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"Obey" shows up in Lexington skyline

Posted at 1:29 PM, Jul 14, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Nearly everyone in Lexington is talking about it - who drew the word "obey" in the sky, and why.

The word was formed by a skywriter plane over the Tates Creek Kroger, the Hamburg area, and over Frankfort.

The display conjures images of the 1980's action film "They Live." It's a totalitarian society, and the works of popular artist, Shepard Fiarey.

LEX 18 tracked the plane that wrote it to "Ghostwriter Airshows" out of Boyle County.

The owner, who did not want to be identified, said he was hired to write the words “Obey” in the sky above Lexington and Frankfort. He would not disclose who the client was or how much it cost.