BREAKING: Confederate statue may be placed near Elmwood Cemetery

September 6, 2022 | 10:21 am

Updated September 6, 2022 | 10:25 am

Photo by Owensboro Times

The 7-foot-tall bronze sculpture of a Confederate soldier that previously sat on the Daviess County Courthouse lawn may soon have a new home. At the request of Daviess County Fiscal Court, the City of Owensboro will consider a transfer of a small parcel of property at the Potter’s Field adjacent to Elmwood Cemetery, officials announced Tuesday morning.

This property would be transferred to the County for the purpose of relocating the Confederate statue.  The city will consider this request at their meeting at 5 p.m. today (September 6).

The same agreement will appear on the September 15 meeting agenda for Daviess County Fiscal Court. 

The Confederate statue was removed from the base on May 31 and taken to the Daviess County Operations Center and has remained the property of Fiscal Court.

The granite pedestal that served as the base for the Confederate monument was removed August 26. It was given to the United Daughters of the Confederacy and was moved to the Battle of Panther Creek site on U.S. 431.

The agreement to give the base to the UDC while the County maintains ownership of the statue ended all legal disputes about the monument.

This story may be updated.

September 6, 2022 | 10:21 am

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