March For Change In Harrodsburg

On Monday, the nation celebrated the legacy of Martin Luther King, Junior and prepared for the upcoming historic inauguration day.

People all over the nation and Kentucky are getting into the spirit with marches like one in Harrodsburg to honor Dr. King's dream.

A message of change was on the minds of marchers there.

“We picked this theme 'Taking Action In a Time of Change' to reflect that the community has to take action in this time of change,” said Tiffany Yeast, one of several dozen marchers.

Different ages and different races marched from the old Harrodsburg High School to the courthouse, but many had a common goal they wanted to stress.

“So we can make a difference, to change laws,” said Tyanna Smith and Aeryanna Dunn, two young marchers.

“We've overcome a lot of adversities, and change is coming, we can change together as a community, and make our community better,” said Sindicat Dunn.

People said it is sweet irony that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday observance is the day before the first African-American president is sworn in.

Barack Obama's inauguration has special meaning to many, including Alvis Johnson, who made his own bit of history by becoming one of the first African-American football coaches in a mostly white school.

“So it's a very historic time. A time that many Americans are proud of. We're looking forward to what the new president will bring to the table,” said Johnson.

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