THIS IS KENTUCKY
LEXINGTON — ONE BEAUTY OF A CITY
This is a place where the past and present meet and mesh gracefully.
Where downtown skyscrapers overlook thousands of acres of lush pastures, home to Kentucky's most famous resident — the horse
This is Lexington, home of the University of Kentucky.
Lexington is one beauty of a city, John O. Slmonds, a nationally-known landscape architect and the author of several books on land use, calls the Bluegrass area a "national treasure. The Bluegrass area is superlative countryside." Lexington is the heart of the Bluegrass, the metropolitan shopping, commercial and entertainment hub of eastern Kentucky,
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Lexington has all the attractive qualities of a major metropolitan area, but it is small.,, and there is an overlay of what can be described as Bluegrass tradition to go along with such major companies as IBM, Ashland Oil (Valvoline), Jerrlco, Island Creek Coal, Toyota and many other nationally known firms that have major plants or headquarters in the area.
With a population of around 225,000, Lexington is small enough to provide the perfect college atmosphere for the University of Kentucky, But it is also large enough to offer the cultural opportunities usually reserved for larger cities.
The city offers UK students much in the way of entertainment: a Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Music Society, the Lexington Singers, a Council of the Arts, and a local Ballet Company, Movie theaters, in-
Frankfort, Ky.............26 miles
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Downtown Lexington under a full moon.
ternational restaurants, coffee houses, top-ranked acts of all types at fabulous Rupp Arena in the Lexington Center, historical landmarks, parks, thoroughbred and harness racing, fine fishing in lakes, ponds, and streams, and the internationally famous Kentucky Horse Park, all in easy distance of the UK campus, are just a few attractions of Lexington and the University of Kentucky.
A recent statewide poll indicated that the Lexington area is the most popular place to live, work and play in Kentucky, and it's an area most residents would not seriously consider leaving.
Lexington, Kentucky — one beauty of a city.
The Festival Market is popular among UK students.
LEXINGTON STATISTICAL PROFILE
Area: 280 square miles
Climate: 55.1 degrees annual mean temperature
Parks: 76 neighborhood and community parks including five golf courses of 18 holes or more, totaling 3,000 acres,
Media: One daily newspaper; three commercial, two independent, and one public television station; cable television; over 10 radio stations.
Hotels: Over 5,000 rooms in 40-plus facilities,
Highways: Located at intersection of I-75 and I-64 also served by U.S. highways 25, 27, 60, 68, 421, and the Bluegrass Parkway,
Airport: Blue Grass Field served by Delta, ComAir, USAir, Air Wisconsin, United Express, American Eagle, and TWA.
Railroads: Southern and CSX.