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Lexington area's first 2009 baby born at 12:20 a.m. Thursday

The first baby born in Lexington in 2009 was Luke Wesley Louis T. Johnson, the first child of Mikki and Wes Johnson of Carlisle.

Luke was born at 12:20 a.m. Thursday at Central Baptist Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and is 20 inches long.

Brenda Kocher, a marketing associate for the hospital, said nurses there checked with other Lexington hospitals to make sure Luke was the first baby of the year.