Organizers of youth violence prevention conference ‘will not be silenced’ after ‘vulgar’, ‘racist’ disruption Saturday, May 23 2020 

The organizers tweeted a message of thanks and reassurance to supporters letting them know their work will continue despite what happened.


Veteran-owned restaurant honors fallen soldiers while reopening on Memorial Day weekend Saturday, May 23 2020 

It's important not to forget why we have this holiday in the first place.


Woods, Manning taking on Mickelson, Brady in TV charity match Saturday, May 23 2020 

It's Tiger vs. Lefty in the game for coronavirus efforts featuring NFL quarterbacks on the second straight Sunday of live golf.


Louisville Catholic churches welcome back parishioners for in-person masses, with a few changes Saturday, May 23 2020 

For many in attendance, Saturday's service marked the end of the longest period they've ever been away from church.

Pandemic changes routine, boosts community support for local first responders during National EMS Week Saturday, May 23 2020 

These first responders with Fern Creek/Fire EMS said they're feeling the appreciation from their community during a time when they need it most.

Gallatin County seniors take a ‘victory lap’ around Kentucky Speedway Saturday, May 23 2020 

The speedway allowed the seniors to cross the finish line of their hometown racetrack.

Appeals court ruling expresses support for arguments of protesters who sued Beshear Saturday, May 23 2020 

The U.S. 6th Circuit of Appeals partially ruled in favor of protesters suing Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear over coronavirus mass gathering restrictions.


VIDEO | ‘Growth and opportunity,’ Louisville church hopes to feed community as garden takes root Saturday, May 23 2020 

WDRB Photojournalist Stuart Hammer provides the sights and sounds of a busy Saturday tending to the California neighborhood community garden.

‘Prison Wives’ Rally At Kentucky Capitol, Urging Release Of Inmates From Green River Saturday, May 23 2020 

A group of women with ties to Kentucky’s Green River Correctional Complex is urging Gov. Andy Beshear to release more inmates amid the pandemic. A dozen women calling themselves “Prison Wives of Green River Correctional Complex” gathered outside the governor’s mansion and the Kentucky Capitol on Saturday afternoon, carrying homemade signs and wearing T-shirts with pictures of their loved ones who are behind bars.

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As of May 22, 357 inmates and 50 staff members have tested positive for the coronavirus at Green River, a state prison in Muhlenberg County. Three men have died, although the state says the exact cause of death for one of those men is still pending.

Beshear first addressed the situation on April 16.

“I know the folks inside that institution are scared,” Beshear said. “This is a scary, scary virus. We’re going to do everything we can. And that’s masks, that’s sanitizer, that’s making sure we have different parts of the facility for those that are symptomatic or that we know have the virus.”

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Phoenix Shepherd

Beshear and executive cabinet Secretary J. Michael Brown have laid out a plan for dealing with the outbreak at Green River that includes providing masks and hand sanitizer to inmates as well as separating those who have tested positive from the general population until they can be retested.

Phoenix Shepherd’s husband is at Green River. She did not want him named for fear of retaliation from the prison staff, but she says the conditions he described don’t match what the governor has said during his daily briefings.

“He’s telling me that he was tested again but some of the men in there have not been retested, like the governor and J Michael Brown have said,” Shepherd said. “They also haven’t replaced the masks and they still don’t have hand sanitizers or bleach. They are still letting them out every two to three days so these men still aren’t taking showers like they should be.”

Beshear previously defended his administration’s response to the outbreak at Green River. “I took the extra step of asking everybody to be tested,” Beshear said on May 5. “And I will tell you most other governors out there aren’t doing that at prisons.”

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The women behind the Prison Wives of the Green River Correctional Complex address a Reopen Kentucky rally from the steps of the state capitol.

After a few minutes in front of the governor’s mansion, the women walked to the steps of the Capitol, where Shepherd addressed a “Reopen Kentucky” rally that was taking place at the same time.

Shepherd laid out the group’s demands: that the governor release juvenile and first time offenders, as well as inmates who are medically vulnerable or over 55.

If they can’t send them home, Shepherd said, the governor should do more to protect the health of those locked up inside Green River.

“No inmate deserves to die at that prison because of the lack of care that the governor has for these men,” Shepherd told the crowd. “They are in prison right now because they committed a crime, however Green River is not their final destination. They are coming home.”

Maxfield rallies to win Matt Winn in 3-year-old debut, remains undefeated Saturday, May 23 2020 

Son of 2007 Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense, Maxfield improves to 3 for 3 and earns 50 qualifying points toward the Run for the Roses


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