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Transylvania to host Lexington mayoral candidate forum Tuesday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m.

LEXINGTON, Ky.—A public forum for the two Lexington mayoral candidates, incumbent Jim Newberry and challenger Jim Gray, will be held on Tuesday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Carrick Theater in the Mitchell Fine Arts Center. The forum, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Community Action Council, the Child Care Council of Kentucky, God’s Pantry Food Bank and the Lexington Urban League.

Questions for the two candidates will address poverty, child development and other human services issues. The event will also feature an interactive Twitter session, allowing those with Smartphones to tweet comments and questions which will appear on a screen next to the candidates. Student volunteers will be in the audience to help those without Smartphones to tweet their thoughts and questions.

For more information or to submit questions for the candidates, contact Kara Cecil at 244-2221 or