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Lexington's mayoral candidates, council at-large hopefuls to debate community issues tonight at Lyric Theatre

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Tonight from 6 to 9 pm, at the Lyric Theatre the two candidates in Lexington’s mayor’s race and council at-large hopefuls will take part in an electoral forum. 91.3 WUKY, Lexington's NPR News station is co-hosting this important community event.

The event will be broken up into two sections with incumbent Mayor Linda Gorton and 6th District Councilman David Kloiber participating in a Q and A session. Dr. Soraya Matthews with Fayette County Public Schools will moderate that discussion.

The mayor’s debate gets under way at 6. After a brief intermission, candidates for Council at Large will debate the issues and field questions from community members. Pastor Mario J. Radford will preside over that session.

Councilmen James Brown, Richard Moloney, and Chuck Ellinger II, along with businessman Dan Wu and former Councilman Bill Farmer Jr., have confirmed their attendance.

Panel members include WUKY reporter Josh James plus Lezell Lowe, Carol Taylor Shim, Faith Calhoun-Loudon, Mizari Suarez, and Jessica Berry.

This event is free and open to the public but you must register in advance to attend.


Childcare with snacks will be provided for registered attendees.

Alan Lytle has more than 25 years of experience as a Kentucky broadcaster. Over that span he has earned multiple awards for anchoring, writing and producing news & features for WUKY. He took home the Kentucky Broadcasters Association's Best Radio Anchor award in 2021.