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Chilton Named Lexington's New Fire Chief


The city of Lexington has a new fire chief.  The announcement came Thursday from Mayor Jim Gray. 

Kristin Chilton is Lexington’s first female fire chief. She has more than two decades of firefighting experience in the bluegrass.

During her 23 years on the force, the Honolulu native has worked numerous assignments, offering a broad range of experience.  Mayor Gray said public safety is a top priority and Chilton has the vision and experience to lead Lexington’s firefighters. 

Chilton said she looked forward to working with the mayor, the men and women of the department, and the community to find new ways to improve fire services.  The veteran firefighter will begin her new responsibilities immediately.  She takes over for interim chief Harold Hoskins who was not interested in the permanent position.  Hoskins became interim chief in January after the retirement of Keith Jackson.

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