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Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton laughs with members of the media on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at the mobile vaccine clinic at the Charles Young Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Mayor reveals proposed city budget

Gillian Stawiszynski April 20, 2021

Lexington government and businesses like to market the city as a city on the up, touting tourism attractions and suburban lifestyles perfect for college graduates and young families alike. This year’s...

In city address, Lexington mayor sets goals for equity

Hannah Stanley January 27, 2021

On Tuesday, Jan. 26, Lexington mayor Linda Gorton gave the annual address to to the city and dedicated it the more than 3,000 city employees who’ve been working through the COVID-19 pandemic.Lexington...

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UK professor appointed to fill vacant Lexington council seat

Jacob Eads March 30, 2020

Mayor Linda Gorton has tapped UK Professor Mark Swanson to fill the city’s third district seat on the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council.The seat, which encompasses the UK campus and parts of downtown,...

Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton and Commissioner of Health Dr. Kraig Humbaugh address the public after the first case of coronavirus in Kentucky was announced on Friday, March 6, 2020. Governor Andy Beshear made the announcement about the case in Lexington earlier in the day on Friday and also declared Kentucky in a state of emergency.

Coronavirus patient in isolation at UK Hospital. Mayor Gorton declares state of emergency.

Kentucky's first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Lexington, according to Gov. Andy Beshear.A UK release stated the patient is being treated in isolation at UK Chandler Hospital. In a campus-wide...

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Lexington councilman whose district included areas around UK campus dies unexpectedly

Emily Girard March 3, 2020

Lexington councilman Jake Gibbs, whose district encompassed the University of Kentucky campus, died unexpectedly today. He was 66.Gibbs represented Council District 3, which encompasses UK, downtown Lexington,...

Fayette circuit judge Ernesto Scorsone administers the oath of office to Mayor Linda Gorton during her inauguration ceremony in the Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Linda Gorton: UK graduate to woman in charge

Sydney Momeyer March 4, 2019

From UK nursing student to Lexington’s third female mayor, Linda Gorton has had quite a political journey.Gorton, a College of Nursing graduate, was sworn in as Lexington’s newest mayor in January....

Thousands gather in downtown Lexington to march for MLK Day 2019

Annual MLK march focuses on Dr. King’s legacy, unity

January 21, 2019

Despite freezing temperatures, thousands came out for the annual march to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in downtown Lexington on Monday.The front line of marchers included Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton,...

Mayor Linda Gorton addresses the crowd after taking her oath of office during her inauguration ceremony in the Gatton Student Center Grand Ballroom in Lexington, Kentucky. I know our citizens want the very best for their city, Gorton said, they want us to dream big dreams for Lexington. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

New mayor Linda Gorton asks Lexington to ‘dream big’

Rick Childress January 6, 2019

Hundreds gathered on Sunday to witness Lexington's new mayor, Linda Gorton, and the city council take the oath of office in the Grand Ballroom of UK's student center.Gorton, 70, was greeted by a standing...

Linda Gorton and her supporters celebrate her mayoral race win at her election party at Limestone Hall in Lexington, Ky. on Nov. 6, 2018. Photo by McKenna Horsley | Staff

Mayor-elect Linda Gorton to be sworn in on UK’s campus this weekend

Rick Childress January 2, 2019

Linda Gorton, the city's mayor-elect, will be inaugurated on UK's campus this upcoming Sunday. Admission is free and all members of the public are welcome. The inauguration will begin at 2 p.m. in the...

Freshman human nutrition major Haley Jones (left), freshman biology major Madison Brown, freshman communication science disorders major Brandon Walker and freshman biology major CyOntaisha Cunningham eat lunch at the newly opened Champions Kitchen on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. Champions Kitchen is the new dining hall located in the new Student Center on UKs campus in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

The Kentucky Kernel’s 2018 in photos

Kernel Staff December 25, 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, reminisce by looking back at the best photos taken by Kernel staffers this calendar year: 

Linda Gorton and her supporters celebrate her mayoral race win at her election party at Limestone Hall in Lexington, Ky. on Nov. 6, 2018. Photo by McKenna Horsley | Staff

Gorton supporters celebrate future of Lexington at watch party

Sarah Ladd and Sarah Michels November 6, 2018

A large crowd celebrated Linda Gorton's victory over opponent Ronnie Bastin for the Lexington mayoral seat at a watch party at the Historic Lexington Courthouse on Tuesday with chants of "Linda, Linda,"...

Linda Gorton speaking at the forum. Mayoral candidates Linda Gorton and Ronnie Bastin participated in a forum in a Spectrum corporate office on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Linda Gorton wins race to be Lexington’s mayor over opponent Bastin

Matt Hasty November 6, 2018

Linda Gorton has been elected Lexington’s next mayor, according to several media outlets that called the race in her favor around 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening. She had 64 percent of the vote with 44 percent...

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