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Former Pres. Barack Obama puts out guidelines following protests

The former president wrote about how to use this moment to make "real change."

Ky National Guard out for second night to help keep peace in Louisville

An estimated 400 Kentucky National Guard members will be out in Louisville Sunday night helping keep the peace during protests.

Governor Beshear calls for peaceful protests and social distancing

Governor Andy Beshear called for peaceful protests across the state in the wake of demonstrations in Lexington, Louisville and other communities that began late last week.

Lexington mayor speaks out ahead of Sunday’s protest

Mayor Linda Gorton says she feels protestors pain.

Two protests in Frankfort Saturday, two different causes

One of the groups iargued Beshear is targeting their constitutional rights, the other called for better conditions for inmates.

Judge denies protest injunction, four appeal decision (read documents), Saturday event can proceed

A federal judge took under advisement a request for a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of Gov. Andy Beshear's order against mass gatherings

New lawsuit says right to protest was violated; Governor responds

claiming their First Amendment rights to protest have been violated by orders against mass gatherings and by limits placed on where and how protests can be held at the state Capitol.

Inmate at federal prison in Lexington dies from COVID-19

A 59-year old inmate became the first coronavirus-related death from the federal prison in Lexington that has been hit hard by the outbreak.

UPDATE: Pikeville miners end train track protest after receiving pay

Miners who were blocking a coal train while waiting on money they said Quest Energy owed them have been paid and have moved from the tracks.

Activists in Lexington join in nationwide anti-war protests

The Lexington Democratic Socialists of America rallied in protest of a potential war Sunday afternoon at the Fayette County Courthouse.

At least 4 Kentucky school districts close amid protests

At least four Kentucky school districts have canceled classes because of too many teacher absences as educators continue to protest at the state Capitol.

Family separations push new activists into migrant protests

Immigrants who have spent years fighting to change the country’s immigration system are getting newfound support from liberal activists, moms and first-time protesters motivated by a visceral narrative: President Donald Trump’s administration separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

UN rights body to meet on Gaza violence

Human Rights Council to hold a special session on deadly crackdown on protesters in Gaza by Israeli forces.

Kentucky city considers mask ban in wake of violent protests

A Kentucky city is considering following the example of several others in banning masks in public places, following violent protests across the country.

Statement released from Lexington Police chief regarding potential protests

Lexington Police Chief Mark Barnard released a statement regarding potential protests.

Protesters gather outside Lexington Planned Parenthood

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Protesters gathered outside of Planned Parenthood in Lexington Saturday, joining others across the country as part of the second annual National Day...

UPDATE: Mascot to Change for New Lexington School After Protests

Fayette County Public Schools is changing the mascot for its new high school because of protests. Superintendent Manny Caulk says students will instead choose a horse-related mascot for the new Frederick Douglass High School.

Frankfort protests don’t change minds of Republican electors

Early morning protesters on the steps of the state house in Frankfort hoped to sway electors meeting in the capitol to cast votes in the 2016 presidential election.

Group Calls for Protests in Frankfort Monday

A national call for protests on Monday as the electoral college meets will include demonstrations in Frankfort.

Ark Encounter opens to public, protestors demonstrate

The long-anticipated Ark Encounter opened to the public Thursday morning, drawing enthusiasts and believers, but also protestors who say the attraction promotes an immoral message.

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Protesters arrested for second consecutive night in Lexington for blocking road

Six protesters were arrested Friday night in Lexington for blocking a road, just a night after four others were arrested near UK's campus for the same.
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Sports fans tired of the back and forth: Reaction after Fayette Co. moves to ‘orange zone’

Some people at the Bryan Station vs. Lafayette football game Friday night say they're tired of the back and forth.
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Louisville 11 p.m. update: Man charged with aiming laser at chopper, church provides refuge

People remained largely peaceful Friday night on the sidewalk surrounding the First Unitarian Church, with some yelling “say her name, Breonna Taylor.”