12-09-2016  1:20 pm      •     

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A $2.5 million civil judgment and the prison sentence of its founder has left a western Kentucky-based Ku Klux Klan group with an uncertain future.

The Imperial Klans of America, based in Dawson Springs, has publicly banished members and scaled down its traditional Memorial Day weekend Nordic Fest. Ron Edwards was sentence on Thursday to four years in federal prison on gun and drug charges.

Southern Poverty Law Center President Richard Cohen told The Associated Press the group, once considered to be among the largest in the country, has apparently shrunk in recent years.

Edwards says IKA is still thriving without him.

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