Center To Re-Evaluate Policies After Nazi, KKK Displays

Oct 31, 2018

Patterson says the venue is leased to show managers who then lease space to exhibits.
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The Kentucky Exposition Center is re-evaluating its policies after discovering that Nazi Christmas decorations and an authentic Ku Klux Klan robe were on display or for sale at a gun show.

Kentucky Venues spokesman Cody Patterson told news outlets that the Kentucky State Fair Board chairman will propose strengthening existing exhibitor policies at a Nov. 15 meeting. Chairman Mark Lynn said he will propose banning vendors from selling specific "offensive" items, such as Ku Klux Klan robes and memorabilia adorned with swastikas.

The Courier Journal reported the items were seen at the National Gun Day annual show in Louisville. Patterson says the venue is leased to show managers who then lease space to exhibits, which usually aren't screened.