City to Move Prentice Statue on Tuesday

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The city is preparing to move a controversial statue.  

The George Prentice statue outside the main library branch is one of two monuments slated for removal.   It will go into a storage facility on Tuesday.   

Earlier this year, an advisory committee recommended the Prentice statue and the Castlman statue in Cherokee Triangle be removed from public property because they symbolize racism and bigotry.  The two monuments have been the target of vandalism.

Mayor Fischer had suggested the monuments might be moved to Cave Hill Cemetery, where both men are buried.    The cemetery declined to have the Prentice statue moved there.    The city is still in discussions about moving the Castleman statue there.

Photo:  WLKY

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