Author Archives: Gclee

About Gclee

I am a long time genealogy and local history hunter from Barren Co., KY. I have many stories to share that may be of interest to other local genealogists and history buffs. I enjoy this as a hobby and hope I can be of encouragement to others. I also hope everyone enjoys my stories as much as I have enjoyed learning about them.

Gibson Tragedy – 23 February 1953

From the Glasgow Times Thursday 26 February 1953 “Joint funeral services were conducted 25 February 1953 for a Metcalfe Co. grandfather and 3 of his grandchildren who were fatally burned Monday when fire swept his farmhouse at Cofer, about 10 … Continue reading

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ASSASSINATED – Policeman R T Thurman Slain – Looks Like Murder Most Foul – 18 September 1914

The following information was gathered from several newspaper accounts of the era. “Robert T. Thurman, policeman of Glasgow, was murdered between 12 and 1 o’clock Friday morning (18 September 1914) on West Main street, about a half block from the … Continue reading

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Neddie’s Caves and Hollow

In the years prior to the Civil War, Metcalfe County was then part of Barren County, and was a rural area, consisting mostly of small farms usually worked by family members. Metcalfe, which became a county in its own right … Continue reading

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The Author’s Views

I have recently had a rush of these stories to pour out of me in a miraculous waterfall of light that helped to stave off the darkness of an often crass and unfeeling world we find ourselves in occasionally. I … Continue reading

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Fountain Run, Yesterday and Today

Taken from “Fountain Run, Yesterday and Today, on the 100th anniversaary 1855 to 1955, Lucy Goad Albright. “FOUNTAIN RUN, a small town of some 400 souls, is located in the southwestern end of Monroe County, Kentucky. According to the National … Continue reading

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The Road to Ritter’s Mill

An excerpt from CC Simmons’ “Historical Trip Through Eastern Barren Co., KY.” “The road leading down from Hwy 63 to Ritter’s Mill is very rough, and steep. The original mill stood some 300 or 400 feet down the stream from … Continue reading

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Clyde Clayton Simmons (21 September 1890- 5 May 1949)

Obituary from the Glasgow Times – dated 12 May 1949: Clayton Simmons, 58, assistant postmaster of the Glasgow Post Office for more than 30 years and one of the city’s most highly respected citizens, died early Thursday morning (5 May … Continue reading

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