KY Governor’s Mansion Turns 100

Feb 3, 2014

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The Kentucky governor's mansion has turned 100 years old, and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky has been named the title sponsor for a celebration marking the centennial. 

The anniversary is being marked with a yearlong celebration of events honoring the mansion's architectural, social and political history.

Wil James, president of the Toyota-Kentucky plant, says the automaker is well aware of the mansion's important history.

He says the mansion was a key venue for discussions that led to Toyota's decision to locate its auto plant in Georgetown.

Events will include a civil rights exhibit and public mansion tour honoring Martin Luther King Jr.'s visit to Frankfort on March 5, 1964.