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Comments from Kentucky’s leaders on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of The Lane Report

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Jerry Abramson, Mayor, Louisville Metro Government
“The Lane Report helps me stay informed about business news across the commonwealth. It’s a must-read for me and my economic development staff.”

David Adkisson, President/CEO, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Frankfort
“For 25 years, The Kentucky Chamber and The Lane Report have been natural partners focused on business and advancing Kentucky. Congratulations to Ed and the gang. Let’s go 25 more.”

Dr. Wayne D. Andrews, President, Morehead State University
“We congratulate The Lane Report on 25 years of outstanding coverage of Kentucky’s business community and for its ongoing recognition of higher education as one of our state’s key economic engines.”

Sam Barnes, President, Fifth Third Bank Central Kentucky, Lexington
“What a wonderful year for an anniversary! The Lane Report celebrates 25 years; and Fifth Third Bank celebrates 20 years in the Bluegrass. Congratulations on the milestone and for producing a must-read publication.”

Mitch Barnhart, Athletics Director, University of Kentucky
“Congratulations on your 25th anniversary. Thanks for your service to the commonwealth.”

Steve Beshear, Governor, Commonwealth of Kentucky
“The Lane Report has now been a respected source of Kentucky business news for a quarter century. Congratulations to Ed and staff on reaching this milestone.”

Jonathan Blue, Chairman & Managing Director, Blue Equity, LLC, Louisville
“The Lane Report remains a critical source of information for us as it focuses on covering the sectors in which we are most concentrated – private equity and real estate – and also serves as a barometer tracking the Kentucky political climate.”

Alston Kerr, Chair, Kentucky Horse Park Commission
“Throughout its 25 year history, The Lane Report has been a loyal and valued friend of the Kentucky Horse Park. From its willingness to promote the park on its pages, to its generosity in advertising, to Ed’s tireless participation in park events, we are so grateful for this partnership. Thank you for placing Central Kentucky at the forefront of business and commerce and for including the Kentucky Horse Park in that esteemed circle.”

John Y. Brown Jr., Former Governor of Kentucky
“The Lane Report is the finest business publication in Kentucky. It’s enlightened our business community about the tremen-dous economic opportunity right here in Kentucky. It deserves to be celebrated on its 25th anniversary. Congratulations.”

Vickie Yates Brown, President, Nucleus: Kentucky’s Life Science & Innovation Center Louisville
“With a common interest in promoting and celebrating local business and economic successes, Nucleus salutes your 25 years of dedicated reporting. Congratulations on this exciting achievement and best wishes for the future.”

Jim Clark, President, LexArts Inc.
“We are indeed fortunate to have a business publication that understands the arts are good for the economy and for business. Congratulations! May your next 25 years be as artful as your last.”

Margaret Chase, Chair & Executive Director, Central Kentucky Radio Eye Inc.
“All of us in Kentucky say thank you. So do the volunteers and listeners of CKRE! That’s Central Kentucky Radio Eye – reading daily news and information on local radio to help persons with vision loss or other disabilities.”

Lawrence M. Chiles, Chairman, Meridian-Chiles
“Meridian-Chiles salutes The Lane Report on its 25th anniversary. We feel that the publication offers its readers a concise overview of business and economic growth developments in Kentucky. We have found The Lane Report to be a very effective advertising medium for many of our clients.”

Martha Layne Collins, Former Governor & Chair of the Board, The Kentucky World Trade Center, Lexington/Louisville
“Without question, The Lane Report has been a valuable source of business and economic news for over two decades. Information and knowledge are important business tools needed for businesses to effectively compete in the global economy.”

Jack Conway, Attorney General Commonwealth of Kentucky, Frankfort
“I’ve always had a passion for public service, which means I’ve always had an interest in and enjoyed reading The Lane Report. Thanks to your publication, Kentuckians are able to read stories that might have gone untold. Congratulations, Ed, on making The Lane Report a Kentucky tradition. Happy 25th anniversary; here’s to 25 more. Now get back to work – I’m already looking forward to my next issue!”

Paul Coomes, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, University of Louisville
“The Lane Report is the strongest media voice in the commonwealth for free enterprise and personal responsibility. Each issue celebrates personal and business successes across Kentucky and includes constructive and lively features on public policy issues. Congratulations on your 25 years.”

Dr. Larry Cook, Executive Vice President, UofL Health Affairs
“On your Silver Anniversary, congratulations for your ability to turn words into gold.”

Dr. Randy Dunn, President, Murray State University
“When I first came to the commonwealth about four years ago – as a new state university president – I knew it was going to be critical for me to have good sources of ‘insider information’ on many aspects of life and work in Kentucky. In searching out the right mix of websites, blogs, newspapers and magazines to get me fully acclimated to the Bluegrass State, it didn’t take long for numerous individuals to direct me straight to The Lane Report. It has been part of my regular professional reading since arriving at Murray State University, and I recommend it to everyone who wants a concise, thorough and well written take on all things related to Kentucky business. All of us in Racer Country send our best wishes for at least another 25 years serving our region.”

Luther Deaton Jr., Chairman, President & CEO, Central Bank, Lexington
“The Lane Report has been a beacon of business news for the past quarter century. We are pleased to acknowledge the leadership provided by Ed Lane and The Lane Report throughout the business community.”

William B. “Butch” Drake Jr., President
Midway College
“The Lane Report provides an essential link between all Kentucky businesses, industries and non-profit organizations of all sizes that allows us to communicate effectively. Thank you for your 25 years of service.”

Linda Edwards, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Kentucky Fair State Board, Louisville
“For the past 25 years, The Lane Report has proven to be a laudable publication and a valuable source of information to its readers. Much success for the next quarter century!”

John Farris, Partner
Bluegrass Capital Advisors, Lexington
“While the economic cycles may have been tremendously volatile with repeated booms and busts over the last 25 years, The Lane Report has been predictably consistent in providing Kentuckians with informative commentary and statistics about business around the commonwealth.”

Richie Farmer, Commissioner of Agriculture, Commonwealth of Kentucky, Frankfort
“Congratulations to Ed Lane and his staff on their 25th anniversary. When staying informed on Kentucky business, The Lane Report is essential. Thanks for the hard work, dedication and quality product that you produce.”

Ernie Fletcher, Former Governor, Commonwealth of Kentucky, Frankfort
“The Lane Report has always been a refreshing and reliable news source for Kentuckians. It is encouraging to know that the media can act responsibly to support community growth while at the same time being successful. Congratulations on a great 25 years!”

Terry E. Forcht, Chairman/CEO, Forcht Group of Kentucky, Corbin
“As a business owner with multiple enterprises, I have relied on The Lane Report for years. Its monthly insight should be required reading for anyone interested in the future of Kentucky.”

James Frazier, Managing Partner, McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, Lexington
“Twenty-five years! Hard to believe you were only 8 years old when you published your first edition. Great business magazine and I have especially enjoyed those creative ads from that McBrayer firm. They must be something else. Well done, young man!”

Roger Fries, President & CEO, Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance, Lexington
“On behalf of our management and staff who benefit from reading The Lane Report each month, congratulations on reaching this notable milestone.”

Ed Glasscock
Chairman Emeritus, Frost Brown
Todd LLC, Louisville

“Congratulations to Ed Lane and The Lane Report on the 25th anniversary of providing up-to-date information on Kentucky’s changing economic climate and key business development opportunities. The Lane Report is an outstanding business publication and a valuable resource to Kentucky’s business community.

Paula Hanson, CPA, Director of Tax Services, Dean Dorton Ford PSC, Lexington
“The Lane Report is part of my monthly reading to stay informed on business in Kentucky. It is truly a statewide publication and a must read, every issue. Congratulations on your first 25 years. I especially enjoy the interviews every month.”

Arch Gleason, President/CEO, Kentucky Lottery, Louisville
“Congratulations! The magazine truly lives up to its billing as ‘Kentucky’s Business News Source.’ I greatly enjoy reading its timely and regular insight into business, commerce, community and governmental developments throughout the commonwealth. It also provides interesting profiles of the state’s leading businesses, executives, government and community leaders and their perspectives on Kentucky’s business climate and future prospects. And Ed, it’s been a personal pleasure to know and work with you over the last several years. The Lane Report’s success is primarily attributable to your personal efforts and contributions.”

Kathy Gornik, President, THIEL Audio, Lexington
“The Lane Report has helped THIEL Audio grow and thrive in the Lexington business community. Congratulations and our ardent hopes for another inspiring
25 years.”

Trey Grayson, Secretary of State, Commonwealth of Kentucky, Frankfort
“The Lane Report blends important business, economic, and government news so that it is a valuable resource for Kentucky leaders. Congratulations on 25 great years!”

Reid Haire, Judge Executive, Daviess County, Owensboro
“Ed, Congratulations on your anniversary! You know, despite the Republican leanings, your publication is informative, broad-based and entertaining. Thank you and keep up the good work!”

Larry Hayes, Secretary, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, Frankfort
“The Cabinet is proud to be a long-standing partner of The Lane Report as we pursue a common goal of cultivating a positive and proactive business climate across the commonwealth. Congratulations and happy 25th anniversary!”

Greg Heitzman, President/CEO, Louisville Water Company
“It’s the one report I look forward to reading each month! Congratulations
on 25 years of outstanding business reporting.”

Don Hellmann, President, Chase Bank, Lexington
“I remember reading my first issue of The Lane Report when I moved to Lexington 25 years ago. As thorough, professional and substantive as it then was, I assumed The Lane Report was already a Kentucky icon. Well, it is now! Happy anniversary, Ed, and congratulations to you and all your staff.”

Robin Hicks, Foundation Relations Officer, Louisville Public Media
“Hearty congratulations to Ed Lane and The Lane Report. Thanks in particular, for reminding Kentuckians that the arts power the economy, fuel education and inspire life.”

Thomas P. Hirsch, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Louisville
“Ed, congratulations! You have built a monthly magazine from the ground up that enjoys a leadership position in reporting business happenings around the commonwealth. It’s a great read each and every month.”

Shae Hopkins, Executive Director, KET, Lexington
“Bravo to The Lane Report for informing Kentucky’s leaders for 25 years. KET and The Lane Report do not try to tell people what to think – we both want Kentuckians to think for themselves.”

Jim Host
Jim Host & Associates, Lexington

“Congratulations to Ed Lane. For a real estate professional to fill a publication void for 25 years is a real tribute to you and your tenacity.”

Meg Jewett, Owner, L.V. Harkness & Co., Lexington
“For the past 10 years, I have owned and operated L.V. Harkness & Co. in the heart of downtown Lexington. I frequently travel the world, procuring the finest luxury gifts for our clients. Plucking quality products from a multitude of goods has reinforced my appreciation for taste and elegance. It is delightful to identify with a publication that shares my values of quality and resourcefulness. The Lane Report never fails to report the finest stories with the utmost polish and respect. Kentucky should be proud to have The Lane Report.”

Brereton Jones, Former Governor and owner, Airdrie Stud, Midway
“At a time when most magazines and newspapers seem to be struggling, The Lane Report seems to be getting stronger. I wonder why? Could hard work and common sense be a factor? Congratulations!”

William “Bill” J. Jones, Division Manager, Community Banking, KY-TN-AR-OH, US Bank, Paducah
“Congratulations, Ed to you and your team upon celebrating 25 years of The Lane Report. I personally look forward to reading this publication and find it to be the best source for staying current with what’s going on in the business community around the commonwealth. Happy anniversary and best wishes for the next 25 years.”

Stan Lampe , President, Kentuckians for Better Transportation, Louisville
“At a time when other print publications – newspapers and magazines alike – are struggling, it is distinctly encouraging to see that The Lane Report is galloping effortlessly like a real Thoroughbred! Congratulations on your silver anniversary!”

Bill Lear, Member, Stoll Keenon Ogden, Lexington
“Congratulations on 25 years of outstanding service to the business community. The Lane Report has become a staple for those who really want to know what’s going on in the economy of Central Kentucky and beyond.”

John Long, CEO, U.S. Equestrian Federation Inc., Lexington
“The Lane Report keeps me in the know. It’s a great way for me to catch up after returning from a trip – and once in a while, Ed will buy me lunch.”

David Lord, President, Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau
“To grow a business, just like a garden, requires constant attention. Thanks for providing Kentucky with 25 years of dedicated attention to business. You have helped us all grow.”

Todd Lowe, President, Parthenon LLC, Louisville
“The Lane Report’s support of Kentucky’s arts community is irreplaceable. Many thanks for the support, and many congratulations on your anniversary.”

Crit Luallen, State Auditor, Commonwealth of Kentucky, Frankfort
“Congratulations on 25 years of remarkable success as a significant voice in business news throughout the commonwealth. May your next 25 be even better!”

Pearse Lyons, President
Alltech Biotechnology Center, Nicholasville

“Congratulations! 25 years is a long time, but in reality a quarter of a century is just a blink of the eye. As we look at the last 25 years, I suspect Ed Lane has to pinch himself on how influential his magazine has become. At Alltech, we have to pinch ourselves as we are in 110 countries and experiencing incredible growth. As The Lane Report regularly reports, Kentucky is a great place to do business.”

Wayne Martin, General Manager, WKYT-TV, Lexington
“From day one, The Lane Report has been an influential and important publication that is carefully read by Kentucky’s business community. It is an honor to be quoted in this publication, knowing that the statewide business community considers it to be very credible and a vital source of news and information. WKYT salutes and congratulates The Lane Report on 25 years of service to the commonwealth and those of us making our livelihoods here.”

Ann McBrayer, President/CEO, Kentucky Eagle Beer Inc., Lexington
“Congratulations, Ed, for 25 years of publishing wonderful information about companies in our community. Your articles are always very informative and shine a positive light on Kentucky. You and your team should be commended for your great work. I look forward to reading The Lane Report for the next 25 years.”

W. Terry McBrayer, McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC, Lexington
“The Lane Report provides current, accurate and valuable news and information about business throughout the commonwealth. You get very high marks from me. Congratulations on 25 years!”

Dr. Michael B. McCall, President/CEO, Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Versailles
“Thank you for playing a significant role in advocating and educating Kentuckians on policy and business issues that are critical to the state’s future.”

Mitch McConnell , Republican Leader, U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C.
“It’s hard to imagine going without the insightful analysis of The Lane Report. I consider it one of Kentucky’s finest news magazines of record.”

Everett McCorvey, Professor of Voice and Director, University of Kentucky Opera Theatre, Lexington
“The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre congratulates The Lane Report! Singing the sweet tune of business for 25 years. Sing on!”

Lori Meadows, Executive Director, Kentucky Arts Council, Frankfort
“Congratulations to The Lane Report on 25 years of reporting on Kentucky business and economics! The Kentucky Arts Council expresses its appreciation to The Lane Report for its recognition and support of the arts as an important component of the state’s economy.”

Michael D. Moll, Senior Vice President, Director of Client and Community Relations Kentucky/Tennessee, PNC Bank, Louisville
“It’s incredible to see how far The Lane Report has come in 25 years. Hard to imagine what it will be like in another 25 years. Congratulations, Ed, to you and your team.”

Gary W. Moore, Judge Executive, Boone County, Burlington
“25 years ago, Ronald Reagan was president and Mitch McConnell was a freshman U.S. senator. I look forward to The Lane Report’s coverage of the next 25 years.”

Jim Newberry, Mayor, Lexington-Fayette Urban County, Government
“I am proud to recognize The Lane Report for 25 years of service to Kentucky’s business community. As publisher, Ed Lane has provided vital information to the business community, highlighting strengths, proposing solutions for challenges and offering unique insights. He has performed similar services as a member of the Urban-County Council on behalf of his district, and for our business community. Thanks, Ed, and congratulations!”

Nick Nicholson, President/CEO, Keeneland Association, Inc.
“For 25 years, The Lane Report, under Ed’s leadership, has provided comprehensive and thoughtful coverage of business issues spanning the commonwealth. My hope and expectation is that it will continue to be a vital voice for commerce for another 25 years.”

Bobby Owens, Vice President, Eastern Region,
Risk Placement Services Inc., Lexington

“The Lane Report has been a key business news publication in Kentucky for years. The editor does his homework!”

Sue Patrick, Director of Communications, Council on Postsecondary Education, Frankfort
“As Kentucky weathered a down economy the last couple of years, I have so appreciated that The Lane Report remained a steadfast beacon to a more prosperous Kentucky. The stories of technological and scientific successes of Kentucky’s people, businesses, and the invaluable contributions of our colleges and universities have truly inspired us all during an unpredictable time. Congratulations and every best wish for continued success!”

Paul E. Patton, Former Governor and President of Pikeville College
“The Lane Report has been keeping us informed about important business and political issues for 25 years, and I look forward to the next 25.”

P. G. Peeples Sr., President/CEO, Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County
“Thanks for allowing the Urban League to be a part of your 25th anniversary edition. Congratulations and best wishes for the next 25 years. The Urban League values the insightful content, quality editing and high standards set by The Lane Report. We wish you the best, Ed, going forward.”

Bob Quick, President & CEO, Commerce Lexington Inc.
“For 25 years, The Lane Report has been educating Kentuckians on significant issues and celebrating its people across the state. Thanks for your commitment to telling Kentucky’s story and being a positive focus for our economy.”

Dr. James Ramsey, President, University of Louisville
“Congratulations! I look forward each month to The Lane Report – a great source of information on what’s happening in Kentucky’s business community and public policy. You’ve been a great friend, and you provide a great service to those of us in leadership positions.”

Dr. Gary Ransdell, President, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green
“Congratulations to Ed Lane and all the communications team with The Lane Report. Your publications have become a trusted source of economic news, and a meaningful dimension of the Kentucky business community. Keep up the good work!”

Joe Reagan, President, Greater Louisville Inc.
“The Lane Report has its finger on the pulse of Kentucky’s economy, and for 25 years it’s been delivering the insight leaders need to keep that pulse strong. Congratulations on 25 years of success – and here’s to the next 25 and beyond!”

Michele D. Ripley, President, Commonwealth Fund for KET, Lexington
“As partners in connecting and informing Kentucky’s citizens, KET salutes your 25 years of dedicated service. You are a trusted friend. I look forward to reading The Lane Report each month.”

Nick Rowe, President, Kentucky American Water, Senior Vice President, American Water – Eastern Division, Lexington
“Congratulations to The Lane Report on marking a quarter century of providing quality business news to the commonwealth, and best wishes for its future success.”

Mike Scanlon, President/CEO, Thomas & King, Lexington
“For 25 years, The Lane Report has been Kentucky’s best representative of business journalism. Thanks to Ed and his magazine for helping make Kentucky an even better place.”

Robert Sexton, Executive Director, Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, Lexington
“Thanks for being there as the one statewide source of business news – and a good one at that – for all these 25 years.”

Rebecca Simpson, President, New!West, Louisville
“Here’s to 25 more years of unbridled success to Ed and the entire Lane Report staff.”

Marcheta Sparrow, Secretary, Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, Frankfort
“When it comes to comprehensive coverage of issues vital to Kentucky’s economy, The Lane Report is No. 1 on my reading list. Congratulations on providing 25 years of sound business journalism to Kentucky.”

Victor A. Staffieri, Chairman, CEO and President, E.ON U.S., Louisville
“Over the past 25 years, The Lane Report has earned a reputation of providing reliable business and economic news from throughout the commonwealth. Congratulations on reaching this important milestone.”

Steve Stevens, CCE, President, Northern Kentucky, Chamber of Commerce, Ft. Mitchell
“Congratulations Ed. You help frame Kentucky business much like Dr. Thomas Clark did for Kentucky’s history.”

Rep. Greg Stumbo, Speaker, Kentucky House of Representatives, Frankfort
“For 25 years now, The Lane Report has been a must-read for anyone wanting to know what makes our business community tick. May it continue adorning fine coffee tables for many more years to come.”

Glenn Sullivan, President, The Sullivan University System, Louisville
“The commonwealth is fortunate to have the services of a fine publication like
The Lane Report; always concise, timely, and interesting. Congratulations on your first 25 years.”

David Switzer, Executive Director, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association, Lexington
“Congratulations on 25 years. Hope you make 50 and beyond.”

Dr. Lee T. Todd Jr.
President, University of Kentucky

“Some critics said you wouldn’t make it 25 months! I’ve been a Lane Report fan since day one, and I wish you 25 more years of continued success.”

Ken Troske, Sturgill Professor of Economics, Chair and Director, Center for Business and Economic Research,, University of Kentucky
“By providing timely data and analysis on the Kentucky economy, The Lane Report helps us understand not only where we have been but, more importantly, where we are heading.”

Dr. James C. Votruba, President, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights
“Congratulations to The Lane Report for 25 years of thoughtful and timely reporting on Kentucky’s people, issues, and institutions. Kentucky is a diverse collection of regions, and The Lane Report helps us see the whole as well as the parts. It provides some of the glue that binds us together as a people. Thanks to Ed Lane and his talented staff and best wishes for another 25 years of journalistic excellence.”

Bob Weiss, Executive Vice President, Home Builders Association of Kentucky, Frankfort
“Happy 25th Anniversary to The Lane Report. The magazine has grown into Kentucky’s premier business publication covering all aspects of economic activity in the commonwealth.”

Dr. Doug Whitlock, President, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond
“Congratulations on 25 years of success. The Lane Report is a valuable source of information and a resource to the Kentucky business community. As far as I am concerned, you are ‘a must read.’ ”

David L. Williams, President, Kentucky Senate, Frankfort
“Happy Birthday, Lane Report!”

Jim Wood, President/CEO, Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau
“Ed, you’re a hip, happenin’ and a groovy kind of guy. Keep up the good work you do with The Lane Report.”