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The statue of John Breckinridge was the first of two Confederate statues to be removed from the Fifth Third Bank plaza on Oct. 17, 2017. Caitlyn Stroh cstroh@herald-leader.com
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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.