Confederate memorials

Josh James / WUKY

Lexington inched one step closer to moving two Confederate statues with Monday’s announcement of a preliminary agreement to move the monuments to the Lexington Cemetery. But it's not a done deal yet.

Josh James / WUKY

The Herald Leader is reporting that Lexington Mayor Jim Gray plans to formally ask members of the Lexington Cemetery Board to consider taking in two Confederate statues that currently sit adjacent to Cheapside Park.

Cleaning Up Vandalized Confederate Monument To Cost $8K

Aug 25, 2017
AP Photo/Claire Galofaro

Officials in a Kentucky city say it will cost thousands of dollars to remove orange paint from a Confederate monument that was vandalized.

Josh James / WUKY

Lexington’s Urban County Council left no doubt where it stands on the removal of Confederate monuments from the courthouse square Thursday. After hours of impassioned pleas from more than 50 speakers, city leaders voted unanimously to find a new home for the controversial statues.

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.

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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