The bright summer day went dim, crickets launched into an early rendition of their nightly mating calls, and Lexingtonians lifted their eyes in unison Monday. The total solar eclipse drew watchers across the city in several designated viewing areas.
Kentucky's Democratic attorney general warned the state's highest court on Friday that the accreditation of the state's public colleges and universities would be at risk if they don't take his side against the Republican governor.
It is indeed dark during the day as a total solar eclipse makes its way from Oregon to South Carolina. Eleven states are in the path of total darkness. Follow the astronomical phenomenon's journey across America along with NPR journalists and others experiencing the eclipse.
Lexington’s Urban County Council left no doubt where it stands on the removal of Confederate monuments from the courthouse square Thursday. After hours of impassioned pleas from more than 50 speakers, city leaders voted unanimously to find a new home for the controversial statues.
Kentucky's second-largest city forged ahead Tuesday with plans to remove two Confederate statues as the state's Republican governor warned such actions would set a dangerous precedent of "pretending our history is not our history."
A white nationalist group connected to the violence in Charlottesville, Va. has plans to come to Lexington. The Traditionalist Workers Party opposes Mayor Jim Gray's plan to move the Confederate memorials in Cheapside Park.