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4:02 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Lexington's Gray Touts City's Successes in Speech

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray delivered his annual State of the Merged Government address today.

Gray highlighted the city’s successes, including an agreement last week with public safety unions to shore up the police and firefighter pension fund.   He also touted plan to bring the long buried Town Branch Creek back to the urban surface, and urged people to think of other big ideas for the city's future. 

Gray told reporters that Lexington is better off than a lot of cities, but still has work to do.

“We’re still double the unemployment that we were before the recession. So there’s no time to be casual, there’s no time to relax,” he said. 

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will deliver his State of the City address Thursday at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage.