State panel accepting comments about Jefferson Davis statue

A state panel has updated its website to take public comments about the Jefferson Davis statue in the Kentucky Capitol.

The Historic Properties Advisory Commission says its website includes a comment form for anyone wanting to offer input on the statues in the Capitol Rotunda. The form is available at http://historicproperties.ky.gov in the upper right-hand corner.

The state commission says it will take public comments until July 29. The panel plans to meet Aug. 5.

Several state leaders have endorsed moving the statue of the Confederate leader in response to a shooting rampage that killed nine black people in a South Carolina church.

The FBI is investigating a possible link between the suspect in the killings and an online manifesto that professes allegiance to white supremacy and displays the Confederate battle flag.

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