Tell him how wrong he is – Deadline: April 5, 2009.
“I’ve lived in Lexington for 35 years. Nothing of consequence ever happened on that block.”
–Lexington’s Mayor Jim Newberry on WKYT’s “Kentucky Newsmakers,” March 14, 2009.
Mayor Newberry said this two weeks ago in reference to the “Dame Block” — that big dirt pit that now sits in the center of downtown Lexington. He was using the interview to announce his plans to run for re-election.
Our Mayor is wrong about that block, and we need to remind him just how wrong he is.
Whether your parents met at Woolworths or you shot a perfect game of pool at Busters, that block had a history. Does your grandmother have a funny story about Joe Rosenberg’s? Did you buy a great hat at the Mad Hatter? What was the funniest, strangest, or just downright best time you ever had at The Dame?
A year ago, citizens from across Lexington tried to save this block. They shared their stories with this Mayor but he didn’t listen. Today that block is gone and our Mayor seems proud of what he’s done.
Whatever your story may be, however simple it may seem, remind Mayor Newberry that this inconsequential block is now his legacy.
We’ll fit as many stories as we can into that week’s ACE Weekly. No story is too small or unimportant. Every story will remind Mayor Newberry that he is wrong. Every story is worth being heard, every memory worth being shared.