Linda Gorton

Stu Johnson

With the May primary election less than a week away, Lexington voters are considering seven candidates to lead the Urban County Government.  In this first of two reports, we’ll hear from four contenders in the mayor’s race.

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray deciding to run for Congress opened the door wide for potential successors to his city hall post. 

In this report, we’ll explore two primary issues, the future home for Lexington government and how the urban county government could help young people succeed.

Stu Johnson

Former Lexington Vice Mayor Linda Gorton is entering the race for urban county government’s top job. 

Gorton, who spent 16 years on the city council, made her entry into the mayor’s race Tuesday morning before a group of supporters downtown. “I will roll up my sleeves, work tirelessly toward consensus and unity, be respectful of all opinions, and see issues through to common sense solutions,” offered Gorton.

Gorton says part of that work will be finding ways for cities to help with state pension reforms.

Lexington Vice Mayor Bids Farewell to Council Tuesday

Dec 7, 2014
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Tuesday will mark the completion of 16 years of public service for Lexington Vice Mayor Linda Gorton.  The registered nurse first served as 4th  district council representative before earning an

at-large spot. 

Audit Planned for Lexington's Lyric Theater

Sep 23, 2014
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Four years after its re-opening, Lexington's Lyric Theater and Cultural Arts Center will undergo an independent financial audit.

Council member Harry Clarke brought the issue before the council's Budget and Finance Committee Tuesday.  Located in downtown Lexington on Elm Tree Lane, the Lyric closed in 1963.  The refurbished facility re-opened in 2010.