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Historic Properties Commission to accept input on Jefferson Davis statue at capitol

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A state commission says it will seek public comment on whether a statue of Confederate leader Jefferson Davis should be removed from the Kentucky Capitol's rotunda.

The Historic Properties Advisory Commission agreed to accept written comments until July 29 and then meet again on August 5.

Members say the public input will "weigh heavily" in deciding the statue's fate.

Momentum has been building to remove the Davis statue from the rotunda in the aftermath of the deadly Charleston shooting.

Both of Kentucky's candidates for governor, Jack Conway and Matt Bevin, support moving the Davis statue.

To email your input, just contact david.buchta@ky.gov.

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