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Not Guilty 28 October 1875 Glasgow Weekly Times

The case of Sam Scrimager, charged with being particeps criminis in the killing of Albert Shirley more than 4 years ago in this county, near Reynolds’ house on Columbia Road, was called at the late term of our Circuit Court … Continue reading

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Balm in Gilead

An excerpt of a letter from Laura Davidson Baird, dated 1901: “Many sad changes have taken place since I visited the homestead of my girlhood. The old homestead is all gone; the family burial ground, I trust, has been reserved. … Continue reading

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South Fork Neighbors -April 1928

The following is an excerpt of a letter written by Lena Mildred “Peg” Saunders McGlocklin, dated 1992 (about 4 years before her death). This will be followed by research I have done to identify her. “The Poynter family lived on … Continue reading

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The Next Moment in Eternity – 6 April 1930

From the Glasgow Republican, Thursday 10 April 1930 “Horrible Auto Accident Takes Life of Young Lady” “Miss Bertha Leamon, 19 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Verdine Leamon of Beaumont, was instantly killed Sunday evening, just after dark, when … Continue reading

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Wyoming Brewer Garnett President

Wyoming Brewer Garnett President was born 16 February 1908 in Metcalfe Co., KY to Ms Cynthia Brewer. Her mother died soon after she was born, so she never knew who her father was. Wyoming was raised by her grandfather, Mr. … Continue reading

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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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