City mayors make friendly wager on game

Sure, it’s a battle for the Governor’s Cup, but the mayors of Lexington and Louisville have gotten in on the game as well.

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray announced a friendly wager on Saturday’s game with his Louisville counterpart Greg Fischer.

If Kentucky wins, Fischer has agreed to send a personalized Louisville Slugger bat and if the Cardinals win, Gray will send Fischer a bottle of Town Branch Bourbon. The Town Branch Distillery became the first distillery built in Lexington in more than 100 years.

“There’s a lot of excitement about Coach Stoops and his team,” Gray said in a release from his office. “The Big Blue Nation is looking forward to taking back the Governor’s Cup!”

About Jennifer Smith

Jen Smith has been a sports writer at the Herald-Leader since 2000, covering everything from high school sports to auto racing to various University of Kentucky sports. A native of Louisville and a graduate of the University of Kentucky (much to the dismay of her Louisville graduate mother and Indiana graduate father), Jen now resides in downtown Lexington with her husband and two young sons. You can follow her on Twitter @jenheraldleader or send her an email at
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