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Maysville marchers honor King

About 100 people marched in the rain in Maysville on Sunday during the city's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.

"It's a big day of unity. It brings the community together from all walks of life," said Terry R. Cunningham, president of the Maysville-Mason County Chapter of the NAACP. The chapter sponsors the parade.

Cunningham said Sunday's march, the sixth held in Maysville, had heavy participation from area youth who want to follow King's example in promoting racial equality.

"It teaches them about character and integrity, and taking charge," Cunningham said.

Central Kentucky celebrates with a parade Monday in Lexington that begins at Rupp Arena at 10 a.m.

Holiday closings

Here's a roundup of closings in Lexington on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Courts: District, circuit and appeals courts closed.

Government: Local and state offices closed.

Lexington-Fayette Health Department: Closed.

Library: Closed.

LexTran: Normal service.

Post office: No delivery.

Garbage service:

■ Urban County Government: No pickup; makeup day is Wednesday.

■ Rumpke Sanitation: Normal service.

■ M&M Sanitation. Normal service.

Kentucky Blood Center: All locations open.

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