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Kentucky city passes resolution to remove Lee statue

Robert E. Lee photograph via MGN. Photo: Library of Congress
Robert E. Lee photograph via MGN. Photo: Library of Congress(KOLO)
Published: Jun. 26, 2020 at 3:42 PM EDT
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MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - A western Kentucky city has passed a resolution asking county officials to remove a century-old Confederate statue from the community’s courthouse.

News outlets report the Murray City Council voted unanimously Thursday night on the resolution that asks Calloway County Fiscal Court to “expeditiously remove and relocate” the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

The city’s vote came at the request of Sherman Neal, an assistant football coach at Murray State University.

County Attorney Bryan Ernstberger has said he’s researching the issue and expects county officials to get community feedback before taking any action.

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