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Watching a great ... c1 3 coming out a well-known political figure in kentucky learned his feet ... class gov.

Bashir fighting another challenge to his cove i 19 orders what he said it would mean if those orders were c1 3 and tonight veronica jean seltzer my colleague tom kenny had the night off ... he had been a force behind the democratic party in kentucky a real known leader they are recognizable for a long time ... today and jerry landrigan learned he will be some time behind bars ... at their top story tonight at five ... as federal judge sentenced landrigan to 21 months in priso safer making illegal campaign contribution landrigan is the father of secretariat ... allison landrigan grimes ... was also fined $150,000 ... acquainted the herald leader newspaper us district judge gregory s anton hope all ... sentenced veteran ... clinical consultant dale and ... to three years ... probation he was fined ... $2000 ... now the writrus cases in our state according to the gov.'s office there are fiv more from the virus and asked hundred 50 kentucky and have no lost their lives to the virus we also have another day where new estate total is now ... 21,083 coronavirus cases the lexington fayette county health department is reporting ... eckstein nine new cases added the ... second highest one-day total for the city the highest ... was 83 ... health department is also reporting another data ... the number of crime cases that keep going up in the state and there is a new challenge now is the gov.'s efforts ... to stop the spread of the virus ... a b c 36 is bobbi mcswine is live in the studio now ... once again in general general and with that in ... trying to block the government, 19 orders can be a bull circuit court judge only block all of the she has ordered for him from issuing or enforcing any new orders ... about the motion on wednesday it identifies with camera restrictions bashir is a including the public math we mandate that went into effect last friday we left it according to a post by cameron emotions make sure the governor follow the laws when issuing orders posting quote is not about the governor's policies is now making sure you follow the law today the governor posted on social media that he learned of motion when no world there is no chance of getting to act as we will lose over $10 million in our economy and many contractors will die ... help everyone understand how scary and reckless ... " ... bashir says he will both the state supreme court ruling against the orders the governor said if the orders were to be ruled out regulated order ... any workers comp frankly ordered the quarantine he said wave co- pays and deductibles ... , sharing and accessing fees ... for private insurance will also be a decision and indicate not yet is expected today and monday 36 news ... i ... agree lexington area blackfeet leaders saying that happens in face ... book out six weeks ago that racial injustice is christy bolinger tells us about their c1 3 maryland gordon is seeking to dismantle systemic racism in fact had a mission not easily done ... the racially quality that they met for the ... first time tuesday thursday i stayed today to decide on highlight and let me ... problems and what they hope to accomplish in the county ... committee is comprised of members from the naacp to universities ... unity advocate ... the subcommittee noted a younge peep ... needed to be included in their discussions because reef in the name ... and diff ... rent each generation without a big family education moving our ... one member described during spring going into different siz of lexington and a half american third grade student given regarding level work on the other side of town a white ... their grade student was more challenged ... c1 3 the conversation continued with members helping to bridge the gap in learning eventually my ... happily looking into the ... distribution of funds between the school for a possible reaso why ... some areas of the county succee over ... others ... know robert e lee will continue to stand at the courthouse in callaway county.

Do ... county fiscal court voted unanimously wednesday to leave the statue of the ... atty.

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At the courthouse ... decision comes despite calls of the last six weeks for the stashes removal including a resolution from the murray city council asking county officials to remove it ... .

A sign in its resolution the county said the statue honors those ... fought for the confederacy and not quote ... for the purpose ... of promoting continued oppression ... funeral arrangements have been set now for stanford mayors started wednesday when the mowers was riding a cut the grass on the grounds ... were on top of him ... first became mayor in 2018 visitation will take place ... first became mayor in 2018 visitation will take pl., sunda from 2 to 7 pm stanford baptist ... church it will be another visitation at the church monday at hand ... that will last until general one ... garbage mcconnell and his democratic challenger amy rath are running almost neck and neck now it comes and reading ... equating the graph campaign she raised more than ... in alien dollars in the eight ... through june area ... the retired marine combat pilot has a raised ... 47 million ... during the race about a year ago ... mcconnell raised more than 12 million in the most recent quarter bringing his total nearly ... 38 million ... for the campaign cycle then it was a police department hosted it groundbreaking today for a station ... the department has been in its current building for 30 ... that in years and shares building with a necklace of ... our department ... nicholasville chief of police todd justice says they currently have an lead working out right not everyone ... in the building so they ... are to getting everyone under c1 3 bonds are funding a $7 million project and city officials say living there ... increase to the the building is expected t c1 3 we are certainly in a run acros the commonwealth in that rut will continue for at least the next ... seven days outside right now are looking at 900 in this is our fourth ... ring sky view of the ku goodie ... in their madison county ... it's under partly to mostly cloudy skies of ... two ... do have some showers to discuss with you here this evening a closer inspection shows we have a cluster of them ... nor south and west of the metro everything here is moving to th east northeast about 20 miles per hour we are looking at some very heavy rainfall if you get one of these liberal ideas ... gusty winds but namely the heav rain all ... that we are expecting even our summer eastern counties or hazard in jackson you have some up there as well will be continued throughout the evenin hours so here's your evening forecast if you're going to be out there do the arm result with the shot umbrellas that everyone's going to see if it i going to be muggy ... and we are going to see some very hot ... temperatures ... for your upcoming weekend with a few more thunderstorms ... those details coming up ... in just a few minutes ... charge a body found in a burned out car in pike county believed in her victim italy is on the arrest connected by case ... more on this crash i sent an c1 3 discovery/sharkweek lh l3:mike tyson to battle 'jaws' for shark week the network says he will square off underwater against a shark, in the name of research.

The special is billed as "tyson versus jaws: rumble on the reef."

A promo shows him lifting weights, breaking a surfboard, knocking down a shark cage, and trying to blow up an inflatable raft.

There's no word on exactly how tyson and the shark will interact or what this face-off with entail.

But the network says no sharks were injured.

The special airs on the first day of shark week: sunday, august 9th.

A woman experiencing car trouble in florida got help from a very says no sharks were injured.

The special airs on the first day of shark week: sunday, august 9th.

A woman experiencing car trouble in florida got help from a very familiar face ... lh l3:shaq helps woman with car trouble nba legend shaquille o' neal stopped to help her after witnessing the vehicle blow a tire shaq stayed to make sure everyone was ok until deputies arrived to assist he gave fist bumps all around before leaving the scene later on, the alachua county sheriff's office gave shaq props for the stop on facebook shaq props for the stop on facebook in an unusual collaboration, nike has teamed up with the grateful dead for a colorful shoe.

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C1 3 triggering scattered showers and thunderstorms. tonight: a few showers and thunderstorms, muggy, lows around 70 friday: partly cloudy with scattered showers & thunderstorms, highs around 90 saturday: partly cloudy, isolated shower or thunderstorm, highs in the lower 90s sunday: partly cloudy with a few showers & thunderstorms, highs in the lower 90s monday: partly cloudy with an isolated thunderstorm or two, highs in the lower to middle 90s tuesday: partly cloudy with a few showers and thunderstorms, highs in the lower to middle 90s wednesday: scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs in the upper 80s thursday: partly cloudy with an isolated thunderstorm or two, highs in the upper 80s ams meteorologist george zabrecky gzabrecky@wtvq.com :adlibon: jason wraps now ..it's time to check out our frankfort toyota live traffic report.

C1 3 :adliboff: on thursday, the n-c-a-a released their newest return to sports guidlines.

We'll break those down.

Also coach cal says the basketball cats are back to practice, but there is a key piece missing.

Abc 36 sports director bryan kennedy has all that an dmore coming up in c1 3 20th.

They're doing conditioning, weight training and they are in the gym with shooting machines and shooting on their own, where they each block out time in the gym and they're on two ends and they, you know, not touching each other and all that."

That's all for now, i'm bryan kennedy, abc 36 sports.

Before we go.... is the stress c1 3 pandemic getting to you?

Do you feel like you need to scream and get it all out?

L3: health news white frustrated?

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In a new advertising campaign... that country is inviting people to let out their frustrations in a big, vast, untouched area.

Here's how it works: you go to the campaign's website and record your scream.

Those screams are then released through speakers set-up in the country.

A big shakeup in the trump campaign... just months before the election.

Details on that.

Plus... he's taken on some pretty fierce opponents... but mike tyson could face his toughest one yet.

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That's our top story at 5:30.

L3: top story white black faith leaders talk racial injustice lexington the faith leaders gathered again today...acknowledg ing some efforts have been made..

Like the mayor forming a committee addressing racial disparities..

And plans for a police accountability review board.

...but leaders say letting former police chaplain donovan stewart retire as he faces accusations of beating a teen at fayette mall...shows a lack of accountability.

The faith leaders say they want a ban on no knock warrants..

And a strict body camera policy.

L3: top story white pastor nathl moore first african baptist church "right now, a short term solution would be the appointment of community representation to lpd's public integrity unit."

L3: top story white black faith leaders talk racial injustice lexington they also want more economic opportunities for racial minorities who own businesses.

And...they're asking the governor and secretary of state to allow mail-in ballots in november... for what they're calling one of the mostelin the nation's history.

Kentucky's former democratic party chief has been sentenced to almost two years behind bars.

L3: abc 36 news white jerry lundergan sentenced to 21 months a federal judge sentenced jerry lundergan to 21 months in prison today for making illegal campaign contributions.

Lundergan... who is the father of former secretary of state alison lundergan grimes... was also fined fined $150,000 according to the herald-leader newspaper... the judge also sentenced veteran political consultant dale emmons to three years probation.

He was fined $50,000.

At least 137 thousand americans have died from covid-19.... and 34 states are seeing a steady climb in hospitalizations.

This as health experts warn more younger people are testing positive.

At least 40 states, plus puerto rico and washington d.c., are battling an increase in confirmed cases.

Reena roy has the latest.

L3: coronavirus outbreak white coronavirus cases increasing in young adults nats "singing" the family of 26- year-old desi-rae mcintosh is reeling over their sudden loss -- the young woman dying of covid-19 this week in fort walton, florida.

Sot: thomas frisch / father "i won't be able to see her smiling face no more.

I won't be able to hug her."

Her father says she had underlying conditions -- and was battling symptoms from the virus for about 2 weeks.

An internal fema memo obtained by abc news shows more young people are becoming infected in the u.s. in june -- 18 to 49 year olds made up nearly 36 percent of hospitalizations -- and 30 percent of those in the icu.

Sot: francis suarez / miami mayor "our largest category of people who are getting sick are our youth.

And my message to our youth is please, we need you to be responsible."

Florida -- emerging as a new hot spot in the u.s. some icus reaching capacity.

The miami convention center being transformed into a field hospital for covid patients.

Meantime texas hit another record of nearly 11 thousand new cases in one day.

With morgues filling up -- refrigerated trucks are now lined up in san antonio.

Sot - dr. ken davis / chief medical officer for christus health south texas: "it's a hard thing to talk about when people's loved ones are dying but in the hospital there's only so much place to put bodies.

We're out of space."

Still experts worry some young people aren't taking the pandemic seriously -- with group gatherings seen across the country-without social distancing or mask wearing.

Sot / jay deshawn / gathering in group "i'm young, i'm reckless, i'm going to do what i want waste my summer sitting inside."

And even as the daily death toll rises in 27 states -- and hospitalizations near an all-time high -- with more than 56 thousand covid patients right now -- president trump and some local officials continue to pressure schools to reopen in the fall- without suggesting a plan on how to do it in a way to keep students, teachers and staff safe.

Sot: dr. besser "if you have widespread transmission in the community like is going on in so many places, there's absolutely no way to safely open schools."

Tag: some schools are opting to start the school year with virtual learning until numbers go down.

However, many parents are on edge as to whether it's actually safe to send their kids back to the classroom.

So it is important to note that hospitalizations in young children remain rare according to health experts.

Reena roy, abc news, new york.

Once again... people flocked to ge tested for the coronavirus for free in lexington.

L3: coronavirus in kentucky white covid-19 drive-thru testing lexington the city set up a mobile neighborhood testing program at shiloh baptist in the east end of downtown.

This is the second week of testing at the site.

The free drive-up or walk-up testing program was set up to help increase testing in areas where there has been a disproportionate number of cases.

During the three days the site was set last week... more than 12-hundred people were tested.

Testing will take place tomorrow from two until 9 and saturday from nine in the morning until three in the afternoon.

A corbin man is under arrest... accused of stealing a security camera... from a church.

Full mug:church camera theft line 2 todd queen jeffrey todd queen.jpg <none> <none> <none> the knox county sheriff's office says jeffrey queen removed the camera from the sojourn baptist church on moore hill.

They say the building was damaged in teh process.

Deputies say they tracked queen down at an abandoned mobile home and arrested him.

Ots image:right mystery shooting gun2.jpg authorities in garrard county are tyring to figure out how a woman got shot.

The woman told them she was working in her yard... when she was hit by something in her leg.

She then realized it was a bullet.

Police searched the area...and say they did hear gunshots but could not determine where it was coming from.

The woman's injuries were not serious.

Police say they want to find out where the shots came from because they are concerned someone else may get hurt.

:adlibon: overview: a weak cold front is sitting across central kentucky triggering scattered showers and thunderstorms. tonight: a few showers and thunderstorms, muggy, lows around 70 friday: partly cloudy with scattered showers & thunderstorms, highs around 90 saturday: partly cloudy, isolated shower or thunderstorm, highs in the lower 90s sunday: partly cloudy with a few showers & thunderstorms, highs in the lower 90s monday: partly cloudy with an isolated thunderstorm or two, highs in the lower to middle 90s tuesday: partly cloudy with a few showers and thunderstorms, highs in the lower to middle 90s wednesday: scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs in the upper 80s thursday: partly cloudy with an isolated thunderstorm or two, highs in the upper 80s ams meteorologist george zabrecky gzabrecky@wtvq.com jason wraps :adliboff: to our nation view... and to the big campaign c1 3 shake-up.

President trump demoting his campaign manager and replacing him with a former aide from his 2016 campaign.

Alex presha has the details from washington.

L3: nation view white campaign shakeup despite boasting that his campaign is doing much better than the media reports, today, president trump shaking up his campaign just a month before his convention.

With just over 100 days until election day, he's demoting long-time campaign manager brad parscale.

Parscale will return to running the digital operation and bill stepien is taking the top job.

Stepien - someone the president is very comfortable with.

He was the white house political director and involved with the 2016 campaign.

The shakeup comes amid lagging poll numbers.

Something the president was asked about tuesday.

Do you see yourself as the underdog in this race?

Do you see yourself losing in the fall?

Trump: no i don't.

I think we have really good poll numbers.

But several recent polls tell a different story.

Many have him down double digits both nationally and in key s states to former vice president joe biden.

This quinnipiac poll has him down 15 points.

Sot: i think that the enthusiasm now is greater and may be far greater than it was in 2016.

I think a lot of people don't want to talk about it.

Crowd size at events has long been an important barometer for the president-though that doesn't necessarily correlate with winning elections.

At his june rally in tulsa, oklahoma - parscale promising an overflow crowd, but delivering an arena only on-third full - something that reportedly infuriated president trump.

The president also facing criticism from state leaders in his own party over his coronavirus response: maryland's republican gov.

Larry hogan writing "instead of listening to his own public health experts, the president was talking and tweeting like a man more concerned about boosting the stock marketection plans."

The biden campaign jumping on today's news saying "almost 140,000 americans have lost their lives and millions more have lost their jobs because of donald trump's failed leadership?

The trump campaign's game of musical chairs won't fix this."

Reporter stand-up close: senior level campaign sources tell abc they were shocked and did not know the change was coming.

Some close to the president don't expect the campaign shake-up to have much impact because the president doesn't often follow the campaign's messaging.

Alex presha, abc news, washington.

Time/initial: 10:20a/et twitter.... dealing with a massive breach... that hacked the accounts of billionaires... celebrities and politicians.

Next... the fallout from the hack... and why some members of congress say it should be treated like a national threat.

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First-time fi ... the labor department says the numbers continue to decline.... but still remain high.

The department says one-point-three million americans filed first-time jobless claims last week.

That is nearly four months after the coronavirus pandemic started wreaking havoc on the economy continued claims were at more than 17-point-three million as of last week.

That's down 422,000 from the previous week.

L3: consumer news white retail sales rise for 2nd straight month the u-s government reports retail sales rose for the second month in a row... as shoppers slowly back into stores amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Retail sales rose seven-point-five percent in june from the prior month.

But analysts have cautioned the recovery may be short-lived if people become less willing to spend money on discretionary items... like clothing.

Twitter is blaming a quote; "coordinated, social engineering attack" for the hijack of multiple high-profile accounts.

Barack obama, kim and kayne west, warren buffett, jeff bezos and mike bloomberg were among those involved in the hack promoting a crypto-currency scam.

Here's zohreen shah with more on how the social media giant believes it happened.

L3: consumer news white twitter scam: politicians,lebrid it was a coordinated attack on some of the most influential tweeters -- yet the biggest victims: arguably, ordinary americans and their wallets.

Hackers took control of the twitter accounts of barack obama, joe biden, elon musk, bill gates, kanye west and kim kardashian -- just to name a few.

Those users -- with hundreds of millions of followers.

Each compromised account posting the same message -- falsely telling followers bit coin contributions to a link would be doubled.

Bit coin is a virtual currency, not recognized by the us government --it can be very hard to trace.

The tweets were pulled from the site, and twitter briefly cut off all verified accounts - users with those blue checkmarks - from being able to tweet twitter says the issue was resolved.

Company officials believe the hackers got access to the accounts after targeting employees with internal access.

The company is launching an investigation -- but the fbi is also getting involved.

Experts don't believe the attack was from another government, but they warn an attack like this could still have had massive consequences: sot: chief research officer, f-secure, mikko hypponen:"they could have used this access to announce a merger and acquisition in the name of bill gates or elon musk, which would have immediately affected stock prices.

Or i don't know, they could have waited for november until presidential elections in the united states.

And then on election day tweet something awful from one of the presidential candidates in usa."

Tag: just an example of how influential a fake tweet can be -- seven years ago, syrian hackers tweeted a false claim that president obama was injured -- that alone sent the entire stock market plummeting.

We knew it was coming.... and it has arrived.... the rain.

How much more can we expect to see?

Meteorologist george zabrecky tells us when we come back.

And later.... johnny depp... in court and fighting accusations he abused his ex-wife.

Find out why his ex-girlfriend winona ryder will not be taking the stand in his defense.

Weather reopen :adlibon: c1 3 front is sitting across central kentucky triggering scattered showers and thunderstorms. tonight: a few showers and thunderstorms, muggy, lows around 70 friday: partly cloudy with scattered showers & thunderstorms, highs around 90 saturday: partly cloudy, isolated shower or thunderstorm, highs in the lower 90s sunday: partly cloudy with a few showers & thunderstorms, highs in the lower 90s monday: partly cloudy with an isolated thunderstorm or two, highs in the lower to middle 90s tuesday: partly c1 3 cloudy with a few showers and thunderstorms, highs in the lower to middle 90s wednesday: scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs in the upper 80s thursday: partly cloudy with an isolated thunderstorm or two, highs in the upper 80s ams meteorologist george zabrecky gzabrecky@wtvq.com jason wraps :adliboff: former first lady michelle obama... set to launch a new podcast.

We'll tell you who's c1 3 joining her.

And... mike tyson... getting ready to take on a new opponent but it won't be in the ring... it will be underwater!

You'll want to hear about this outrageous match- up.

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C1 3 taken the stand in the actor's libel trial.

L3: entertainment news white depp's security chief says heard abused actor depp is suing british tabloid the sun for an article that alleged the actor assaulted his then- wifery denies abusing heard.

Today on the stand... depp's security chief told the court that it was actually heard who was physically abusive to depp and described their marriage as volatile.

Depp's former partners vanessa paradis and winona ryder had been due to testify on depp's behalf... but says he no longer needs to call them as witnesses because the sun does nothe never hit them.

L3: entertainment news white michelle obama to launch podcast on spotify former first lady michelle obama is launching a podcast on spotify.

It's aptly titled "the michelle obama podcast."

The series will focus on relationships and share the former first lady's most candid and personal conversations with listeners.

Guests include late-night host conan o'brien and michelle obama's mother and brother.

It is scheduled to debut on july 29th.

L3: entertainment news white mike tyson to battle 'jaws' for "shark week" former heavyweight boxing champ mike tyson will kick off discovery channel's shark week by taking on... a shark.

The network says he will square off underwater against a shark, in the name of research... in a special billed as "tyson versus jaws: rumble on the reef."

This is a promo showing tyson training for the match.

There's no word on how tyson and the shark will interact... but the discovery channel says no sharks were injured the special airs on sunday, august 9th.

L3: entertainment news white jon hamm to star in "fletch" reboot "fletch" lives!

Miramax is rebooting the 19-80's film franchise that starred chevy chase.

This time, jon hamm is set to star as investigative reporter "i-m fletcher."

The movie will be based on the second book in gregory mcdonald's "fletch" series, "confess fletch."

It involves multiple murders and a stolen art collection.

No word on when filming will start.

Next...our top stories.... including a decision that will keep a confederate statue in place in one kentucky county.

Insert second tease here stay with us.

C1 3 l3: ahead @ 6 white sentencing day a well-known kentucky democrat is going to jail.

L3: ahead @ 6 white challenge to orders and...the governor says another challenge to his coronavirus orders...could keep kids out of school this year...and lose the economy billions of dollars.

L3: ahead @ 6 white still waiting for solutions "african-american faith leaders in lexington want the city to know their fight for racial justice isn't close to being done."

L3 veronica: white welcome in.

I'm veronica jean seltzer.

Tom kenny is off tonight.

He's been a force behind the democratic party in kentucky for a long time.

Today... jerry lundergan learned he will be spending time behinds bars.

That's our top story at six.

L3: top story white jerry lundergan sentenced to 21 months a federal judge sentenced lundergan to 21 months in prison today for making illegal campaign contributions.

Lundergan... who is the father of former secretary of state alison lundergan grimes... was also fined fined $150,000.

Lundergan was found guilty last year of funneling $200,000 in illegal corporate contributions to his daughter's failed 20-14 u.s. senate campaign against mitch mcconnell.

Now to the rising coronavirus cases in our state.

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We also have another day where new cases are over the 400-mark.

The state total is now at 21,083 coronavirus cases.

Fs txt bullets:no lexington coronavirus cases source: lexingt-fayette county health department new cases: ... the lexington- fayette county health department is reporting 69 new cases.... that is the second highest one-day total for the city.

The highest was 83.

The health department is also reporting another death from the virus.

Even as the number of coronavirus cases... and deaths... keep going up in the state... there is a new challenge to the governor's efforts to stop the spread of the virus.

Abc 36's bobbi mcswain is live in the studio with details once again... it's kentucky's attorney general daniel cameron who is stepping in and trying to block the go9 orders.

L3: coronavirus outbreak white cameron challenges beshear's covid mandates if cameron wins, all restric ... cameron has asked a boone circuit court judge to not only block all of beshear's orders... but prohibit him from issuing or enforcing any new orders.

He filed the motion on wednesday.

If the judge sides with cameron... all restrictions beshear has put into place... including the public mask- wearing mandate that went into effect last friday.... could be lifted accor ding to a post by cameron, he filed the motion to make sure the governor follows the law when issuing the orders.... posting quote: fs txt quote:attorney general on motion to block covid-19 orders ..

"this is not about the governor's poli ... "this is not about the governor's policies, it's about making sure he follows the law."

Beshear says he will go to the state supreme court to fight any ruling against the orders.

L3: coronavirus outbreak white governor andy beshear (d) kentucky "i'm going to keep fighting no matter what rulings come out because at the end of the day, i feel the weight of life and death.

I don't care what any score is on any decisions, what i care is about how many people we've saved by doing the right thing."

The governor says if the orders were to be ruled out...it would also take away his order expanding workers comp for employees ordered to quarantine.

He says waived co- pays, deductibles, cost sharing and diagnostic testing fees for private insurance would also be at risk.

A decision in the case hasn't come out yet...but is expected today.

I'm bobbi mcswine, abc 36 news ##### a group of lexington-area black faith leaders say not enough has happened since they spoke out six weeks ago about racial injustice.

Abc 36's christy bollinger tells us about their additional demands..

And suggested solutions.

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Clark williams shiloh baptist church l3: abc 36 news white black faith leaders talk racial injustice lexington christy"african-american faith leaders say the fight for racial justice is long from being over.

They say they're not going anywhere."

"we've been fighting this battle for a long time."

It's been over a month since these very leaders..

Marched through downtown lexington..

Pleading for equality.

Rev polk"we recognize this is not a sprint, it's a marathon."

They appreciate some efforts have been made..

Like the mayor forming a committee addressing racial disparities..

And plans for a police accountability review board to include citizens.

"a citizen's review board will be a significant step toward addressing the current, eroding mistrust that exists between black citizens and law enfourcement."

But leaders say the retirement of former police chaplain donovan stewart further hurts the department's accountability.

It's an example of how more change is needed.

They want a long overdue sit-down with chief lawrence weathers... permanent ban of no knock warrants..

And a strict body camera policy.

"this isn't solely a black issue this is a justice issue."

Reverend l clark williams was pretty direct when asked about tuesday's march on attorney general daniel cameron's home in louisville.

"certainly we would like for the attorney general to always be mindful that protesting is the language of people who haven't been heard."

They also want more economic opportunities for racial minority owned businesses.

Additionally, they're asking the governor and secretary of state to allow mail-in ballots in november... something the secretary has criticized as being too costly.

"there is no cost that's too great when democracy is at stake."

They want everyone to vote this fall..

In what they call one of the most important elections in the nation's history.

"the best way to bring about change is to elect people that already agree with us."

Christy bollinger, abc 36 news.

Mayor linda gorton is seeking to dismantle systemic racism in fayette county.

A mission not easily done the racial equality subcommittee met for the first time thursday to decide on highlights on what they see as problems and what they hope to accomplish in fayette county.

L3: abc 36 news white racial justice and equality in fayette county fayette county the subcommittee is comprised of members from the naacp to universities and community advocates.

The subcommittee noted that younger people needed to be included in their discussions because racism means something different to each generation.

The other big theme was education moving forward.

One member described during spring going to two different sides of lexington and seeing an ican 3rd grade student given kindergarten level work while on the other side of town a white 3rd grade student was more challenged.

Both in thecone gaps in learning eventually by possibly looking in the disbution of funds between the school for a possible reason why some areas of the county suceed over others.

General robert e.

Lee will continue to stand at the courthouse in calloway county.

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Lee calloway.jpg according to the paducah sun.... the calloway county fiscal court voted unanimously wednesday to leave the statue of the confederate general at the courthouse.

The decision come despite calls over the last six weeks for the statue's removal, including a resolution from the murray city council asking county officials to remove it.

According to the paducah sun... in its resolution.... the county says the statue honors those who fought for the confederacy and not quote: for the purpose of promoting continued oppression."

Funeral arrangements are set for stanford mayor scottie ernst.

Full mug:funeral services for stanford mayor scottie ernst scottie ernst-stanford mayor.png <none> <none> <none> ernst died wednesday when the mower he was riding to cut the grass on city grounds tipped over onto him.

Ernst became mayor in 2018.

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At stanford baptist church.

There will be another visitation at the church on monday at 10 a-m.

That will last until the funeral at 1 p.m.

Senator mitch mcconnell and his democratic challenger amy mcgrath are running almost neck-and-neck when it comes to fundraising.

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Since start o ... according to mcgrath's campaign... she raised more than 17 million dollars in the april-through- june period.

The retired marine combat pilot has raised $47 million since entering the race about a year ago.

Mcconnell raised more than $12 million in the most recent quarter, bringing his total to nearly $38 million for the campaign cycle.

A former pikeville landlord will be spending more than a decade behind bars for sex trafficking minors.

Full mug:sentenced for sex trafficking minors ernest ray ernest ray.jpg <none> <none> <none> ernest ray pleaded guilty to the charges last year.

Ray admitted he gave drugs, alcohol and cigarettes to five minors if they performed sex acts while he watched.

He has been sentenced to 13 years.

L3: abc 36 news white suv hits building georgetown a close call this morning in georgetown... after a vehicle plowed into a store.

There were no injuries but the building did need to be inspected to see if there was any structural damage.

Georgetown police did not say what may have caused the driver to hit the building.

A suspect wanted in connection to a missing person's case is back in pike county after being arrested in lexington.

Full mug:arrest in missing persons case pike county krystle williams krystle williams.jpg <none> <none> <none> krystle williams was booked into the pike county detention center this morning.

She was arrested in lexington on july 13th on charges involving the disappearance of wesley hook full mug:murder victim pike county wesley hook wesley hook.jpg <none> <none> <none> police say hook was murdered last month.

Remains found in a burned car on monday are believed to be his.... but police say they are awaiting confirmation from the medical examiner's office.

Williams... along with another man... have been charged with arson in the case.

The nicholasville police department hosted their groundbreaking event today for their new police station.

L3: abc 36 news white nicholasville groundbreaking for new police station the department has been in their current building for 37 yearsand shares it with the nicholasville fire department.

Nicholasville chief of police todd justice says they currently have employees working off site because not everyone fits in the building so they look forward to getting everyone under one roof.

L3: abc 36 news white chief todd justice nicholasville police department "we don't have a training facility.

We have to go to many other places to get training for our officers that we could do in our own building and so this will give us an opportunity to have space to get our officers trained in house and save some additional costs from sending officers to other places."

L3: abc 36 news white nicholasville groundbreaking for new police station bonds are funding the seven million dollar project... and city officials say there will no tax increase to residents.

The building is expected to be finished in about 14 months.

:adlibon: overview: a weak cold front is sitting across central kentucky triggering scattered c1 3 showers and thunderstorms. tonight: a few showers and thunderstorms, muggy, lows around 70 friday: partly cloudy with scattered showers & thunderstorms, highs around 90 saturday: partly cloudy, isolated shower or thunderstorm, highs in the lower 90s sunday: partly cloudy with a few showers & thunderstorms, highs in the lower 90s monday: partly cloudy with an isolated thunderstorm or two, highs in the lower to middle 90s tuesday: partly cloudy with a few showers and thunderstorms, highs in the lower to middle 90s wednesday: scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs in the upper 80s thursday: partly cloudy with an isolated thunderstorm or two, highs in the upper 80s ams meteorologist george zabrecky gzabrecky@wtvq.com jason wraps :adliboff: up next... we're live with lee and hayley.

Also ahead...the heat is letting up.... but now the rain is moving in.

Meteorologist george zabrecky tells us how long the rain is sticking around.

And later.... why iceland will soon be filled with the the sounds of screams from around the world.

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C1 3 weather reopen :adlibon: overview: a weak cold front is sitting across central kentucky triggering scattered showers and thunderstorms. tonight: a few showers and thunderstorms, muggy, lows around 70 friday: partly cloudy with scattered showers & thunderstorms, highs around 90 saturday: partly cloudy, isolated shower or thunderstorm, highs in the lower 90s sunday: partly cloudy with a few showers & thunderstorms, highs in the lower 90s monday: partly cloudy with an isolated thunderstorm or two, highs in the lower to middle 90s tuesday: partly cloudy with a few showers and thunderstorms, highs in the lower to middle 90s wednesday: scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs in the upper 80s thursday: partly cloudy with an isolated thunderstorm or two, highs in the upper 80s ams meteorologist george zabrecky gzabrecky@wtvq.comson s :adliboff: :adliboff: on thursday, the n- c-a-a released their newest return to sports guidlines.

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Also coach cal says the basketball cats are back to practice, but there is a key piece missing.

Abc 36 sports director bryan kennedy has all that and more c1 3 20th.

They're doing conditioning, weight training and they are in the gym with shooting machines and shooting on their own, where they each block out time in the gym and they're on two ends and they, you know, not touching each other and all that."

That's all for now, i'm bryan kennedy, abc 36 sports.

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Iceland wants to c1 3 tting you scream welll iceland has got you covered.

In a new advertising campaign... that country is inviting people to let out their frustrations in a big, vast, untouched area.

Here's how it works: you go to the campaign's website and record your scream.

Those screams are then released through speakers set-up in the country.

That's all the time we have world news tonight with david muir is next.

Have a good >>> tonight the breaking news as we come on the air, florida and texas marking their deadliest days yet in the coronavirus.

Hospitals at or near capacity.

The tearful nurse who held her patient's hand until the end and 72 nfl players testing positive for covid.

Deaths climbing in 27 states.

In florida that grim new record, 156 lives lost in 24 hours.

More than 50 hospitals there without any icu beds available.

Record deaths in texas too tonight where refrigerated trucks have now been brought in.

In houston tonight the army setting up a new covid ward.

The mother of triplets who thought she beat covid, her husband says her kidneys and liver never recovered.

He says she died after failing to receive a transplant saying there were no open beds.

Tonight the debate over wearing masks in the u.s. after the head of the cdc said if we all wore masks, we could have this under control in weeks.

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