New Mayors

Jim Gray and Greg Fischer supporting their respective basketball
teams on Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. H-L Photo
Kentucky's two largest cities inaugurate new mayors this week. In Louisville, Greg Fischer replaces Jerry Abramson who has held the office since 1986. In Lexington, Jim Gray defeated incumbent Jim Newberry to take office. Both men speak to the rich histories and bright futures of their communities. There is also a good indication that they will, as businessmen, work together to improve not only their cities but the region and Kentucky as a whole. I wish them both the best!

The two mayor-elects had a friendly wager at the basketball game on Saturday pitting the Kentucky Wildcats against the Louisville Cardinals. The Wildcats demolished the Cardinals in Louisville's Yum! Center. Resulting from their wager, Fischer will put a wildcat on his desk and has invited Gray to Churchill Downs for the next Kentucky Derby.