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Lucy Lou, former dog mayor of Rabbit Hash, KY, passes away

Lucy Lou, a border collie who was the first female canine mayor of Rabbit Hash, KY, has passed away. Rabbit Hash, population 315, has been electing canine mayors since 1998, and Lucy Lou, a border collie, served from 2008 until 2016. She was succeeded by Brynneth Pawltro, a pit bull, in 2016.

Wikipedia has this to say about Lucy Lou on the Rabbit Hash Page:
On August 31, 2008 a special election was held to fill the vacancy left by the death of mayor Junior [Cochran, a black lab], and was won by Lucy Lou, a border collie, becoming the town's first female mayor. Mayor Lucy Lou shared a "Talking Points" walk with Bill Geist (CBS Sunday Morning), accepted a $1000 stimulus check from Reader's Digest "We Hear You America Tour", served as grand marshall of the Covington Paw-Rade, appeared in a segment of "The List", and has placed 3 years in a row in the Best Elected Official category in Cincinnati CityBeat magazine's Best Of Cincinnati issue (winning 1st place in 2013). On September 7, 2015, Mayor Lucy's office announced that she was considering running for U.S. President. She is the only mayor not to die in office. Lucy Lou died on September 10th 2018, aged 12.
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Former Rabbit Hash dog mayor Lucy Lou dies, legacy will live on

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