Plan to relocate Confederate statues in Lexington approved

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The Fayette-Urban County Council Thursday approved a proposal to remove and relocate two Confederate statues from the position outside the Old Courthouse. Mayor Jim Gray announced the plan to relocate the statues of John C …

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In a surprise move, Lexington removes controversial Confederate statues

The city of Lexington carried out a surprise removal of two controversial Confederate statues from the lawn of the former Fayette County courthouse Tuesday evening and early Wednesday. At about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, police arrived on Main Street and blocked …

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Mayor in Kentucky city calls for removal of Confederate statues in light of Charlottesville violence

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The mayor of Lexington, Ky., says he’ll move to remove two Confederate-era statues from the lawn of a former courthouse, citing the violence in neighboring Charlottesville, Va. Mayor Jim Gray said in a statement Saturday he will ask the …

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Confederate statues came down months ago. Why haven’t they been moved to new home?

What happened to John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge? The statues of Hunt Morgan, a a former Confederate general, and Breckinridge, the last Confederate Secretary of War and former U.S. Vice President, were removed from the lawn of the former Fayette …

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How did Confederate statues end up in Cheapside decades after Civil War?

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – After hearing impassioned arguments from both sides, Lexington leaders decided it’s time to relocate two Confederate statues that have sat on the lawn of Fayette County’s old courthouse lawn for more than a century. While it’s …

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Lexington removes 2 Confederate statues from courthouse

A spokesperson for Lexington Mayor Jim Gray’s office said Attorney General Andy Beshear has given the go-ahead for statues of John C. Breckinridge and John Hunt Morgan to be removed. The statues were taken down Tuesday evening from their location near the …

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