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Josh James / WUKY

Lexington’s Urban County Council is poised for a final vote tonight on a resolution backing the relocation of a pair of Confederate statues.

civilwar.org

Ahead of an important Urban County Council vote that could result in the relocation of the Hunt Morgan and Breckinridge statues WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with historian Anne E. Marshall, native Lexingtonian and author of Creating a Confederate Kentucky - Civil War Memory in a Border State.  Two years ago she thought the statues should remain where they are, but today she has a different opinion.

R. Baer, S. Kovac/Citizen CATE Experiment via AP

Events are planned across the city for you and your family to learn about and view the solar eclipse on Monday afternoon.

UK Now

While most of us will be looking up at the total solar eclipse next Monday, a team of University of Kentucky students, will be trying to get a closer look at the event and stream the whole thing via a NASA website. 

UK College of Nursing

This week Dr. Greg talks with Dr. Fran Hardin and Dr. Lee Anne Walmsley of the UK College of Nursing about their 24 month Med Vet option, in which service veterans with medical experience are getting credit for that experience when going to nursing school.

Josh James / WUKY

Lexington’s Urban County Council has taken the first step toward relocating two Confederate-era monuments from the heart of the city.

Debate Over Confederate Symbols Erupts In Kentucky

Aug 15, 2017
civilwar.org

Kentucky's second-largest city forged ahead Tuesday with plans to remove two Confederate statues as the state's Republican governor warned such actions would set a dangerous precedent of "pretending our history is not our history."

Associated Press

A white nationalist group connected to the violence in Charlottesville, Va. has plans to come to Lexington.  The Traditionalist Workers Party opposes Mayor Jim Gray's plan to move the Confederate memorials in Cheapside Park.

Kentucky Governor Against Removing Confederate Symbols

Aug 15, 2017
Kentucky Historical Society

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin says he "absolutely" disagrees with removing Confederate symbols and monuments from government property, calling it the "sanitization of history."

Samantha Lederman

Hundreds of people gathered in downtown Lexington Monday evening to promote peace and unity in reaction to the racial violence committed Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

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