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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...

Old Time Kentucky: Zollie Tree was longtime marker for case of mistaken identity turned deadly

By Berry Craig KyForward columnist A state historical marker commemorates the mighty Zollie Tree, which stood for as long as three centuries. The towering white oak was named for Rebel General Felix K. Zollicoffer who perished near the tree in the Civil War battle of Mill Springs in Pulaski County. From 1902 until a high wind blew it down in 1995, Dorothea Burton and her descendants annually decorated...