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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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A Jaunt to Union Church and the Pig Branch

I have times when I awaken from sleep, knowing I’ve just had a conversation with someone long gone from this world. Someone who needs their story told, who for some reason needs a living voice to speak for them. I … Continue reading

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A Clarification – Re: Fountain Run

From the late CC Simmons: “The little village of Fountain Run is only a short 2 miles from the Barren-Monroe county line. As this community was originally in Barren county I can not forego the urge to include what little … Continue reading

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An Excerpt

This piece is taken from “Highlights of the Capital Hill Community” by Jimmie Harrison Taylor. “On Wednesday, July 10, 1936, Billy Roundtree, age 14, and Jim Underwood, age 14, were swimming in Skeggs Creek below the old bridge on Jimtown … Continue reading

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A Capitol Hill Tragedy – 17 December 1895

On the night of December 17, 1895, there was a deep snow and it was bitterly cold, but that didn’t stop a Protracted Meeting at the Church. TH (Pomp) Durham rushed in, went down the aisle and snatched his daughter … Continue reading

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Occupation of Glasgow During the Civil War

As with the Cholera epidemic, when I set out on this journey, I had no intention of covering the Civil War in Barren County, except for a few odds and ends. Then someone suggested I write of Fort Williams, which sits on the … Continue reading

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