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Fence Construction Slated At Kentucky Governor's Mansion

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Matthew Beck
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WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

A fence will go up around the Kentucky Governor’s Mansion in response to a spring demonstration during which armed protesters gathered outside the home and then hanged Gov. Andy Beshear in effigy.

Beshear spokeswoman Crystal Staley says security officials requested the fence be built after the late May 2020 protest. State officials say the project's costs won't be known until all bids are submitted later this month. 

Staley says the demonstrators crossed barriers to reach the front porch of the mansion, “just a window pane away” from where Beshear and his wife are raising their two children.

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