Racial Slurs Found On Laurel Woman's Street, Vehicles

Two years ago, the road that the Bacon family lives on was given a new name, the result of a new 911 addressing system.

“Changed the name to Bacon lane. They (vandals) didn't like it. So they spray painted it,” says Gigi Bacon.

A racial slur, painted on Bacon Lane then was the subject of a police investigation.

Some of the language isn't visible now, but just last week, the slur turned up again.

“They started writing it on our vehicles. Coming up in our yard and writing it on our vehicles. And that's not cool,” says Bacon.

She says the language was written with a permanent marker. She says not only does she have to deal with the offensive nature of looking at it every day, but also now the expense of removing it.

Whoever is doing it is also trespassing, but Gigi doesn't understand why there's so much anger here.

“They just hate. Some people. A lot of people, no problem. Most of my friends are white people,” she said.

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  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jul 5, 2008 at 10:23 AM
    Elizabeth, please hop on that bus with the zany Anonymous and get to Frisco or the promised land of Chicago (Obama really had an impact there) forthwith. You also sound like you have a lot of white guilt to purge. Code Pink and out.........way out!
  • by Al Sharpton Location: NYC on Jul 5, 2008 at 10:19 AM
    Right on sister. The man is makin-bakin wit you. We's know how to handle dose hillbillies in da Big apple.
  • by Elizabeth on Jul 5, 2008 at 07:33 AM
    First of all I think its awful that we automatically assume she did it herself. There are alot of ignorant people that hate just because someone is different. And as for Obama, I'm not voting for him, not because he's black because I have black friends. But it's because he does not believe in heaven or hell. Hardly someone who will make the lion sleep with the lamb if you ask me. We all need to reevaluate where our world is headed.
  • by Kay Location: the hills on Jul 4, 2008 at 03:16 PM
    Well, thank you Ms. Anonymous for being just as "ignorant, backwards, and such hicks" as the the entire group of people you just slurred who live "in the hills".
  • by KentuckyGuy Location: Bluegrass on Jul 4, 2008 at 07:18 AM
    Anonymous of Kentucky, have you tried psychiatric help? Seems you are crying out for help.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jul 4, 2008 at 07:16 AM
    Before we jump to conclusions remember the black female professor who hung a noose on her classroom door and tried to blame it on some "whitey". And the black woman that spray painted her own vehicle with slurs and tried to blame that on some "whitey". Things are not always as they appear. Thank goodness we have Obama who will bridge this gap and bring the lion to lie down with the lamb.
  • by Steve Location: KY. on Jul 4, 2008 at 04:48 AM
    To Anonymous. Go on and move to Frisco and get the hell out of KY. Don't need you sicko's!
  • by Chuck Location: Bluegrass on Jul 3, 2008 at 09:37 PM
    Stay strong, Sister Bacon. May God bless you and may those that are doing this hatred find themselves sitting on a new road named, Justice, soon!
  • by Anonymous Location: Kentucky on Jul 3, 2008 at 07:44 PM
    I highly suggest you move to Lexington or Louisville, where you normally wouldn't put up with this kind of thing. It's when you go into the hills that you end up having problems like this. Some people are so ignorant, so backwards, and such hicks that they will do this kind of thing no matter how nice you are or how great of a community pillar you are. It is ingrained in them that they will hate you no matter how well you treat them, no matter how much respect you've gained from the real world...in hickville you are still something that was labeled to your people 200 years ago. That is sad, but it is the South and I don't expect it to change anytime soon. That is precisely why I moved to the city 10 years ago, because no matter how many lives I saved (and there were many in my profession), that when I came out as being gay I was treated like a leper, even by those whose lives were given back to them by my skills. So I figured they can fend for themselves and I uprooted and left.


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