Jim Gray

kentucky.com

On the day after Mayor Jim Gray announced a "conditional yes" by the Lexington Cemetery Board to accept two Confederate statues, urban county council members offered their reactions. All their public remarks Tuesday indicated satisfaction for how the matter is being handled.

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

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Lexington Mayor Jim Gray will go before the Lexington Cemetery Board this afternoon asking for approval to relocate two Confederate statues from the grounds of the Old Courthouse to the historic cemetery.

J. Tyler Franklin

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is asking the board at a local cemetery to consider placement of two Confederate statues on its historic burial grounds.

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A total of 32 trained Red Cross staff and volunteers from across Kentucky are in the Houston area, helping people cope with the damage from tropical storm Harvey and its after-effects. 

Stu Johnson, WEKU News

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

kentucky.com

The Lexington council voted unanimously Tuesday to back Mayor Jim Gray’s plan to move two confederate statues off the old historic courthouse grounds. But where to move them looms as a large question.

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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. 

Stu Johnson

Hundreds of people gathered in Lexington’s courthouse square Monday evening to remember those who died in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend in connection with a white supremacists’ rally. The almost two-hour event included singing, chanting, candle lighting and comments from politicians, spiritual leaders and social activists.

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Democratic Lexington Mayor Jim Gray says he is taking steps to remove confederate statues in the city.

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