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After Virginia, What's Next For Lexington's Confederate Statues?

The statue of Confederate General John C. Breckinridge is among the memorials Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is seeking to remove in the wake of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo taken August 13, 2017.
The statue of Confederate General John C. Breckinridge is among the memorials Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is seeking to remove in the wake of violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo taken August 13, 2017.

The violence in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend sent immediate shockwaves across the country. And while many vigils and hashtags have sprung up in the aftermath, it was Lexington where the events prompted action on a long-simmering public debate.

WUKY’s Josh James has more.

Mayor Gray talks to WUKY's Alan Lytle about the statues and the timetable for their relocation

After Virginia, What's Next For Lexington's Confederate Statues?

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Josh James fell in love with college radio at Western Kentucky University's student station, New Rock 92 (now known as Revolution 91.7). After working as a DJ and Program Director, he knew he wanted to come home to Lexington and try his hand in public radio.