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Memorial commemorating 19th Amendment to be unveiled Tuesday

August 22, 2020 | 12:06 am

Updated August 21, 2020 | 10:02 pm

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Aug. 26, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the Congressional adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution securing a woman’s right to vote. One hundred years later, the Daviess County community will celebrate by dedicating a memorial commemorating Women’s Right to Vote and honoring a woman who epitomizes that great milestone.

Equal justice under the law will be celebrated by officials of Daviess County Fiscal Court, the City of Owensboro, the American Association of University Women, and the Daviess County Bar Association.

On Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, at 5 p.m. the monument memorializing Mrs. Louise Gasser Kirtley will be unveiled and dedicated on the Daviess County Courthouse lawn on 2nd Street. The monument will honor Mrs. Kirtley as the first woman lawyer, first woman judge, and the first woman elected to the Kentucky General Assembly from Daviess County.

The dedication program will be live-streamed on the Facebook page of the Daviess County Fiscal Court. Interested persons may follow the program via the link at Facebook.com/daviess-countyfiscalcourt/.

Anyone attending in person MUST be wearing a face mask and must remain at least 6 feet apart to continue the fight against the COVID-19 virus.

August 22, 2020 | 12:06 am

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