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Abramson Again Selected as Kentucky’s ‘Best Civic Leader’

Wednesday October 26, 2005

For the fourth consecutive year, and fifth time overall, Mayor Jerry Abramson has been voted Kentucky’s “Best Civic Leader” by readers of Kentucky Monthly magazine. The designation is revealed in the magazine’s November issue, expected to reach subscribers and newsstands this week.
“It’s an honor to receive this recognition from the citizens of Kentucky,” Abramson said. “We spend our energy focusing on keeping Louisville a terrific hometown, and it’s rewarding when people across Kentucky confirm that what’s good for Louisville benefits the entire Commonwealth.”
Kentucky Monthly Editor Steve Vest said that the magazine has now retired the civic-leader category, after Abramson won in 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 and again this year. The Civic Leader/Politician category has been part of the magazine’s Kentucky’s Best voting since 2000. The annual Kentucky’s Best reader’s poll honors winners in 37 categories, ranging from best civic leader to best bourbon and best barbecue. In February, readers began submitting ballots, which were included with each copy of Kentucky Monthly.

The magazine is an award-winning, general-interest magazine dedicated to Kentucky and Kentuckians. Kentucky Monthly reaches 40,000 homes with an estimated readership of more than 130,000. Kentucky Monthly is distributed nationwide and is available in bookstores, on newsstands and in many of the state’s major hotels.