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Former Lexington vice mayor Linda Gorton named Grand Marshal for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Linda Gorton, the former Vice Mayor of Lexington, has been named as the Grand Marshal of the 38th Annual Alltech Lexington St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Gorton served for 16 years on the Lexington Fayette Urban County Council, retiring as Vice Mayor in January 2015. She also worked as a nurse for 43 years in public clinic, hospital and office settings. “Selecting Linda Gorton as the Grand Marshal...

Luck of the Irish: Transylvania president Seamus Carey named St. Patrick’s Day Grand Marshal

Dr. Seamus Carey, the 26th president of Lexington’s Transylvania University, has been named as the Grand Marshal of the 37th Annual Alltech Lexington St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 12. The son of Irish immigrants, Carey grew up in Bronx, New York. A well-known educator and author, Carey is an avid athlete, having played Irish football and hurling. He was also a basketball player and was recruited...