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Mayoral Candidate Biography: Teresa Isaac

As Lexington mayor from Jan., 2003 through Dec., 2006, Teresa Isaac presided over measures that previously had been stalled by controversy: Enactment of an indoor smoking ban; increased pay for police and firefighters; budget cuts to every other area of government, including significant cuts to her own office budget.   Isaac led the city through the...

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Mayoral Candidate Biography: Jim Gray

Jim Gray has spent his career working to bring jobs and better government to Lexington.  Jim came to public service after spending 36 years creating jobs and economic growth in the private sector.  Jim is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the family firm, Gray Construction, a nationally ranked engineering, design and construction company....

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Mayoral Candidate Biography: Jim Newberry

Jim Newberry became Mayor on January 1, 2007 after the citizens elected him by the largest margin in Lexington’s merged government history. Under his leadership Lexington has made unprecedented progress. He has tackled the tough issues others have ignored for years such as, updating our sewer system and funding our police and firefighters pension. He...

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Historic African American Hamlets Around Lexington Featured on NPR

Listen to National Public Radio story. Read more at Kentucky.com The Fayette Alliance supported a scenic byway for Cleveland Road in Eastern Fayette Co. which runs by several of these rural Hamlets–including Pricetown, Jimtown and Athens. The byway was successfully adopted by the state. Visit “North Cleveland Road Scenic Byway Application” to learn more.

Council At-Large Candidate Bio: Kathy Plomin

Kathy Plomin is one of Lexington ‘s go-to people when it comes to community building, relationships and development throughout the Bluegrass Region. She exemplified this skill set as President of the United Way of the Bluegrass for the past nine plus years until her recent retirement last spring. Before heading this highly respected non-profit organization,...

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Council At-Large Candidate Bio: Don B. Pratt

Don Pratt is a long time Lexington social activist. Don went to prison rather than support the Vietnam War, worked to help integrate University of Kentucky athletics, and has advocated for progressive reforms ever since. Don marched with Justice William O. Douglas to help save the Red River Gorge, marched with Martin Luther King for...

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Council At-Large Candidate Bio: Chuck Ellinger

History: Born in Columbus, OH on April 13, 1964 Raised in Lexington, KY  since July 1965 Education: Lexington Catholic High School – Graduated  1983 Rollins College – Bachelors Degree in Political Science – Graduated 1987 University of Kentucky College of Law Graduated 1990 Continued studies toward a Masters in Public Administration UK’s Martin School Employment: At-Large Council Member –...

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Council At-Large Candidate Bio: Linda Gorton

I am in my 12th year as a Council Member, having served 1999-2006 in the 4th District & 2007-present as a Council Member At-Large. Through my service in my district and At-Large, I have worked with many neighborhood associations & civic organizations, growing to appreciate the grassroots power of the people. Leadership & openness are...

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Council At-Large Candidate Bio: Ralph Ruschell

LEXINGTONIAN RALPH RUSCHELL GRADUATED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY WITH A DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. MR RUSCHELL HAS VAST REAL ESTATE EXPERIENCE AND HAS DONE SEVERAL DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDING 3 DOWNTOWN LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY. HE RECIEVED THE OUTSTANDING ALUMNI AWARD FROM SAYRE SCHOOL. HE ALSO HEADED THE EFFORTS THAT LED TO THE RESTORATION OF THE OLD SAYRE...

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