Confederate Statue

Erica Peterson, WFPL News

The statue of Confederate General John Breckinridge Castleman that sits prominently in Louisville’s Cherokee Triangle neighborhood has apparently been vandalized again.

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A Confederate statue on private property along an interstate in Tennessee has been painted pink in the latest act of vandalism there. 

It was a long time in the making, but when the statues of Confederate figures finally came down in Memphis, Tenn., it was quick work.

On Wednesday, the city sold two of its city parks – one with a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, the other featuring a statue of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest on horseback — for $1,000 each.

Ryland Barton, 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

The removal of an honorific plaque from a statue of Jefferson Davis in the state Capitol has been delayed as officials review whether they have the authority to do so.

Stu Johnson, WEKU News

Lexington’s council has given final approval to a plan to move two statues depicting two Confederate generals to the Lexington Cemetery.  

J. Tyler Franklin, WFPL.org

  Representatives of Kentucky’s Military Heritage Commission refused to comment on the surprise removal of two Civil War monuments from downtown Lexington last month.

JR ZERKOWSKI

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray says two Civil War-era Confederate statues are being moved in a respectful way to a final and appropriate resting place, the Lexington Cemetery.

Two statues of Confederate Civil War figures have been removed from the grounds of the historic Old Courthouse in downtown Lexington. 


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Kentucky's second largest city has begun moving two Confederate statues. 

Ryland Barton, Kentucky Public Radio

A panel has unanimously voted to remove a plaque from a statue of Jefferson Davis at the Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda that labels the president of the Confederacy as “patriot, hero, statesman.”

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