Confederate General’s statue vandalized

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — A statue of Civil War General John Hunt Morgan was spray painted last night, in front of the old courthouse in Lexington. Though the letters are now smudged, we are told it originally said “Black Lives Matter”

“The statues bring out strong feelings among many of our citizens, but I cannot condone vandalism. Diversity, inclusion and respect are important to all of us. The time has come for us to reconsider our Confederate memorials, and I am committed to laying a path forward that acknowledges our history, while respecting diversity and inclusion. Civil rights leaders, including the NAACP, and church leaders, historians, artists, and citizens should all have a voice in the process.” said Mayor Gray

Parks and Recreation said they will clean the statue as soon as the police finish investigation, and LPD have already filed a report of 3rd degree criminal mischief.

John Hunt Morgan fought as a general for the confederacy, and lived in Lexington before he joined the war.

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