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KENTUCKY: Where Are Kentucky’s Confederate Statues?

On the grassy lawn outside the Anderson County courthouse, along with monuments honoring Anderson countians who served in World War I, World War II and the Mexican-American War, stands a marble statue of a Confederate soldier.

The mustached man wears a broad-brimmed hat and holds his rifle in his hand. The stone base on which he stands is inscribed with the names of dozens of men who died or were injured while serving with the Confederacy in the Civil War.

 The base of the Confederate statue outside the Anderson County Courthouse lists the names of Confederate soldiers who were injured or died during the Civil War. Other markers in front of the courthouse honor those who served in the Mexican-American War, World War I and World War II. Karla Ward kward1@herald-leader.com

The base of the Confederate statue outside the Anderson County Courthouse lists the names of Confederate soldiers who were injured or died during the Civil War. Other markers in front of the courthouse honor those who served in the Mexican-American War, World War I and World War II. Karla Ward kward1@herald-leader.com

“It is the county’s statue,” said Lawrenceburg Mayor Robert Goodlett. “I grew up here and it was just there all the time.”

While Lexington, Louisville and other cities around the country debate what to do with their controversial statues, so far there seems to be little appetite to change or relocate statues in public spaces in smaller towns and cities throughout the state.…

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(The opinions in this article are the opinions of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Southern Nation News or SN.O.)

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