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Ceremony set in Frankfort in honor of King

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A ceremony is being held this week in Frankfort to mark the birth of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Kentucky Historical Society says Gov. Steve Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson will both participate in the event, set for 4 p.m. EST Thursday at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.

The guest speaker will be Lexington educator Roszalyn Akins. Abramson will present an award to Owensboro Mayor Pro Tem Pamela Smith-Wright, a businesswoman and educator who in 2010 became the first African-American elected to the Owensboro City Council.

The ceremony is free and open to the public.

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