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NAACP urges support for Juneteenth, Lexington has unique link

General who read the general order is buried in Lexington.

FCPS holds 1st public forum for Superintendent search

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Wednesday night, two of the five candidates in the running for the Superintendent position at Fayette County Public Schools answered...

NAACP, state continue to encourage minorities to get COVID vaccine

NAACP event encourages minorities to get vaccineinated.

Ky. school superintendent suspended over blackface photo

Paducah Public Schools Superintendent Donald Shively must take 40 unpaid leave days for additional training.

UK, NAACP launch civil rights, education initiative

Develop an education, research initiative on educational equity, civil rights, and social justice.

NAACP honors local heroes and heroines

Part of week-long social media history and educational outreach.

Confederate flag at Kentucky courthouse draws criticism

Installation of Confederate flag outside the Marshall County courthouse questioned by individuals and groups.

Sec. of state honors Kentucky civic leaders

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes honored four Kentuckians Thursday with a Medallion Ceremony at the State Capitol Rotunda.

History of the NAACP in Lexington

The mission of the national association for the advancement of colored people, also known as the NAACP, works to ensure the education, social, political, and economic equality of rights to everyone, and to eliminate race-based discrimination. Here to tell us more is Adbul and Adrian.

Officers honored for saving man’s life at Kentucky Capitol

Kentucky's governor is honoring two police officers who helped save a man's life at the state Capitol.

Racial climate at US Coast Guard Academy faces new scrutiny

At the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, officers-in-training spend four years together at a riverside campus steeped in shared values of honor, respect and devotion to duty. Yet for all the uniformity, many say the experience can feel vastly different for some minority cadets compared with whites.

Milwaukee NAACP head: No reason to use stun gun

The president of the NAACP in Milwaukee says he doesn't see anything in a newly released police body-camera video that would warrant officers using a stun gun on Bucks guard Sterling Brown.

Black students disproportionately disciplined in district

An annual report produced by Kentucky's education department found roughly twice as many black students as white students were suspended in the school district serving the state's second-largest city.

Lexington NAACP joins national travel advisory for American Airlines

The Lexington chapter of the NAACP joined the national organization in warning blacks that if they fly on American Airlines they could be subject to discrimination or even unsafe conditions.

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.

Man fights for admission after UK mistakenly sends him an acceptance letter

A father of three is continuing his fight to get into UK's graduate school after being sent an acceptance letter last year, then finding out it was all a mistake.

Discussion to examine effect of elections on black Americans

The University of Louisville is partnering with the Shelbyville NAACP to hold a free, public discussion on how recent elections at the state and national level have affected black Americans.

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Saint Peter Claver Church prays for choir director injured in car crash

Police say they don't know how or why Leny crashed. Leny's friends are in disbelief as he had just left choir practice right before the accident.

UPDATE: All roads reopen following freak car crash in Lexington

All roads reopened shortly after 9:00 p.m.

Traffic Update: NB I-75 in Scott County reopens after truck hits bridge overpass

The truck hit the Frogtown Road/KY 608 overpass. The bridge has been inspected and evaluated by state engineers.
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UPDATE: Two members of Kentucky State University board resign

Candace McGraw and Paul Harnice resigned days before the abrupt departure of the KSU president.