Louisville panel holds meeting on Confederate monument

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer’s public art commission is holding a public meeting about relocation sites for a Confederate monument near the University of Louisville.

The move comes after a judge last month ruled that Fischer has the authority to remove the monument.

The Courier-Journal reports (http://cjky.it/2aojn4U) the art commission has been receiving public comments on potential new sites for the stone obelisk that was built as a tribute to dead Confederate soldiers. Suggestions include the Perryville Battlefield State Park of the Pewee Valley Confederate Cemetery.

Jefferson Circuit Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman in her ruling noted the historical significance of the century-old monument but wrote that it’s also a divisive symbol in Louisville.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

 

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