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Artist, organization behind Lexington mural respond to it being covered

The artist and arts organization behind a controversial new mural in Lexington are speaking out after part of the piece on a West Short Street building was painted over.

Woman says crews “butchered” her trees while working to restore power after storm

Kentucky Utilities says all power knocked out in Friday's storm is back on but one woman says crews did more harm than good.

NFL sidelined pizza sales? Papa John’s says yes, others no

The CEO of Papa John's slammed the NFL's leadership and blamed protests by football players for pizza sales going cold. A day later, rival Pizza Hut said it saw no such impact. So what's going on?

Gov. Bevin sparks debate over bibles in school

More controversy for Governor Matt Bevin as he encourages students to participate in tomorrow's national "Bring your Bible to School Day".

African-American leaders call governor to remove Jefferson Davis statue

More than a hundred people packed into the state capitol rotunda this morning, to rally for the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue.

NAACP renews fight to remove Jefferson Davis statue from state capitol

After Lexington's Urban County Council unanimously passed a resolution last night to move two confederate statues that currently stand near the historic old courthouse downtown, many groups across the state are pushing to get other confederate statues removed including one in the state capitol rotunda.

United Airlines video has some rethinking flying the airline out of Blue Grass Airport

It wasn't too busy of a day at Blue Grass Airport, with only a dozen or so people waiting in the lobby for flights or to pick someone up, but every person seemed to know about the United Airlines video and had an opinion.

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.

Lafayette HS teacher’s controversial assignment draws anger from community

An assignment given to Lafayette High School students reading Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird” drew considerable ire from community members, offended by the inclusion of a racial slur.

Remembrance cleats created in Lexington

Former Kentucky Wildcat and current Tennessee Titan, Avery Williamson, wore special cleats to pay tribute to the September 11th terrorist attack victims and first responders during his team opener.

Maxim Crane Works: Cranes at CentrePointe waiting for order to work

Controversy surrounding the CentrePointe project continues to swirl.

Police union leader: Activists ‘liars’ and ‘race-baiters’

The president of the Louisville police union caused a backlash when he issued an open letter calling unspecified activists "sensationalists, liars and race-baiters."

Sudanese refugee killed by police had violent history

A Sudanese refugee shot and killed by a Louisville Metro Police officer has a history of mental illness and alcoholism, and routinely lashed out at the officers who tried to arrest him.

Proposed Walmart In Versailles Causing Controversy

A Walmart Supercenter may be coming to Versailles, but families there have mixed feelings about the development.

Mitch McConnell Tape Controversy Updates

Two new updates arose in the controversy surrounding a taped conversation of Mitch McConnell and staff Thursday.

Lexington Billboard Causes Controversy

A billboard asking passersby if they don't believe in God has people talking, and wondering what it's about.

Mitch McConnell Reacts To Olympic Uniform Controversy

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky touted Kentucky-based companies that would be more than happy to make the U.S. Olympic uniforms after learning that they had been made in China.

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Lexington protests peaceful, no sign of police

Our justice system failed us again. And that’s why we’re out here speaking our voices," David Miranda, a protester said.

Governor reacts to Louisville police protest shooting, tells protesters to go home

Governor Andy Beshear posted a video message Wednesday night on Twitter after two Louisville police officers were shot during protests the night a grand jury announced its findings in the Breonna Taylor criminal case.

UPDATE: missing Laurel County brothers found safe

14-year old Christian and 16-year old Chantz Collins have been gone since Tuesday.