Confederate memorials

Louisville Will Follow Lexington's Lead And Move Statues

Aug 9, 2018
Associated Press

Statues honoring a Confederate soldier and a 19th-century editor known for anti-immigrant writings will be moved from their prominent spots in Kentucky's largest city, Louisville's mayor said Wednesday.

Alan Lytle / WUKY

Lexington residents looking to make Cheapside and the old Fayette County Courthouse square more inclusive public spaces are holding a series of storytelling walks. The goal is to unearth "untold and undertold" stories about the city and its past.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

The group credited with launching the movement to relocate two controversial Confederate statues from the heart of downtown Lexington begins holding meetings this week to discuss future plans for the space.

White Nationalist Jailed For Violating Kentucky Probation

May 15, 2018
AP Photo/Steve Helber, File

A white nationalist on probation for harassing a protester at a Donald Trump campaign rally in Kentucky in 2016 is going to jail after a domestic abuse incident in Indiana.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

Mayor Jim Gray is defending his decision to move swiftly after an Attorney General opinion cleared the way for the relocation of two Confederate statues downtown.

Karyn Czar / WUKY

The twin Confederate monuments at the heart of Lexington have been removed. The surprise conclusion to a years-long public debate happened relatively swiftly and without fanfare Tuesday evening.

Josh James / WUKY

Lexington inched one step closer to moving two Confederate statues with Monday’s announcement of a preliminary agreement to move the monuments to the Lexington Cemetery. But it's not a done deal yet.

Josh James / WUKY

The Herald Leader is reporting that Lexington Mayor Jim Gray plans to formally ask members of the Lexington Cemetery Board to consider taking in two Confederate statues that currently sit adjacent to Cheapside Park.

Cleaning Up Vandalized Confederate Monument To Cost $8K

Aug 25, 2017
AP Photo/Claire Galofaro

Officials in a Kentucky city say it will cost thousands of dollars to remove orange paint from a Confederate monument that was vandalized.

Josh James / WUKY

Lexington’s Urban County Council left no doubt where it stands on the removal of Confederate monuments from the courthouse square Thursday. After hours of impassioned pleas from more than 50 speakers, city leaders voted unanimously to find a new home for the controversial statues.