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.

Barren Co. Historical Society 10-26-2017

For those of you who were at the monthly meeting of the Historical Society a few weeks ago, this will not be new material, but most of the following has not been published by me previously. And a couple of … Continue reading

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That Cave by DW Neal

Pewee Valley 2 Feb 1909 The following was a letter to the Editor of the Glasgow Times, carried on the front page on 9 February 1909. “That cave out near the ford on Columbia road spoken of in the Times … Continue reading

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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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