Castleman, Prentice Statues Vandalized

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Vandals have hit again, defacing two controversial statues in Louisville.     

Orange paint was splattered on the John Castleman statue in Cherokee Triangle and the George Prentice statue outside the main public library on York Street.

 It's the second time vandals have defaced the monument for the Confederate soldier John Castleman.  

George Prentice was a former Louisville newspaper editor known for his anti-immigrant, anti-Catholic writing.

The vandalism comes as a new advisory committee meets Wednesday night to discuss the future of controversial art and monuments in the city.

Mayor Fischer condemned the vandalism, saying it is "costly, divisive and ineffective since it basically is a one-way conversation."

Photo:  WLKY

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