The John Hunt Morgan statue on the lawn of the old Fayette Co. Courthouse on West Main St. in Lexington, Ky., Monday, July 27, 2015. The city will host a forum on Monday night to discuss what to do with the statue of John Hunt Morgan and other Confederate markers, signs etc on public property. Morgan was known as the "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy". Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff
The John Hunt Morgan statue on the lawn of the old Fayette Co. Courthouse on West Main St. in Lexington, Ky., Monday, July 27, 2015. The city will host a forum on Monday night to discuss what to do with the statue of John Hunt Morgan and other Confederate markers, signs etc on public property. Morgan was known as the "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy". Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader
The John Hunt Morgan statue on the lawn of the old Fayette Co. Courthouse on West Main St. in Lexington, Ky., Monday, July 27, 2015. The city will host a forum on Monday night to discuss what to do with the statue of John Hunt Morgan and other Confederate markers, signs etc on public property. Morgan was known as the "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy". Photo by Charles Bertram | Staff Herald-Leader

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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.