Fiscal Court on Thursday voted unanimously to remove the Confederate monument currently located on the southwest corner of the Daviess County Courthouse lawn, as well as establish a committee to determine where the statue would be relocated.
The five-person committee consisting of community members will be established within six weeks to determine where the statue will be relocated. They must make a recommendation on where the monument should go within six months.
Each County Commissioner will appoint one community member to the committee. Judge-Executive Al Mattingly will also appoint one member, as well as the committee chair.
The monument will not be moved until the committee determines a new location.
A large crowd of citizens split between those in support of the monument’s removal and those wanting to leave it untouched has been on scene at the Daviess County Courthouse lawn since at least an hour before the meeting began. (OT’s live feeds of the scene can be viewed here.)
Click here for comments and reasoning from Mattingly and County Commissioners Charlie Castlen, George Wathen and Mike Koger.