The City of Lexington and the Fayette County Schools have created a new way for children to learn about local government.
It's Kids@CityHall, a new, interactive page on the city's Web site that parents and teachers can use to help elementary-school-age children learn what government is and does.
Mayor Jim Newberry and and Fayette Schools Superintendent Stu Silberman launched the Web page Friday at Athens-Chilesburg Elementary School.
"I have found that our young people are very curious about government and want to know how they can help make their community better," Newberry said.
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Olivia Ault, a fifth-grader at Athens-Chilesburg, was the emcee for the press conference.
The Web page offers interactive educational games, children's letters to the mayor, information about the mayor and Urban County Council members, a space where kids can ask questions, and photos of youngsters who visit City Hall.
To see the page, go to www.lexingtonky.gov and click on the Kids@CityHall logo.