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7,000-square-foot Breonna Taylor mural put in Maryland park

Jul. 6, 2020 9:07 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A 7,000-square-foot (650-square-meter) mural honoring Breonna Taylor, a 26-year old Black woman who was fatally shot by police in her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment, has been put in a Maryland park. Nearly 30 volunteers and 10 teaching artists finished the project in...

Louisville mural remembers Breonna Taylor, others

Jul. 6, 2020 4:07 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A mural of Breonna Taylor and other Black people killed at the hands of police has been unveiled in Louisville, Kentucky. Family members of Taylor attended the unveiling of the mural Sunday in downtown Louisville, news outlets reported. The “Say Their Names” mural...

Kayaker who drowned in Kentucky lake identified

Jul. 5, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

SALT LICK, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has drowned after his kayak flipped in a lake, a coroner said. The Bath County coroner identified the victim as Cubaka Nehemia Mutayongwa, 22, of Lexington, WKYT-TV reported. A search for Mutayongwa started Saturday afternoon in the Stoney Cove area of Cave Run Lake....

Lee Beard, left, and Mar, no last name given, paint the phrase Black Lives Matter on Washington Street, Sunday, July 5, 2020, in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Street mural painted after demonstrators demand justice

Jul. 5, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Volunteers using yellow paint began filling in a Black Lives Matter street mural on Sunday, a day after hundreds of people used the Fourth of July holiday to call for justice on behalf of Black victims of police violence. Demonstrators carried signs saying "Defund The Police" and “Say...

Orchestra Kentucky stays active during pandemic

Jul. 5, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Even amid the coronavirus pandemic, Orchestra Kentucky is staying busy. Whether it is honoring its members, providing new music for the Fourth of July or preparing for what lies ahead, Orchestra Kentucky has remained active, trying to continue to serve the musical needs of...

Judge blocks Kentucky virus limits on racetracks, child care

Jul. 4, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge has blocked some limits on auto racetracks and child care facilities put in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, reasoning that participating in those kind of businesses is a value judgment best left to individuals. Boone Circuit Court Judge Richard Brueggemann’s...

Louisville bookstore owner champions underrepresented voices

Jul. 4, 2020 9:41 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — About a year ago, the upstairs space above Nanny Goat Bookstore, nestled inside a rehabbed church on Clay Street, was packed with people standing shoulder to shoulder for a first-of-its-kind “Queer poetry slam.” After all the registered speakers had completed their...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, Hillcrest Prep's Makur Maker (20) controls the ball against Sunrise Christian Academy during a high school basketball game at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass. Highly touted prospect Maker picked Howard University over UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis. The five-star recruit is the highest-ranked player to commit to a Historically Black College or University since ESPN began tracking such things in 2007. Maker is a 6-foot-11 center who declared for the NBA draft in April before opting to consider college basketball. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

Top prospect Maker picks Howard over UCLA, Kentucky, Memphis

Jul. 3, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Highly touted prospect Makur Maker verbally committed to Howard University on Friday, picking the Bison over college basketball powerhouses UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis. The five-star recruit is the highest-ranked player to commit to a Historically Black College or University since ESPN...

Kentucky woman finds rattlesnake under wheelchair seat

Jul. 3, 2020 1:29 PM EDT

MURRAY, Ky (AP) — A woman travelling in a motorized wheelchair near a Kentucky Walmart discovered a rattlesnake under her seat on Sunday, the Murray Ledger & Times reported. Officer Chris Garland said the woman “just happened to look down and saw the head right under her. She was still on the...

Chicago firm to review Louisville's police department

Jul. 3, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has hired a Chicago firm to perform a comprehensive review of the city's police department amid weeks of protests. The firm Hillard Heintze will perform the “top-to-bottom review" of the Louisville Metro Police Department, Fischer said in a...