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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.

Bitten by the radio bug as a teenager, Alan Lytle got his start start more than 30 years ago volunteering in Clermont County, Ohio for WOBO-FM. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Broadcasting from the University of Cincinnati and worked at a variety of radio stations in the Cincinnati market, then made the move to Lexington in the mid-1990s.