Inauguration Ceremony Plans For New Mayor Released

Lexington, KY – Lexington officially gets a new mayor on Sunday January Second. Inaugural Chair Linda Breathitt says mayor-elect Jim Gray, new vice mayor Linda Gorton, and the incoming Urban County Council will be sworn in at a public ceremony in the Bluegrass Ballroom of the Lexington Convention Center.

"People are excited about the changes that Lexington is on the forefront of making and they're excited about participating from a community standpoint. It's just an interesting time to watch our city grow, and change, and become more robust. So I think people will want to come and be a part of this afternoon."

Inauguration ceremonies get under way at 2:30, with a reception to follow. Both events are free and open to the public. Free parking will also be available in the Rupp Arena lot.