Lexington Convention Center


Lexington's Center Corporation officials are requesting proposals to develop the large parking lots across from Rupp Arena. The mixed use project would cover about 17 acres.

Developers are being asked to submit plans for a commercial and possibly residential project.  Lexington Center Corporation President Bill Owen says it would go well with the planned expansion of the convention center.  “Support other uses whether it would be hotel, restaurant, retail, residential.  Whatever it might be that could be ancillary to that convention center project,” said Owen.

Retired Miners Rally for Health Benefits

Jun 14, 2016
Stu Johnson / WEKU News

    An estimated 3500 retired coal miners and their families rallied on the issue of pension and health care benefits Tuesday in Lexington.  The participants were trying to get a message to Washington.

Retired miners filled Heritage Hall to lobby for the  Miners Protection Act.  It includes provisions related to preserving health care benefits.  The legislation comes following bankruptcy filings by certain coal companies.  

Lexington Council Seeks Permission to Raise Hotel-Motel Tax

Dec 2, 2015

    The Lexington Council is asking the Kentucky General Assembly to grant the city the authority to raise its hotel-motel tax to help fund construction of a new convention center.  The request is one part of a funding package outlined during Tuesday’s work session.


Lexington hosts over 200 visual and crafts artists this weekend as the Kentucky Arts Council presents Kentucky Crafted: The Market at the Lexington Convention Center. This is the 31st annual festival and marks its second year in-a-row in Lexington. Arts Council Executive Director, Lori Meadows, spoke with Arts Weekly's Roger Duvall.