Vicco http://wuky.org en Fairness Ordinance Puts Vicco, Ky. On The National Map http://wuky.org/post/fairness-ordinance-puts-vicco-ky-national-map <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 15px;">VICCO, Ky. — Eight months after the tiny Appalachian town of Vicco took a stand against gay-based discrimination, it's basking in a flurry of attention and even an infusion of much-needed cash. All that fuss has its openly gay mayor dreaming of reviving a coal town that has long been fading.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:07:27 +0000 Associated Press 37963 at http://wuky.org Fairness Ordinance Puts Vicco, Ky. On The National Map Vicco In The Media Spotlight Following Colbert Report Segment http://wuky.org/post/vicco-media-spotlight-following-colbert-report-segment <p>VICCO, Ky. – After being featured in a segment on The Colbert Report this week, the eastern Kentucky town of Vicco is getting offers from reality TV show producers. Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:38:00 +0000 Josh James 36149 at http://wuky.org Vicco In The Media Spotlight Following Colbert Report Segment Vicco Mayor Wins Honor From Human Rights Commission http://wuky.org/post/vicco-mayor-wins-honor-human-rights-commission <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A small-town mayor in southeastern Kentucky has won special recognition from the state's Commission on Human Rights.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">The commission said Thursday it honored Vicco Mayor Johnny Cummings for his efforts to create local civil-rights protections in his community. The town of 335 people in Perry County gained national attention for adopting a gay-rights ordinance last January.</span></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 10:56:49 +0000 Associated Press 32690 at http://wuky.org Vicco Mayor Wins Honor From Human Rights Commission Fairness Advocates Rally for Three Bills http://wuky.org/post/fairness-advocates-rally-three-bills <p>FRANKFORT — Seeking the passage of three pieces of legislation protecting against discrimination based on sexual orientation, more than 200 people rallied on Wednesday in the Capitol Rotunda with Kentucky's Fairness Campaign.&nbsp;</p><p>Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a Democrat of Louisville, is &nbsp;sponsoring a bill that would prevent employers from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation. The bill, along with Senate Bill 28, would also make it illegal for landlords and real estate agents to discriminate on those grounds.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:55:11 +0000 Rae Hodge 27633 at http://wuky.org Fairness Advocates Rally for Three Bills In Depth: Vicco - First Eastern Kentucky Town To Pass Fairness Ordinance http://wuky.org/post/depth-vicco-first-eastern-kentucky-town-pass-fairness-ordinance <p>WHITESBURG, Ky. - Vicco, Kentucky, in the southern corner of Perry county, is known by its town slogans as the little town with a big heart, and the town too tough to die.&nbsp; This past Monday night, in a 3 to 1 vote by the city’s commissioners, Vicco made another name for itself by becoming the first municipality in eastern Kentucky, and only the fourth city in the state, to pass a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender anti-discrimination Fairness ordinance.&nbsp; Sylvia Ryerson has this report.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:45:00 +0000 Sylvia Ryerson WMMT 26136 at http://wuky.org In Depth: Vicco - First Eastern Kentucky Town To Pass Fairness Ordinance