Stockyards’ relocation approved by LFUCG Board of Adjustment

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- It isn’t the end of the road but the Blue Grass Stockyards got much needed approval from a board of volunteers in Lexington, Friday evening.

A chairman for the Board of Adjustments gave final comments before a unanimous vote approved a conditional use permit for the stockyards. In part, he commended Chief Operations Officer Jim Akers on his presentation of how the group is ensuring a safe and envronmentally friendly environment at the proposed Georgetown location. At the same time, he called opposition arguments “unorganized” often asking speakers to make their points.

Leading off a group of supporters, Georgetown Mayor Tom Prather gave his public support of the conditional use permit.

As part of the permit, the stockyards can build within 850-feet of the nearest home rather than the previously allowed 1,000-feet.


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