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Officials delay decision on Kentucky Confederate statue

The vote to remove the statue was delayed until August 6.
The vote to remove the statue was delayed until August 6.(MGN)
Published: Jul. 2, 2020 at 3:27 PM EDT
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OWENSBORO, Ky. - Officials in a Kentucky county have delayed a vote on whether to remove a Confederate statue from the grounds of a courthouse.

The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports that the Daviess County Fiscal Court was expected to vote Tuesday on a resolution that would’ve moved the statue to property owned by the Kentucky Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Instead, they voted to postpone the decision until Aug. 6.

A Daughters of the Confederacy official praised the delay, saying she wants the statue to remain in public view.

Meanwhile, a leader of the local NAACP chapter said placing the statue anywhere prominent continues the “glorification of the Confederate cause.”

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