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June 15th – Commission votes to remove Jefferson Davis statue

As expected Friday morning, the state’s Historic Properties Advisory Committee voted to remove the statue honoring Jefferson Davis from the Kentucky State Capitol. The vote, which was 11-1 in favor or removal, was announced by Governor Andy Beshear shortly afterwards.

When the statue was removed over the weekend, it revealed some interesting artifacts underneath the pedestal. An empty bourbon bottle with a handwritten note commemorating the statue’s unveiling, as well as a newspaper from the day the statue was dedicated, were found. The statue will be moved to Fairview, Kentucky, where Davis was born.

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