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Freedom Rally in Henderson

On Saturday afternoon, hundreds of people turned out for a Freedom Rally in Henderson.

Posted: Aug 28, 2021 11:10 AM
Updated: Aug 28, 2021 10:56 PM

Over 100 people turned out for a Freedom Rally in Henderson on Saturday afternoon.

The event, which started on Facebook, was for the freedom to choose whether or not to get vaccinated against Covid but organizers say the event was not anti-vaccine.

Many of those who attended the protest were healthcare workers or parents of students in the Henderson County School District.

Protesters were upset with Gov. Andy Beshear and other people in government for making masks mandatory and for allowing employers such as Deaconess and Tyson to require employees to get the vaccine.

"Let us choose. We worked all last year through the pandemic and we didn't have vaccines. We didn't have a choice. We bathed in it everyday, Covid. So let us choose," said one nurse in attendance.

The event started at 1 p.m. and was on the corner of 2nd St. and Green St. in Henderson.

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A line of sustained to heavy rainfall is expected to push northeastward across the Tri-State between the hours 7AM and 11AM Thursday morning; be sure to pack an umbrella early tomorrow, as that timeline will fall during your morning commute Thursday. After the initial line of rain exits east of the region, we'll continue to see periods of scattered rainfall throughout our Thursday afternoon and evening. Unfortunately, the same can be said for our Friday - lower pressure slowly spinning eastward will stall the rainfall and prolong our precip chances as we head into Friday afternoon and evening. It looks as though those chances of rainfall throughout our Friday will be sporadic at best and shouldn't lead to any significant disruption to those Friday night football games.
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