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Lexington, KY

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.lexingtonky.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.commercelexington.com/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.visitlex.com/

Founding Date:
1775 (founded)

County:
Fayette County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Lexington Herald
The Lexington Leader
The Lexington Herald-Leader

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Bluegrass Community and Technical College
2005
University of Kentucky
1865
Transylvania University
1780

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Lexmark
1991

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Judith Blegen
Singer
27-Apr-1941   Operatic soprano
John C. Breckinridge
Politician
21-Jan-1821 17-May-1875 James Buchanan's Vice President
Sophonisba Breckinridge
Activist
1-Apr-1866 30-Jul-1948 Suffragette and abolitionist
B. Gratz Brown
Politician
28-May-1826 13-Dec-1885 Governor and Senator from Missouri
John Y. Brown, Jr.
Politician
28-Dec-1933   Governor of Kentucky, 1979-83
Brian Cashman
Baseball
3-Jul-1967   General Manager, NY Yankees
Robert N. Clay
Business
17-Sep-1946   Three Chimneys Farm
Deno Curris
Educator
1940   President, AASCU
Drew Curtis
Publisher
7-Feb-1973   Fark
Troy Gentry
Country Musician
5-Apr-1967   Montgomery Gentry
Joe Hagin
Government
6-Jan-1956   White House Deputy Chief of Staff, 2001-08
Elizabeth Hardwick
Critic
27-Jul-1916 2-Dec-2007 Seduction and Betrayal
Richard Hell
Musician
2-Oct-1949   Blank Generation
Josh Hopkins
Actor
12-Sep-1970   Grayson Ellis on Cougar Town
Marvin Krislov
Educator
c. 1960   President, Oberlin College
Jeffrey M. Lacker
Economist
27-Sep-1955   President and CEO, Richmond Fed
Mary Todd Lincoln
First Lady
13-Dec-1818 16-Jul-1882 Wife of US President Abraham Lincoln
Brian Littrell
Singer
20-Feb-1975   The Backstreet Boys
Stanley Matthews
Judge
21-Jul-1824 22-Mar-1889 US Supreme Court Justice, 1881-89
Melissa McBride
Actor
23-May-1965   Carol Peletier on The Walking Dead
Thomas H. Morgan
Scientist
25-Sep-1866 4-Dec-1945 Fruit fly chromosomes and heredity
Thomas Niles
Diplomat
22-Sep-1939   US Ambassador to Greece, 1993-97
Will Oldham
Singer/Songwriter
1970   Enigmatic folk singer, actor
Joseph R. Pitts
Politician
10-Oct-1939   Congressman, Pennsylvania 16th
Kevin Richardson
Musician
3-Oct-1971   The Backstreet Boys
Gene Robinson
Religion
29-May-1947   Openly gay Episcopalian bishop
James G. Scrugham
Politician
19-Jan-1880 23-Jun-1945 Governor of Nevada, 1923-27
Michael Shannon
Actor
7-Aug-1974   Van Alden on Boardwalk Empire
Jim Varney
Actor
15-Jun-1949 10-Feb-2000 Played annoyant Ernest P. Worrell

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ned Breathitt
Politician
26-Nov-1924 11-Oct-2003 Governor of Kentucky, 1963-67
John C. Breckinridge
Politician
21-Jan-1821 17-May-1875 James Buchanan's Vice President
Gay Brewer
Golf
19-Mar-1932 31-Aug-2007 Winner, 1967 Masters Tournament
Jerome P. Cavanagh
Politician
16-Jun-1928 27-Nov-1979 Mayor of Detroit, 1962-70
Guy Davenport
Author
23-Nov-1927 4-Jan-2005 Thasos and Ohio
Frank Graves Dickey
Educator
1-Dec-1917 7-Aug-2009 President, University of Kentucky, 1956-63
Carl D. Perkins
Politician
15-Oct-1912 3-Aug-1984 Congressman from Kentucky, 1949-84
Adolph Rupp
Basketball
2-Sep-1901 10-Dec-1977 Kentucky Head Coach, 1930-72
Wallace Wilkinson
Politician
12-Dec-1941 5-Jul-2002 Governor of Kentucky, 1987-91



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