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Government
3:14 pm
Wed June 24, 2015

Kentucky Republicans, Democrats Call for Removing Jefferson Davis Statue from Capitol

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  Top Kentucky Democrats and Republicans  want a statue of Jefferson Davis removed from the state Capitol rotunda in Frankfort.

The calls to remove the statue of the Confederate president and Kentucky native come amid national scrutiny of Confederate memorials and symbols, sparked by last week’s shooting death of nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charlestown, South Carolina.

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Government
11:22 am
Wed June 24, 2015

Conway: Davis Statue in Kentucky Capitol Belongs in a Museum

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  Kentucky Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway says the Jefferson Davis statue in the Capitol rotunda belongs elsewhere, and he’ll urge the agency that oversees the state’s historic properties to move it.  

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Culture
4:34 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Colored Heavy Artillery Reenactors at Jefferson Davis State Historic Site

Cannon at Jefferson Davis State Historic Site
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This Saturday, members of the 12th Colored Heavy Artillery Living History Program brings the battlefield to life with a presentation at the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site in Fairview, Kentucky. The program includes a cannon fire and a presentation on camp life, how the cannon crew operates, and the impact colored troops had on the Civil War and its outcome. Kate Lochte speaks with Park Manager Ron Sydnor on Sounds Good.

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Society
1:43 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Jefferson Davis Birthday Commemoration This Weekend

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  This weekend brings re-enactors to the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site  in Fairview to commemorate Davis' birthday, June 3.  We speak with the park manager, Ron Sydnor, about three days of activities.

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Front Page AM
10:40 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Front Page AM 5/25/12

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Next week, the Jefferson Davis State Historic Site in Fairview hosts a commemoration of the western Kentuckian who became the first, and only, president of the Confederate States of America on the occasion of his 204th birthday.  We’ll speak with historian William C. Davis (no relation) about the rebel leader’s life and legacy today on Front Page A.M. from WKMS News.

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Culture
10:24 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Historian William C. Davis on Jefferson Davis

June 3rd marks the 204th birthday of one of the only two native Kentuckians to hold an American presidency.  One is, of course, Abraham Lincoln, and the other is his Civil War counterpart, Confederate President Jefferson Davis.  

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