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Rep. Lisa Willner to Gov. Beshear: House Democratic Women’s Caucus wants women considered for statue

A letter to Governor Andy Beshear: As chair of the Kentucky House Democratic Women’s Caucus, and on behalf of our 19 members, I first want to thank you for leading the way in the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue from the Capitol Rotunda.  This divisive symbol made the “People’s House” a less-than-welcome place for more than 80 years, and as you said on the day the statue was taken down,...

Rural Blog: Russelville dedicates statue to honor legacy of African-American Journalist Alice Dunnigan

A small county-seat town in Western Kentucky will honor native daughter Alice Allison Dunnigan (1906-1983), the first African-American woman to receive White House press credentials, with the dedication of a bronze statue Friday. The Dunnigan statue will stand in Russellville’s civil rights park, at East Sixth and Morgan streets, as a permanent memorial. Alice Dunnigan statue in her hometown (Photo...