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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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Rockland Mills

This article came from “History Speaks” – Quarterlies of the Metcalfe Co. Historical Society – Fall 1980 – “A cut in the rock bluff on the waters of the south fork of Little Barren River, about 4 miles east of … Continue reading

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The forgotten village of Craig

The following was written by Virginia Freeman, for a series of articles about various Metcalfe County communities. “The small village of CRAIG is situated on the banks of the clear flowing Blue Spring Creek. Craig is about 5 miles east … Continue reading

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Cave Ridge – The Spirit of the Cave Speaks

This is a tunnel cave of approximately 1,000 feet with a passageway running generally southwest-northeast direction. It is safe and easy to walk through all the way. This cave is in Metcalfe Co., KY, about 5 miles west of Edmonton … Continue reading

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The Real Johnny B Goode

There’s always a “famous” person up the family tree. A few years ago, while I was working on my Goode ancestry (one of my paternal gr-grandmothers was born a Goode), I was given a copy of the following letter, which … Continue reading

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