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Relocation Committee to present recommendations to Fiscal Court after final meeting today

November 18, 2020 | 12:08 am

Updated November 17, 2020 | 10:18 pm

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If all goes according to plan, today should mark the last meeting for the Daviess County’s Monument Relocation Committee. The group is scheduled to finalize their official list of recommendations to present to Fiscal Court.

The meeting will be streamed to the the Daviess County Fiscal Court Facebook page at 4:30 p.m.

At the committee’s last meeting, they approved recommending the Owensboro Museum of Science and History as well as the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art to Fiscal Court as their top two choices for the Confederate monument’s relocation. However, since neither would have the space to house the statue and its base, the committee also approved the Battle at Panther Creek site as a location for the base. 

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Committee chair Aloma Dew, who compiled the official list of recommendations herself, said she didn’t expect any changes to be made to her document and that today’s meeting would be more of a formality compared to past meetings. 

“All we’re doing is, if they feel there needs to be any changes or recommendations, we can [amend the document]. I can’t imagine there will be any, though, unless there’s some gross grammatical error,” Dew said. 

According to Dew, the Monument Relocation Committee will “effectively dissolve” after today’s meeting. The recommendations will be presented to Judge Executive Al Mattingly and the County Commissioners immediately thereafter. 

“After this meeting, it’s time to throw it back to Fiscal Court to make the final decision,” Dew said. 

November 18, 2020 | 12:08 am

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