confederate statues

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The Lexington Cemetery Board has given a "conditional yes” to accepting two Confederate statues now on the grounds of the Historic Old Courthouse.

The cemetery's governing board gave its response Monday after Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and others stated their case.


Jack Brammer / Lexington Herald Leader

During recent weeks, heritage and history have been on the minds of many in the south and elsewhere.  Following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia there have been renewed discussions about Confederate symbols and monuments.

In Kentucky, Lexington is moving forward with plans to relocate two statues and, just this week, there have been renewed calls to remove the statue of  Jefferson Davis from the Rotunda of the State Capitol.


nps.gov

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is asking the board at a local cemetery to consider placement of two Confederate statues on its historic burial grounds. 

A letter dated August 24 making such a request went to the General Manager of Lexington Cemetery Mark Durbin.


kward@herald-leader.com Karla Ward

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Republican Party of Kentucky is denouncing vandalism scrawled on a county GOP office.

WLEX-TV reports that someone scrawled "Nazi Scum" and "Die Nazi!" on the storefront of the Republican Party of Fayette County.

Lexington Council Votes to Move Confederate Statues

Aug 18, 2017
Stu Johnson

Lexington's council has voted to proceed with plans to move two Confederate statues from a historic downtown site.

Next steps include asking the Kentucky Military History Commission for permission to relocate the statues. 


Stu Johnson

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The Lexington Fayette Urban County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to back Mayor Jim Gray’s plan to move two Confederate statues from the old historic courthouse grounds. 

Where to move them looms as a large question.


wfpl.org

The chance for the public to comment on whether the state should keep a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis in the state Capitol rotunda closes on Wednesday.