Confederate Statue

Last year, the Southern Poverty Law Center conducted a study on public symbols of the Confederacy. The center found more than 700 Confederate monuments on public land in the U.S. — with nearly 300 in the states of Georgia, Virginia and North Carolina alone.

Though the violence has ended in Charlottesville, Va., debates and protests continue and Confederate statues and monuments are being removed all over the country.

Stu Johnson, WEKU News

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

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Republican U.S. Congressman James Comer says there are no 'good guys' in the neo-Nazi and white nationalist movement. 

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 Lexington’s city council is anticipated to cast a final vote this evening on moving two confederate statues off the historic courthouse grounds.

Ryland Barton

A bipartisan group of community leaders and lawmakers called for the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue from the state Capitol rotunda during a rally on Wednesday.

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An Owensboro man is leading an effort to move a Confederate statue off the Daviess County Courthouse lawn.

The aftermath of the violent protest and counterprotests in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend continue to reverberate across the country — sparking discussions about race and the country's Civil War past.

Mourners gathered in Charlottesville on Wednesday to remember Heather Heyer, who was killed on Saturday when a car rammed into a crowd of people protesting the white nationalist rally. Attendees were asked to wear purple, Heyer's favorite color, in her memory.

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Lexington’s governing body has taken a first step toward removing two Confederate statues from the lawn of a former courthouse. 

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This story has been updated. See note below.

A group called ‘Paducah Residents’ has started an online petition seeking the removal and replacement of Confederate monuments in the city and the renaming of a school named after the wife of a Confederate general. 

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