Owensboro Tri-State Alliance Announces Transgender Day of Remembrance This Sunday

first_img Owensboro Tri-State Alliance Announces Transgender Day of Remembrance This SundayNOVEMBER 16TH, 2018 MITCH ANGLE HENDERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKYAn Owensboro organization has planned an event to remember 51 transgender people who have been murdered since January of 2017.The Tri-State Alliance of Owensboro will host Transgender Day of Remembrance on Sunday, November 18th.This event, founded in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith, a transgender woman, is observed annually as a day to memorialize people who have been murdered as a result of transphobia. Organizers hope to draw attention to the continued violence the transgender community endures.A variety of community leaders will read the names of 51 transgender people who have been killed since January of last year. Guest speakers include TSA Youth Group members Jude Greer and Alex Hagan and TSAVolunteer Emma Latta, all of Owensboro.Click here for more information on the event. TwitterFacebookcenter_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

Cody Bellinger, Chris Taylor banged up in Dodgers win

first_imgDETROIT >> The Dodgers might want to stock up on bubble wrap.Hyun-Jin Ryu and three relievers combined on a four-hit shutout of the Detroit Tigers on Saturday afternoon as the Dodgers won 3-0 and moved another day closer to playing games that really matter again.More important than their 21st victory in the past 24 games, 26th in 31 since the All-Star break, 52nd in 61 games since June 7 and – inhale – 87th of the season, they managed to peel another day off the calendar without suffering an injury to a key player that would hamstring their chances at living up to their regular season with a championship run.“Injuries are part of the game and you can only do so much to guard against them,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of spending another 40 games with his fingers crossed. “Obviously when you’re looking at the post-season, yeah, it’s in the back of your mind. But we still have to go out there and win baseball games and compete – but keep your fingers crossed. Hopefully, we can continue to stay healthy.” Cody Bellinger made only his third start in right field to accommodate the arrival of Curtis Granderson who started in left – allowing Roberts to explore some potential lineup combinations for the post-season.In the sixth inning, Bellinger went back near the wall and “thought I was closer to the wall so I jumped” to catch Nick Castellanos’ fly ball. When Bellinger landed, he said he hit a soft spot in the warning track dirt and rolled his right ankle.He hobbled around for a few minutes as Roberts and trainer Nate Lucero trotted out to check on him. But Belinger stayed in the game for two more batters before Roberts pulled him.“It’s feeling good now, a tiny bit swollen but nothing serious,” Bellinger said after the game. “I kind of gave them the thumbs-up sign right away because I knew it wasn’t serious. Just tried to walk it off and finish that inning.”The injury is considered a mild ankle sprain – not even severe enough to warrant X-rays at this point – and Bellinger was walking around the clubhouse without a problem after the game.“It could have been a lot worse,” Roberts acknowledged, saying Bellinger would be available Sunday but won’t start the series finale in Detroit. “There’s a little holding your breath. Obviously he’s a big part of what we’re trying to do. Him wanting to stay in the game as opposed to knowing he couldn’t go was a good sign.”Castellanos impacted the game in another way in the top of the seventh when he misplayed a two-out pop up by Granderson.Granderson wound up on second base and scored two batters later when Adrian Gonzalez delivered an RBI single to right field. Gonzalez is now two short of 2,000 hits in his career.“I think that he’s showing a lot better than he did in Rancho Cucamonga,” Roberts joked of the veteran who went 5 for 24 in the Class-A portion of his rehab.An inning later, the Dodgers added another two-out run after Chase Utley drew a leadoff walk. Justin Turner cashed it in with an RBI single.Ross Stripling struck out four of the seven batters he faced in two hitless innings to earn the victory. Brandon Morrow and Kenley Jansen closed out the four-hit shutout.That sent some members of the Dodgers’ team party next door to Ford Field where the Detroit Lions and New York Jets were playing Saturday night. And it sent Granderson happily back to his hotel room after a hectic 20 hours.“I’m glad we got the game over without extra innings,” he said. “I can get back to the hotel, catch up on some texts and get to sleep at a normal time. I’m looking forward to that.” It must have jumped from the back of Roberts’ mind to the front a couple times Saturday.In the sixth inning, leadoff man Chris Taylor took a 97-mph fastball from Michael Fulmer to the ribs on his left side.Taylor trotted down to first base and remained in the game, saying afterwards that he was fine. Roberts called him “a quick healer.”“It’s just a bruise,” Taylor said of the injury risk on a team 12 games better than anyone else in baseball. “You can’t worry about that. I feel like when you start playing like that (cautious), that’s when you get injured.”Roberts was in for another scare.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img