Mayor Gorton names new Lexington fire chief

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) – Mayor Linda Gorton has announced who will be Lexington’s next fire chief.

In a tweet Friday morning, Gorton said she has named Jason Wells the new chief.

She says Wells is a 25-year veteran of the Lexington Fire Department with a broad range of experience. He currently serves as Assistant Chief of Administration.

Wells replaces former chief Kristin Chilton who announced her retirement in October.

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