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Transylvania, Lexington Forum to host mayoral debate Wednesday

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University students will get a first-hand look at the democratic process during a campus mayoral debate co-hosted by the Lexington Forum at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Carrick Theater. Incumbent Mayor Jim Gray and challenger, former Lexington Police Chief Anthany Beatty, will answer questions submitted by students and Forum members during the event, which […]

High school students gather at Transylvania to study Henry Clay’s legacy

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship, a partnership of Transylvania University and the University of Kentucky, is preparing to convene high school students from across the United States for its sixth Student Congress June 7–14. These leaders and policymakers of tomorrow will hear speakers and participate in debates focused on major global […]

Fourth Street improvements will transform north Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Collaboration. According to Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, that’s what made it happen. Connections. That’s what Urban County Council member Chris Ford wants the improvements to create. Transformation. And that’s what Bluegrass Community and Technical College President Augusta Julian expects for the surrounding neighborhood. It may have seemed like just another annoying road project to […]

Lexington Tattoo Project unveils the “hidden image” Nov. 15

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The Lexington Tattoo Project brought together a diverse community: grandmothers, parents, tattoo aficionados, tattoo newbies, bikers, poets. On Friday, Nov. 15, the tattoo designs themselves will be brought together to reveal a hidden image—inked on a well-known Lexingtonian. Just who that is will remain a mystery until he or she pulls up to the […]

See 1,000 handmade dolls at community potluck April 4 at Kentucky Theater; project sponsored by Transylvania’s Community Engagement class

LEXINGTON, Ky.—If you spot a handmade doll hidden in the nooks and crannies of Limestone Street in the next few weeks, feel free to pick it up and give it a good home. It will likely be one of the 1,000 fabric, clay and wooden dolls that Transylvania University students and community members have made […]