Mayor Gray says Lexington "prepared for incidents" surrounding possible relocation of Confederate-era statues

LEXINGTON — Lexington Mayor Jim Gray say law enforcement is prepared for violence should any incidents arise surrounding the proposed relocation of two Confederate-era statues...

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Gov. Bevin says removing Confederate monuments would set "dangerous precedent"

FRANKFORT — Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday that he believes it’s “a dangerous precedent” to begin removing Confederate monuments and ignore U.S. history while at...

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Charlottesville tragedy puts Boone County high school in unwanted limelight

UNION – When James Alex Fields allegedly decided to ram his automobile into a line of cars on Saturday afternoon leading to 1 death and...

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Confederate monument toppled in Durham, North Carolina, more fallout from weekend violence

Protesters pulled down a statue from a Confederate monument in Durham, NC Monday night. The statue was dedicated to soldiers who fought in the Civil...

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Ride safety in light of Ohio tragedy on the minds of many as Kentucky State Fair opens Thursday

The 2017 Kentucky State Fair opens on Thursday and continues through August 27th in Louisville, and one thing on the mind of fair goers and...

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"White supremacy is just absolutely intolerable in our society," Barr says

LEXINGTON — U.S. Rep. Andy Barr is not parsing words in his reaction to three dead and 20 injured after a car drove through a...

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Mayor Gray says Lexington "prepared for incidents" surrounding possible relocation of Confederate-era statues

08/15/2017 04:38 PM

LEXINGTON — Lexington Mayor Jim Gray say law enforcement is prepared for violence should any incidents arise surrounding the proposed relocation of two Confederate-era statues from the grounds at the former Fayette County Court House on Main Street. Comments from Gray, D-Lexington, come the same day that the Lexington Herald Leader is reporting white nationalists plan on holding a rally in the city. “Ours is a caring and giving and compassionate city,” Gray said in an interview with Pure Politics on... Read more 

Gov. Bevin says removing Confederate monuments would set "dangerous precedent"

08/15/2017 03:32 PM

FRANKFORT — Gov. Matt Bevin said Tuesday that he believes it’s “a dangerous precedent” to begin removing Confederate monuments and ignore U.S. history while at the same time voicing his support for a “thoughtful” and “healthy” dialogue on the subject. His comments come days after a woman was killed in Charlottesville, Va., after a car sped into a group of counter-protestors rallying against white nationalists who were protesting the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue. A pair of Virginia state... Read more 

Charlottesville tragedy puts Boone County high school in unwanted limelight

08/15/2017 02:37 PM

UNION – When James Alex Fields allegedly decided to ram his automobile into a line of cars on Saturday afternoon leading to 1 death and 19 injuries at a white nationalist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia, Randall Cooper High School in Boone County became known around the country. Fields, who is charged with suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death, was a 2015 graduate of Cooper High in Union. While some acquaintances and... Read more 

State Rep. plans to file legislation to eliminate Confederate holidays in Kentucky

08/15/2017 02:31 PM

LOUISVILLE – Kentucky State Rep. Jason Nemes, R-Louisville, plans to file legislation for the 2018 session that does away with Confederate-related holidays in the state. “I think it’s important that we as Kentuckians say who we are,” Nemes said. “I decided that I’m going to prefile a bill to get rid of the Jefferson Davis holiday and the Confederate Memorial holiday.” However, Nemes wanted to make clear that this is not about the removal of statues. He says that he... Read more 

Confederate monument toppled in Durham, North Carolina, more fallout from weekend violence

08/15/2017 11:26 AM

Protesters pulled down a statue from a Confederate monument in Durham, NC Monday night. The statue was dedicated to soldiers who fought in the Civil War and was located on a monument outside the old Durham County Courthouse. Spectrum News reporter Ryan Breslin has the details. A fourth CEO has resigned from a presidential business council in response to President Donald Trump’s initial remarks on the violence in Charlottesville, VA. Scott Paul is the head of the Alliance for American... Read more 

Ride safety in light of Ohio tragedy on the minds of many as Kentucky State Fair opens Thursday

08/15/2017 10:45 AM

The 2017 Kentucky State Fair opens on Thursday and continues through August 27th in Louisville, and one thing on the mind of fair goers and officials is ride safety in light of the recent tragedy at the Ohio State Fair in which one person was killed and seven others injured when a midway ride broke apart while in motion. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is in charge of inspecting all amusement rides in Kentucky, and Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles,R-Kentucky, says... Read more 

"White supremacy is just absolutely intolerable in our society," Barr says

08/14/2017 04:00 PM

LEXINGTON — U.S. Rep. Andy Barr is not parsing words in his reaction to three dead and 20 injured after a car drove through a crowd of counter protestors where white supremacists and other alt-right groups were scheduled to take place in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. “What a just terrible tragedy and our thoughts and prayers go to those who died and the injured there and their families,” Barr said in an interview Monday. “This has particular resonance with... Read more 

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