Jim Gray http://weku.fm en Gray and Beatty to Compete in Mayoral Race http://weku.fm/post/gray-and-beatty-compete-mayoral-race <p style="background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">The two-person field is set&nbsp;for&nbsp;Lexington's&nbsp;mayoral race.&nbsp; Incumbent Jim Gray and former police chief Anthany Beatty&nbsp;will compete&nbsp;for the top job in Lexington government.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 05:19:20 +0000 Stu Johnson 59893 at http://weku.fm Gray and Beatty to Compete in Mayoral Race Lexington Mayoral Candidates http://weku.fm/post/lexington-mayoral-candidates <p>In our series this week, all three candidates for mayor of Lexington responded to questions about the horse industry.</p><p></p><p><strong>Danny Mayer</strong></p><p>First, <span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18px;">Bluegrass Community and Technical College instructor Danny Mayer who's making his first run for public office.&nbsp; </span><br /><br />Mayer tells WEKU's Stu Johnson the equine business has historical backing in the city.</p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 18 May 2014 15:51:16 +0000 WEKU 59684 at http://weku.fm Lexington Mayoral Candidates Lexington Forum Hosts Mayoral Candidates Debate http://weku.fm/post/lexington-forum-hosts-mayoral-candidates-debate <div>This is coverage of the mayoral candidates debate sponsored by the Lexington Forum in its entirety. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">This broadcast was recorded Thursday May </span>1st<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at the Hilary Boone Center on the campus of the University of Kentucky.</span></div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This program features three candidates running for the office of mayor of Lexington who will appear on the ballot for the 2014 Primary on May </span>20, 2014<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Sat, 03 May 2014 03:35:38 +0000 John Hingsbergen 59084 at http://weku.fm Lexington Forum Hosts Mayoral Candidates Debate Candidates for Lexington Mayor Face Off http://weku.fm/post/candidates-lexington-mayor-face <p>Lexington’s three candidates for Mayor faced off Thursday in a debate sponsored by the Lexington Forum. I<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ncumbent Jim Gray was joined by challengers Danny Mayer and </span>Anthany<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Beatty.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 01 May 2014 21:30:06 +0000 John Hingsbergen 59027 at http://weku.fm Candidates for Lexington Mayor Face Off Lexington Mayoral Race Becomes Three Person Field http://weku.fm/post/lexington-mayoral-race-becomes-three-person-field <div id="divtagdefaultwrapper" style="color: rgb(40, 40, 40); font-family: Calibri, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span style="font-family: 'Arial Black', sans-serif; color: black;">The contest to become mayor of Lexington is now a three person race.&nbsp; The field includes a former police chief and an English professor as well as the incumbent.</span></div> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 02:44:36 +0000 Stu Johnson 54899 at http://weku.fm Lexington Mayoral Race Becomes Three Person Field Focus on Business: Lexington Mayor Jim Gray on Economic Advancement Efforts http://weku.fm/post/focus-business-lexington-mayor-jim-gray-economic-advancement-efforts <p>While Lexington and Louisville remain rivals in many areas, the mayors of both cities continue to move forward on a mutually beneficial economic partnership. They formed the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement (BEAM).&nbsp; They commissioned the Washington, D.C. think tank, The Brookings Institution, to conduct a study into the feasibility of creating a 22-county economic region, anchored by Lexington to the east and Louisville to the west.&nbsp;<br /> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:30:00 +0000 John Hingsbergen 54802 at http://weku.fm Mayor Gray Calls for Local Tax Option in State of the City Address http://weku.fm/post/mayor-gray-calls-local-tax-option-state-city-address <p>Lexington’s mayor would like the city to have the ability to support specific projects with dedicated tax funds.&nbsp; This was one of many of items in Mayor Jim Gray’s state of the city address, delivered Tuesday during a luncheon sponsored by the Lexington Forum.</p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 01:51:21 +0000 Stu Johnson, WEKU 54601 at http://weku.fm Mayor Gray Calls for Local Tax Option in State of the City Address