Confederate memorials

White Nationalist Jailed For Violating Kentucky Probation

May 15, 2018
AP Photo/Steve Helber, File

A white nationalist on probation for harassing a protester at a Donald Trump campaign rally in Kentucky in 2016 is going to jail after a domestic abuse incident in Indiana.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

Mayor Jim Gray is defending his decision to move swiftly after an Attorney General opinion cleared the way for the relocation of two Confederate statues downtown.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

The twin Confederate monuments at the heart of Lexington have been removed. The surprise conclusion to a years-long public debate happened relatively swiftly and without fanfare Tuesday evening.

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.

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

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."