Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton

Lexington Mayor Proposes Continuation Budget

Apr 9, 2019
Stu Johnson

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton is recommending ‘a continuation budget’ that she says resets the city’s spending.  Gorton delivered her suggestions for the $379 million budget to council Tuesday afternoon.

The first-term mayor says private sector job and salary growth have slowed and so funds coming into the city are lower than expected.  Gorton says fixed costs for utilities, pensions, personnel, and debt service have increased.   Still, citizens should not expect to be asked to dig deeper into their pockets.

Lexington Mayor To Deliver First Budget Address

Apr 8, 2019
Linda Gorton For Mayor

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton will deliver her first fiscal year budget recommendations Tuesday.  It comes at a time when tax revenue is down.

Stu Johnson

The Fayette County Attorney Driver Education Program celebrated a milestone Thursday.  This week the “hands on the wheel “program recognized its 1,500th graduate.

Lexington Preparing For 2020 Federal Census

Mar 8, 2019
wtvq-tv

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton has appointed a large committee in an effort to count every citizen in the upcoming federal census. 

The ten-year tally is scheduled in 2020.

Mayor Gorton says the census count has a significant impact on the amount of federal grant funding coming to the bluegrass community.  Census data affects funding for Head Start, public transportation, programs for senior citizens, and other programs. 

kentucky.com

The city of Lexington is the recipient of a significant federal grant aimed at reducing homelessness in the central Kentucky community.  Since 2014 city officials say homelessness has decreased by 55 percent.

These stories are on the latest Eastern Standard:

Lexington's Mayor Gorton on priorities such as fighting opioid addiction and creating an Ag-Tech hub.

Aligning Kentucky education with the demands of the Kentucky jobs market

How federal benefits programs have failed black lung families.

Plus, a decision coming in Frankfort on medial marijuana

Stu Johnson

Citizens across Kentucky are preparing for the coldest temperatures thus far in 2019.  The outdoor temperature gauge got down into the single digits early Thursday morning  and will be equally icy  Thursday night through Friday.

Lexington citizens who typically receive garbage collection Thursday will see trucks coming by on Friday. There will be no yard waste collection this week.  

Ground Broken On Lexington Canine Unit Shelter

Jan 28, 2019
Lexingtonky.gov

Ground has been broken on a new 3,800  square foot kennel for Lexington’s canine unit.  The $1 million facility is expected to be operational by the end of the year. 

New Lexington Mayor, Council Sworn In

Jan 7, 2019
Stu Johnson

Lexington’s new mayor and council members are now officially sworn into office and ready to tackle urban county government business.  The inauguration for Linda Gorton and council took place Sunday afternoon at the University of Kentucky.

Fayette Circuit Judge Ernesto Scorsone administered the oath of office for the former longtime council member now turned mayor.