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Constance Alexander: WKy NOW invites grades 6–12 to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage

Except for smudges of white clouds that blur the glare of afternoon sun, the sky is blue as the eye of eternity. Along with a few slender evergreens discreetly pointing to heaven, sturdy clapboard houses claim the distant background. In the foreground, the courthouse square is thronged with a raucous crowd. A few stovepipe hats blend with other old-fashioned details, but the vitality of this small-town...

Robert Treadway: As we celebrate MLK, remember also those who marched with him

On March 5, 1964, a cold rainy day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., led a peaceful march on the Kentucky Capitol in Frankfort. The Kentucky General Assembly was in session at the time and was considering a civil rights bill that would have effectively ended segregation in private accommodations in Kentucky.   I know the weather that day because my friend Calvert McCann, who marched with Dr. King in...