Lexington Mayor Jim Gray delivered his 2013 State of the Merged Government address during a noontime meeting of the Lexington Forum held in the Patterson Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, January 22, 2013. The mayor's annual address represents the condition of city government: "where we have been, where we are going," Gray said during an earlier press briefing. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff
Lexington Mayor Jim Gray delivered his 2013 State of the Merged Government address during a noontime meeting of the Lexington Forum held in the Patterson Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, January 22, 2013. The mayor's annual address represents the condition of city government: "where we have been, where we are going," Gray said during an earlier press briefing. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader
Lexington Mayor Jim Gray delivered his 2013 State of the Merged Government address during a noontime meeting of the Lexington Forum held in the Patterson Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, January 22, 2013. The mayor's annual address represents the condition of city government: "where we have been, where we are going," Gray said during an earlier press briefing. Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.