Major National Convention Coming To Lexington

The city of Lexington has received a big honor. It's been chosen as the site of a big convention in 2011.

Representatives from the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives made the announcement Monday morning.

Lexington was competing with six other cities for the convention including Las Vegas, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Baltimore and Norfolk.

According to planners, a convention of this size is estimated to have an economic impact of more than $3 million for Lexington and the surrounding region. The conference is scheduled for July of 2011.


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  • by eyeonyou Location: P.O.T. on Dec 4, 2007 at 05:31 AM
    Well Steve, I don't see "White" anywhere in "The National Organization of Law Enforcement Executives" and don't tell me they have no black memebers because I really doubt it. On the other hand I am willing to bet that there aren't any White officers in "National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives". It is all PC when it involves any one other than a White person and I and others are getting more than tired of it. Dig?
  • by REALLY Location: KENTUCKY on Dec 4, 2007 at 05:17 AM
    IF WHITE POLICE OFFICERS WOULD HAVE A CONVENTION, THE BLACKS WOULD START YELLING. I DON'T UNDERSTAND, YOU HAVE BLACK AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH, WHITES CAN NOT HAVE WHITE AMERICAN MONTH WITHOUT BEING CALLED RACIST. COME ON PEOPLE, IF YOU WANT TO BE EQUAL THEN ACT EQUAL.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Dec 3, 2007 at 03:19 PM
    Right on, Steve!
  • by Steve Location: Lexington on Dec 3, 2007 at 02:51 PM
    Racist "eyeonyou"? I don't think so. The National Organization of Law Enforcement Executives is the white version, thus the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives for those who have overcome the barriers of being black in America and became LE Execs. I'm glad they chose Lexington, although they could've chosen a less-racist city to have it in. KY is still pretty backwards when it comes to black-white relations, and the N-word is common verbage for lots of white people here. I hope no one blurts it out when these guys/gals are here and embarasses our state anymore than it already does on its own.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Dec 3, 2007 at 10:58 AM
    I hope our fair city and state will acknowledge this by making all of the necessary provisions that hey have for the equestrian games. After all, let's be fair!
  • by eyeonyou Location: P.O.T. on Dec 3, 2007 at 09:52 AM
    Sounds Racist to me. You (edited) well couldn't have a National Organization of White Law Enforcement. Well.....at least not in Lexington! lol This ought to be real interesting to say the least. Get the donut shops staffed and ready!

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