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.
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.