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Kentuckians pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Cities across Kentucky will commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday with programs, marches and other events.

Hundreds showed up In Downtown Lexington for the annual Freedom March. It began at the Lexington Center. Marchers carrying banners braved the rain as they walked down Vine Street to Rose Street, then along Main Street and back to the Lexington Center.

The people marching hope they can be a symbol to others and keep Dr. King's message alive.

"We want it to resonate not only today, but in the weeks and months to come throughout the new year," said participant, Jai Gilliam.

Other communities plan to pay tribute to Dr. King Monday, as well.

The Cynthiana-Harrison County NAACP held a march and program that began at 10 a.m. A service followed at Ebenezer United Methodist Church.

In Winchester, a march and celebration will begin at 6 p.m. at the Clark County Courthouse.

A worship service follows at Broadway Missionary Baptist Church.

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