KENTUCKY — The year 2021 is the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the life and legacy of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On this week's episode In Focus Kentucky host Mario Anderson explains how federal, local and community leaders are volunteering their time to improve their communities here in the Bluegrass state.

John Yarmuth is a Democratic member of the United States of Representatives and represents Kentucky’s 3rd Congressional District. This is a position he has held since 2007.

During this segment, Congressman Yarmuth reflected on the recent riots in Washington, D.C. and discussed the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Yarmuth also explains why he supports the King Holiday and Service Act of 1994, alson known as The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, which is meant to be a day of personal action in Dr. King’s memory – as some refere to as, a day on, not a day off.

"So, the lessons of Dr. King have never been more important than they are right now at this very moment, and again service to our fellow citizens is a very important part of feeling that common ground that we as a country, as a society, we are not just 330 million individuals. If f that's what we become, then we have lost the legacy of not just of Dr. King, but of 245 years of our of our history as a nation," explains Yarmuth.