FRANKFORT, Ky. (WEHT)- Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear pushed the button to a rig to lift the statue of Confederate president Jefferson Davis off its pedestal in the Capitol rotunda in Frankfort Saturday.
The 12-foot marble statue will now be moved to Jefferson Davis State Park in Fairview, Kentucky. Crews found a newspaper from 1936 and a bottle of Glenmore Kentucky Bourbon, which is produced in Owensboro, inside the base of the statue.
(This story was originally published on June 13, 2020)