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Kentucky by Heart: Murray State historian Duane Bolin approaches each day with joy

By Steve Flairty KyForward columnist The first time I met Dr. Duane Bolin, history professor at Murray State University since 1996, was when we participated in a special book signing event in Frankfort a few years ago. It involved Kentucky Monthly writers who had also authored books. I quickly found Duane to have a friendly spirit and a deep, working knowledge of Kentucky’s history. That interested...

Experts to speak as Lexington explores options for controversial statues, marker

  Lexington’s Urban County Arts Review Board will meet from 3-5 p.m. today in the Council Chamber to hear from a variety of experts as it explores the treatment and placement of the John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge statues, and an historical marker describing the slave trade.   The statue of John Hunt Morgan, a Confederate officer, is one of two statues and a historical marker...