Settlement Reached To Return Indian Head Rock To Kentucky

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Kentucky officials announced Thursday that a settlement has been reached to return the historic Indian Head Rock to Kentucky.

An Agreed Order between the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the city of Portsmouth, Ohio, its former mayor Gregory Bauer, Steven Shaffer and David Vetter, dismissing the civil suit, was filed Thursday in federal district court.

As part of the settlement, the city of Portsmouth will relinquish custody and control of the artifact and permit its transport to a location designated by the Kentucky Heritage Council, an agency responsible for the identification, protection and preservation of the state’s archaeological and historic resources. No date has yet been set for its return, but the exchange is expected to take place over the next few weeks....

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