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Rally To Support Confederate Statue Planned In Owensboro

A group of supporters will rally on the courthouse lawn at 10 a.m. Saturday morning to host an informational session to discuss the history of the statue which was placed on the lawn in 1900.

Posted: Jul 31, 2020 7:01 PM
Updated: Aug 1, 2020 7:47 AM

It has been a passionate topic for the past several years regarding the confederate statue on the courthouse lawn in downtown Owensboro.

"We have over 1,600 signatures endorsing the statue be removed" says Pastor Rhondalyn Randolph who is also the President of the NAACP Owensboro Branch.

The Owensboro division of the NAACP is pushing for the removal of the confederate statue.

The NAACP and the Owensboro History and Science Museum came to an agreement that the statue could be placed inside the museum for educational purposes.

"The negotiations are ongoing, there have been different talks of different places of where it could and should go" added Randolph.

Thursday night the Owensboro City Council voted against placing the statue inside of the museum.

"I really wish they would keep this monument, it really means a lot to a lot of people" says James Miller who supports keeping the statue on the lawn.

Saturday morning at 10, a group of people in support of keeping the statue on the courthouse lawn will meet for an information session surrounding the history of the statue which was placed on the lawn in the year 1900.

County leaders tell 44News commissioners will revisit this topic at the county commission meeting August 6.

"The resolution to move the statue off the courthouse lawn was delayed until August 6 that will be brought before fiscal court to look at" says Daviess County Judge Al Mattingly.

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