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Since 1986, the life-size statue of Somerset’s own Sen. John Sherman Cooper stood at the west gate of the downtown Fountain Square, greeting all who came through. Though he’ll be slightly relocated to the northeast end once Sen. Cooper’s image returns, expected in the coming week — the statue was removed for recent renovations to the square — visitors will still get a glimpse of one of Kentucky’s great statesmen (below), and one of Fountain Square’s most important champions.

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