Occupy protesters begin making appearances in Kentucky

Associated Press


LOUSIVILLE, Ky. — Small but dedicated bands of protestors have set up in cities big and small around Kentucky to bring the Occupy Wall Street message to the Bluegrass state.

Many of the demonstrators have set up camps and are even spending the night like the activists who descended on Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan to call attention to income inequality and policies they say favor the wealthy over the poor.

Protestors have staked out spots in Louisville and Lexington and occupiers have also gathered in smaller cities like Ashland, Paducah, Owensboro and Bowling Green in recent weeks.

Occupy Ashland organizer Jennifer Potter said she wanted to be a part of the Wall Street protests but she couldn’t travel to New York. Potter said her main concern is “getting money out of politics.”