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Research group head, Ky. native says gun violence incidence in state twice as high as New York City

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service Kentucky tops New York City when it comes to gun fatalities, according to Mark Bryant, a Harlan County native and Lexington resident who leads the Gun Violence Archive. Formed in 2013, the research group compiles gun death information from thousands of sources around the country. Bryant said no one had been keeping accurate statistics on gun deaths. Nearly 64%...

Legend’s Youth Boxing Club to host ‘Gloves Up, Guns Down’ anti-violence awareness event Sept. 30

Legend’s Youth Boxing Club of Lexington is promoting a positive stop to the violence message that resonates with Lexington’s inner city youth. The nonprofit boxing club will host its signature “Gloves Up Guns Down” amateur boxing event on Saturday, Sept. 30 to raise awareness of anti-violence programs for Lexington youth. Director and coach William “Sarge” Farris and his staff are...

Accidental shootings spike during holiday season with young males at greatest risk

Accidental shootings spike during holidays, especially around Christmas, according to an analysis by USA Today and The Associated Press. Ryan J. Foley and Meghan Hoyer report for AP that last year during the period between Christmas and New Year’s Day, 59 people were injured and 32 killed as a result of unintentional shootings. AP/USA Today graphic: Accidental shootings per day involving minors...