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Downtown Development

The Lexington Downtown Development Authority will host a series of public hearings to discuss the Downtown Lexington Master Plan throughout the next year. The first public hearing was held Wednesday, August 18, at 9am in the 3rd floor conference room at the Phoenix Building, 101 E. Vine Street.

If you have any questions or would like to be placed on the notification list for future meetings, please contact the Lexington Downtown Development Authority office at 859/ 425.2296 or

Steer Clear

Two lanes of S. Limestone St. will be blocked from S. Upper St. to Euclid Ave. thru September 7, to install a steam/utility tunnel and water line.

Two lanes of S. Limestone St. will be closed from Virginia Ave. to Leader Ave. thru Friday, September 10. There will be a modified blockage from 9pm to 6am every weekday night for pedway bridge construction. Detours will be in place.

The following intersections will be reconstructed thru Friday, August 20:

Palumbo Dr. at Todds Road;

Palumbo Dr. and Codell Dr.;

Jefferson St. at W. Main St.

The following intersections will be reconstructed, beginning Monday, August 23, and continuing thru Friday, August 27:

Southland Dr. at Rosemont Garden; Moore Dr. at Nicholasville Rd.; Stone Rd. at Clays Mill Rd.

Design Build

The Downtown/Courthouse Area Design Review Board will meet at 2pm Wednesday, Aug. 25, in the 12th floor conference room of the Urban County Government Center, 200 E. Main St.

Among other business, the board will elect officers and a new member. Info, 859/ 258.3100.

New Investments in Ideas

The Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation (KSEF) announced 11 new awards last week under its R&D Excellence Program for a total of $158,184 to explore and support promising emerging ideas/projects in the Commonwealth. The ideas range from control of seed placement in precision agriculture to the development of inexpensive papillomavirus vaccines for humans. The funding allows development of a proof of concept for these high risk ideas. The results could open the door to attract significant external funds in advancing the development of these technologies.

Researchers receiving these new awards were from the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville and Western Kentucky University. Projects funded spanned all five priority technology focus areas identified by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. These include biosciences, environmental and energy technologies, human health development, information technology and communication, and material science and advanced manufacturing.

Since April 2002, KSEF has invested over six million dollars as seed funding in 126 technology ideas attracting additional federal dollars and developing a pipeline of technologies for the advancement of technology-based economic development in the Commonwealth.

For further information about these new awards and other KSEF activities visit or call 859/ 233.3502 ext. 230.

KSEF is an initiative of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation through support from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

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