Cross set on fire, slur written on western Kentucky home

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) – A woman says she found a cross burning in her front yard and a racial slur written on her mobile home in western Kentucky.

Tawaka Harris tells the Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer ( that she and her husband, who are black, discovered the roughly 2-foot-tall cross burning early Thursday and called police.

Harris says they’ve been in an ongoing dispute with other Eastwood Mobile Home Park residents. On Wednesday night, her husband chased and punched a man who kicked in their door. The suspect fled, and her husband saw the slur, with a threat, written on their home.

Daviess County sheriff’s Sgt. Morgan Palmiter says deputies have interviewed a potential suspect.

Sheriff Keith Cain says they will be calling the FBI because it is a possible hate-related crime.


Information from: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer,


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