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Marchers Brave Cold To Pay Tribute To Dr. King

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Dan Collins

Hundreds gathered at Heritage Hall Monday morning to participate in Lexington’s annual Freedom March, which celebrates the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., prominent figure and leader of the American Civil Rights Movement.

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Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says she has decided against running for governor.

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On Saturday, a 30 second clip went viral along with the headlines that a group of students from Kentucky’s all boys Catholic high school, Covington Catholic, had surrounded a Native American group at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC on Friday, blocked their path and mocked them. Since then, WUKY has requested interviews with each of the groups involved and viewed hours of video footage. Here is the timeline of what we found and the responses from our requests for comment.

A teen at the center of a video confrontation with a Native American organizer of a march in Washington, D.C., says he did nothing to provoke anyone and sought to calm the situation.


The Covington Catholic student who appears in a viral video that rocketed across the internet this weekend has released a statement, saying he harbors "no ill will" toward the Native American man seen in the footage and urging readers to refrain from passing judgement based on brief clips. 

Statement of Nick Sandmann, Covington Catholic High School Junior, Regarding Incident at the Lincoln Memorial

A Native American who was seen in online video being taunted outside the Lincoln Memorial said Sunday he felt compelled to get between two groups with his ceremonial drum to defuse a confrontation.


A diocese in Kentucky apologized Saturday after videos emerged showing students from a Catholic boys' high school mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a rally in Washington.

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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul never shies away from speaking his mind, but his attorneys are asking a Kentucky judge to make the Republican lawmaker's political beliefs off-limits at his upcoming trial against the neighbor who tackled him while he was doing yard work at his home.

Josh James / WUKY

For two years now, Lexington women and their supporters have taken to the streets in solidarity with the National Women’s March – and 2019 will be no different.