in Friday as they return for the beginning of winter term Monday.
Legends' Donnations for 2016 top $1,000,000
[December 22, 2016] - The Lexington Legends made donations totaling $1,000,763 in 2016 to a variety of non-profit organizations serving central Kentucky. In its 16-year history, the Legends organization has donated close to $15 million to the region. “The Legends are proud to be part of this community and region,” said Legends President/CEO Andy Shea. “We will continue to provide support to these great organizations that do so much good work.” Among the organizations and causes who benefited from events and programs in 2016 were: Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, Breast Cancer Research and Awareness, Military Appreciation Night, Bank in the Park, Guns and Hoses Softball Game, Community Organization of the Night, Hit the Books Reading Program, Field of Dreams, Kids Area, Go Red Night, United Way Bluegrass, and many more.
Lexington Clinic Introduces New Electronic Health Record, Patient Portal
[December 15, 2016] - Lexington Clinic announced it will utilize a new electronic health record (EHR) in partnership with athenahealth, a leading provider of network-enabled services and mobile applications for healthcare providers nationwide. “We are excited to implement our new EHR throughout all Lexington Clinic locations and associate practices,” said Andrew H. Henderson, MD, Lexington Clinic CEO. “The advanced capabilities of the new system offer new online capabilities to patients and allow our providers to continue to deliver the best care possible.” Lexington Clinic will use athenaOne services to serve its EHR, revenue cycle management, and patient communication needs with streamlined, easy on-boarding designed to scale and grow with the organization. The athenaClinicals quality management tool is designed to surface preventive care measures as well as best practices for care management. In addition, the implementation of the new EHR allows Lexington Clinic to utilize an enhanced patient portal through athenaOne. This portal will have many new features to help patients access their healthcare from anywhere, at anytime.
LCC, UK Agree to a new 15-year Lease at Rupp Arena
[December 15, 2016] - The Lexington Center Corporation (LCC) and the University of Kentucky have agreed in principle to a new 15-year lease at Rupp Arena. The new lease will begin at the expiration of the existing lease. The agreement, outlined in a letter of intent signed this week by LCC and UK officials, will ensure that the Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team plays at Rupp through the 2033 season. The current lease expires at the end of the 2018 season. Officials with both LCC and UK said they expect final terms of the lease to be hammered out in the coming months. “This agreement extends the viability of Rupp Arena and ensures its vitality for almost 60 years,” said LCC Board Chairman Brent Rice. “As we celebrate Lexington Center’s and Rupp Arena’s 40th anniversary, this commitment from UK stretches that vital contribution to the city and the state well into the future.” "Great news for Lexington and the Big Blue Nation. And congratulations to the Lexington Center Board," Mayor Jim Gray said. "With some of the enhancements considered in 2013 already in place--technology improvements, ribbon boards and a new center hung scoreboard--we are now moving forward with more chair back seats, new hospitality areas and other improvements. The history and pride of UK Basketball will be played in a reinvented Rupp. It’s a win for the city because of the jobs it will bring downtown; and for UK because the arena will set a new standard by enhancing the fan experience."
Blue Grass Airport and Cork & Barrel Announce Plans to Open Bourbon Store
[December 14, 2016] - Blue Grass Airport is proud to announce a partnership with Lexington’s Cork & Barrel Wine & Bourbon Bar to open a retail bourbon store in the airport terminal. In a prime location, beyond the security checkpoint, travelers will now have an opportunity to purchase bourbon products to take with them in their carry-on bags so Lexingtonians and visitors alike can enjoy Kentucky’s distilled spirits when departing from or arriving to Lexington. Primarily carrying bourbon and bourbon-related products, this store will be the second retail location for Cork & Barrel. Owned by husband and wife team Jim and Bev Taylor, Cork & Barrel has its main store on Nicholasville Road. The airport location will include wine and craft beer products, but will emphasize Kentucky bourbons, barrel heads, bourbon-themed jewelry and apparel, and bourbon-based culinary products. “With Kentucky being the supplier of 95 percent of the world’s bourbon, it is only fitting that Blue Grass Airport has this signature product available for our passengers,” said Eric Frankl, executive director at Blue Grass Airport. “We are fortunate to have our partners at Cork & Barrel leading this initiative at the airport. Jim and Bev’s expertise will allow us to showcase the bourbon industry and provide our travelers with an excellent amenity.” The store, scheduled to open in spring 2017, will have architecture that resembles an authentic Kentucky barrel house. The exterior of the store will include an actual barrel rick—a wooden structure used to hold bourbon barrels during the aging process. The rick will be built using timbers from an historic distillery in Frankfort and will include more than a dozen full-size bourbon barrels from various Kentucky distilleries, providing a great “background” for travelers to take their photos and immediately be embraced by Kentucky’s bourbon heritage.
Kentucky Proud Evening ~ Local Authors and Foods
[December 2, 2016] - Native Kentuckian author, Maggie Green, will be available at the December 15 Kentucky Proud Evening ~ Local Authors and Foods event to discuss her new book, Tasting Kentucky: Favorite Recipes from the Bluegrass. In addition to writing, Green is a cookbook editor for several well-known trade cookbooks including Joy of Cooking, The Ultrametabolism Cookbook, and James Beard cookbooks. Prior to her work in the publishing industry, Maggie was a personal chef for over 100 clients in the greater Cincinnati area. This event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Fayette County Extension Office. A $5.00 registration fee includes recipe samples from Maggie Green’s cookbooks. For more information, call 859-257-5582.
Blue & Co., LLC Opens Office in Bowling Green, Kentucky
[December 1, 2016] - The accounting firm of Blue & Co., LLC (Blue & Co.) has announced its newest office location in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Firm has seen impressive growth and has expanded its presence into five new cities in the last year resulting in a total of 14 office locations across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and Texas. The Bowling Green office represents an important move toward the aggressive expansion of Blue & Co.’s construction niche group. Already recognized as a leader in the field, the move provides an additional depth of knowledge as the Firm welcomes construction industry expert, Aaron Woosley. Under Aaron’s leadership in Bowling Green, the Firm plans to continue to grow its presence in the market. Aaron focuses on accounting for construction contractors and real estate developers and has over eight years of experience with two top ten firms. He has been providing audit and assurance, accounting, business consulting, acquisition consulting and tax services to closely held businesses since 2001.
Allconnect Partners to Scare Out Hunger
[December 1, 2016] - Allconnect employees gave back this month during a Scare Out Hunger Food Drive. Employees in Lexington, KY joined employees at Corporate HQ and the Customer Care Centers in Atlanta, GA and St. George, UT to bring in a total of 14,097 non-perishables food items between October 17 and November 11. The food was donated to four local non-profits: God’s Pantry, Disciples Mission Food Pantry, We Care Atlanta, and The Sunday Feast at Solomon’s Porch.
The Living Arts & Science Center creates ornaments to accompany the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C.
[December 1, 2016] - Ornaments by Kentucky artists will dazzle President’s Park (White House) in Washington, D.C. as part of the 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting display. Lexington's, The Living Arts & Science Center worked with artists from all over the state to design ornaments showcasing Kentucky's raw materials, the cornerstone of traditional arts & crafts found throughout Kentucky. The hand crafted ornaments will adorn one of 56 trees representing each U.S. state, territory and the District of Columbia from December 1, 2016 through January 1, 2017 as part of the America Celebrates display. "It's such an honor to be a part of this project. The Living Arts & Science Center works with so many great artists that we wanted to honor their work as well," said Heather Lyons, Executive Director at the Living Arts & Science Center. Twelve ornaments were created, each including a small piece of craft traditionally found in Kentucky. Each piece is inspired by a singular Kentucky native raw material. For example, small wooden elements carved from native Kentucky hardwoods, ceramic vessels formed from Kentucky clay, quilting, fiber arts, glass arts and basket weaving. Each artist was chosen because of their demonstrated excellence in their craft.
WUKY Partners with God's Pantry Food Bank and Stewart Perry of State Farm Insurance to Fight Child Hunger
This Holiday Season, WUKY has partnered with God's Pantry Food Bank and Stewart Perry of State Farm Insurance to fight Child Hunger. For every donation made to WUKY until December 31", Stewart Perry will fill a backpack for a child in need through God's Pantry Food Bank's Backpack Program. Mr. Perry will fill up to 500 backpacks for at-risk children with the support of WUKY Listeners. God's Pantry Food Bank distributes up to 860 bags of food weekly. Each bag contains 7-10 kid-friendly items of food such as a protein-rich main dish (macaroni and cheese or chicken and rice), shelf-stable milk, fruit cups, granola bars, and other items chosen by a registered dietitian. To make a donation through December 31st, visit www.wuky.org.
Tenth Year for Fayette Heating & Air "Gift of Heat"
[November 11, 2016] - Fayette Heating & Air proudly announces the tenth year of “The Gift of Heat” program. A new furnace will be gifted to an individual or family in need who owns their home. They will be accepting nominations from November 11, 2016 through noon, December 14, 2016. A friend, family member, co-worker or group must submit the nominations. “It’s hard to believe it’s our 10th year for The Gift of Heat! We know that we are only reaching a fraction of those in need,” said owner Bret Melrose. Nominations will be accepted online at www.fayetteheating.com or may be mailed to Fayette Heating & Air, Attention: Gift of Heat, 817 Nandino Blvd., Lexington, KY, 40511. All entries must be received by noon, Wednesday, December 14. Finalists will be selected and contacted the following day. The winning family will be announced on Friday, December 16, at Fayette Heating & Air, 817 Nandino Blvd. The family’s furnace will be installed prior to Christmas day. For more information or to schedule interviews regarding “The Gift of Heat”, contact Susie at 859-293-5760 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unified Trust Company Ice Rink in Triangle Park!
[November 10, 2016] - The Unified Trust Company Ice Rink has returned to Triangle Park in downtown Lexington! They will be running from November 12 through the beginning of January. The Unified Trust Company Ice Rink scheduled hours as follows: Mon- Fri: 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. -- Sat: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. -- Sun: 1:30 p.m.- 9 p.m. When Fayette County Schools are not in session the Mon - Fri hours change to 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Admission, which includes skate rental is $12.00 and allows guests to enjoy 90 of time on the ice. Questions regarding the operation of the ice rink should be directed to Dennis Hyde, Lexington Ice Center, at 859-269-5681.
Midway University Presents Community Spirit Award
[November 1, 2016] - At its third annual Day for Midway celebration on October 27, Midway University presented its Community Spirit Award to Joyce and the late Joel Evans in recognition of their longstanding dedication to improving the city of Midway. The couple arrived in the community as graduate students in 1968 and spent the ensuing years dedicating their time and energy to projects for the betterment of their beloved city. The Community Spirit Award is presented during Midway University's annual Day for Midway celebration, held each fall to celebrate the long-standing relationship between the institution and Woodford County.