Public Opinion wanted for Jefferson Davis statue

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Governor Steve Beshear is asking Kentuckians if they want the statue of Jefferson Davis to be removed from the Kentucky Capitol’s rotunda.

Davis was the President of the Confederacy and born in Kentucky.

The Historic Properties Advisory Commission agreed to accept written comments until July 29th. It plans to meet again on August 5.

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The commission will review the historical, social and educational significance of all the art that is in the rotunda.

Opinions can be emailed directly to the commission’s executive director:

In the next few days a public comment section is expected to be available on the Historic Properties Advisory Commission’s website.

A growing number of Kentucky leaders have called for the statue to be removed including candidates for Governor Matt Bevin and Jack Conway, Congressman Andy Barr and U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell.