Jim Gray

In one more potential sign of a rebounding local economy, Mayor Jim Gray outlined an ambitious spending plan Tuesday that he argues is only possible because of prudent investments made by previous councils.

WUKY is preparing to host the final Lexington mayoral forum before the election - but unlike other debates, all the questions will be coming from voters.

Josh James / WUKY

Lexington’s candidates for mayor squared off at a Transylvania University forum Wednesday night.

Chase Cavanaugh

The Lexington forum hosted the first debate for the city’s mayoral primary.  

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Creating new jobs, running government efficiently, and thinking about big ideas for Lexington were the major themes of Mayor Jim Gray’s State of the Merged Government address. The annual speech was delivered Tuesday at the downtown Hyatt.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - As part of the Bloomberg Mayors Challenge, Lexington submitted a proposal to launch a website called CitizenLex.org, where the public could identify problems, ideas, and solutions. Mayor Jim Gray talks about the feasibility of the project in this week’s edition of Mondays with the Mayors.

FRANKFORT, Ky.  Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer presented his Lexington counterpart with a bottle of Woodford Reserve Bourbon today as part of a friendly wager on who will win the Final Four matchup between U of L and UK.

Leader of Gray Construction Dies

Mar 20, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The co-founder of Gray construction and mother of Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has died. Lois Howard Gray passed away Monday afternoon at the age of 91.

She was born in Glasgow, Kentucky on Sept. 20, 1920. Mrs. Gray earned a Bachelor's degree from Transylvania University and a Master of Arts degree in Art Education from Vanderbilt University.

In 1960 she started a construction company with her husband, James Norris Gray. When she became a widow in 1972, Mrs. Gray took over the business with her sons.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - It’s been 12 months since embattled Lexington fire chief Robert Hendricks has reported for duty, but he still wants a job with the city.