Confederate Statue

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.”

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Discussion on the future of the statue of Confederate General Lloyd Tilghman continues in the City of Paducah. But who was Lloyd Tilghman? What did he do in Paducah and during the Civil War?

Similar to NPR's piece understanding the Confederate men memorialized with statues, WKMS News digs into history with Lloyd Tilghman House & Civil War Museum administrator Bill Baxter.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

A discussion over the fate of the statue of Confederate General Lloyd Tilghman dominated a Paducah City Commission meeting Tuesday night. A diverse audience of black and white individuals made up a well-attended meeting. Some weighed in on the issue of Confederate symbols during the public comment period and others wanted to hear what city officials had to say.

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A Kentucky mayor says a cemetery board has tentatively agreed to take two Confederate statues.

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