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  “Put your shields down.”

Those were the words that over a hundred demonstrators chanted Monday night on the steps of the Capitol, as part of the Vigil for Black Lives.

And, to the surprise of many in the audience, they abided.

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The Kentucky Board of Education plans to hold a virtual meeting to discuss applicants for education commissioner. 

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The number of coronavirus cases in Kentucky now exceeds 10,000, according to a tweet from Governor Andy Beshear.

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In the wake of the fatal shooting of a man in the Russell neighborhood by law enforcement, Gov. Andy Beshear has called on Louisville officials to release body camera footage as quickly as possible.

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More Kentucky parks are set to reopen in June. Gov. Andy Beshear said four Kentucky State Park lodges that were previously designated as part of the state’s coronavirus emergency response will reopen on June 8. 

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Oral arguments are set for June 9 in the case of a Tennessee inmate who was spared execution after a judge agreed to resentence him due to his claim that racism tainted the jury selection at his trial. 

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 Hundreds of people gathered in Paducah’s Bob Noble Park on Sunday and marched through the city to call for justice for unarmed black people who were recently killed including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. The overwhelmingly peaceful protest saw people express frustration and anger over police accountability, but some also hinted at hope. 

 

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Kentucky is letting people renew or replace their driver's licenses and ID cards remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Gov. Andy Beshear has authorized the Kentucky State Police to independently investigate the killing of a man in the early hours of Monday morning in Louisville.

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After three days of protests and police backlash, Black Lives Matter organizers in Louisville held a rally calling for Mayor Greg Fischer to fire officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor.

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