Johnny Cummings

Local/Regional News
10:07 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Fairness Ordinance Puts Vicco, Ky. On The National Map

Vicco Mayor Johnny Cummings

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.

Out-of-towners occasionally venture far off the interstate to visit the struggling coal town of about 330 residents. They pose for pictures in front of city hall or shake hands with Mayor Johnny Cummings.

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Local/Regional News
6:56 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Vicco Mayor Wins Honor From Human Rights Commission

Vicco Mayor Johnny Cummings
Credit www.courierjournal.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A small-town mayor in southeastern Kentucky has won special recognition from the state's Commission on Human Rights.

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.

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