Kentucky to remove statue of Confederate leader Jefferson Davis from Capitol

In a bipartisan vote, a state historical commission agreed to remove the statue of Davis, president of the short-lived Confederate States of American, from its Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort. Democratic Governor Andy Beshear lauded the move, saying it was overdue.

“Today is a move toward showing that everybody is welcome in this building and that our government should work for the betterment of every single Kentuckian,” Beshear said in a statement…

On Monday, the Kentucky city of Louisville removed a statue on horseback of former Confederate officer John Castleman, even though he is also remembered for a long, distinguished career as a civic leader in the city for decades following the war.