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Constance Alexander: Discussing the topic of race relations means not hitting the snooze button

On June 25, the Murray City Council voted unanimously to recommend to the Calloway County Judge-Executive that the statue of a Confederate soldier in the likeness of General Robert E. Lee — which has commandeered the courthouse square since 1917 – be removed from the courthouse property and relocated to an appropriate venue. Three weeks later another unanimous resolution passed; this one signed...

John Calipari listening and learning, speaks out about racial inequality during NABC webinar

By Keith Taylor Kentucky Today John Calipari is listening and learning. The Kentucky coach took part in a discussion on race relations during a webinar sponsored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He joined former Oregon coach Ernie Kent, Houston coach Kelvin Sampson and Ron Hunter of Tulane. Frank Martin of South Carolina and Pat Chambers of Penn State also were part of the discussion. Like...

Provocative play exploring real stories of Winchester features accompaniment by cellist Ben Sollee

It’s no small feat: playwright Margo Buchanan and the Leeds Center for the Arts Youth Advisory Board has written a play to show realities and hardships of life in Winchester. With the help of a What’s Your Ambition?! grant from The Greater Clark Foundation, they’ve worked with Buchanan and special guest musician Ben Sollee to draft “Outside Our Doors.” The documentary-style play invites...