Even in the Bluegrass, it is hard not to feel somber, to empathize with the hundreds of families involved, to wonder what we should be doing in light of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. People there are asking for blood donations, and prayer. Kentuckians are providing both.
An idea that emerged during a meeting with a group of students from multiple faiths last October has come to fruition, as the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees announced they have opened a new interfaith prayer and meditation room in Rm. 75 of McVey Hall.
A community prayer is being held in Lawrenceburg on Monday evening, as organizers reflect on the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, as well as several Dallas police officers last week.
Citing recent acts of violence against emergency responders, and motivated by the recent shooting of Richmond Police Officer Daniel Ellis, the Irvine Police Department has announced a prayer vigil to be held on November 7 in front of the Estill County Courthouse.