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Man convicted of killing 2 at Kroger store gets life term

Gregory Bush is set to plead guilty to federal hate crime charges in February.

UPDATE: Possible hate crime outside UK’s Jewish Center draws sharp responses

Rabbi Litvin says then the driver ran over the foot of the community member, grabbing him and proceeded to drag him about 30 yards down the street, also driving over the community member's leg.

UPDATE: group claims responsibility for white supremacist fliers found outside Lexington homes

Hate fliers found outside Lexington homes seem to be from the same group that distributed similar fliers in August. 

Rabbi: UK Jewish Student Center vandalized in apparent hate crime

A Lexington Jewish leader is asking people to speak out against hate after someone vandalized the University of Kentucky's Jewish Student Center over the weekend.

House makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Till

The U.S. House passed a bill to make lynching a federal hate crime, sixty-five years after Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi.

Guilty plea to federal charges in black church burnings

Prosecutors say the suspect in fires set last spring at three African American churches in Louisiana has pleaded guilty to federal and state charges.

UPDATE: Lexington Police identify suspect in possible hate crime

Video shows the man lunging toward the woman and briefly putting both his hands around the woman’s neck.

Hanukkah stabbing suspect indicted on federal hate crimes

Grafton Thomas is indicted after authorities say he attempted to kill five people with a machete during a Hanukkah celebration in New York City.

Group seeks hate crime probe of Ali mural vandalism

A Muslim advocacy group wants Kentucky authorities to investigate vandalism on a mural of boxing champ Muhammad Ali as a possible hate crime.

FBI could review the many suspicions around Smollett case

The FBI was already investigating Jussie Smollett before President Donald Trump tweeted that the agency and the Department of Justice would review the case, which the president called “an embarrassment” to the nation.

‘Empire’ actor goes from victim to accused felon in 3 weeks

The whispers about “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett started with reports that he had not fully cooperated with police after telling authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist, anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck.

Police: Kentucky Hindu temple vandalized in hate crime

Police say xenophobic and sexist messages were scrawled along with images of crosses and phrases such as "Jesus Is The Only God."

Suspect in Louisville Kroger shooting indicted on murder charges, not charged with hate crime

The white man accused of opening fire in a Kentucky grocery store and parking lot, killing two black people, was indicted Wednesday on murder charges, but it’s too soon to determine if the death penalty will be sought, a prosecutor said.

Police chief: Race was a factor in Kentucky grocery slayings

Jeffersontown Police Chief Sam Rogers told the congregation at First Baptist Church on Sunday that racism is "the elephant in the room" of this case.

Hate crime considered in Kroger shooting

A federal prosecutor says the shooting at a Kentucky grocery store that left two people dead is being investigated as a possible hate crime.

Bill to expand state’s hate crimes law sent to Ky. governor

Kentucky lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that would expand the state's hate crimes law to include targeting police officers and other emergency responders.

Lawmakers Consider “Blue Lives Matter” Bill

Lawmakers are expected to vote on a bill this week that would classify attacks against police officers, firefighters, or any first responders as hate crimes.

Bill Advances to Make it a Hate Crime to Attack Police

Kentucky lawmakers have advanced a bill that would make it a hate crime to attack law enforcement officers and other first responders.

New Black Panther Party Forming in Lexington

"Black power. Black power. Black power. Black power," members of the New Black Panther Party chanted Saturday in Lexington.

Cross set on fire, slur written on western Kentucky home

A woman says she found a cross burning in her front yard and a racial slur written on her mobile home in western Kentucky.

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Centre College sets King Day activities

Virtual events at 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Cold doesn’t deter crowds for MLK march in Mt. Sterling

Groups also perform community service work as part of weekend events.

Woman indicted for manslaughter in overdose death

Overdose death occurred in 2020.

Laurel authorities search for missing 18-year-old

Woman was last seen Saturday.