Mayor Jim Gray Says Confederate Statues Will Be Removed From Cheapside Area

Lexington Mayor Seeks to Relocate Confederate Statues

Lexington Mayor Seeks to Relocate Confederate Statues

Democratic Lexington Mayor Jim Gray says he is taking steps to remove confederate statues in the city. Jim Gray had meant to make the announcement next week, but said that the events in Charlottesville, VA, the site of a right-wing rally that resulted in the death of a counterprotester, forced him to speak up sooner.

On Tuesday, Gray will ask the Lexington-Fayette County Urban County Council to support his petition to the Kentucky Military Heritage Commission to remove the statues.

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The clock is also running out for the House and Senate to agree on how to reform the state's beleaguered school finance system. Now it is essentially one vote in the full Senate from heading to Gov.

The neo-Nazis had gathered to protest the city's plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Today in Virginia we saw the extent to which white supremacists will go to protect their "heritage". "But we will also be able to add additional signage to give the statues the appropriate context and explain how they came to be and what was going on in Lexington at that time".

"The tragic events in Charlottesville today have accelerated the announcement I meant to make next week", Gray said in a statement.

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Sources familiar with the operation said state police were filming the Charlottesville protests from the helicopter. He graduated from the Virginia State Police Academy in August 2004 as a member of the 107th Basic Session.

Gray specified which statues he was talking about in one final tweet, saying, "Lexington's Confederate statues of Breckinridge & Hunt Morgan located at our Historic Courthouse, which will soon be our new visitors center".

Although it was a slave-holding border state, more Kentuckians actually served in Union regiments than Confederate ones during the U.S. Civil War, but historical revisionists would have you believe that the entire state stood behind the Confederacy. "And yes, we need to remember it and not erase it".

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"It's just not right for us to continue to honor these Confederate men who fought to preserve slavery on the same ground that men, women and even children were once sold into a life of slavery", Gray said.

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