Brandenburg Council Votes to Accept Confederate Monument

Louisville Confederate Monument

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Brandenburg Mayor Ronnie Joyner says the six-member City Council has voted unanimously to accept the 121-year-old Confederate monument from Louisville.

News media report the city plans to place the monument near other historic Civil War sites in the downtown area. Joyner says the city hopes to boost tourism with the addition. He has received a few calls objecting to the monument but said more people are for it.

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The University of Louisville Foundation will pay about $350,000 and the city is paying about $50,000 to have the statue deconstructed, moved and reconstructed in Brandenburg. The monument sits near the university campus.

Joyner said Meade County officials are expecting to pay some $10,000 for a new foundation for the monument.

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