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New Date Announced For Public Meeting On Lexington Historic Statues

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The date for a public meeting in Lexington on two Civil War statues and a historic marker noting the history of slave trading has been rescheduled.  Mayor Jim Gray's office says the meeting, which had been set for Aug. 24, was changed to 6 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Council Chamber at the Government Center.

Gray has asked the Urban County Arts Review Board to review the statues of Civil War officers John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge, which have stood near the Main Street Courthouse for more than a century. Gray's office said the historic marker was located next to the courthouse until recently but was destroyed by vandals or in an attempted theft.