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Confederate statue could be moved in Ky.

May 14, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A historic commission in Kentucky’s largest city says a Confederate statue can be removed from a prominent location.

News outlets report the Louisville Metro Landmarks Commission voted 5-3 Thursday to allow removal of John B. Castleman’s monument.

Hours later, the statue was vandalized with paint for the fifth time since a 2017 deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The commission’s decision is final unless it’s appealed to a Circuit Court within 30 days.