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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- A Louisville leader is getting major recognition for his service to the city. Mayor Greg Fischer plans to present Ish Burks with the city's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Freedom Award Sunday.
Burks is expected to accept the honor at a community celebration called "Keepers of the Dream." Burks has stepped in as an interim police chief, interim chief of public safety, and is an assistant professor at JCTC.
He is being recognized for his devotion to the community.
"Ish has been the first to do so many things, when it comes to breaking the color barrier for the state, and he's just done it with such a sense of duty. He's a great public servant, and he stepped up in a big way for the city here over the past year," said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.
"Keepers of the Dream" is a free community event and is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday evening at the Kentucky Center.