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Deteriorating grave of Union general refurbished by veterans

After the war, general Gordon Granger headed to Texas, the last confederate state in the US.

Juneteenth “Taste of Soul” event combined food, speakers, singing

"My whole intention when I planned this event is that next time it gets bigger and bigger," Shawn Bumpase said.

Wreath laying Saturday for General who announced that slaves were free

Did you know the historic announcement that created Juneteenth was said by a man buried in the Lexington Cemetery?

Local artist donates original piece to Kentucky Derby Museum

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) - Internationally-recognized artist Kacy Jackson will have some of his original artwork featured in the Kentucky Derby Museum. The piece, titled...

UK reflects on meaning of Juneteenth ahead of first academic holiday

Staff discuss meaning of the event, holiday.

NAACP urges support for Juneteenth, Lexington has unique link

General who read the general order is buried in Lexington.

Frankfort to hold Juneteenth celebrations

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - Josephine Sculpture Park (JSP), Focus on Race Relations of Frankfort and numerous community organizations are coming together to celebrate Juneteenth. The...

Juneteenth event at Cheapside Pavilion in Lexington on Friday

The public is invited to a communal healing drum circle at Cheapside Pavilion on Main Street in Lexington on Friday evening.

Protesters still rattled by racist comments; Council to make changes

Protesters say they're still hurt by racist comments made during a Urban County Council Zoom call Wednesday.

Juneteenth will be a UK holiday next year: Capilouto

Joins growing movement to recognize day's significance

Support grows in General Assembly for Juneteenth holiday

Majority, Minority leads issue support

Midway declares Juneteenth an official holiday, other cities to host events

Several cities planning events to commemorate the annual holiday

“It’s a step in the right direction,” says Midway mayor; Declares Juneteenth official holiday

Midway Mayor Grayson Vandegrift signed an executive order Wednesday that recognizes the day.

People celebrate Juneteenth early in Lexington

People in Lexington held a celebration today in honor of the upcoming Juneteenth holiday.

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