(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and there are plans locally to honor the civil rights pioneer.
Many places will be closed for the holiday including government offices, the post office, and banks. Most area schools are getting the day off because they have no snow make-up day. Some of those folks will use the extra free time to mark the holiday or help others.
The public is invited to participate in the MLK Day March in downtown Lawrenceburg. The annual walk begins at Central Elementary School at 4:30 p.m. It will continue to Union Valley Missionary Baptist Church where a special service is held at approximately 5:00.
In Florence, Kentucky there will be a 3:00 p.m. program at the Florence Government Center on Ewing Boulevard. Mayor Diane Whalen will speak about MLK Day. Those in attendance will march around the Government Center campus.
A number of attorneys across southeast Indiana area are perpetuating Dr. King’s legacy of service. The Legal Volunteers of Southeast Indiana are sponsoring their annual “Talk to a Lawyer” program Monday only.
The program offers free legal consultations folks who might not otherwise be able to afford an attorney. The consultations will be used to answer general questions and not last longer than 15 minutes. You can find more information on the “Talk to a Lawyer” program here.