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Mayors Meet For Lunch In Lexington To Settle Bet

Posted at 5:40 PM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 18:41:50-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – The famous WWE wrestler, Kane, made a deal with Lexington and lost.

He is also known as Knox County, Tennessee, Mayor Glenn Jacobs.

Mayor Jacobs made good on his bet with Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton that when the Vols lost on the court, he would take her to lunch.

She picked KSBar and Grill, and it was a packed house as the two mayors appeared on KSR.

“I made a promise, and I kept it,” said Mayor Jacobs.

He didn’t turn heel on Vols fans, but he did put on a UK Blue shirt as promised.

“Underneath all my stuff, trust me, I am wearing some Tennessee gear. So it’s still closest to my heart,” said Mayor Jacobs.

But the two mayors talked more than basketball.

“Lexington is, of course, a great town. And I really wanted to meet Mayor Gorton, and we’ve had a nice conversation about issues that we have in common,” said Mayor Jacobs.

“The need for jobs, the opioid addiction situation, we have jails that are full. I mean, we have a lot of common issues,” said Mayor Gorton.

They’re using basketball and lunch to move both the Bluegrass and Rocky Top forward.

Mayor Gorton and the Wildcats don’t have long to savor the victory over the Vols. They play again on Saturday in Knoxville.

Mayors Gorton and Jacobs did settle on a new bet.

The losing mayor will donate a matching donation to the winning team’s local children’s hospital. Matt Jones with KSR says he will match the contribution.