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Lexington Mayor Jim Gray says there are more people employed in the bluegrass city than at any time in the city’s history. That was one of several points made during the mayor’s annual “State of the City” speech before government, business, education, and other civic leaders.

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The disagreement between Lexington’s city council and the city’s daily newspaper over the distribution of unsolicited publications could end up in court. 

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Jim Gray is halfway through a second term as Lexington Mayor.  The Glasgow native and construction business veteran just completed an unsuccessful attempt to unseat U.S. Senator Rand Paul.  Gray isn't showing his hand regarding political maneuvers in 2017.

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Lexington Center Corporation officials and the University of Kentucky are inking a deal to keep UK playing basketball in Rupp Arena, so that the Wildcats will call Rupp “home” for at least another 17 years.

Kentucky State Police

Thirty-nine cadets have graduated from the Kentucky State Police Academy.

A motion to remove Lexington’s minimum wage ordinance from the books failed in a Tuesday council meeting.  It took two votes before the matter was addressed at the work session.

The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled last week that Lexington and Louisville’s minimum wage increases were invalid. A motion seeking to repeal the minimum wage statute ultimately failed on a 5-9 vote. 

Lexington Mayor Seeks Input on Gun Violence

Oct 19, 2016

Lexington city leaders are asking police how local government can help to reduce gun violence.  The issue came up for discussion at Tuesday’s council work session in reaction to the shooting death of Lexington Lafayette High School Sophomore Trinity Gay.  She died after being hit in an exchange of gunfire in a restaurant parking lot.  

Police Chief Mark Barnard says some of the best help could come from citizens who have information about those involved in violent crimes.

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A fourth person has been charged in connection with the shooting death of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay's 15-year-old daughter. 

Hundreds gathered at Lexington Lafayette High School Monday night to pay tribute to the life of Trinity Gay.  The 15-year-old died early Sunday after being hit during an exchange of gunfire.

Prayers, candles, and airborne balloons accompanied pleas for unity in the effort to reduce gun violence.

MARK MALONEY FILE - LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER

A father and son are the latest arrests in the investigation into the fatal shooting of the 15-year-old daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay. 

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