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This Friday night, October 15, the UK basketball season begins and as we here in the Big Blue Nation prepare for this madness, it is important to remember that basketball is not the only game in town. In just a […]

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Who’s a UK sports fan?

Who’s a Big Blue Cheerleader? This was posted at by Kevin Faris last week. Kentucky Sports Radio is always a significant contender in the Ace Best of

Vision and Visions at Lexington Mall by Andrew Wyllie

This is the first time in a decade the “best use for Lexington Mall” hasn’t appeared in the Best of Lex Readers’ Poll. (The winner in past years

Transparency: Asking More of Lexington Government

An important part of ProgressLex’s mission is to improve local government transparency. In light of the trio of scandals uncovered last year by the Lexington Herald-Leader involving the

Pittsburgh Perspective by Ernie Yannarella

Last month’s Pittsburgh Leadership Expedition sponsored by CommerceLexington and Greater Louisville, Inc. was both a revealing and concealing experience for a skeptic of such information tours.  My enduring

A Barefoot and Progressive Take on the Primary

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Now What, Lexington (after) Creative Cities Summit

Last week, Lexington hosted the Creative Cities Summit (500+ people attended). The next step is applying the Summit’s conversation to concrete action in Lexington. On April 17th, ProgressLex and the

UK’s One and Dones

The Sunday morning after UK’s Elite Eight loss to WVU, I was inundated with so many phone calls, tweets and emails from concerned friends and relatives that I

Community Food Security Summit by Jim Embry

We recognize that in Kentucky, agriculture is a critically important industry and our farmers need much greater support; that hunger is a serious problem facing many families; that

Quality of Life, Quality of Place at the Mayoral Forum

Last week was the first formal square-off of the 2010 mayoral candidates in the Digital Democracy Forum at Awesome, Inc. For three nights, local newscasts were on fire:

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