One People, One Commonwealth rally denounces white supremacy as some renew call to remove Jefferson Davis statue in Capitol

FRANKFORT — Dozens gathered to denounce white nationalism and, at times, call for the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue in the Capitol rotunda on...

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Former Gov. Steve Beshear says it's time for officials to publicly condemn hate groups

NEWPORT – Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear believes that it’s time for government officials to stand up and condemn neo-Nazi sympathizers like those who attended...

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Congressman Yarmuth sends scathing letter to President Trump

After a flip-flop in position on violence in Charlottesville on Tuesday, President Trump again blamed “both sides” in a press conference, sparking the outrage of...

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McConnell tells KKK & neo-nazis they are not welcome in Kentucky

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, is telling white supremacist groups planning to rally in Lexington that they are not welcome in the Bluegrass...

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Trump digs in on Charlottesville "both sides" argument

It took President Donald Trump more than two days after the events in Charlottesville, to condemn, by name, white supremacy groups like the KKK and...

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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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One People, One Commonwealth rally denounces white supremacy as some renew call to remove Jefferson Davis statue in Capitol

08/16/2017 04:55 PM

FRANKFORT — Dozens gathered to denounce white nationalism and, at times, call for the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue in the Capitol rotunda on Wednesday, a demonstration in response to the eruption of violence in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday over the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. The One People, One Commonwealth rally started with a moment of silence for Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old woman killed after a car barreled into a group of counter-protesters, and H. Jay... Read more 

Former Gov. Steve Beshear says it's time for officials to publicly condemn hate groups

08/16/2017 02:31 PM

NEWPORT – Former Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear believes that it’s time for government officials to stand up and condemn neo-Nazi sympathizers like those who attended the rally last Saturday in Charlottesville which resulted in 1 death and 19 injuries. Beshear, who was governor from 2007-2015, spoke at the Northern Kentucky Forum on Wednesday and told those in attendance that now is the time to send a message that the abstract thinking of those sympathizers is wrong and not part of the... Read more 

Congressman Yarmuth sends scathing letter to President Trump

08/16/2017 02:17 PM

After a flip-flop in position on violence in Charlottesville on Tuesday, President Trump again blamed “both sides” in a press conference, sparking the outrage of many in Congress. U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, an out-spoken critic of Trump, sent a letter to the president condemning Trump’s position. “I am depressed and horrified that I must once again respond to your position on the Charlottesville incident,” Yarmuth wrote in the letter sent on Wednesday. “However, as an elected official, like you,... Read more 

McConnell tells KKK & neo-nazis they are not welcome in Kentucky

08/16/2017 10:50 AM

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, is telling white supremacist groups planning to rally in Lexington that they are not welcome in the Bluegrass State. “The white supremacist, KKK, and neo-Nazi groups who brought hatred and violence to Charlottesville are now planning a rally in Lexington,” McConnell said in a statement. “Their messages of hate and bigotry are not welcome in Kentucky and should not be welcome anywhere in America.” Groups such as the KKK announced their plan to... Read more 

Trump digs in on Charlottesville "both sides" argument

08/16/2017 10:43 AM

It took President Donald Trump more than two days after the events in Charlottesville, to condemn, by name, white supremacy groups like the KKK and neo-Nazis. But Tuesday, the President is doubling down on his words from Saturday, saying “both sides” are to blame for the violence. Washington, D.C. bureau Reporter Alberto Pimienta has more. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin made similar comments Tuesday when talking about the removal of Confederate statues from government property. “There’s no side in any of... Read more 

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 

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