• Lexington council members decry redistricting

    Calling the redistricting affecting state Sen. Kathy Stein "ridiculous" and "a travesty," members of Lexington's Urban County Council weighed in on the controversy during a work session Tuesday.

    Councilman Steve Kay called for a resolution decrying the move. The resolution will be made at Thursday's regular council meeting.

    Councilman Tom Blues said the resolution would be a way "to express our disdain." Vice Mayor Linda Gorton said the redistricting was "disrespectful" to the elected officials it affected and the citizens they represent.

    Councilman Doug Martin said the move was "a complete disappointment," adding that the political infighting was like the feud between the Hatfields and McCoys.

    "Good heavens," said Councilman Julian Beard, upon hearing the redistricting took effect immediately. "Can we not file suit?" The city's legal staff said they would look into legal options.

    Mary Meehan

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