Jefferson Davis statue removed from Capitol Rotunda Saturday, Jun 13 2020 

This comes one day after the Kentucky Historic Properties Advisory Commission voted 11-1 in favor of removing it.

        

Doug Hamilton dies at 69 Saturday, Jun 13 2020 

Doug Hamilton gave nearly 50 years of service to the city of Louisville.

        

Retired LMPD Officer trying to bridge the gap between generations Saturday, Jun 13 2020 

Sir Friendly C held a peaceful rally at Jefferson Square Park to discuss policing & urban communities

        

‘I know your story and I’ll never forget it’: Louisville says final farewell to David McAtee at funeral Saturday, Jun 13 2020 

About a hundred people were at McAtee's funeral service honoring a beloved barbecue business owner who loved giving back to his West Louisville community.

        

David McAtee’s Funeral Highlights His Community Spirit Saturday, Jun 13 2020 

Family, friends and supporters gathered to celebrate the life of barbecue chef David McAtee at a funeral service Saturday.

Outside the Canaan Christian Church on Hikes Lane, families embraced while young girls giggled and played with dolls. Most of them came wearing masks, though organizers had a wide array available inside for those without their own.

McAtee’s service drew even those who didn’t know him personally.

“I just saw it on the news, so I wanted to come to show my support,” said Louisville resident Sherrice Bond. “His death could have been prevented.”

McAtee was killed by a National Guard member after midnight on June 1 inside his restaurant, Yaya’s Barbecue. National Guard and Louisville Metro Police had arrived at the nearby intersection, 26th and Broadway, shortly before. They came to break up a large gathering that was in violation of the citywide curfew.

Bond blamed Mayor Fischer and Gov. Andy Beshear for using the National Guard to control the protests in Louisville demanding justice after the killing of Breonna Taylor, who was shot by police during a raid in March.

McAtee’s restaurant was popular when he was alive. Now, in death, it has inspired other Louisvillians, including chef Edward Lee, who spoke directly to McAtee at his funeral.

“Though I can’t say that I knew you well, what I can say is that I knew your spirit. You were a chef. You loved your community. You were a kind soul. You fed people who needed it, again and again and again,” Lee said.

This week, Lee announced he was closing one of his Louisville restaurants to turn it into a community kitchen named for McAtee. The goal is to offer meals, supplies and groceries to families in underserved neighborhoods.

Charles Jewell, who said he owns the building that houses the barbecue shop, described McAtee as “a good man. He was (the) type of man that was sincere about his business and enjoyed doing what he loved doing being a cook and trying to serve the community.”

McAtee was known for giving away his food for free, including to police officers.

His death once again highlighted concerns that police treat certain neighborhoods and people differently than others. Reverend Darryl Watkins spoke about the fight of Black Americans against inequality during his eulogy for McAtee.

“There’s some corruption and bitterness, there’s injustice in our nation. There is poverty, lack of education. How come we can’t have proper education?” he said.

Watkins spoke directly to McAtee’s mother, Odessa Riley, encouraging her to fight for justice, while at the same time committing to fight as well.

McAtee was buried at Green Meadows Cemetery in southwest Louisville.

Protester appears to be shot with projectile during Breonna Taylor rally Saturday, Jun 13 2020 

In a lawsuit, Jonah Albert states he was "peacefully protesting" when he was shot either by a KSP trooper or LMPD officer.

       

Protesters ‘barbecue’ near Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s house Saturday, Jun 13 2020 

In anticipation of a crowd, Louisville Metro Police blocked off roads using dump trucks and tow trucks.

Cincinnati Reds take risks, aim for upside with their Day 2 picks in the MLB Draft Saturday, Jun 13 2020 

Reds scouting director Brad Meador said the club targeted players with "higher ceilings" during Day 2 of the MLB Draft.

       

Community pays tribute to David McAtee during funeral services Saturday, Jun 13 2020 

Several hundred people attended McAtee's funeral, which was streamed online for the public, at Canaan Christian Church on Hikes Lane.

Lawsuit: Protester claims Kentucky State Police or LMPD officer shot him in the head Saturday, Jun 13 2020 

Jonah Albert claims in a federal lawsuit against Kentucky State Police and Louisville Metro Police that an officer shot him during a May 30 protest.

       

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