OLB Xavier Peters transferring after just one season with Kentucky football Saturday, Jun 20 2020 

After a tumultuous season in Lexington, former Florida State linebacker Xavier Peters is transferring from Kentucky.


NBA draft rule change could deal blow to Oliver Sarr’s waiver case for Kentucky basketball Saturday, Jun 20 2020 

A change to the NBA draft process could affect Wake Forest transfer Olivier Sarr's chances for a waiver to play at Kentucky next season.


El Nopal on Westport Road closed after 3 employees test positive for COVID-19 Saturday, Jun 20 2020 

Louisville health officials warn that any customers who visited the restaurant between June 5 and June 14 may have been exposed to the coronavirus and should consider getting tested.

New York-bred Tiz the Law wins barren Belmont Stakes Saturday, Jun 20 2020 

Tiz the Law, ridden by Manny Franco, crossed the finish line first in 1:46.53 in the 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, New York, on Saturday.


In honor of Breonna Taylor, community activists seek to rename part of Jefferson Square Park Saturday, Jun 20 2020 

A large caravan of motorcycle riders from across the country rode into Louisville on Saturday to show support for Breonna Taylor's family.

US Senate candidate Charles Booker campaigns in Louisville ahead of primary Saturday, Jun 20 2020 

State Rep. Charles Booker has spent the past week campaigning and rallying across Louisville ahead of Tuesday's primary election.


In Jeffersonville, Protesters Say ‘What About Malcolm Williams?’ Saturday, Jun 20 2020 

Names like Breonna Taylor and George Floyd have become commonplace across the country over the past few weeks. In the wake of the killings of Taylor, Floyd and other Black people at the hands of police, protesters have taken to the streets in every state, including in the Louisville area.

But one name that may not be as recognizable is Malcolm Williams. On April 29, Williams was shot and killed by an Indiana State Police (ISP) trooper during a traffic stop in Jeffersonville, Ind.

Williams was the passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for having no tail lights. That stop would ultimately end in his death. A release from ISP alleged that Williams gave a false name, and later fired a handgun at the trooper, who returned fire.

Family and friends of Williams aren’t satisfied with that account, nor are they satisfied with the investigation that has been ongoing since that night. On Saturday, scores of protesters marched from the Brighter Day Church of God in Christ to the site where Williams was killed to call for more transparency from investigators.

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Andray Pirtle leads a march from Brighter Day Church to the site where Malcolm Williams was shot and killed by Indiana State Police during Saturday’s protest.

“Here we are in June, about to go into July, and nothing has come out from that case,” said Andray Pirtle, a church leader who guided the group for most of the day. “So we’re seeking justice for Malcolm Williams and his family. Everybody deserves equal justice, and we really feel like he’s been pushed behind, up under the rug.”

Protesters are seeking body or dash cam footage of the incident involving Williams, but ISP troopers do not wear body cams. ISP detectives from the Versailles district were assigned to investigate the case. The trooper who killed Williams has since returned to duty.

To Charles Craft, a youth pastor at Brighter Day, which sits less than a mile from where Williams was shot, the long line of incidents resulting in the death of people of color makes him wonder if America’s policing system and racial inequity can change.

He pointed to a recent viral video that showed a young Black boy suddenly taking a break from shooting basketball to hide behind his parents’ truck when a police officer drove by his house. Once the police officer had passed, the boy nonchalantly resumed his shootaround.

“That hurt me,” said Craft, who is Black. “I should feel like I can go into a building just like my white counterpart can go into a building. Sometimes, it’s not the weapons that we carry on our side. But it’s the weapon of our skin tone that causes us to be put into unequal situations.”

Tyler Williams, was a prominent voice at previous protests in Southern Indiana in the aftermath of his brother’s killing. But his voice was noticeably absent on Saturday.

On June 11, Tyler Williams was killed in an accidental shooting in New Albany, Ind. The men’s mother, Tara Williams, fought back tears as she stood before the group and delivered a speech at the spot where Malcolm was shot. With the passing of Tyler, she has now lost three sons to shootings.

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Tara Williams, whose son, Malcolm Williams, was killed by Indiana State Police on April 29, speaks to protesters at a march calling for more transparency from investigators.

“I don’t know how to be a mother that lost all three of her kids,” she said. “I really don’t. I pray to God every single day that he gives me strength. I don’t even need answers. I just need strength.”

A fund is being set up by Community Action of Southern Indiana to support the family. Executive director Phil Ellis said that in addition to physical checks, the organization will also accept donations via GoFundMe, which will be accessible from its website.

Ellis said he hopes to meet with Tara Williams to discuss how that money will be used, and noted it could help fund legal support.

Caught on video: Porch pirate steals veteran’s medication Saturday, Jun 20 2020 

The U.S. Navy veteran said the box contained insulin and his heart medication. He's hoping the public can help identify the thief.


Indiana gets $545K for steel barge shuttle along Ohio River Saturday, Jun 20 2020 

The U.S. Department of Transportation grant will support the $778,000 project in Jeffersonville.


Louisville’s Black leaders say it’s time for the city to invest in their communities Saturday, Jun 20 2020 

Louisville's Black community leaders have worked to reduce racial disparities for years. What they need now is funding, they say.


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