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New program greets refugees virtually

Kentucky Refugee Ministries launched a new virtual program so that refugees and volunteers can stay connected.

Governor Andy Beshear: State will continue accepting refugees

Governor Andy Beshear says Kentucky will continue accepting refugees. This comes after an offer from the Trump administration to halt refugee resettlement.

New posters hung up in downtown Lexington support immigrants

BelongLex and Kentucky Equal Justice Center partnered up to bring 'immigrant-friendly' posters to Lexington. 

Police: Motive unclear in birthday party stabbing attack

Several families who had fled danger and violence overseas were enjoying a 3-year-old’s birthday party in Boise, Idaho, when the unthinkable happened: A man ran up and began chasing and stabbing the children, turning his knife on the adults who tried to intervene.

Faith leaders hold prayer vigil for immigrants and refugees

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - Faith leaders were delighted to see hundreds praying for families seeking refuge at the Church of the Ascension in Frankfort,...

Hundreds Rally Against Immigration Ban in Lexington

Hundreds of people gathered on the steps of the courthouse in downtown Lexington Sunday afternoon to protest President Trump's executive order on immigration.

Faith Leaders Summon Community to Stand Together

A group of local religious leaders have come together to ask all people to unite against threats, harassment and acts of violence in Lexington.

Crowd Fills Christ Church Cathedral for Refugee Event

So many people turned out Tuesday night to show support for refugees in Lexington that event organizers feared that fire codes would be violated at Christ Church Cathedral.

Kentucky religious leaders rally, want Bevin & Pence to change stance on Syrian refugees

Kentucky religious leaders rally, ask Bevin & Pence to change stance on Syrian refugees.

Mayor asking residents to join rally welcoming refugees

Louisville's mayor is asking residents to join a community rally to show the city's solidarity with victims of recent terrorist attacks while welcoming immigrants fleeing those same extremist groups.

Well-known local cartoonist draws sharp criticism over Bevin sketch

Well-known, Herald-Leader editorial cartoonist, Joel Pett is no stranger to criticism but it's rare his vacation is spent responding to that criticism.

Bevin opposes Syrian refugee resettlement in Kentucky

Kentucky's incoming Republican governor has joined governors of several states in opposing the resettlement of Syrian refugees in light of the recent terror attacks in Paris.

Refugee Family Honored As Habitat’s 400th Home

Lexington Habitat for Humanity celebrated it's 400th home Sunday by handing over the keys to a family of refugees.

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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.”