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Paul Oliva

Paul Oliva is the Lexington Times Editor Emeritus. He grew up in Lexington.

Lexington's vice mayor talks collaboration and nonpartisan governance on podcast
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council and Mayor Linda Gorton present the Evan Jayson Smith Day Proclamation on February 1, 2024. Smith disarmed an active shooter in downtown Lexington in October 2023 and sustained a critical injury requiring hospitalization. The Lexington Times
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Lexington’s vice mayor talks collaboration and nonpartisan governance on podcast

LEXINGTON, Ky. – As Lexington continues to evolve, the city’s vice mayor recently attributed much of its success to a collaborative spirit and nonpartisan governance structure that he says...

Lexington tourism bureau used public funds to pay $284K in bonuses, raising constitutional questions
The Old Fayette County Courthouse, where VisitLex is housed, with Lexington City Hall in the background. Henryk Sadura/Adobe Stock
Local Government, News, Transparency

Lexington tourism bureau used public funds to pay $284K in bonuses, raising constitutional questions

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau (VisitLex), a city government component unit tasked with promoting tourism and economic development in Lexington, has come under legal and...

Editor-in-Chief of The Atlantic withdraws from University of Kentucky speaking event amid student concerns
Jeffrey Goldberg interviews U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at The Brooking Institution's 2016 Saban Forum at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C. on December 4, 2016. [State Department Photo/Public Domain]
Education, Equality, Gaza Strip, News

Editor-in-Chief of The Atlantic withdraws from University of Kentucky speaking event amid student concerns

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Jeffrey Goldberg, Editor-in-Chief of The Atlantic, withdrew from a scheduled speaking event at the University of Kentucky (UK) Wednesday, citing a last-minute schedule change, amidst concerns...

"Safer Kentucky Act" appears to be stalled in Senate Judiciary Committee
FRANKFORT, Jan. 18 – Rep. Jared Bauman, R-Louisville, (center); Rep. John Hodgson, R-Fisherville, (left); and House Majority Whip Jason Nemes, R-Middletown, listen as members of the House Standing Committee on Judiciary ask questions about House Bill 5, legislation related to crime. LRC Public Information
Equality, KY Legislature, News

“Safer Kentucky Act” appears to be stalled in Senate Judiciary Committee

FRANKFORT, Ky.–A controversial Kentucky bill, HB 5, dubbed the “Safer Kentucky Act” by its GOP sponsor, appears to be stalled in committee. The bill quickly passed out of the...