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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.

Lexington Police Dept. to roll out body cameras in mid-August

Police body cameras are just weeks away. Even before the events in Ferguson, Missouri, almost two years ago, the Lexington Police Department had been researching and testing out different models. Now the first shipment of the city's $2.6 million investment has arrived.

KHSAA investigating allegations made by the NAACP

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association confirms that it’s investigating allegations made by the Lexington chapter of the NAACP.

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UK Assistant Football coach arrested for DUI in Kenton County

In Kenton County, Erlanger Police say UK Wide Receiver coach Jovon Bouknight was driving at least 26 miles over the speed limit when he was pulled over around 3 a.m.
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A warm front lifting north will pick up rain chances throughout this evening.

Mallory Peyton’s two-run double lifts No. 17 Kentucky past South Carolina

LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Athletics) – Senior first baseman Mallory Peyton roped a two-run double into left center in the bottom of the third inning that...

Fiona Arrese secures win for Kentucky Women’s Tennis in NCAA Opener

BERKELEY, Calif. (UK Athletics) – Calm, cool, collected. That was Kentucky women's tennis freshman Fiona Arrese who survived a 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 thriller to help...