Mayoral candidates coming to UK for discussion with students


A student walks into Kastle Hall on April 24, 2018. Photo by Rick Childress | Staff

Sydney Hill

UK students will have an opportunity to express their opinions and discuss what they hope to see in Lexington’s future.

A public forum with the city’s mayoral candidates will be held over breakfast on Wednesday, April 25, in Room 213 Kastle Hall at 8 a.m.

This forum will be hosted by Professor Buck Ryan’s Introduction to Journalism class and is sponsored by the Student Government Association.

“Please join the conversation,” said Gayle Hilleke, executive director of Kentucky Campus Compact, based at Northern Kentucky University, one of the partners for the event. “This is part of our larger ‘What’s Next, Kentucky?’ effort to bring citizens together for public problem solving when citizens themselves step up or when they develop creative new relationships with public officials.”

With the May primary fast approaching, all seven mayoral candidates were invited to the campus discussion on the city’s future.

The discussion will be based off three questions: 

1. Where are we now?

2. Where do we want to go?

3. How are we going to get there?

The forum will begin at 8 a.m. and end before 10 a.m. The first 50 minutes will be a breakfast where attendees can peruse a program and voter guide. At 9 a.m. the discussion will kick off and should go to about 9:50 a.m.

The Introduction into Journalism class and the Student Government Association would like everyone if possible to “Spend two minutes or two hours, just add your two cents on what you would like to see for the future of Lexington.”