The Business Side

Spotlighting issues affecting the bottom line in Central Kentucky.

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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.

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The Kentucky Horse Park recently celebrated 40 years in Lexington  and one of its major goals moving forward is to be less reliant on state funding.  This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Lane Report executive editor Mark Green about the venue's future moving forward.  The statewide business magazine recently conducted a one on one interview with executive director Laura Prewitt.

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Tuition is going up again at a number of colleges and universities in Kentucky and while students and parents are used to annual bumps and jumps some are starting to question what that college education is actually buying?  This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Lane Report executive editor Mark Green about a recent article on Return On Investment or ROI as it pertains to a college education.

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Industrial hemp has been in the news a lot lately, thanks to its legalization in the 2018 Farm Bil.  (In fact this week is the tenth annual Hemp History Week.)  But along the way hemp growers and producers have faced uncertainty, unintended consequences, headaches and hurdles.  We talk about a few with Tom Wilmes, editor of Business Lexington.

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