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James Burnie Beck

by Stuart, History Blogger

During the 19th century, the Scottish-born James B. Beck was a Lexington lawyer and a respected national politician.

Born in Dumfrieshire, Scotland, on February 13, 1822, Beck received his early ...


Link, the Percheron

by Margaret, Horse Blogger

HORSES, HORSES This handsome horse is Link, who is new to theBreeds Barn at the Kentucky Horse Park this year.

Link, who stands about 18 hands tall, is a Percheron, whichis one of the breeds of the ...


Accident or Murder?

by Stuart, History Blogger

In 1854, a New York Times article described the death of Lexington resident James O. Frazer. Although Frazer's demise appeared to be accidental, both Frazer's wife and his overseer were later ...



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#6 Best Run Cities - Wallet Hub 2016
One of the top 20 small cities for American college students for 2016 - American Institute for Economic Research

#1 Best State for Early Retirement - Smart Asset 2015

#18 Best Places for Recent Grads to Find Jobs - NerdWallet 2015

#27 Most Literate City - Central Connecticut State University study 2015

#6 Most Inspiring Cities for Young Artists - USA Today 2015

#7 Most Affordable Big City in America - Kiplinger 2014

Named Kentucky's 2014 "Southern Hospitality City" - Convention South Magazine 2014

#12 Best City for Veterans - WalletHub 2014

Readers' Choice Award - Sports Events Magazine 2014

#3 Best City to Start a New Life - My Life 2014

Top 50 Places of a Lifetime/America- National Geographic Traveler

#24 World's Smartest Cities - National Geographic 2014

Top Five Best Places to Retire - Time Magazine 2014

#11 Percent of population over age 25 with an Advanced degree among cities over 250,000 - US Census 2013

#17 America's Top 25 High-Tech Hotspots -The Atlantic Cities 2013

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