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Stuart Sanders: Bemoaning statues? Then support places where history actually happened

Confederate monuments are in the crosshairs. Officials in Virginia, North Carolina, Alabama and beyond are calling for the removal of memorials to rebels and their cause. In Kentucky, authorities evicted the Jefferson Davis statue from the capitol rotunda. Members of Congress have also considered striking rebel names from military bases and might remove 11 statues from the U.S. Capitol. This news...

Stuart Sanders: In light of Notre Dame fire, Kentucky needs to ensure preservation of its treasures

When Notre Dame Cathedral burned on April 15, people across the world mourned the damage. They shared family photographs taken at the cathedral, worried about artifacts housed within the church and expressed concern about the building’s stained glass windows. While we mourn the fire because of the cathedral’s religious and cultural significance, we also connect to the building because of the power...

U.S. House proposed public lands legislation would create two Civil War monuments in Kentucky

Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service As part of a major package of public lands legislation, the U.S. House is set to vote on permanently reauthorizing a federal program that uses revenue from offshore oil and gas drilling to protect public lands. If passed, there’s new life for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and two new national monuments for Kentucky – Camp Nelson in Jessamine County,...

Kaintuckeean: Discovering the trails – and the beauty – of Jessamine County and beyond

Jessamine Creek Gorge (Photo from Jessamine County Trail Association’s Facebook page)   Editor’s note: The Kaintuckeean’s Peter Brackney lives in Jessamine County. This column was originally published in the Jessamine Journal and is reprinted with permission.     By Peter Brackney Special to KyForward   Of the Bluegrass region, J. Soule Smith wrote in his Bluegrass...