The Business Side

This week on the Business Side we go behind the scenes of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale with Paulick Report's Natalie Voss.  In addition to the usual bidding wars she says there's been quite a bit of chatter about the controversial New York Times story about Triple Crown winner Justify's failed drug test before the Kentucky Derby.

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September is Bourbon Heritage Month and we are using the occasion to examine the economic health of one of Kentucky's signature industries.  Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes and WUKY's Alan Lytle talk about some recent bourbon news stories that may hold the answer.

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A new report shows that tourism is up in Kentucky, with more people visiting the state and spending more money while they are here.  In fact, visitor trips to and within the state topped 71.6 million last year and visitor spending rose to nearly $7.6 billion, up nearly 4% over the prior year and a 21% increase since 2013.  The figures come from a study from Tourism Economics, the state Department of Tourism's new research partner.  Acting Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Tourism Jay Hall discusses the findings with WUKY's Alan Lytle.

Accessory Dwelling Units or ADU’s are small housing units sometimes called "in-law suites" or "granny flats," built on a single-family residential lot.  Some provide housing alternatives for those who wish to age in place by staying in their current homes and neighborhoods, as well as for those seeking affordable housing, smaller or more accessible housing options and/or assistance from family members or caregivers.   ADU’s are illegal in most areas of Lexington but the city’s planning and zoning commission is holding another public input session this Tuesday night on newly proposed regulations for ADU’s.  This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes discuss the economic pros and cons of more little houses popping up in our neighborhoods.

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This week on the Business Side while Kentucky's burgeoning hemp industry has been soaking up the headlines Nicholasville-based Alltech, an animal nutrition and wellness company, continues to pursue its strategy of innovation in agribusiness.  Lane Report executive editor Mark Green has just published an in depth story on the company and he talks about it with WUKY's Alan Lytle.

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The Fayette County Public Valuation Administrator's Office has a new enhanced website and this week on the Business Side Lexington PVA David O'Neill tells us all about it while also dispelling general myths and misperceptions about his office.

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This week on the Business Side we get a roundup of recent local business headlines with Tom Wilmes, editor of Business Lexington.  There's news on a new hotel opening at the Summit at Fritz Farm, a new LaRosa's and Skyline Chili coming to Brannon Crossing, the new Target Mini-Store near the UK campus, and the continued growth of the Warehouse Block along National Avenue.

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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes discuss some recent business stories involving A&W Root Beer, Town Branch, and downtown Lexington's revamped Helix Garage.

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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes about new food and beverage options coming to our town including a new location for Sav's Grill, a Drake's coming soon to Hamburg, new life for for Graze restaurant and a second location for distillery district staple Ethereal.

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The Downtown Lexington Partnership recently held what it is billing as an inaugural State Of Downtown summit and panel discussion.  This week on WUKY's The Business Side Alan Lytle discusses the major findings and takeaways with Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes.