MLK recognized with breakfast, march and service in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Today is a day we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

But it’s also a time we reflect on how far we’ve come as a diverse community and how much further we still have to go.

Earlier today at Parker Bennett Curry Elementary School, local government officials and law enforcement officers gathered together.

They joined several members from the community for the MLK Memorial Breakfast.

The speaker Reverend B. Kennedy shared a message titled, “Asleep on the eve of reconstruction.”

In essence, we as a community need to stay woke and not fall asleep to what’s around us. Racism, hatred, inequality and so on.

Then the commemorative MLK march took place from the Warren County Justice Center to State Street Baptist Church.

That’s where the Bowling Green High School and Housing Authority of Bowling Green youth choirs sang during the main program.

Keynote speaker Dr. Spencer shared a strong message of unity and love.

We spoke to the MLK breakfast chair, Wathetta Buford.

Buford tells us today is about reminding the youth of who MLK is, and how to keep his speeches, actions, and memory alive today.

She has been a part of the MLK events for 15 years.