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Week ahead: Home and Garden Show, RunTheBluegrass and more

Central Kentucky events in the week ahead include Kentucky legislatures’ return for the end of the general session, “The Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman speaking at EKU, the Central Kentucky Home and Garden Show at the Lexington Center, April Fools Day, RunTheBluegrass and Major League Baseball beginning.

Fayette County

Lexington beautillion celebrates excellence for young black men

On Saturday night Lexington Center was the scene for a beautillion, a rite-of-passage celebration in which 39 young black men or “beaus” were introduced to the community. The event was the fourth organized by Black Males Working or BMW, a privately funded program that promotes excellence in African-American youths. Beautillions are more common in the South, but more are popping up across the country to counter negative images of black youths trapped in unemployment, violence and unintended fatherhood.

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Crowd chants 'we want the couch' after Kentucky loses to UNC

A crowd in the State Street area protested Kentucky's Elite Eight loss by throwing bottles and trash into the road. Police reported there were no arrests, no significant fires and just two people were taken to the hospital.
Pablo Alcala palcala@herald-leader.com
Crowd chants 'we want the couch' after Kentucky loses to UNC 0:58

Crowd chants 'we want the couch' after Kentucky loses to UNC

Lexington police respond to small street fire in State Street area 0:15

Lexington police respond to small street fire in State Street area

BMW Academy presents 39 in 'boys-to-men celebration' 1:21

BMW Academy presents 39 in 'boys-to-men celebration'

Celebrate the Wildcats' win with the jumping, cheering State Street crowd 0:51

Celebrate the Wildcats' win with the jumping, cheering State Street crowd