Other towns want Louisville’s Confederate monument

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – If Louisville doesn’t want its century-old Confederate monument, other towns are willing to take it.

The Courier-Journal reports the city’s Commission on Public Art held a special meeting on Monday to consider the monument’s relocation.

Brandenburg Mayor Ronnie Joyner told the commission that his city holds a re-enactment every two years and would be a good place for the monument.

While most speakers offered suggestions for relocation, including to the Perryville Battlefield State Park, some speakers suggested it should be destroyed.

Dwayne Bell, who is African-American, offered to help drop it in the Ohio River.

Other speakers, like Stacy Grimm, said the monument should stay in Louisville. Grimm told the commission that preserving history is not about taking sides in the Civil War.

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