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UPDATE: UK effectively bans woman in racial slur video from athletics events

A Kentucky fan caught on camera using a racial slur will never be allowed a ticket to a UK athletic event ever again.

KACP elects first African-American president

Owensboro Police Chief Art Ealum became the first African-American elected president of the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police (KACP).

Together Lexington to donate local African-American history signage to city

Together Lexington is donating its upcoming local African-American Heritage signage to the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

BMW Academy grads commit to college

Thursday night, a group of young men committed to the schools they'll attend in the fall, at a ceremony in front of their friends and family.

Senate Committee passes controversial “gang bill”

Emotions ran high during a senate committee meeting as lawmakers clashed with leaders of the African American community over whether or not House Bill 169, the gang prevention bill, disproportionately targets minority youth.

WKU student government calls for free tuition as reparations

Western Kentucky University's Student Government Association has passed a resolution calling for free tuition for black students as reparations for slavery.

Jockey James Long, who won more than 300 races, dies at 62

James Long, a jockey who won more than 300 races in his career, has died in a car accident. He was 62.

Berea City Council unanimously passes hate crimes resolution

Berea's city council has just passed a resolution condemning hate crimes in the city. It comes after vandalism targeting a lesbian couple last month.

UK re-unveils controversial mural at Memorial Hall

A University of Kentucky mural that has been shrouded for months over its controversial depiction of slavery and Native Americans has been unveiled.

Horse Park Museum Director Working on Black Jockey Exhibit

The director of a museum at the Kentucky Horse Park is working to open a permanent exhibit dedicated to the history of black jockeys.

Three Lexington Teens Claim Restaurant Manager Assaulted Them Because They’re Black

Three black teens say the manager of a Lexington restaurant attacked them because of the color of their skin. The girls claim this happened Saturday night at a restaurant called Portofino in downtown Lexington.

LPD looking for volunteers to help restore Cove Haven Cemetery

The Lexington Police Department is looking for volunteers to help in a restoration project at Cove Haven Cemetery on Whitney Avenue.

Kentucky officials: Man shot, killed by Louisville police

Louisville's police department has posted graphic body camera video from the fatal shooting of an African-American man by white police officers.

UPDATE: Body found case ruled homicide

What began as a death investigation in Christian County is now being called a homicide by State Police.

Largest US Presbyterian denomination picks 1st black leader

The largest Presbyterian denomination in the U.S. has elected its first African-American top executive.

Political leaders attend Powers’ funeral

Georgia Davis Powers' funeral turned into a celebration of a life that broke down barriers as a civil-rights icon and the first African-American woman elected to the Kentucky Senate

Group seeks to honor US Navy’s first black Master Diver

A veteran's group is spearheading an effort to rename the Radcliff Veterans Center after a U.S. Navy officer who was the first African-American to become a Master Diver.

Board focuses on vision for UK’s future

By 2020, the University of Kentucky aims to aggressively increase its six-year graduation rate to 70 percent — an increase of nearly 10 percent over recent figures. At the same time, the university wants to significantly close the achievement gap — retention and graduation rates — that exists between the general student population and students of color, first-generation students and students eligible for Pell grants.

African-American history class is 1 of a kind

George Rogers Clark High School history teacher Amy Madsen recently discovered, her class is one of a kind.

Firefighter killed in line of duty remembered

It was Friday the thirteenth eleven years ago that Lexington's first African-American female firefighter was shot in the line of duty.

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Car crashes into, damages Jif building in Lexington

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