Timeline approved for committee discussing future of Confederate statue in Daviess County

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DAVIESS CO., Ky (WEHT) The relocation committee formed by the Daviess County Fiscal Court to come up with recommendations on the future of the Confederate statue outside the Daviess County Courthouse set a decision-making timeline Wednesday.

  • October 20- Deadline for general comments
  • October 28 – Go over and rank comments and choose top sites
  • October 29- can contact sites for viability
  • November 4- make final choices with reasons and prepare Fiscal Court recommendations
  • November 11- discuss and approve ranked recommendations and send to Judge Executive

The committee says the base and the statue could go to different places and separated.

After presenting to the Fiscal Court, the Court will choose and work with the committee for the final relocation.

An anonymous donor is paying for the relocation, so it will not be moved by taxpayer dollars.

The committee first met back in September. They now have five months to decide the final location of a confederate statue currently standing in front of the Daviess County courthouse. The statue has been there since 1900.

In recent months, there have been calls to removed the statue, and possibly move it to a museum. Others believe the statue should stay, they say it’s a part of history.

There have also been calls for another Confederate statue in Madisonville at the old county courthouse to be removed.

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(This story was originally published on Oct. 14, 2020)

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