Lexington mayor cashes in on bet with TN mayor


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton got the sweet taste of victory in the form of a free lunch Wednesday.

Gorton and the mayor of Knox County, Tennessee, Glenn Jacobs, made a wager ahead of the University of Kentucky’s match-up with Tennessee that the loser would have to buy the other lunch in the winning mayor’s city.

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The Cats beat the Volunteers.

On Wednesday, Gorton says Jacobs paid up by buying lunch at KSBar and Grille.

Jacobs, who is best known to wrestling fans as WWE wrestler “Kane,” also wore a UK shirt during the lunch.

Gorton says the two made another bet for Saturday’s rematch, with the loser donating to a children’s hospital in the winning mayor’s city.