Ku Klux Klan

US Supreme Court strikes down use of affirmative action in college admissions

BY: - June 29, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that two prominent universities’ consideration of race in acceptances violated the U.S. Constitution, effectively reshaping the role of affirmative action in the college admissions process throughout higher education. In a 6-3 decision, Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, wrote that the admissions processes at […]

Mt. Sterling police investigating KKK flyers found in neighborhoods

BY: - June 12, 2023

Following social media posts and local news reports about flyers promoting a white supremacy group in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, police have launched an investigation.  A copy of a flyer posted online shows it is from the Trinity White Knights Ku Klux Klan. It asks residents to report crimes and drug dealers to the group.   “We […]


From enslaver to leader of Union forces at Mill Springs and Chickamauga to a civil rights defender

BY: - June 5, 2023

Editor’s note: A Lantern reader pointed out another Kentucky connection after this commentary was published. The City of Fort Thomas was named in honor of Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas, the Union general from the Confederate state of Virginia. In 1887, the United States Army moved the Newport Barracks to higher ground due to excessive […]